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Not sure what’s going on…

Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec were all pretty miserable for me. I felt like I was always sick, and finally figured out I’m allergic to something. I went to the doc and started taking allergy meds every day in January, and since then I’ve felt almost 100% better. I still can’t breathe through my nose at night, but I no longer feel sick. Up until I got back from my trip to San Francisco, I hardly ever sneezed. I’m starting to sneeze again, but only a couple of times per day, which I would have considered normal before the later half of 2009. I almost never feel like I need to go to bed at 7:00 p.m. anymore either. Before January I used to spend most of my weekends miserable, in bed, trying not to sneeze. I’d sneeze so hard and so often that it was hard to breathe, my eyes would water, and my nose would run constantly.

So, what am I allergic to? It could be Dragon. Although, taking trips away from Dragon never made my reaction go away. I don’t seem to get worse after playing with him like Brian. It might just be dust. Whatever it is, it’s at home, at work, and wherever I travel. It got worse on the weekends (probably from cleaning). I really really hope that I can stop taking medication daily. I really hope that my system was just pissed off by something and now that it has had time to rest while on medication it will not react so strongly to whatever it is that pissed it off. Maybe this really is just wishing.

I also wonder if all of this misery was worse because of the winter, and now that the days are getting longer that’s contributing to me feeling less like a walking zombie. I don’t know, but the timing is suspicious.

I haven’t been sick since January, and I wonder how many of my “colds” over the last couple of years were really out of control allergic reactions. I know it never seemed like oc cold medicine actually did anything. Out of desperation, I tried oc allergy medicine a few times, but it might be too late to take it when I was already miserable.

Whatever – this current scheme is a lot better. I wish I knew what was going on, but maybe I’ll never know.

2 Responses to “Not sure what’s going on…”

  1. Shannon says:

    You may want to do a little research, but sometimes our allergies to common foods present that way. The worst offender is probably wheat gluten.

  2. erin says:

    I don’t know – I don’t have any reason to believe it’s wheat. The dust connection seems more believable at this point. I just hope it doesn’t get worse or develop into even more things that I’m allergic to.

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