Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Spring is coming....

I can tell because my allergies are starting to go crazy. I know I'm being whiny, but I'm feeling like crap right now. It's so much fun having a headache for two days in a row and nothing I take for it (that doesn't knock me out) works, including Pamprin, which is one of the best OTC pain-killers out there. I also now have a fever of 99.3 degrees. That's not that high for most people, but my normal body temp is around 97.4 so it's like a 100+ fever for most other people. It's also really fun to always be on the look-out for nosebleeds because the pollen or something irritates the insides of my nose so much that it will randomly start bleeding while I'm in the middle of something. Such as this past Saturday when I was trying to put a cart together to shelve some books and all of a sudden my face was covered in blood. Hooray!
Anyway, I've been so busy with work this past month. I've managed to find time to hang out with some of my new friends from the library and squeeze in some QT with the husband. It stinks that we don't get to see each other very much because of our work schedules, but it will get better eventually. I'm looking forward to that day. :)


Sylvia said...

My advice: SEE YOUR DOCTOR. Then, if whatever the general practitioner prescribes works, fantastic. (Allegra worked for me until this fall.) If it doesn't, go to an allergist. My belov├ęd doctor gave me Astelin nasal spray (wondrous substance that it is) and Optivar for my eyes, and that's been working fine. Eventually you should get tested, but since you can't take allergy meds for four days before you're tested, you probably won't want to do that for a while.

Bottom line: There IS a reason we live in the 21st century, and there IS a reason allergy drugs were invented. There ISN'T a reason to suffer from allergies. And I would know. :-)

Katy and Rex said...

I did go to the doctor this morning because my fever had gone up to over 100 degrees. He said that my symptoms are picture-perfect for the flu, so they tested me for it. Unfortunately, the test came back negative so he has no idea why I'm feeling like poo. He gave me wonderful antibiotics that have knocked out my fever so I can start getting better.
Usually OTC Claritin works wonders for me, I just had a weird experience this week. I'm thinking the headache was a symptom of me being sick too since my headache is also now non-existent. :)