Re: AHHH - Cant sleep, can allergies get worse?
I vote for zyrtec as well.
1) Also keep the animals out of your bedroom.
2) Wash hands after petting.
3) Vacuum and wash upholstry and carpets routinely with a steam cleaner and allergen reducer mix.
4) Get matress and pillow covers - allergen certified.
5) Dust routinely.
I have a cat, three dogs, and horse. We get along just fine. Allergy shots are your next and final options after the anti-histamine. In addition to an anti-histamine/decongestant comination look into using a saline nasal spray 4x daily, simply saline (decongestant free is my favorite), and also try adding OTC ponaris nasal oil before bed. You often have to ask the pharmacist to order the oil.
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.