Maple, Ash, and Juniper; these are the big allergy culprits right now. Funny, I would have thought maple pollen to be gone by the time the leaves appeared, but according to my local "pollen watch" it is not. Well meaning friends suggest all kinds of relief and I have tried most of them, even the Neti Pot, which I did not find helpful enough to warrant torturing myself with. Had it actually alleviated my symptoms, I would try again, and if I get desperate enough, I may try again in spite of myself.
We are forecast to have a great thunder storm this evening which will hopefully wash some of the treacherous pollen from the air. Cooler temperatures will arrive with the rain and this should help too. In the meantime, my nose, which never ever runs, is training for a marathon. The tissues must be close at hand and in good supply.
I am trying to be positive although I feel miserable. I took a good long nap while the girls were at preschool this morning, just so I wouldn't be quite so cranky, and am trying to drink plenty of fluids. In a week or so most of the discomfort will be gone and I will be feeling better again, I hope.
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