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renniekins
renniekins
Allergies Again
I'd like a nose-ectomy, please. This one is simply not working out any longer. I am sooo stuffed up today! It is driving me crazy.

It is also probably driving my coworkers crazy. I know how annoying it is to listen to somebody who is "sinusey" all day. I keep sniffing, and sneezing, and blowing my nose, then sniffing loudly again. Ugh.

The guy who sits next to me even went so far as to say, "I am going to the drug store today. Can I pleeeease buy you some medicine?" I gave him $10, hopefully he will find something to relieve my nose. The problem is that I find such things only work some of the time. I think maybe what happens is that I quickly build up a tolerance if I take anything too regularly.

I'm almost certain I'm not sick though. I don't feel ill, just sinusey. I just feel like my nose is trying to take over the rest of my body.

I don't even have a good reason to be allergic today. I didn't do any yard work yesterday. I did go outside and lie on my hammock while talking to my dad on the phone (with the speakerphone on, and the phone just sitting on my chest...what a relaxing way to have a phone conversation). I also went for a short-ish bike ride. So yes, I was outside in nature...but I didn't "stir up" any nature or do anything else to over-breathe it.

Puzzling. I guess whatever is affecting my nose is just out in full-force right now. According to my research, here is what I am allergic to:
  • mornings
  • work
  • nature

I guess the combination of all 3 is just too much for my poor nose today. I need a better nose. This one has betrayed me.
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encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: July 22nd, 2004 10:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Allergies

Be happy you're in Michigan, if you were in Austin (self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World), you be in really bad shape since it really is the Allergy Capital.
whataboutjen From: whataboutjen Date: July 22nd, 2004 10:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope you feel better!

Give your nose some credit. I'm sure it's doing its best to fight those three allergens! ;)
_goodintentions From: _goodintentions Date: July 22nd, 2004 11:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I am allergic to people.
nishar From: nishar Date: July 22nd, 2004 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

*hugs*

Cheer up, allergy season will soon be over. Til then here is a *hug* and I'll pray for you to get better soon!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 24th, 2004 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: *hugs*

Thanks, I appreciate it! It must have worked, because I'm feeling better today....yay!
From: caneprints Date: July 22nd, 2004 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm, have you ever had allergy skin testing to find out exactly what you're allergic to? One of the doctors I transcribe for is an allergist, so I type this stuff quite a bit. You might need allergy testing and shots, although many insurance plans won't cover thatunfortunately. . I have a coworker who sniffles constantly and often squirts saline nasal spray up her nose throughout the day, but I've gotten used to it.
anderale From: anderale Date: July 22nd, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can eliminate your allergy problems by doing the following:
Sleep in very, very late, thus avoiding mornings altogther. This will also serve the purpose of eliminating your job and will keep you indoors and away from nature.

There, problem solved!

Seriously, because I have had severe allergies all my life, I can make these recommendations:

I found that I need a different medication during different times of the year (as I seem to be allergic to EVERYTHING). Right now, Zyrtec D is the only thing that works.

I would go for an allergy test to find out what the problems are though, because you might be able to avoid them more easily. I had absolutely no idea I was allergic to olive trees until I was tested, so I made sure there were none in the yard or neighborhood when we bought this house.

You might also see if you can rent one of those uber vaccums and vaccum the bed. Nearly everyone with allergis is allergic to dust mites.

hm... My allergy doctor also recommended using the 3M Filtrete filters in the house and replacing them monthly, even though they are supposed to last for three months.

HTH!
eviljohn From: eviljohn Date: July 22nd, 2004 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
What caneprints and anderale said. Get thee to an allergist. Replace your furnace filters. Use your AC more. Get a lawn service. Live in a plastic bubble.

Okay, maybe not the last one.

Personally I've found Flownase (a perscription spray decongestant) to be a godsend. I've realize that I can actually breathe through that thing that keeps glasses on my face!
From: davidp5382 Date: July 24th, 2004 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was stuffed up Wed and Thu this week for no apparent reason. I just chalk it up to something else's pollinating season. Ragweed in late August is especially annoying.
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