To echo everyone else, yes, unfortunately, there are autumn allergies. Ragweed, and some other stuff, I think -- also, mold can be a problem, too.
Things seem to have gotten bad around here, allegy-wise, the beginning of last week. My boss has terrible allergies, and she's been in awful shape -- sneezing, puffy red eyes, the works. I have minor allergy problems, spring and fall -- usually not severe enough to need meds, though, but this fall looks like it's going to be trying. I've been congested every morning this week, and yesterday I had an awful sinus/allergy headache that just would not quit. I just came in from outdoors, and I can feel the headache coming back on.
I know this is not what you wanted to hear, Martha. DH suffers from bad pollen allergies in the spring, and Allegra seems to work well for him -- since you've taken it before, you might want to ask your doctor about trying it again now. I usually rely on Advil Cold and Sinus to get me through the couple of bad weeks in the fall, since it's the sinus headaches that are the worst problem for me.
Good luck. Hope you're feeling better soon.
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