Am I the only one who is suffering from record pollen counts in the eastern US? I've never had any allergic problems in my life, but now, at 51, I'm struggling to breathe much of the day. The problem seems to go away during the day but come roaring back in the evening. Sleep is constantly interrupted. We're buying tissues at a rate of six boxes a week! It's gross and miserable, and even affects my singing. I cautiously use nose sprays, but am afraid of becoming dependant on them. Over-the-counter allergy meds I've tried work for a day or two and then are useless for me Besides they only work for a little while. Can geezers like me suddenly develop allergies?