What is up with my allergies this year? I have not felt this bad in years, and I mean years.
For the past couple of weeks allergies have caused sinus drainage into my throat. Over the past few days things have moved into my chest. Breathing has gotten difficult to the point where my wife made me an appointment with a local doctor.
My appointment was Thursday – The doctor said my lungs sounded good, but he gave me a z-pack and a one week supply of prednisone. A lung function test, EKG, chest x-ray and blood work was scheduled for Friday.
Friday – I got to the doctors office around 8:30 in the morning. First thing the nurses did was blood work. After the nurse got the needle out the last thing I remember was the nurse calling for a bottle of water. The next thing I remember was waking up on the floor with a dozen nurses standing around me. I passed smooth out.
I kept telling the nurses I was sorry for scaring them. They said it was ok that it happens all the time.
My allergies usually peak around March and into April. I can not remember them being this bad, ever. By the end of April and into May my allergies usually settle down and everything goes back to normal.
Maybe I am getting older? Maybe its the early rains that are making the weeds and trees produce more pollen then normal?
Whatever it is, I hope it does not last too much longer.