I have dealt with seasonal allergies since middle school, for over twenty years. The months of May and June are the worst, but the symptoms last all summer long. My eyes itch like crazy, get totally bloodshot, create ridiculous amount of nasty goop, and swell up like golfballs. It's horrendous! I try to tough it out during the day, using cool compresses to ease the misery, then use Benadryl at night if the discomfort is keeping me awake. A couple years ago my nose decided to join in the activity, so I had massive amounts of snot to deal with too.
Well, this year I had two weeks of a mildly runny nose in May. That's it. Just a little snot, not tons. For two weeks, not an entire season. Even better? I had absolutely zero eye symptoms. None!! I had stocked up on bargain Benadryl in the spring, but never used a single one. Folks, this is nothing short of miraculous.
Needless to say, I've been totally perplexed by such a drastic change after decades of symptoms. Happy, but perplexed. I think I finally figured it out. A while back I remember seeing something about a link between allergies and vitamin D. I don't even remember where I saw it or exactly what I read, just that the two were connected. So, I did a little swagging and found some articles that confirmed what I remembered reading.
It just so happens that I started taking some vitamins & supplements toward the end of last summer. Guess what one of them is? Vitamin D!! That is the only thing this last spring and summer that was different from every other spring and summer of the last 20+ years of my life.
So, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, then start taking some vitamin D now and see how you do next year. You've got nothing to lose!