I've recently been really suffering with hayfever affecting my asthma. The antihistamines that I have are acrivastine OTC, and only work for about 2 hours as opposed to 8 like it says on the box. All other OTC antihistamines make me so tired I can't do anything but sleep. I had a review yesterday (which lasted 4 minutes?!) and told the nurse I'm using my reliever daily, waking up every night and have had to give up exercising. She seemed concerned until she did my pf, and then decided I was fine because it was suitably high so I must be fine. I don't know what the value was. I tried to explain that it remains high for ages them will suddenly drop by over a hundred but she said unless it does drop I'm fine. She told me that I couldn't be prescribed antihistamines because my preventer might need changing, but she wasn't going to do that as I'm going home from uni in 6 weeks so there'd be no point!
I really don't know what to do. I increased my preventer a few days ago but it's not helped yet. I can't afford to take the full dose of antihistamines as 3 tablets a day would cost me £10 a week, but I can barely manage without them. Everything is setting me off at the moment. The nurse will tell me it's nothing if I go and see her again but it's not nothing!!
I know there's not much anyone on here can do, but I just had to let it out!