Cutting off my nose to spite… my nose.

Crankiness and tears.
My allergies officially crossed the line today from being merely irritating to completely debilitating. It was stupid, but I ran out of Zyrtec a few days ago and decided to go without it to see what would happen. (I dunno; sometimes I wonder whether pills actually do any good, you know?) As a result, within two minutes of waking up this morning my eyes and nose were streaming. My sinuses were burning and I couldn’t stop sneezing. I felt awful. I couldn’t even think straight; it was like my head was filled with nasty steel wool. Even after some emergency Zyrtec I still felt like ass. My head hurt and I was completely dehydrated. I was supposed to go to a Stitch-and-Bitch at my coworker’s place but instead spent the whole day lying on the couch. This sucks. Frickin’ dust mites… I don’t get it! I’ve been washing the sheets in boiling water; we had the carpet steam cleaned; I’ve been vacuuming regularly. Nothing helps. So back on the expensive nightly Zyrtec I go. My allergy specialist has decided that I need “desensitization therapy.” Basically they’re going to inject me with little bits of the stuff I’m allergic to – repeatedly – until I get used to it. I’m just waiting for the allergens to arrive from France (the apparent allergy capital of the world). Then come the shots. And if that doesn’t work, I’ll have to have surgery on my sinuses! Man, this sucks. Anybody want to chip in and get me one of those Japanese nasal teapots?


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  1. You might not want to hear this, but… I would think there’d be lots of dust mites at TC. All that yarn – it would be like nirvana for dustmites. I’ll just shut up now.

  2. Yeah… but actually I’m not too bad at work. It’s much worse at home. I think it’s because we do get quite a lot of air flow through TC, whereas our house is like a little cave.

  3. Best of luck with the allergy injections. I tried it twice, once for 6 months, once for over a year. _ZERO_ effect, unless you count a swollen arm once per week.

    Nice blog btw..

  4. I left my nasonex at Clinton’s over the weekend, so I totally sympathise! But I’m not desperate enough for a nasal teapot, fortunately. Have you looked into those air purifier things?

  5. I’ve thought about getting a purifier… Didn’t know if it would do any good. I guess it can’t hurt!

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