Tuesday, August 05, 2008

allergies

Stop the presses -- Anna is allergic to Idaho!

I may be jumping the gun a bit, but I can't even describe how miserable I've been since moving here. And it's ALL the fault of all the stupid Russian Olive trees around here -- they're everywhere, I can't escape them!

Are they pretty? Sure, I grew up with one in my backyard and I always liked it a lot. I also had seasonal allergies growing up that mysteriously disappeared as I got older. Well, they're back now and the only thing I can see to point my finger at is my neighbor's tree (it's hard to see much farther than that with these itchy red eyes of mine).

In fact, I did some serious allergenicity research into the local pollen counts (read: I went to weather.com) and found out that the only thing even showing right now is a low level russian olive pollen. CASE CLOSED, says me.

4 comments:

Mike said...

I'm very impressed by your research and very sorry for your plight. May the russian olive pollen quickly disperse and may your sneezing be infrequent.

Buffy said...

I feel for you... Russian olives send Hart into allergy hell as well. He already takes an OTC allergy pill once a day (loratadine, I think) and this time a year ends up popping benadryl in addition.

Bryan said...

Claratin is now otc.

paul said...

Anna, I found, I think, A solutuon to your allergy problem,Equate,non-drowsy ALLERGY RELIEF 24 hour tablets, 30 tablets for under $4.50, but you must go to Wal-Mart to get them. They are generic, the very same thing as $25.00 Clartin. I work in a mold infested lumber yard impossible to escape. For me it works wonders. Give it a try. And take it with breakfast,BEFORE you go out anywhere.