I don’t think it’s Oregon

I have heard from a lot of people here that everyone gains allergies in Oregon.  I’m pretty confident I can dismiss that as the usual local nonsense EVERYONE says about where they live, like, “Don’t like the weather?  Wait five minutes – it’ll change!”  Maybe they don’t say that in southern California, but they say it everywhere else.  Regardless, I don’t blame Oregon for how I’ve been feeling this week.  It’s spring, trees are blooming, this is expected.

I occasionally worry that I’m taking TOO much allergy medicine, though.  (John says this is because I need something to worry about at all times.)  But seriously, year-round I take Singulair and Zyrtec.  These last few days I’ve added Flonase.  This evening I’m taking Benadryl, and tomorrow I plan to take Sudafed.  I probably won’t take all five tomorrow, but I will take four.  I’ll skip the Benadryl…oh, only until tomorrow night, so actually I will take all five tomorrow.  (I’m not actually worried about it.)

The Benadryl seems to be working.  Earlier this evening I was making a big dent in the box of kleenex, but the Benadryl has dried me up.  I’m just afraid I won’t sleep well because on top of the general misery, Benadryl doesn’t always knock me out anymore.

Boohoo and whatever.  I’ll do my best not to write about drugs and kleenex tomorrow.


  1. Michelle

    RE: “everyone gains allergies in Oregon”

    Is it possible that it’s less nonsense than oversimplification? Different pollens equal different reactions. Some areas have pollens more likely to trigger responses than other. Some areas have a greater array of pollens thus trigger a waterfall effect of allergies with one response ending right as another begins. I don’t know anything about the botany of your area, but it could be than more people than not develop allergies upon moving there because of being exposed to new flora if it’s a botanically diverse area or has an abundance of triggering plants.

    I certainly know that I had NO allergies when I moved to Alaska (which was awesome), but they came right back when I moved back to Asheville.

    Regardless, I’m sorry for you that sucks.

  2. Dad

    OK, you didn’t write about Kleenex– you didn’t write about anything!! You promised riding pics. Pls deliver.

  3. Dad

    PS – sorry about the allergy attack. But you’re right. They say the same thing in Harrisburg, Louisville, etc. Here, too. Stuff grows EVERYWHERE!

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