Are you struggling with allergies? Tired of the constant itchy, watery eyes, or sneezing and runny nose? Yeah. I was too.
I spent YEARS on prescriptions for allergic rhinitis (fancy word for nasal allergies) and allergic asthma. I needed inhalers, Zyrtec, shots, and yet still had really bad days. Fast forward to now and I reach for my inhaler only occasionally. Last week I had a few hours of sneezing. That’s it. It could have been days or weeks. I can’t express how grateful I am to not be suffering anymore.
There is HOPE. Let me know if you’d like some ❤️❤️ #allergies#seasonalallergies#allergicrhinitis#allergicasthma#foodallergies#asthma#healed#hope
Allergic asthma is the most common type of #asthma . 80% of children with allergies have asthma. 65 to 75% of asthmatic adults are allergic to one or more allergens. It’s important to know your triggers. Identifying and avoiding allergens that trigger symptoms reduce the need for medication and improve quality of life. Schedule an appointment today. #worldasthmaday#allergicasthma#asthmatic#asthmasucks
Bronchitis for the win 😂😩 After nearly coughing up a lung the past few nights, I figured it was finally time to see a doctor. I have Allergic Asthma too which makes it worse. My main asthma trigger is dust and we saw A LOT of it during our move 😬
I’m terrible about being consistent with my daily inhaler so every time I get sick and run down, it goes straight to my lungs and turns into bronchitis or walking pneumonia. I really need to be better.
Just took my meds, ready for a good long nap. The work and boxes will have to wait 😴😴😴
Do any of you or your kids have Allergic Asthma? Are you good about taking your daily inhaler or does this same thing happen to you?
I haven’t felt like myself lately. For some time since moving, I’ve been out of sorts emotionally. Like I don’t recognize myself right now. And just as I thought perhaps that sensation was passing, I started feeling wretched physically. ---
It’s officially been just over a week of this, but it’s felt like an eternity. My voice was gone, and is only starting to regain some semblance of normalcy. My voice, which at this point in my life is my livelihood. ---
I spent days believing I was coming down with a cold, only to continue worsening despite doses of cold medicine. Several people suggested that it might be allergies, which at first I couldn’t believe. As a kid, I had terrible allergies, but I don’t remember ever feeling this awful. Now, on three different meds for a wide array of symptoms, my condition is starting to improve. ---
As a pessimist, I tend to stretch toward the worst scenarios. If my voice doesn’t return, I’ll have to find new jobs. If this isn’t just allergies, is this finally the time I’ve been anticipating of some type of infection in my chest so severe it takes me out? I have a history of chronic bronchitis & no health insurance, so I’ve often considered death over debt. If this is allergies and they’re this bad annually, I should probably move again. ---
I realize this is just a time, everything passes. This seasonal change has compromised my health, but it’s also filled with some incredible life rising to the surface. I’m trying to keep this in mind as I feel more like the experimental basil in cactus soil, withering away on my balcony.
Researchers find acupuncture effective for relieving allergic asthma, a type of asthma triggered by allergens (e.g., dust mites, mold, pollen, foods). Symptoms include wheezing, difficulty breathing, itchy eyes, sinusitis, rhinitis, a general feeling of malaise, and sneezing. In a randomized controlled trial of 1,445 patients, acupuncture provided lasting relief for six months.
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Just look at that beautiful sunset I captured on my phone. It was different in real life. More yellow and pink. I changed the iso to "something?" Seeing this beautiful visage when us Swedes haven't seen the sun properly for months reminds me to keep building my ladder.
Being chronically hasn't been easy. Despite having my conditions since birth I forget that it has only been a year since I found out that I have Eds type 3. I know they changed the term recently but I can't remember it at the top of my head. A few years before that I got my Fibromyalgia diagnosis as well. Not to mention the other maladies and conditions I deal with on a daily basis.
Back to the point.
Being chronically with invisible illnesses makes you forget that you are ill sometimes. If it is all you have ever known how could you tell the difference. Just now I was reminded of my grief for the life I wanted to have. All the dreams of jobs and things that I wanted to do. You can become very bitter. I had my extremely bitter faze before I got diagnosed. Now I just hate people. Anything above my worst case scenario is a win for me.
I had to let my dreams die. I didn't think that it would hurt still. I know I can make new dreams but from the perspective of my limitations. Which is extra hard when you have a obsessive compulsive personality disorder that is the epitome of the super ego.
So I set my goals and dreams as attainable and small as I can.
Like taking a picture of a beautiful sunset. #buildaladder#anotherladderrung#chronicillness#multisick#EDS#edsawareness#chronicallyill#spoonie#ehlersdanlos#simonandmartina#migraine#pcos#chronicpain#edszebra#mentalhealth#mentalillness#allergicasthma#ocpd#sunsetphotography#nottipezzini