i have seasonal allergies. (wait, this is sounding like a commercial) anyway, about the first week of june, i am in misery. well, almost always. for the past two years i have been spared. something about being pregnant, and something about full time nursing, seems to spare my body from going into crazy allergy mode. since i am not nursing full time anymore, nor am i preggy, well, i have allergies. i think i said that already.
double edge sword huh? i am still nursing. my boy still loves his mama's milk. i haven't really taken anything. but again, i have allergies and they are miserable, or i am miserable. my allergies seem to be whatever. so i went to the walmart and found me some meds. NOTE: i have tried the non medication route. i totally netti-potted myself. i poured water into my nose. that was really weird. aside from feeling like i was in the bottom of a pool, it didn't help THAT much. i couldn't find any stinging nettle. and i can't NOT be outside.
again, i went to the walmart and got myself some drugs. i was amazed at the selection. there was lots of little cards everywhere. i guess allergy medicines need a pharmacy guy to regulate them. maybe because you can make meth with it?? i dunno, but i think it's weird. and lame, because there were a lot of people waiting for perscriptions and junk. SO i picked up myself some zyrtec because i had found out before hand (thank you internet) that it was the best for nursing moms. i came home and took a pill.
besides ibuprophen and tylenol, i have weird reactions to meds. they all make me sleepy. even non drowsy will send me to sleepy land. i usually half a dose, no matter what. well, this zyrtek is a 24 hour pill, so i couldn't really half the dose. i guess i could have, but i was really miserable.
again, i took the pill. again, i am a bit sleepy, but nothing more than i usually am. no, this time, i feel kinda funky. like my hands are not connected. nor my feet. i feel weird. i feel okay allergy wise. my mouth is still kinda itchy, but i did have pineapple for dinner. i'm kinda tingly. i'm kinda...lost.
i know this is sort of disconnected, but that is how i am feeling. like the world is a bit foggy, and i am sort of rowing through it.
so if you have any suggestions about allergies, let me know. or leave a reply. or don't. whatever.