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I'm wondering if anybody has ever experienced any problems when they've stopped claritin/loratadine for a short period. Basically I ran out about 2 weeks ago and haven't been able to go pick up my refill (mostly cause the pharmacy didn't get the request from my doc and I've had some stomach issues). After a few days of being off it, I've noticed that I've been having a bit of tightness in my chest and can hardly draw in a deep breath. I also have a cough and post nasal drip. This area is pretty bad for allergies so I do have to stay on something permanently now. Benadryl doesn't seem to last long enough to help any of this. Could my allergies be so bad that it's causing all this chest discomfort, cough, and drainage? I'm kind of worried... Thanks for anyone's help. :)