I sneeze every morning.
I sneeze almost every morning when I wake up, but usually only when my alarm is set. On the weekends I usually wake up with a pretty clear head. I don’t know what the correlation is between waking up (when my body doesn’t want me to) and sneezing is, but I do also have allergies. I’m allergic to cats and many dogs, dust and pollen. My “allergies” (read: sneezing) are only bad in the mornings usually.
The odd part about my morning troubles is that as I lie in bed after waking up, I can breathe through my nose and am fine; but after I get up and start moving around, my nose starts running and doesn’t stop until I sneeze a dozen times in a row or something, which is usually an hour or so after I get out of bed. I’ve wondered if maybe my nose has something tickling inside of it vs. concentrated allergy problems that causes this problem?
I also own a true HEPA filter which is supposed to help for allergies. I have noticed some mornings I have no allergy problems, so I can say the purifier does have some impact but doesn’t seem to help every morning, which is a bit odd.
Lastly, I’ve been to a doctor and they usually recommend OTC drugs, although I have taken prescription meds before with no fantastic results. Is there anything more I can do other than take a Zyrtec and use a HEPA purifier? Any idea what the issue is with my nose? Thanks for the help.
Last edited by wowzers; 02-08-2012 at 12:30 PM.