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Dear Mother Nature,

Please take your heat, humidity and ragweed and leave Ohio. I don’t like to complain, I like to have a positive outlook on life, but you are making it rather difficult right now. If the ragweed was not bad enough, the A/C breaking down causing us to open the windows & let my attacker right in, was the final straw. My eyes itch and are swollen, my nose itches, my skin itches. I take a myriad of medication to combat these symptoms and don’t get a lot of relief. Please don’t remind me that it may not have been in my best interest to fire my allergist last week – not only do I clearly need help, but who cares how long I had to sit there, at least there was A/C, right?

Have you ever taken Zyrtec? If you are ever wanting to be in a zombie-like state, this is the pill to take. I weighed my options and chose to take the Zyrtec thinking I could deal with a little lethargy & fatigue since we had a 3-day weekend – big mistake. My motivation went out the open window. The couch and I became best buddies as I watched the hours pass. Oh, I didn’t sleep the entire time, somehow I got sucked into watching Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami. I don’t know which show is a bigger train wreck, this one or Jersey Shore. Did I really just admit that I watch those?

So, if you can just do that one thing for me, I promise to not complain again until February when I am sick & tired of freezing my arse off.

Thank you,

Kimberly Bouldin

Now back to your regularly scheduled gluten-free programming. ;)


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2 comments to Interruption…

  • I don't take those drugs at all. Only out of desperation do I take Advil Cold & Sinus with additional Advil when I occasionally get sinus headaches (typically after ingesting more dairy). I drink tons of water (Gatorade and other fluids are not the same for flushing out those types of allergens) and I avoid dairy for the most part because it just exacerbates seasonal allergies (clogging all and causing mucous in eyes, etc.). Doing flushes/gargles with vinegar and water and using a Neti pot and saline nose sprays also help. Look online for natural remedies. Hope you find relief soon, Kim!


  • Kim

    Thank you, Shirley! I have been meaning to get a Neti pot – looks like know is the time! Last time I remembered to try to find one, the store I was looking in was out. :(


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