Friday, April 06, 2007

I Hate Allergies

I get nailed this time every year by pollen, dust and mold. Houston is the worst. It is like Auschwitz for people with allergies. It will usually hit me all in one day. The one day that I forget to take my Claritin. Then come the reinforcements: The cavalry/cold, the marines/flu or the special forces/sinus infection. I think I have had the cavalry and the Special Forces this time around. Darn this Houston. DARN IT ALL TO HADES!!!!

Right now I am on Flonaise and Claritin. Any natural remedies? What's your pleasure?...

I sneezed 4 times while typing this.

10 comments:

The Cachinnator said...

Auschwitz might be a bit of hyperbole...

Try to find some local honey in a supermarket, whole foods store, organic foods store, or whatever. The pollen component of it has bits of adjusted allergen that help your body develop natural immunity to them. It helped me!

Chaotic Hammer said...

I've never really had allergy problems much (at least not spring time allergies), but my wife really got hit hard this year. Sounds a lot like your symptoms.

I'm afraid I have no remedies or special tricks to beating it. She just suffered through it for a couple of weeks, but is finally feeling much better now.

Hope you get to feeling better soon, Seth.

kddub said...

I've been hit with them this year as well.

I just read in the new Real Simple all about allergies. They said to take your allergy medicine right away, or even before your symptoms start.

Brody Harper said...

... and if that doesn't work, never leave the house.

Rob said...

You could move to Nome. I don't think they EVER get pollen there!

Seth Ward said...

Cach, Honey... mmmmMMMMmm.

C-ham, just looking at that cat pic makes my throat tickle.

Kddub, that is where I messed up. I just got lazy and it hit me. I've been pretty good about it the past few years.

Brody, the dreams that musicians have... just sit around and write music in our underwear all day.

Rob, Nome???

euphrony said...

Seth, I sympathize with you. For those not familiar with Houston this time of year, here's the situation. Every spring, every person, every house, every car, every street, everything gets a fresh coat of neon yellow/green paint called pine pollen. No joke, if you stand still outside for five minutes you get a full coat. Just imagine what that does to the respiratory system.

On Saturday, I woke up and it hit me hard. I had to resort to taking Benadryl - I know it will work and help me, but it puts me down like a tranquilizer dart. Less than an hour after taking it, I was asleep and stayed that way for three hours. I remained groggy the rest of the day.

MamasBoy said...

Sorry to hear about the allergy problems. Neither my wife nor I had allergy problems until moving to our current metro area. I'm just beginning to get a taste of what others suffer through regularly. I have a coworker who never leaves her house on weekends during the height of allergy season and rarely ventures out during the week except to go to work.

In another vein, I recently came back from the wife-suggested Lenten Blogging Vacation and see zero posts on the status of your thesis. I thought we were going to get an update now and then (maybe even auditory). Do I need better glasses or is that MIA?

MB

Anonymous said...

Sometimes the best thing to do is suffer through it... just keep a big stock of tissues!!

I HATE allergies said...

Me too! I have to take nose spray or my eyes start watering and I cannot see.

Usually afternoons are the worst for me and if it's been dry for a long time.