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Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Dave!When living with a problem for so long that you don't even realize how serious the problem has become, it's a real eye-opener to suddenly be handed a solution to the problem you didn't even know you needed solved.

Which is exactly how it feels to find out that I haven't been breathing properly for a decade.

Oh sure, I knew that my allergies got a little rough when the weather changes in the Spring and Fall... but far better to find relief in an occasional allergy pill than to buy into some pharmaceutical solution that's probably going to cause more problems than it solves, right?

And yeah, Summer can be a real bitch with all the pollens and allergens polluting the air, but that's what Summer is all about, right?


The allergy problems I've been dealing with most of my life finally got to the point where I was waking in the middle of the night unable to breathe, and every waking day was so miserable that just stepping outside was something to dread. Three days of uncomfortable transition between seasons was becoming three weeks. In recent days I didn't even know when "allergy season" ever began or ended because the entire year was becoming "allergy season."

My entire life had become post-nasal drip.

So I finally bit the bullet and saw a doctor so I could get loaded up on two drugs called "Flonase" and "Singulair"...

Allergy Drugs

It's been less than a week and already my quality of life has improved to a ridiculous degree. For one thing, I can breathe through my nose again. I can't imagine what things will be like a week from now after the drugs have really had time to make a difference.

Of course, by that time I may be knee-deep in side-effects, but I guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

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  1. Neil Turner says:

    Welcome to the allergy club! I take both of those – Singulair, and Fluticasone as part of my Seratide asthma inhaler. Really the odds of side effects are very low.

  2. Poppy says:

    May you only experience the good parts of allergy meds!

  3. brandon says:

    Glad the medicine is making things better. Not only the allergies but the smoke from the fires, the insomnia and the constant car trouble, I hate to think of what kind of crap you pulled in a past life.

  4. Congratulations!
    Drugs are my friends! I mean prescription drugs. I’m a big fan of singular! If I forget to take it at night, I can usually tell in the morning (and then I see that I left the pill on the counter). Not a big fan of Flonase, I think that’s the flowery smelling one right?

    My hugest discovery resulted in me becoming a card carrying member of the Cult of the Neti Pot. This changed my life in terms of allergies. This is the salt water irrigation systems: either the squeeze bottle or the gravy boat model.

    Good luck 🙂

  5. Suebob says:

    I feel your pain. I take NasalCrom over the counter, but now they have to special order it. Works pretty good.

  6. martymankins says:

    I’m no fan of additional drugs to help an issue, unless the relief from that issue is much more enjoyable than the taking of the drugs on the regular basis. Sounds like you have relief and I hope it lasts many weeks, months and years.

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