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Arlene,While it is possible that you will be able to weather this allergy flair up, especially if the pollen count goes down soon I am concerned that you have already been suffering for three weeks already.
At this point, it probably wouldn't be unreasonable for you to consult with your doctor after the weekend for a number of reasons. First, she will be able to make sure that nothing else is going on that is contributing to your symptoms.
And, second, she probably will be able to give you some Rx strength medicine to make you feel better.
In my opinion, suffering for 3 weeks is long enough.
Is there anything else you would like to discuss at this point or have all your questions been answered to your satisfaction?
I do not think you need to go to the ER this weekend.....your primary care MD on Monday should be good enough
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