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Spring Allergy Check-In

Is it too soon? I wish!

For many parts of the country, (including the northeast where I live), this would usually be a bit early for spring allergy season. But in the last week or two, I've had a bunch of friends tell me they've already had to start taking their spring allergy (and asthma) medications. 

I've seen pictures of heavy blankets of pollen over a friend's car in Tampa, and heard reports that the cedar season in Texas was particularly brutal (and long) this year due to moisture. 

In my area, it's been a very mild winter (save the horrible nor'easter last weekend), so many of us spring allergy sufferers are worried we're in for a rough — and long — spring allergy season.

Are you starting to suffer spring allergies yet? What steps are you taking to control your symptoms?

My symptoms haven't started yet, but I'm also already on more allergy/asthma meds than I was last year at this time. Hoping maybe that will help going into spring.

Here's an AAFA blog post from last spring with some . 

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  • Pljohns

    I'm one of the lucky ones and pollen and spring blooming things don't bother me BUt yes, everything is covered in a layer of yellow already and everything is in full bloom.  I don't think I've ever seen it in full bloom this early

  • K8sMom2002

    Poor DD is having a terrible time with allergies this year. Thank goodness it doesn't seem to be kicking up her asthma, but she has had hives this year. 

    I really need to talk with her allergist about whether we need to increase her antihistamine during really heavy pollen days.

  • Megan Roberts

    Marie glad your allergy meds are working for you. Lynn, I am so happy to hear you don't have to deal with spring allergies, although I know you are affected by the flip-flop in weather so hopefully things even out soon.

    Cynthia sorry to hear your DD is struggling already. I guess in your area spring is already in full swing. Hope her allergist can help her find something that works so she can actually enjoy the season instead!

    Things were blooming here already until the winter weather of the last few days. That may delay things a bit going forward (one can hope). 

  • Kathy P

    It's been raining much of this week, so things are not too bad. But based on all the trees blooming, pollen counts are going to be high!

    I used to have an app on my phone that would give me notification, but I removed it. Guess it's time to install it again! Anyone have a favorite app?

  • Melissa G

    Even though the spring temps have not officially arrived, our allergies are in full swing! Everyone here is medicated and trying to survive these ever changing weather changes. I hope once the weather calms down, we all can feel better.

  • Melissa G

    How is everyone doing? Winter has really delayed spring, I think the pollen is just going to "explode" at some point soon. 

  • Kathy P

    Oddly when I look at the pollen levels here, they aren't bad. But I'm sure miserable! I even pulled out my test results and the predominant pollens are not even what I'm allergic to. It's a mystery!

  • Melissa G

    It seems like the spring allergy season is still going strong. Not sure if it is because all the rain we have had or what…but I am ready for it to be over. 

  • Melissa G

    If I remember to take the xyzal twice a day (doctor recommended for me), my seasonal/envrio allergies are doing so much better! yay! I struggled so much when we went camping last year, I would be miserable each and every trip. Not this year!