I don't have regular allergies but once a year or every other year I get hit with a severe allergy episode. I just joined and thought I would post as I bet many of you probably have some tricks that are game changers that help you get through tough times.
I don't know if it is just my body getting run down and then the trigger hits (as it only is like once a year) but I get bad asthma for about 3-4 weeks with sinus pressure and drainage for 2 weeks. For about 2-3 weeks I am pretty much in the red zone all the time with my asthma. The cortisteriod inhaler and albterol do nothing. Trying to sleep is pointless, I have been averaging about 2-3 hours of sleep over the past 5 days. Really the only way I can fall asleep is with a menthol cough drop in my mouth sitting up on the couch but I will just wake up with a chest exacerbation once it has dissolved. I've gotten predisone shots which seemed to help for about 24 hours but the tablets do nothing.
I am supposed to go for skin testing in a week which I did 10 years ago but its a joke, yea yea yea dust mites, cats, and dogs (thats really causing me to not be able to breathe for 3 weeks??!!).