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Tree pollen is hitting me hard this year, and now I'm having post nasal drip (PND) which I've never had before. I didn't even know what it was until I read a few posts on it here and recognized that it was what I had.

I'm on over the counter claritin which is the first time I've had to do this because my allergist wouldn't prescribe zyrtec like my old doctor did (he says it's for kids?), and allegra isn't covered by my insurance. Does claritin increase PND?

One more question, it seems that as the day goes on the PND just gets more and more thick. I can't clear it out of my throat, I made my throat sore trying, so I'm trying not to do that anymore. For the past few days I haven't been able to eat past 4pm because I feel like I'm going to choke and I get panicky about it.

Anyone had/have this problem?
Quote from PinkGrape:
Tree pollen is hitting me hard this year, and now I'm having post nasal drip (PND) which I've never had before. I didn't even know what it was until I read a few posts on it here and recognized that it was what I had.

I'm on over the counter claritin which is the first time I've had to do this because my allergist wouldn't prescribe zyrtec like my old doctor did (he says it's for kids?), and allegra isn't covered by my insurance. Does claritin increase PND?

One more question, it seems that as the day goes on the PND just gets more and more thick. I can't clear it out of my throat, I made my throat sore trying, so I'm trying not to do that anymore. For the past few days I haven't been able to eat past 4pm because I feel like I'm going to choke and I get panicky about it.

Anyone had/have this problem?
My son takes Allegra 180 and has taken two a day which I know is not good and I limit how often he does this. He is 16. Do you think he would do better on Zyrtec? What about allergy shots? He is so miserable right now with PND. Constantly blowing his nose but finding no relief, puts his head down to read or write or tie his shoes and drips!