We Could Really Do Without Hay Fever.

I guess it is Winter hay fever season. Hooray! The best part for me is waking up at 5:30 am gagging on phlegm. Feels like dying. This NDE also means I only average a max of 5 hours of sleep. There are a few tricks I have learned to grab a few extra hours or minutes:

  1. Sleep on stomach.
  2. Dowse pillow in Tea Tree Oil.
  3. Sleep sitting in a chair. (Cold. Shivering. Alone.)

That last one is no fun at all, but there are mornings where I am that desperate for sleep.

3 Comments so far

  1. daveeee (unregistered) on November 27th, 2004 @ 10:29 am

    dont eat dairy products. and put some rosemary oil/scent on your wrists. it really works for me (countryside, summmer, england . . .)
    although there are days when i wake with a headache, am feeling sick withing 3 mins of waking, feel like i have a cold all day, eyes water and nose runs 24/7, and cant concentrate. good job im not in my uni finals year.

    oh, hang on. I am.

    Good luck with the suffering!

  2. D.L.A. (unregistered) on November 28th, 2004 @ 6:39 am

    Daveee, there are more “alternative” cures suggested on this page. I will not be taking large doses of vitamin C

    Vitamin C studies have shown that, in very high doses, it has properties similar to antihistamines but without the weight gain and drowsiness seen with common antihistaminic drugs. The only side-effect is loose bowel movements or diarrhea if the dose taken is too high for the given individual.

    That last bit does not sound pleasant at all.

  3. Reboot (unregistered) on December 9th, 2004 @ 10:41 pm

    I’m sorry, but as a pharmacist I must say you should take Loratadine 10mg / day or even 4th generation anti-H1, like Fexofenadine 180mg / day.

    Moreover now you’ve got available anti-LTC4/LTD4/LTE4, like Montelukast, which commercial name in Spain is “Singulair (r)”. They don’t make you sleepy at all and it’s efectiveness is much higher than classical antihistaminics, but are also much more expensive. (in Spain 47

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