#100BM Day 30
Dashing this off before my glorious 12+ hour workday (I took a manager shift, but for a good reason; the usual Tuesday night one is in Vancouver for a Giant Awesome Wedding).
Coming to a realisation that I don’t know anyone whose allergies are quite like mine? Weebro’s maybe are close, but no one else I know has airborne allergies that mostly just cause a) fatigue, b) flaky chin skin, c) runny eyes, and d) massive sinus headaches with little to no phlegm and aching ears. Sometimes there’s a bit of wheezing.
I did go to an allergist once. After being scratched with a zillion little potential triggers (as varied as raspberries, cat hair, dust, and ragweed), I was left alone for more than half an hour. The clinic was basically impossibly busy, so I think they forgot about me. And the results were inconclusive, even though several spots WERE raised and angry before that thirty minutes were up. Helpful!
So I have to be less clinical than that, until I can get a referral for a different allergy specialist (that clinic is considered to be the ‘best’ in the city, but yeah). I know July and August are miserable, presumably because of ragweed and goldenrod, and spring and summer are also awful, presumably because of snow mould everywhere (the cherry tree next door also does me in later in May/June). TAKE THAT, SCIENCE.
Still on a quest for an allergy medication that neither zombifies nor makes me a jittery, non-sleeping nutjob. At the moment, I’m taking a couple of Benadryl before bed, which helps some, but after trying, oh, probably thousands of dollars of antihistamines in my lifetime, I’m just resigned to feeling a bit shit much of the year.
That’s cheery, eh?