I know you’re going to think this is a ridiculous WFMW post, but I consider this one of my wisest posts yet.
I have been a severe allergy suffered my entire life. I’m not talking about sniffles when my car has turned hologram green from the pollen, I mean allergies to everything – cats, dogs, mold, grass, wood – you name it, I’m allergic to it. Just know that there’s an allergy test story in there and it ended with me hallucinating tucked under my daybed.
The long and short – it was VERY bad.
My allergies are bad. But in the spring, they are MUCH WORSE.
In addition, any allergy sufferer can attest that you begin to develop immunities to medications that you are prescribed. Those RX’s that used to ease your pain now make things worse, more congested, making you wish you’d never asked your friendly Dr. ENT for relief. I have developed an immunity to cortisone which has for several years been my BFF during the spring.
This year, I was determined not to spend $500 on dr.’s appointments, prescription meds, and lost time at work. I should take allergy shots, but HELLO, if you poke me, I will cry. I don’t care how small that needle is, or how much you tell me it won’t hurt. You lie. You liars with needles.
So… I started taking Zyrtec long before spring every sprung. When my car finally did turn green, I mean, when Spring sprang, I supplemented my Zyrtec with the real Sudafed. I don’t mean some knock-off/generic brand. I mean the name brand Sudafed.
Except for this last week when Maple, Oak, Hickory, and Magnolia have been out to get me, I have had the best spring yet. I haven’t had to see a Dr. (PTL), and I haven’t spent hundreds of dollars in prescriptions meds. Plus, there have been all kinds of coupons for $4 off on Zyrtec, so I’ve spent a total of $57.00 to cover the last four months. That breaks down to $0.48 cents per day to keep the doctor away.
And trust me… that works for me. :)
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