I know that you are essential to life as we know it, but I hate you anyway.
I never used to have seasonal allergies. I remember when I was a kid, traveling with the whole family in our faux-wood-grain station wagon, windows rolled all the way down (including that huge one in the back) on a beautiful spring day, wind flying through our hair, and Sister Snarky being absolutely, positively miserable. I didn't get it. What was her problem?
Karma is a bitch.
These days, I have to essentially lock myself in my house with all the windows shut until the worst of it is over. My sneezing is incessant, my nose is so itchy I want to run an industrial-strength pipe cleaner though it, and my eyes - oh, for the love of all thing holy, my eyes! - it will be a while before I get to wear my contact lenses again. Or stop sitting on my hands to keep them away. SO itchy! And I am probably going to get some sort of horrible eye infection like I do every year because I. Cannot. Stop. Touching them. Also, my nails are like razors and even though the skin around the eyes is so super-tough and resilient, I might be doing some damage with all this irresistible scratching and tugging. Gah.
I didn't know vampires had allergies!
I have been downing Benadryl and generic-something-or-another like candy to no avail. If you could OD on eye drops, I would be dead by now. I have eaten local honey to no avail and was too impatient for the immunotherapy shots to take (maybe next year...). My neti pot helps, but somehow I think would be awkward for the office - nobody likes an air-hanky in the ladies room sink. Or so I would imagine.
I need a bubble.
Or one of these... Although there is that latex allergy of mine to consider...
Do you have allergies? Any tips for surviving the season? Maybe I just need to start a countdown clock to the next hard freeze...