Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Oh, Lordy

OK, it's been ages since I posted. In my defense, I wrote a lengthy post over the weekend, only to have it disappear into the blogspot black hole. Annoying.

But here's what's going on now. I usually have some allergy issues in the summer -- sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes and throat, etc. -- and I usually take Claritin for it. Claritin hasn't really been working for me this summer as it usually does, either because I've gotten resistant to it OR because the pollen count is freakin' gargantuan this summer. Lots of rain, etc.

So, I decided yesterday, and Slogger concurred, to switch to Zyrtec. Took a Zyrtec yesterday afternoon, and -- true -- I haven't sneezed much since. However. I've been sleeping on and off, both while in bed and while walking around, for the last two days. AND, on a scarier note, I've had a couple of dizzy spells today. So, needless to say, no more Zyrtec. I'd much rather be sneezing.

But my lack of energy and my sleepiness meant that Slogger prepared dinner tonight. Score! I've been sitting in my chair grading materials on my online course and thinking about the book I'll be reading tonight. Yes, another Harry Potter. Why quit when you've got a good thing going?

3 comments:

Addy N. said...

OMG- I HATE zyrtec. I took it ONCE and was a complete zombie for about 24 hours. I've had great luck Allegra (fexofenadine), but you need a Rx. Good luck with the allergies!

Amanda said...

I was just about to suggest Allegra. It works well for me. And I agree about Harry Potter.

Pamela Jeanne said...

As a fellow allergy sufferer...I hear you LOUD and clear. Can't decide which is worse, the symptoms or the medication side effects. Glad you got a food din-din out of out. Here's to feeling right as rain!