I found the answer. I hope. Seeing that Zyrtec was now available without a script, i tried it. This is my secong day. I feel great. No reaction, no side effects (its early yet) nothing... I was really worried that i would have had to get rid of my cat. One pill every 24 hours. It is expensive. A 5 blister pack is 5.99. But i do feel better. No more blowing my nose every 5 min. I sleep well at nite. I don't wake myself up by sneezing. I do use an air filter in the bedroom, that seems to help.
I am very allergic to my cat, and stupid enough not to want to re home her. I know, i am my own worst enemy.
It almost came down to having to give her away. I saw Zyrtec on the market with no script needed. I was hesitant cuz they are pretty $$$$. I broke down and bought the 5 pack....$6.00 I gave it a try that nite around 7:30. I finally slept thru the nite!!! I woke up the next morn sort of holding my breath in anticipation of having to run for my Albuterol. I wondered how i managed to sleep comfortably thru the nite. That was 2 weeks ago. I have not used my rescue inhaler once in these past two weeks. Zyrtec is taken every 24 hours. I take mine at nite, about 7:30 and i am perfectly clear and not wheezing at all. I now swear by this med. I had some bad wheezing and breathing problems before this. I would hit my inhaler at least twice a day. No more. I am happy and rested. And i can keep my cat. Although this may not work for some, i strongly suggest that you at least give it a try. I won't hurt you, and there are no side effects.