Crazy allergy blast

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 11:00 PM | comments: 4

I was pleased to be breathing pretty free in MSP after sucking down a Zyrtec the day we got there, after having a crappy night before we left. I don't know what it is, but I was having all of the crappy allergy symptoms.

I seemed to be OK when we got home, then within ten minutes of climbing into bed last night, I got all weasy and snotty. That caused me to wake up with a soar throat and congestion and such. I have two possible theories. The first is that Diana used a scented softener on some of her clothes last week, which is a known problem for me. The other theory is that it's the sheets on the bed, which may not have ever been washed here, and therefore have residual scent of some kind on them. It sucks, because I can't use any of those scented laundry products. Actually, I can't use scented cat litters or a lot of other household cleaning products that are scented.

When I got home today, I figured I'd start cleaning up a little, and vacuumed everything, in part to suck any possible allergens out of the carpet. That wasn't a good idea. The Dyson is pretty good at sucking that stuff out, but when you empty it, you're probably going to expose yourself to it. I had a massive allergy attack, the worst I can remember since college. I was totally blocked up.

It pisses me off because I haven't had any significant allergy problems, aside from a couple of weeks in the spring, in years. And it's still nothing compared to the prescription medicated kind of issues that Diana has. I'm feeling exceptionally not well now, and crossing my fingers it doesn't blossom into a real sickness.


Alex, October 9, 2008, 3:22 AM #

I wore gloves for the first time the other morning while walking into work and I itched my eye real quick with one of them.

Within minute my eye turned real red, got itchy as hell, and i started having a runny nose/sneeze attacks. Lasted about 30 minutes before it went away. Bizarre.

Carrie, October 9, 2008, 3:49 AM #

I am also allergic to all scented fabric softeners. I use Bounce Free dryer sheets. They don't cause me any problems.

Feel better.

Jeff, October 9, 2008, 2:29 PM #

I use said dryer sheets as well! Diana said she used some kind of liquid bounce in the washer, primarily on stuff you have to air dry so it's not all crunchy when it dries.

Shannon, October 10, 2008, 2:24 AM #

I don't have horrible alleries but enugh to make me sneeze and whez during certain times of the year and the last monh has been horrible.... here's to the 1st hard freeze of the fall!

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