I developed a lot of allergies in my early 30's and it seems like there is always something here in Hawaii that is blooming, etc. that I am allergic to.
That said, I was on Allergra and Flonase daily. One larger size dose of Allegra every morning and a double shot of Flonase in each nostril every morning also. When I was pregnant with DD, I obviously couldn't take the Allegra and the Flonase so my doctor prescribed Zyrtec. Funny thing was that it worked while I was pregnant, but not afterward! Now that we are trying to get pregnant, I'm off everything and suffering with congestion, sinus headaches and I feel sorry for poor DH at night when it seems like its at its worst. When we finally do get pregnant I'll ask the doctor if there is anything that they can SAFELY give me so I'm not miserable for nine months.
I tried Allegra D, but it wired me up to much so I could only take it in the morning and it wore off late afternoon and I was miserable again.
As for the dry mouth thing, I think you just get used to it. I drink more water to counteract the affect. My doctor here in Hawaii told me they wouldn't do testing until we finally stopped moving around because everywhere I went I would probably be allergic to something else. So that rules out the shots until DH retires.
On top of the seasonal allergies (which seem to be all seasons here LOL), I have a severe allergy to cats. Itchy eyes, runny nose, hives.
Gosh, I hope DD takes after DH (no allergies) and not me.
"You know I was talking to my friend Desdemona the other day she
runs this space station and bake shop down near Boomtown. She told
me that human beings are flawed individuals. The cosmic bakers
took us out of the oven a little too early. And that's the
reason we're as crazy as we are and I believe it." Jimmy Buffet, Fruitcakes, 1994