Thursday, April 26, 2007

Why oh why did I stop taking the Claritin?

So, a few weeks ago I got a chronic sore/scratchy throat that never got better or worse and had general lethargy. A friend suggested maybe it was allergies. I've never had chronic allergies. So, I thought I wouldn't hurt to try taking some Claritin. Within a few days, I was much better.

Last week, I'd been feeling pretty good. The pollen on the walnut tree in the back yard was subsiding. So, I decided to quit taking the Claritin. I don't want to be a chronic pill-taker afterall....

Well, by Tuesday morning, the itchy/sore throat was back, and the lethargy, too. Now, I'm hoping to have the allergies back under control before the stage race this weekend. The symptoms are waning right now, but not completely gone. Go Claritin, go!!! I'm counting on you!

3 comments:

lauren said...

ack! allergies!

that's my problem right now too! it's making me totally lethargic.

Chris said...

I hated depending on meds too but sometimes it is just the best thing. Suffering is no fun for sure. Hope you feel better.

chatterbox said...

Thanks, guys! I went for a 1.5 hour sweaty, yoga wringing last night, and that seems to have purged enough from the system that the histamines are down. I'm feeling quite a bit better this morning. Phew!