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Allergies board

Stuffy nose, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, very itchy and PUFFY...i dont get the scratchy itchy throat but i have a nagging dry cough and sneezing every once in a while. The worst of it is feeling so plugged up with sinus headaches. The best way to describe it is like someone inflating a balloon in my head if that makes sense. It does to me. I am also extremely dizzy, all i have to do is move my head and i feel like im high almost and have constant stomach issues. I'm on nasocort nose spray water based not alcohol, and now i gota presctiption for allegra. I have two cats and ive always been allergic to thenm to some degree but my allergies have never been this bad. I just moved from south florida to north florida and my cats got sick during the transfer and a stay at kennel. After they got sick i started getting really sick and im wondering if i cought something from them. Ive been CONSTANTLY sniffling, really runny nose ever since then. Is it coincidence or the atmosphere of north florida? This is depressing me so much. I cant focus, im really irritable and depressed and i know it sounds rediculous but it has KILLED my social life. Also,i forgot to mention that i have recently developed breathing issues after walking a very short distance. Can it be asthma ? How do i find out if its asthma compared to just being out of shape?

When i go into stores, i also go nuts, my whole body goes bazurk with allergy symptoms, is it the dust or is this all my damn anxiety? I suffer from extremee anxiety at times and the doctor seems to think many of my problems are caused by it, even though he only saw me once, he derrived this from one meeting:/ ....healso said i shodul go on Lexapro as i told him my shrink suggested it for my anxiety and depression....im not one to just bow down to the pill , especially ones that come with so many bad side effects but maybe it is my anxiety....regardless, he was really quick to write me off and THIS IS AN INTERNIST, arent they supposed to be a bit more concerned?

I need help and the doctors wont take me seriously. I plan to take allegra ( generic) but ive heard bad things about side effects... i have a VERY sensitive stomach...can anyone give me some advice if youve been through horrible allergies?? Id really appreciate it.