When I first arrived here in 2005, I was an allergy free zone, never suffered from them at all in any way. As I marvelled in amazement at the way allergies seemed to effect almost all the Okies I knew, I was told by them all "just give it time and you'll have them too". Or others who had moved into Okieland would tell me "I didn't have them either until I moved here"!
The first three years it seemed I had escaped Okie allergy head, and then last year a few mild but ominous signs started to appear with the tree pollen and ragweed seasons. But I made it through relatively unaffected, apart from the odd weepy eye and scratchy throat.
Well 2010 my fifth year dawned and in the past week I have been reduced to a weepy eyed, runny nosed, coughing wreck by tree pollen! After I got home and went straight to bed at 4pm yesterday feeling lousy, the Hubster wisely told me that I may be one of the unlucky ones that gets hit by allergies really bad.
"Oh deep joy" was my thought, thank you Oklahoma!
After trying and failing to get to sleep last night with constant drainage and coughing, I finally succumbed and took a Zyrtek, so now I'm something of a zombie and still sniffling away. I have also been doing the saltwater through the sinuses treatment too, but right now I'm bad enough it's not helping.
So if any of you suffer with allergies and have suggestions for things that help, please dive in here with your very welcome advice.