yes, this spring is one of the worst pollen seasons that I have experienced in the 10 years I've lived up here. I've been allergic to tree pollen, maple & oak, since I was a kid. eyes get very red and I have a terrible runny nose. I've tried a lot of things but Actifed, which is now OTC and not too expensive, works just fine. I take 1/2 a tablet about every 4 hours. the only drag is that because it contains pseudoephedrine some people buy massive quantities & cook it down to make Meth, you now have to sign it out at the paharmacy & they keep track of how much you purchase. it's kind of a hassle.
FWIW I tried Claritin years ago & I was the one in the 1 in 30 men whose prostate swells up, pinching off your urethra and then you can't pee! your bladder fills up and it's not fun at all!!! they don't talk about it but it's a pretty common side effect. buyer beware.
fortunately the tree pollen only lasts a few weeks.