Seasonal Allergies and Riding
Allergy season is apparently in full swing. My nose drips, my eyes burn and water and I start choking on my own spit; so I'm having to take at least one hand off the reins, wipe my nose etc. So I can't trot or canter for very long because I have to take ummm "snot" breaks.
I'm not allergic to horses, I am allergic to grass though especially timothy and bermuda...and guess what the barn feeds? 100% bermuda. Ana loves that stuff; me, not so much.
I've tried pretty much all the allergy remedies. Claritin does nothing for me. Benadryl works but makes me too drowsy to function. Zyrtec works well but also makes me too drowsy to function. So the doc suggested taking it at night, but I'm still drowsy the next day and have to double up on caffeine. By the time I get to the barn, the Zyrtec has half/way worn off plus I'm jittery from the extra caffeine.
I also tried Allegra and Alavert; no noticeable improvement.
What do you all do for seasonal allergies?