I’ve been suffering a lot lately from allergies. The trees and plants are in full bloom as the weather in Seattle has been gorgeous for the past few days. It’s horrible to say but I welcome today’s overcast and slightly drizzly weather in hope that the pollen will dissipate. Before trying to conceive, I took an allergy pill on a daily basis. Then we started TTC and I read that taking allergy meds dry up everything in your body including the crucial cervical mucus needed for TTC, so I stopped and haven’t taken any since. In San Francisco, it wasn’t a problem. I had very few allergies there but Seattle is a completely different story.
Those of you who are allergy sufferers understand how terrible it is. I get terribly itchy, red eyes. I sneeze constantly with my nose dripping almost non-stop. I get very lethargic. It’s awful. I just want to sleep it away. My face is now puffy and bloated from the allergies. I’ve taken a half of a Benadryl at night to help me sleep as that is on the safe list of medications that my OB gave me but I still worry. I need some more relief. If you have ANY homeopathic suggestions, I’m open to them. The only thing that I don’t like and have tried in the past and didn’t work for me was the Neti Pot. So many people recommend it but it makes me feel like I’m going to drown. It’s a terrible feeling and I can’t bear to do it even if it means relief from allergies.
Allergies = BOO!
So, I apologize for the silence in commenting on your blogs and for not doing a better job of updating. I think about it but I have little to no energy to do it. I’ll try harder! I promise my next post will be on a much happier and lighter note, which is what I’m feeling, if I remove allergies from the equation 🙂