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February 03, 2005

Brain Pain

Trying to have a conversation, brave daylight, think, these are all especially fun tasks through the haze of a splitting headache. You know, the type where you might consider scooping out your left eyeball in hopes of confronting the demon in your head.

So yeah, I've taken my Allegra and my Tylenol, and I'm a little more human now. Dull pain is more manageable anyway.

This is my allergist's fault.

He wanted to test my allergies, since my sinuses never clear up. And to be tested, one must abstain from any antihistimines for a period of three days prior.

Ouch. Sinuses hated that.

But fortunately, I have found out what I already knew, and that is that I am allergic to my beloved furbabies. (Not gonna link, scroll down for pics.)

So options are living in a pet free home (as I tested allergic to dogs and feathers as well), allergy shots, or antihistimines for as long as my stubborn ass refuses to give up my pets.

Come on. Too easy. Hand over the script.

posted by Key on 09:32 PM | Comments (10)

Well, CRAP. I hate to hear that, but not as much as you, huh?

So sorry about the allergies.

Bless your heart. Hope you feel better soon, lady.

Posted by: Christina at February 3, 2005 10:46 PM

Get rid of the fucking cats.

Are you allergic to old farts who play guitar and rant like an oak-stump preacher after a successful snake-handling? I hope not.

I AM and it's no fun.

Posted by: Acidman at February 3, 2005 11:19 PM

I'm down with the pharmacological option. There is a pill for everything. 'Cept for Key Hankering. They haven't made a pill to cure that yet.

Posted by: Velociman at February 3, 2005 11:34 PM

Better living through chemistry!

Posted by: Jack at February 4, 2005 01:41 AM

Sorry, I have to concur with Acidman; I'd get rid of the cats. Of course, you know Acidman will be coughing up furballs at the jawja writers convention, so you'll have to get some meds before you go!

Posted by: Michele at February 4, 2005 07:11 AM

If I didn't know better, I'd think you were channeling me! (ok... well... we don't have cats... but my allergies are STILL horrible). Allergy shots do work, but you need other pharmacuticals in the meantime until the shots can start to work (and it's a multi-year committment.) I'm in the middle of a round of antibiotics for a sinus infection (the evil allergies went totally bonkers), and the doctor has my one Rhinicort (which my kids laughingly say is my whole problem- "Mom, of course you have a headache if you keep sticking rhinos up your nose!" Seems to be working so far. We'll see...

Good luck. Allergies are no fun.

Posted by: Beth at February 4, 2005 08:13 AM

Keep the cats, get rid of the men. Oh wait, that wasn't an option. Go for the meds. The cats are worth it.

Posted by: Moogie at February 4, 2005 12:40 PM

Rhinocort is great stuff, (or at least it used to be until they stopped making the aerosol version.) I used to use it to control sinus headaches.

But what we found to be particularly effective against the airborne allergens is an ion/ozone generator unit made by EcoPure. There are other equally effective brands out there too. Daisycat is also allergic to cats, and with seven in the house it would be unmanageable. With the ion/ozone generator running she only has trouble if she gets her face right in their fur. Plus the ozone kills odors like nothing else I've seen. It doesn't mask them--it actually breaks down the odor molecules and eliminates them.

Posted by: Desert Cat at February 4, 2005 05:55 PM

The Rhinocort mist inhaler style pump that was discontinued! Oh how I miss that?

What the hell were they thinking? That is the only nasal medicing I've ever used that didn't run down the back of the throat.

Miss it, I do.

Appreciate the other thoughts as well. I have lots to look into. CAN'T get rid of my furbaby, can't!

Posted by: Key at February 4, 2005 10:36 PM

I am so thankful that I'm not allergic to dogs or cats!

Posted by: zonker at February 4, 2005 11:28 PM
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