Shortly after my last posting my allergies flared horribly. It actually got almost as bad as when I first got them 2 (3?) years ago. Wheezing, coughing, troubles breathing, you name it it was happening.
Now, I don’t recall the time line very well, but I do remember noticing that my thyroid was a bit larger (I could actually find it, but not so bad as to be seen). I do know that originally my allergies flared because of the thyroid shutting down, but we don’t know if the thyroid started to shut down because it was fighting allergens! It’s a scary circle. Whatever happened it was similar this time. It had gotten bad enough one day I actually thought about going to emerg! But I am a stubborn old fool, and knew eventually I would get it under control.
One thing is for sure, I do need to talk to my doctor about the stages of my allergic asthma and just when should I go to the hospital, and can they actually do anything for me? (besides oxygen and knock me out) According to every website (medical) and chart on controlling my asthma, I should have gone to the hospital within 2 days. Just seems silly though. I know eventually I will get it under control, and 3 or 4 days of lost sleep and trouble breathing seems like a stupid reason to go to the hospital. BUT, if doc says I should go next time (this is third time since diagnosed, so it will happen again) then I will.
I have learned though that high amounts of caffeine (as in 3 cups of coffee or a few glasses of coke — Shush Charlotte!) helps control the coughing. Was shocking how well it worked! Seriously, there is supposedly something about caffeine that helps reduce the swelling of the airways. I was sceptical, but hot damn! It works!
Still need to pick up my pneumonia shot and get that, and go have my blood test. Already a month behind on the blood test. (oops)
Every allergy site says rain can/does reduce allergens. I cry BS! Each time I get such a bad flare-up it is when it is raining. Now, according to the allergist, I am not allergic to moulds (un-true in my opinion as I got a reaction/boil on the mould site an hour after we left his office, and it hurt/itched like CRAZY!) so rain should not affect my breathing from allergies.
I am catching myself ramble and loss my train of thought (memory and brain function takes longer to regain after one of these attacks), so I will just end this now.
One day though, I may just conquered all my problems? I mean WILL conquer! (maybe) hehe
One last thought … All that aside? Ignoring the crankiness from playing catch up on my sleep, I am still in damned fine spirits! Been so long since I have felt “up” … Still surprises me when I catch myself happy. 😀 😀 (ohh You sickos! NOT what I meant!)