Sunday, December 14, 2008

Feeling ick

I am not feeling so well today, but I decided I would press on and attend church anyway.... until my husband collapsed on the bed and said he was feeling pretty horrible too. I knew there was no way the two of us, feeling equally crummy, would be able to attend. Since I was feeling icky, I was depending on my husband to do most of the "work", meaning... holding the baby during and after the service, feeding the baby, making sure the kids were taken care of.

We were really looking forward to today because we have not been to our church for two weeks (one week we were out of town and attended our old church in Louisiana, last week we didn't feel so hot either, and now this makes three weeks).

I have to admit, I'm pretty bummed, but I am thankful that we can always fellowship together as a family. (And we'll end up eating the rice dressing my husband made for the potluck fellowship meal as our own dinner... with plenty of leftovers.) Plus, there are some wonderful sermons online that I've been wanting to listen to.

Summer is one of my least favorite season because of the heat, but it is the only season in which my allergies are tamed. I ease by fall, but once winter comes around, I have to keep on track with my sinus/allergy medications or else I will not be of much use.

Spring is the worst of all, although it is the most beautiful season.

Now I'm not only dealing with my allergies, but with a gurgling stomach (which had me up several times in the middle of the night) and asthma issues as well. (Although allergies and asthma seem to go hand-in-hand anyway, it has been even worse lately.)

And, when you're already having problems breathing (due to a stopped-up nose), then it doesn't exactly help the asthma issue!

I feel like I can never get enough air!

I am currently taking Aleve-D (a medication kept behind the pharmacy counter which you can get without a prescription), and at night I add one Tylenol PM to that to help me sleep. If any of you have allergy/sinus issues, please let me know what works for you!


tf said...

I hope you guys are feeling better :)
We were all sick a couple weeks ago too, what worked for me was Claritin-D. My midwife recommended it when I was pregnant with my first baby. I have used it while pregnant and breastfeeding. My pharmacist also said it was safe.
It helps with the stuffy head, runny nose, stuffy nose, and sinus related headaches. You can get it in a 12 hour and a 24 hour time release pill. Wal-mart has an Equate brand that works just as well and it is a couple dollars cheaper. I have used both and they worked the same IMO.
Feel better soon, I am praying for you :)

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Christie said...

Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well! I know the pain of allergies... I had extremely intense allergies for several years. I can't remember where, but I heard about using raw local honey throughout the year. The idea is that local honey builds your immunity up to the local allergens. I started using raw honey local to us about a year and a half ago and I haven't had any real allergy problems since. It's not a quick fix, but it's wonderful for avoiding future allergy issues!

cookiebakervt said...

I also have used local raw honey with very good sucess. I had very bad allergies since I was little. Now, I am symptom free. It really didn't take any longer than a few weeks for me to notice a difference. Now I take it year round just to keep it in my system. Please try it. If nothing else, it tastes good!

Heather said...

Hubby and I (and the kids) suffered from serious environmental allergies (hubby has asthma and ended up at the hospital several times a year.) We did a veggie fast then food elimination diet and discovered multiple food triggers which when eliminated completely eliminated our environmental allergies. Now we take food enymes to help and don't have to eliminate the foods, but also don' suffer from constant allergies. And when it does kick in bad (mold is my downfall, dander is hubby's) I take a swig of Buried Treasure ACF.

Arlene said...

My allergies act up in the fall and spring, and typically go away after a good rain shower clears the air. I heard on the news that Houston got snow recently - did it help any? I hate allergy medicines, they all make me drowsy, even the non-drowsy formulas. Hope you're all feeling better.