punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

Ahh-CHOO... Zzzzz... [sniff]... Zzzz

Man, I am miserable.

I caught about 40 more minutes of sleep after that last post, but my allergies have been going into overtime. It's now as bad as it was when I was a kid. One of my major beefs with my upbringing was how often any problem I had was pushed aside as "trivial" and "just wanting attention." Now I am not claiming to be some martyr here, but the biggest problem I had every spring was my allergies, and no one did a damn thing about it. I had "silly hayfever" and my constant sneezing, wheezing, and red eyes were "drama." My allergies got so bad, that when the season was at its peak, I could go through 2-3 portable tissue packs during a school day, and when my mother stopped buying them because I was "obviously wasting them," I stole hankies from my father's closet. About halfway through school, a hankie could get so wet, I would have to wring it out in the boy's room between classes. I then started to use dish towels, which worked a lot better, and most of those could last a whole day without needed to be wrung out. Disgusting, I know, but it was better than having a river of snot go down my face.

Then, as an adult, I discovered Seldane, which later changed to Claritin, then Allegra, and currently is Zyrtec. Zyrtec hasn't been as strong as the others, and has an annoying habit of remaining "dormant" until a severe attack, and then I think it kicks into overdrive, and I get very, very drowsy.
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