Sunday, June 3, 2007

The Miracle of Modern Medicine

For someone that doesn't have seasonal allergies, I'm sure getting beaten up by seasonal allergies this year. According to the lovely tests that were run a couple of years ago I am only allergic to cockroaches and dust mites.

Instead of having real allergies to pollen, mold, etc that could be treated with shots, I have seasonal rhinitis. This is fancy doctor talk to say, "You're not allergic, you just have allergic reactions to air born junk." I was pretty miserable yesterday, and had to take a bit of a nap in the middle of the day. This morning I was even worse, and I took a benedryl which of course knocked me out. I think I woke up around 8:30am, had a snack and took the medicine. I went to have a lie down around 10:30 and slept until 1:30 in the afternoon. The only reason that I even got up then was because I was starving.

I purchased some Claritin type stuff this afternoon. In high school I took Claritin D when I had symptoms, so hopefully this stuff will work well too. I got the over the counter variety of Claritin, in the store brand. I just couldn't bring myself to pay $1 per pill for the name brand, when the store brand was $7 for 30. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, because I really need some relief that doesn't involve sleep walking through my entire day.

1 comment:

ultrarider said...

Well if you're allergic to cockroaches you will know what restaurants to go to.