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Hi there, I am new to this group, I'm looking for some help or answers! I was diagnosed with allergic rhinitis about 4 years ago and have been on antihistamines ever since along with montelukast, inhalers for my asthma and avamyss nasal spray every night! Now I feel stuck taking medication every day and still feeling like I have flare ups every single day, it comes in waves, I feel ok for a while then I feel congested, exhausted, just general allergic symptoms and I never feel quite right, always feel knocked off or like I have a permanent cold! The tiredness is the worst with me and the stuffiness, I wonder if it is a good idea taking these strong antihistamines every day when I really don't feel like they are working and maybe even adding to my problem and they could be the reason I feel so tired most days! I chop and change from fexofenadine 120mg - 180mg but I'm sure they make me feel weird taking a higher dose, sometimes cetirizine or leva cetirizine! I feel stuck and don't know what to do for the best but I have also heard that stopping an antihistamine can be quite difficult too causing really itchy skin etc for the first 2 weeks! I have been on this medication so long I have forgot what it feels like to be normal without them, sometimes I'm unsure if the antihistamine is making me worse with the way I'm feeling! I would continue to take all other medications though! How will I ever know how I am without it if I don't try! Any help or advise would be great thanks.
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