I am a 32 year old male. For many years I have been living with what I think are exceptionally bad allergies. On certain seasons my nose gets blocked so much that I cannot breathe through it; especially when I am lying down (sleeping).
I have tried a multitude of anti-allergins. Tavist, Chlorotriplon, Reactine, Aerius, etc. None of them have given me any kind of relief. I have been to see allergists to get a list of what I am allergic to. These things are strawberries, cherries, peanuts, tabacco, horse hair, dog and cat dander, dust mites. I twice went on a regimen of allergy shots; on both occasions, I got some temporary relief that lasted a couple of weeks, but after that, the symptoms of the allergies returned at full force even while I continued taking the shots. I have also been on a regimen of Nasonex and other sorts of nasal sprays that you need a prescription for. Once again, I saw temporary relief only to have the symptoms return.
This summer (and now September) of 2008 has been really bad. (I lived in Japan from July 2006 to May 2008, and for some reason I had few allergic symptoms there). I am, like ever, waking up in the middle of the night unable to breathe because my nose gets congested. I blow my nose, but nothing gets drained. Allergy medicines have no effect. And I have already tried all the allergy shots and nasal sprays to no end.
Please help me. I can't stand this any longer. I have been to Allergy Specialists. Nothing seems to help. Do I have sinusitis? Should I try nasal irrigators? Exactly what can I have to make these symptoms last forever?
Thank you in advance.