Alternatives to antihistamines?
Just wondering if you have any suggestions of alternatives for antihistamines? I'm doing allergy shots and nasal saline but am still reacting. I've done antihistamines for so long that I think they've dried me out too much. I've tried increasing my fluid intake with them, but it does no good. I keep reacting to the shots too, I'm very close to maintanence, so I need something. Any thoughts? I've tried: Zyrtec, xyzal, singulair, Flonase, occasional prednisone, and quercetin (natural antihistamine). Honestly most of these, even the non antihistamines, dry me out. I have no idea what to do or take. My allergist is aware of my shot reactions, etc. I'm starting to wonder, as I previously have posted on this board, if the allergy shots are causing the symptoms. I started to experience a decrease in allergy symptoms for awhile, only to have them flare back up in January (its freezing in Chicago by then). My only thought is the combination of the shots and increased exposure to my worst allergens (mold/dust mites) is what has caused this huge 3 month increase in symptoms. Any thoughts? I've tried to avoid exposure as much as possible, been diligent about cleaning our bedroom thoroughly (actually have my husband do it so I'm not exposed , and he's very good about it). *****frustration*****