Dry, desert allergies attack

When I was 15 I was diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma. I have an emergency inhaler and a daily inhaler and my asthma is under control.

Many people who have asthma have allergies or vice versa.

When I was 19 I was diagnosed with environmental allergies. (That was a tough semester in school as I couldn’t stay up past 9 most nights. I saw the beginning of a lot of movies but missed the end of most.)

For many years I have taken Zyrtec, which for the most part has kept my allergies manageable.

I was 23 when I left Tucson (Arizona) where I was born and raised.

After leaving I went back regularly to visit home.

One visit I had about three years after leaving Arizona was the worst allergy attack I’ve ever had … still to this day. I had a terrible cough, I could hardly breathe, my head felt 10 times as big as it actually was, I could hardly hear, I was so congested. It was awful. I was miserable.

Allergies regularly make me tired and wear me out. Most of the time I have a little congestion, some sneezing …

When living in Arizona (I moved back a … Continue reading