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Evening all ...... anyone else been struggling with this very high pollen this last week ? Very wheezy and SOB

I'm taking loratadine and also fluticasone nasal spay .... Any tips would be appreciated

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Yes, not so much wheezing but chest has been very tight. I'm due to see the consultant tomorrow so I will be asking whether he has any tips on coping with it. The only thing I've found helps a little is staying indoors, which sucks with the lovely weather.

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Me too Mark. I didn't know what was causing it. So seeing your posts and the responses has put my mind at rest. I was worried it was building to an exacerbation. I will start using Piriton. I also have recently started using a Himalayan Salt Pipe which has definitely helped with the "tickle" in the throat.

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Yes really finding it a struggle

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Yes I'm really struggling at the moment.

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Since doubling up my Ceterizine as advised by the Allergy Consultant, I have been much better, though I am tapering down oral steroids from a chest infection as well. A single Ceterizine did absolutely nothing for me, and I gave up on it for years.

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Me too, trying to get off pred, I started fexofenadine which is working much better for me than cetirizine was.

Am starting a new inhaler (can't remember name but chemist had to order it) it is to replace symbicort 400, my GP thinks it could make a big difference (fingers crossed)

Hope everyone feels better soon xxx

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Horrible right now. My lawn is about 3 feet high and I can only mow about 3 strips at a time......eughhh. And the 80% humidity just adds to it. Good luck all. Piriton does help me a little.

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Yes. Struggling too. I take loratadine and beconase, plus Flutiform for asthma, but still fairly wheezy. I also bought Prevaln Plus which is drug free. It makes a barrier in the nose to stop pollen getting in. I think it helps.

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I'm struggling with it also

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I have just been diagnosed with Hay Fever, I thought I was going mad. I have been advised to take loratadine before I go to bed, and have some eye drops to use in the morning and the night - seems to help; but yesterday really struggled with the humidity with my asthma. The two pieces of advice I didn't like but I know they make sense is to not hand my bedding out to dry and to not open my windows at night. Good luck everyone.

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Hi Ksos500, have you considered getting an air purifier for your home? They actually work really well if you get the right type (look for HEPA filter). I found some decent advice here theadviceowl.com. Hope this helps

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