I love spring, I truly do. But this year it's getting the better of me thanks to the gawd awful allergies. I have issues every year when the trees with the lovely white flowers (very popular here in town so they are EVERYWHERE) are blooming. I love them, they nearly kill me. ugh This year is BAD. I usually have issues but zyrtec takes care of it pretty much. Yeah, not so much this year. So I dunno if it is something OTHER than those trees that has me going as well. But I lean my head down and there is the watery niagra falls thing which drives me nuts because there is no warning so you just don't have a tissue at hand of course. There is the itchy burning eyes, the drainage down the back of the throat that chokes me, the wheezing in the chest, the coughing to the point where I sound like I'm at death's door (from the draining down the back of the throat). It's even gotten to the point where I actually feel "sick" some days. Oh, and mustn't forget the migraines when I thought "oh the weather is lovely time to smoke outside to help me cut back some more". Two days of those and I realized easy child's neighbor has 2 of said trees in her yard in full bloom. I took a allergy pill before venturing out to shop with easy child at drug stores this evening. I might as well have not taken one because it didn't do squat. I could barely breathe by the time we got home so I took another. An hour later I can breathe again and I'm not coughing. Eyes are still itchy and sort of burning though. And there is still the water works when I put my head down, just not as bad. Oh, and not thinking I walked near the floral dept in kroger and omg it set me off again. geez So I'm guessing the pollen must be really high this year?? Man I hope those trees don't keep their blooms very long.