Do you suffer from allergies along with FM/CFS?
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|Fri, 09-07-2012 - 6:13pm|
Just wondering, because I sure do, and it's like pollen gone wild around here. I keep waking up to that lovely "hung over tramp" look, with my face puffy, dark circles, and a whiskey voice, aka, hoarse. I keep telling my docs that if I'm going to wake up looking and feeling like I've had a wild, drunken night of revelry, I should at least occasionally feel up to actually DOING just that, lol. I hate it, because not only do I have the usual symptoms of itchy, watery eyes and stuffy nose, I also get swollen glands, fluid in my ears, and I swell up, like I've gained about 4 lbs in just fluid retention in a few days. My joints are also hurting, which I really hate, because I'm all stiff and clumsy. I'm hoping to make it through Fall weed season this year without antibiotics and steroids, but so far, it's not looking too good. My only "consolation" is that my poor DS is worse off this year than me, and has woken up looking like he was hit in the face with an airbag, or like a kid allergic to peanuts who ate a whole bag of the suckers. Even his lips have been swollen! All from pollen.
So, do YOU suffer from seasonal allergies? Does it make your FM/CFS worse? Do you also get wonky symptoms with your seasonal allergies? Let me know!