I first started suffering from allergies when I lived in the US. But it hit me really hard when I came to live in Bangalore a decade back. The first year was very bad with allergic rhinitis episodes almost every day throwing my routine life out of gear. But then I discovered Yoga and that helped me turn things around.
Do read my article on the prestigious Elephant Journal about how Yoga helped me combat allergies. Do read and comment there:
A snippet from the article:
There was a time when I suffered terribly from respiratory allergies.
I remember shying away from venturing outdoors when the pollen season was at its peak. Only those who suffer the symptoms of allergic rhinitis know how debilitating it is.
The runny nose, watery eyes, itching and sneezing fits can drive any person nuts and interfere with their day-to-day functioning. My allergies stemmed from both the dust mites and pollen.
Yes, the anti-histamines helped sometimes. And at other times, I had to go for stronger medication. But the allergies were always just around the corner. Read the rest here.