I dread this time of the year, the time when my hay fever first arrives is the worst as I’m unprepared with remedies and have to get used to the symptoms all over again. Each year my allergies vary slightly but there is always the feeling of being completely left out of all the outdoor fun that Springtime brings. I do take medication for my hay fever but even that doesn’t really help if I’m outside for long periods of time, I try to go out in short bursts rather than for the whole day. Hay fever makes me so drowsy that when I finish work I often just fall asleep on my bed without planning to, I get in from being out all day and I just feel exhausted. This is by far the worst symptom for me, coupled with the itchy sore eyes that run constantly and a blocked up nose I’m hardly a fun person to be around at this time of year. I am also so tired and drowsy that I’ve even had to phone in sick in the past especially when we have those long periods of warm weather.
I’ve tried a lot of different remedies but as I am lactose intolerant I can’t have a lot of the tablets which are on the market, I was recommended the Piriteze medicine last year as it doesn’t contain lactose and it worked really well at relieving some of the symptoms. I’ve just bought a couple of bottles for this year and I’m half way through the first already, argh. It’s going to be a long (and expensive) summer.
So, I wanted to know if anyone has any remedies for hay fever that I should try out? I’m willing to try new things – so long as they’re dairy free!
Any fellow hay fever sufferers in the house?