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I've had hayfever symptoms at pretty much the same time every year for about the last 5 years. They didn't start until about my mid-twenties, and always occur in June / early July. I always get itchy eyes, sneezes, tickly throat, irritation around the nose and some dizziness / tiredness (usually getting worse as the day goes on).
I suppose it does get a little worse as I get older, but I've generally learnt how to deal with it. This year, however, it seems to have got a lot more intrusive.
For one thing, it started around mid-May, much earlier than usual. Also, as well as all the ususal symptoms, I've had a pressure in my head / sinuses. I probably wouldn't go as far as to call this a headache, partly because it doesn't hurt as such (it's more a discomfort) and partly because it feels like it's on the exterior of my head (at different times, around nose / eyes/ forehead / top of scalp / ears - and not just behind the ears, an ache in the actual ears themselves) whereas a headache usually feels more like it's aching deeper in the skull or all over. I all have some muscular aches around the neck and shoulders, and even occasionally a feverish shiver.
I was wondering if anyone else is experiencing this this year and, if so, if they've come across any good remedies? The daily antihistamine largely damps down the sneezes, itchy eyes and tickly through but not the other stuff - which I assume is all related to the sinuses.
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