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Fall Allergies

October 19th, 2008 at 10:32 am

I can get pretty bad spring allergies but it comes and goes. I had a couple of horrid years in San Jose mixed with years with no problems (most years).

Of course, Sacramento has very high rates of asthma and allergies. Since moving here I have pretty much suffered every spring.

Anyway, I wasn't feeling well Friday and though I was coming down with a cold. I mostly rested all day.

Yesterday I felt good as new but spent a couple of hours outside. After that I couldn't stop sneezing and I woke up, not quite bad as Friday, but not great.

I just told dh, "I have allergies!" Though in spring it really affects my eyes more than anything. Thank goodness my eyes are not itchy - it's just the worst.

So I googled a bit. I can't recall ever suffering from fall allergies. Or maybe I have always chalked it up to a virus. I don't know.

It just occurred to me because the weather has been so unusually warm. I wondered if there was possibly more pollen in the air or something with the warm weather. Maybe there are some confused plants?

So I was relived to see fall allergies are fairly common in some areas.

At least I am not crazy.

I'll survive.

It's kind of a shame when the weather is nice I can't stand to go outside though. The weather is GORGEOUS here and predicted to stay gorgeous for the next couple of weeks. I think I will stay mostly indoors!

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Still no heat. It's been around 80 during the day, 50 at night, and the house has settled around 76.

Weather predicted the same for the next couple of weeks. So I probably won't update much on that until we hit November.

I turned the water heater back down to our summer level. (I had turned it up because it had dropped to the 40s for a few days overnight).

3 Responses to “Fall Allergies”

  1. swimgirl Says:

    Grasses are in bloom at this time of year and there are other things in the air, too. My allergies are worst at this time of year, because I am more allergic to grass than anything else. (although my allergies are severe enough that I got tested. And of the 38 things they test for in my area, I reacted to 35! The allergist was stunned...no one is allergic to that many things)

    Check pollen.com for info on what's out in the air around here (or anywhere).

    And the Northern California weather is GORGEOUS!

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Allergies are the worst - at any time of the year. Like swimgirl I am also allergic to many types of grass (and trees). I've been having to take my allergy medicine pretty much daily for the last couple weeks.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    Well, I am DEFINITELY allergic to grass. Just generally no problems this time of year.

    I wonder how often I've been "sick" in fall and just didn't realize.

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