I have struggled with allergic rhinitus to dust for years. My throat is perpetually covered in mucus, which aside from making annunciation rather hard, is also rather uncomfortable. It reduces my ability to talk, smell, and overall enjoy life. I've tried relatively everything and seen many doctors. Flonase and allegra seem to help most in combination with a purifier, but the effect is minimal. Any suggestions?
If you go to your pharmacy there is a nasal rinse that is sold along with the mixture and it is not expensive. Rinse your nose twice a day with this and it does wonders. It comes in a small plastic bottle and has a black top.
I usually takes a year to see an appreciable difference. Some folks get relief at 6 months or so but I would say not the majority. Since it's a 5 year regimen, it obviously would take more than 7 months to show that it's worked.
Did you get any sort of reaction to the allergy shots? Usually those who are most sensitive get the greatest benefits. If they had no negative impact on you then I would have quit after 6 months as well.
Here are some other suggestions of which some I'm sure you've heard of:
1. Try getting rid of dust mites in your bed and pillows.
2. Do you have a long commute or use the car daily? Consider installing or replacing your cabin filter.
3. Turn your purifier (with hepa) onto max and let it run for a few days. I've been told that the low settings usually don't cut it for allergy sufferers.
4. Consider the possibility that your throat mucus may not be caused by dust but allergies to something else airborne or foods. Do research from alternate perspectives outside of dust allergies.