Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Allergies

Over the past few years I have started developing some pretty bad allergies. The first year I remember having it, was when I drove through a field to my friend Jill's house. That must have been in 2004 or 2005. I would start sneezing when I was in between the fields, and it would go away when I was out of them.

The allergies got really out of control when we moved to Texas. Last year was my first spring here, and around the beginning of May, I couldn't even open my windows, or step out the back door, without getting a sneezing attack. I mean bad! I would get the watery eyes, and itch in my throat. All of this would trigger a sinus infection, so then I was miserable for at least a week.

I have noticed the past few days that I sneeze (like 5 times in a row) whenever I am in Plano. They must have different pollens there. But today, when I was feeding my ducks, I started getting some symptoms. Not quite an attack, but when I rubbed my nose, it actually started itching. I quickly retreated back to the house, and resolved to see my doctor for this problem.

They will have to do some tests I guess, to see which pollens drive my nose into war mode. Then, I'll probably have to go on some strong meds, to keep the attacks from coming back. Luckily, I mostly only have these allergies during the month of May. How do our bodies suddenly develop this kind of reaction? Seems so strange, especially since I never had any issues while I was younger

3 comments:

Nancy Sabina said...

Have you tried just taking one of the over the counter drugs every day? I got allergies for the first time when I was in Cali on my mission - all the smog I guess. But 1 "Claritin D" every day during May and June and I'm good. I've never had all the testing done or anything because why bother when I already have a good fix? Good luck!

Grampa Earl said...

And why, oh why, did this year have to be a no honey spring? I am still hoping it will pick up.

Oi Polly Cervantes said...

welcome to texas, dear.

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