I am allergic to so many things - dust mites (severe), pollen (grass, tree, ragweed - pretty bad) and various animals (not to mention food now).
I've been on Rhinocort Aqua for several years with great results. On bad days I take Claritin. I've been on other steroid nasal sprays, but Rhinocort has been the most gentle.
I want to get off Rhinocort because I think the steroid is causing me to constantly eat as well as be irritable all the time.
I've tired Claritin, Allegra, and Zyrtec, but they don't help very much. I used to get allergy shots, but I don't think they helped much either. I do everything I'm supposed to do to minimize indoor allergens, but my dust mite allergy is so severe that nothing helps. I tried getting off Rhinocort before when I got pregnant, but I was miserable to the point I would rather die than deal with it!
I recently heard about Astelin and was going to ask my doctor/allergist about it. But before I start experimenting w/ other medications, I wanted to see what has worked for you.
J's Nose Drops works wonders for me and it even gets rid of any sinus infections that I may have. There is also another product called "Allermac" by Jernigan Nutraceuticals. Dr. David & Sara Jernigan's formulas work very well for me... they are even curing lyme disease without the use of antibiotics ! I recently purchased the Allermac and its working great.
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