Giving In

5 thoughts on “Giving In”

  1. I only started getting spring allergies within the last year (maybe two? I’m not sure, I’m blocking it out.) I’m in the same boat — nobody in my family has allergies. I used to pride myself on my complete lack of allergies, in fact!

    damnit, I’m getting old and my body is breaking. Argh!

  2. Try some Benadryl…that should help. If not, make an appointment to see your doctor.

    That’s what I would do, at least.

  3. Benadryl makes most people a little loopy, though (it’s an older antihistimine and has more noticable side effects, but it’s also really fast acting, which is why hospitals still use it). I’d suggest Claritin or Allegra or one of the newer ones instead. Talk to the pharmacist about what they’d recommend. Quite often the drug store has a pamphlet or a chart that compares the pros and cons of each drug.

    And yeah, it’s *recommended* that you consult with a doctor about such things, just to rule out other problems (like a persistent bacterial infection, or something) but if you clear up with antihistimines, you probably don’t have to go in. 🙂

  4. Yah, benadryl will just make me crash. It’s one of my favourite things to take when I’m sick, because I’ll get medicine head, then fall asleep 😉

    I think I’ll go in tomorrow (stupid locked up allergy medication after 8pm) and pick up some non-drowsy allergy meds and eye drops.

  5. The Visine allergy eye drops work great for me. 🙂 Also, if you’re suffering from dry sinuses, a saline nasal spray works wonders.

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