Simple non-pharmacological and avoidance measures do help. For example, a simple saline (salt water) nasal douche or lavage is effective. Saline and sea water nose sprays (Sterimar) help flush pollen grains off the nasal mucosal and improve nasal patency. While a little Vaseline applied to the lower nostrils on cotton bud is both soothing and protective. Wrap-around sunglasses are helpful and occasionally a face and nose mask may be necessary. Monitoring of pollen forecasts and remaining indoors during mid morning and early evening (when pollen counts peak) will help. Taking an immediate shower and change of clothing after extended outdoor exposure will reduce pollen levels transferred indoors. Additional prophylactic medication may need to be taken on days when pollen counts are excessively high. When travelling by car, be sure to close the windows and put on the air conditioner to filter out pollen. Special pollen arresting filters and ionisers in the home are expensive and often ineffective.
I have all these symptoms too... the heart palpitations, sweating, flushing, feeling extra emotional. My coworker said something to me that normally would not upset me and I started to have tears in my eyes and I couldn't help it at all I had to walk away. I thought it was probably all due to my anxiety but I've never experienced it like this before. I got 8 trigger point injections in my thoracic area on Friday, so it's almost been a week for me now. I am also wondering when my back pain should feel better?? My doctor also never told me any of this, I can't believe how common it seems to be!!