Do you deal with spring and/or fall allergies? How do you get through it? I've had to deal with fall allergies for as long as I can remember. It would begin around my birthday late in August, and continue until the first frost of the year which would be anywhere around the middle to late October.

That's a long time to suffer with runny, stuffed up nose passages, sneezing and watery eyes. It made for a tough challenge during the first couple of months while I was in school from kindergarten through college years. It's not easy trying to concentrate on what the teacher is lecturing about while I'm trying to breath and keep my allergy in check. Can I blame fall allergies for my poor report card marks? Didn't think so.

Well, for the past three or four years, I have sailed through the fall with no symptoms. It has been heaven not having to deal with ragweed invading my nasal passages. I thought that lifetime ordeal was over. And maybe it is...for the fall season.

This year for the first time ever, I have somehow developed spring allergies. And it has kicked me in the nose really hard. There are days I'm fine, but then the next day I will wake up feeling like my head is about to explode, and I sound like Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer.

In late February UPI Science News reported:

"Pollen is on the move, with early blooming spores now wafting across traditional locales and into regions where those pollen species have typically bloomed later, if at all."

I'm assuming it's tree pollen that's affecting me, which traditionally begins in March. And I fear that grass pollen could drive me crazy as well. Even though it usually doesn't begin until May, I mowed my lawn over the weekend, and the next day I was feeling like crap.

I don't ever recall feeling this miserable with fall allergies in the past, so it's certainly been a challenge. I've been using nasal spray to help alleviate my suffering, but I'm not a fan of using nasal spray. Hopefully this will end sooner than later, and I'm hoping that come late August, my fall allergies will not return.

via UPI Science News

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