Hello fellow members! My name’s Matthew. I’ve been diagnosed with allergy induced asthma about 3 years ago at the age of 19. I found out I was allergic to molds, trees, pollen, dust mites, ragweed and a few other things not including foods or pets. I live in Chicago, IL. When everything starts blooming I start feeling like ****. I’ve been taking claritin regularly and montelukast at night. My asthma symptoms weren’t as bad when I was taking montelukast in the morning, but I started getting mood swings all day and I felt completely out of it. I started taking it in the evening as I usually do, and I’m just having nightmares now =]
I also take albuterol in the morning and try to take it in the evening which is almost impossible for me because I work and go to school full time. I can’t take this medication at work because I start getting hyper and shaky for a little. I stopped using pulmicort after reading the reviews on Rxlist and finding out some individuals got OSTEOPOROSIS because of it.
My diet is very healthy and I work out consistently. Recently i’ve had no motivation to do either. Although I have a healthy diet, my breathing is still ****. I went to the gym this week and could barely lift any of the weight I usually lift because of this ****** condition. Quiet upset with this condition and still can’t accept it. I’ve done sports all throughout high school (basketball, cross country, track) all sports involving high intensity workouts.
Any of you guys in immunotherapy? I’ve been getting allergy shots for almost three years now and I feel like it hasn’t made much of a difference. Pretty certain claritin/montelukast is doing all the work.