Speaking of Allergies

I’m getting another cold. Or it’s allergies. Maybe. Because how else could I go from a cold to bronchitis to another cold in the span of 2 months? I’ve never been sick like that before. I’m usually a one-two sinus infections a year type of person but this year is just killing me.

Tuesday was my lucky day though. I mean asside from the part where my dog has pink eye and I slept like crap Monday night because I decided to tempt fate and take a Sudafed before bed (BAD IDEA. I woke up at 2:45am and was so restless I’m surprised Nate didn’t wake up and push me off the bed).

Tuesday I finally made it to that facial my parents got me for my birthday, and it was awesome. They did some aroma therapy thing and the scent I picked was eucalyptus and MAN did that clear up my sinuses. I mean when it was over I could breathe, I didn’t feel congested at all. It only lasted for like an hour afterwards before the congestion started creeping back in, but hey, it’s better than nothing!

In the mean time I’ve been prescribed Nasonex so now I’m back on that in addition to the inhaler and the singular. If I didn’t know any better I’d say I was allergic to work, but that’s just crazy talk, right? I mean sure I first started getting sick within the first month that I worked there and I’ve never had allergies before but that’s just a coincidence, right? And it’s probably just caused by all this extra dry and strange weather we’ve had this year that means that some allergen didn’t get washed away like it normally would have and now it’s torturing me.

Or something like that.

Anyways, I miss breathing through my nose. I have fond, distant memories of how nice and convenient it was, and someday I hope to feel that way again. So far today (since 6am-ish) I’ve used Nasonex twice, take 2 extra strength Mucinex, Sudafed sinus relief (alhtough not the pseudoephedrine kind because I don’t want to be up all night. Again.) and my head is still ridiculously stuffy.

I know it’s maybe not normal but at this point I hope I develop some god awful sinus pressure so I can go back to the clinic and get some antibiotics and get this taken care of instead of living in allergy limbo.

Maybe tomorrow I’ll be less whiny, but I wouldn’t hold my breath!

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  1. I took Mucinex for the first time with my bout of bronchitis/sinus infection. That stuff is magic!

    Look at us. We’re like little old ladies, talking about our shared illnesses and discussing medications.

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