Hand In Hand

Hand In Hand

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring...Allergies...No Relief!

I was and am still so excited about spring. I love this time of year. The flowers are just beautiful and the blossoms on the trees are wonderful to look at. No complaints from me about that. It's a beautiful time of year and there is much to be enjoyed in the spring. For example, Major League Baseball has started again, which means I can watch my Phillies. But . . .with spring has come the sudden onslaught of allergies. Don't misunderstand it, I KNOW I have allergies. I take Zyrtec. Apparently, it's not really working. But I'd hate to change it because it may work again after Baby Girl is born. It's terrible. I'll take the dog for a walk and feel great. But within a half hour of being back upstairs (I live on a second floor apartment) with the sliding glass door open, my head will start to get stuffy and I get a wee little headache. It's all sinus related. And it's awful. There's nothing I can really do about it. Even if I could take a decongestant, I wouldn't because I have blood pressure issues. Decongestants aren't good for that. So it seems there is no relief in sight until the pollen counts go back down. Things might be better if I could deal with tissues like a normal person. But...I still have a tissue aversion. I don't know if you all remember, but in the first trimester, I developed this aversion to the smell of tissues. So I started buying Vicks tissues. As long as I'm not too stuffy-headed, I can use them without a problem. But if the congestion is bad, I dry heave. Yep. Still. I'm praying for the pollen count to drop soon. Baby Girl is doing just fine, too bad Mommy isn't!


  1. I found your blog surfing the blogosphere. I am also a Phillies fan and love spring for that reason. But I'm pregnant (12 weeks) and my allergies are killing me. You know that post nasal drip that clogs your throat? yeah who needs morning sickness with that? I'm also taking Zyrtec sporadically but I take Singluar for asthma and don't trust too many meds at once. Hope you start to feel better soon. May the allergies go away soon!!

  2. Hi Heather! I hope your allergies subside soon. I have allergies too, I know how miserable it is! I also wanted to let you know that your success story is up on my blog! Check it out! http://stressfreeinfertilityblog.com/2010/04/18/meet-heather-2/

  3. Heather!

    Hello and thanks a million for sharing your story on Krissi's blog Stress Free Infertility. I was soothed by your words of HOPE and the fact you kept going on with your life rather than be consumed by infertility.

    I closely relate to your story, as my most recent blood work revealed a FSH level of 10.3, or borderline FSH. Like you, I sobbed uncontrolably and thought the end of my journey was very near. It has taken some time to absorb the news and find the positive again, but I'm on my way :) Your story helped ease my fears, so I say thank you once again. I'm due to see an RE early June and am excited, yet nervous. I suppose the worst part is the 2 1/2 month wait to get an RE appointment. However, I do feel blessed to have alternatives.

    Congratulations! And, may all of Life's Blessings be yours :) I look forward to following your journey and will be rallying you to the finish line.