Out of Power

I need to recharge. I have been hit with allergies for the first time in my life and for the first time I actually understand what it feels like. I cannot breathe, my chest hurts, my head hurts, my nose is dripping and I am just plain exhausted. The doctor gave me some meds to take – how long should it take to feel better? I barely slept last night – laying down seemed to cut off what little breathing I was managing to do, and sleeping sitting up is not comfortable.

The most frustrating is the lack of energy. I am the quintessential energizer bunny running around the kitchen on Friday cooking up a storm and juggling eleventy-hundred things at a time. Today I barely have the energy to lift my coffee cup to my lips.

Hoping that a weekend of rest and relaxation enables the meds to kick in and helps me return to fighting form.

They say the allergens in the air are the worst levels they have seen in years. They say its due to lack of rain. We had so much rain in April – couldn’t we have a little more so us allergy sufferers can get some relief?

Going back to bed. ShabShal y’all.

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10 Comments

  1. le7 says:

    Feel better! I’ve had allergies my whole life, and non-allergy sufferers really have a hard time relating to what it feels like to be constantly fatigued because your immune system is in overdrive and on top of that you’re getting less oxygen that normal.

    One thing to think about are allergy shots… I received them for 6 years as a child and I’m much better than I used to be…

  2. batya from NJ says:

    Feel better SOON!!! hopefully you will have a chance to rest over Shabbat-that is surely my plan!!

  3. Philo says:

    I feel your pain. Literally. The allergies the past week have been killing me. And worst of all, like you, I feel totally drained.

    Feel better! To all of us!

  4. lady lock and load says:

    Oiy, FEEL BETTER! Sorry you are suffering so much. I spoke to a few other people who are also suffering from allergies for the first time in their life. Supposed to rain soon and the trees will settle down in a week I hear.

  5. Sophia says:

    Quickly before I bentch licht – whatever you are on take them by the clock, don’t miss any. I take Loratadine B.P. (am in UK) as a one a day dose. When things are very bad I also use Flixonase nasal spray (stops drippy nose and helps breathing). If your chest is very tight get them to check your peak flow, you may need a bronchial inhaler. Wishing a Refuah Shelaimah and a Guet Shabbes.

  6. Corti says:

    Refuah shelaimah from a fellow allergy-sufferer. Claritin (or Benadryl when I can afford to fall asleep) seem to help for me. And ugh, I’ve lived with this for years- and every year the media’s saying the pollen is unusually bad that season :-P Sorry you got hit this time around though, it’s quite the sensation.

  7. Chaviva says:

    The first year my mom had allergies, I was like “HA! HOW DOES IT FEEL!?” because she’d spent the entire span of my life and my brother’s and my dad’s making fun of us for having allergies.

    That being said, I hope you feel better!

  8. lady lock and load says:

    Yes, how are you feeling today…we need updates!

    • HSaboMilner says:

      i was feeling so much better yesterday, my breathing was practically back to normal. Today I have taken a couple of steps back with the breathing – maybe because i went out today and breathed in pollen even with the rain?? Taking it easy Mommy LockandLoad, I promise. Thanks for asking!

  9. Z! says:

    Here, in Brooklyn, the allergies have been minimal. This Shabbos we were in Lakewood and even with Claritin in my system, my eyes were tearing madly when I tried to sit oustide to enjoy the otherwise gorgeous weather.

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