My hay fever allergies used to be unbearable. I ended up in urgent care a few times and I tried all kinds of medications. At one time I was taking 2 nasal sprays, 2 inhalers, and eye drops (all prescription) on a daily basis during Aug - Oct, and I had a couple more prescriptions for the 'bad days'.
I've been getting allergy shots for a couple years now and they have been extremely helpful. Last fall I didn't have to take any medication at all!