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Holy shit!

I didn't know this level of suffering was possible. What have I done???


I've never in my life experienced allergies this bad. I had em bad when I was a kid, but to me bad was a stuffed up nose and SOMETIMES itchy eyes. That was living in michigan.

I've not even touched my eyes, and they're all crusty, watery, incredibly itchy. I pour visine into them and it does nothing besides... like.. provide a fresh layer to itch. My throat itches like mad. My nose is a fucking fountain, and I can't stop sneezing. There's goddamn pollen even on my keyboard, and my car is covered in a layer. I'm having a full blown immunoresponse to this. I woke up all night, sneezing, then feeling that awful sensation of snot dripping out of my nose onto my pillow.

I made an appointment at an allergy doc just now, and gobbled down a couple of claritin despite the warnings to take only one. One of my friends said his doc told him to take 4 a day (40mg) so this should be safe.

I just can't believe this. It's fucking hell. No rest cures this, it's like a cold, but worse. How the fuck am I supposed to even do work like this? I want to curl up and cry...

I need cortizone shots like fucking big time. Earliest I could get an appointment was next tuesday. Fuck.

UPDATE: I'm off to home, hope I can drive straight. Going to pick up my passport and then see an emergency walk in clinic. I'm so beyond fucked up right now it feels like I've been crying for the last 5 hours. My eyes don't itch anymore, they just burn like fire and the world is a rather hazy place through them. Going to work from home after I get done. I now know what real allergies feel like. What a fucked up species we are to have this kind of reaction to something so normal.

- Keman


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Apr. 21st, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC)
erf :( suckage

best suggestion.. make sure you keep up the claratin regiment and build it up in your body. Close up the house and put on the AC. Take a benedryl at night. Decongestants are good for the day, but they tend to keep people awake at night.

Hot shower, lots of steam to try and open your nose up. And if you can get your paws on some menthol crystals... you can put them in hot water, and then breath the vapor. But be careful... a little will go a long way... but it will make all your mucus membranes feel cold, which will feel good.
Apr. 21st, 2005 04:10 pm (UTC)
That's exactly like I felt when I caught legionaire's disease, and I thought that was allergies too at first.
Apr. 21st, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
Dare I ask?

What's legionaires disease and how'd you get it?

- Keman
Apr. 21st, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
I'm just happy I don't have to get prescription meds anymore for allergies every spring and fall! I'm grown out of the worst stuff and just popping the over-the-counter stuff nowdays.

I feel bad for my friends who suffer everyday because they are allergic to everything! (something like a bubble kid - they need shots everyday!)

Don't worry it should all clean up in a few weeks! Hopefully only 2 more weeks! (for tree/grass pollen)

Apr. 22nd, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)
ugh. *hugs*
I totally know how you feel, I'm allergic to pine/pollen/etc.
The only thing I can suggest is lots of anti-histamines, and try to stay indoors if at all possible.
A hot shower sometimes helps, although nosedripping during one is kinda gross.

unfortuantly alcohol tends to go badly with anti-histamines (And can fuck you up if you keep doing it)

You're right about getting no work done though, especially during a severe reaction. Just hang out and do some bullshit stuff.
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