Don't Forget To Take Your Allergy Meds!!!!
Lately I have been feeling "off". I wasn't quite sure what was wrong with me, but it was beginning to scare me. I felt like something was wrong with my heart and lungs. The symptoms are so hard to explain, but it felt like my heart was skipping a beat, and my lungs weren't working well. I couldn't breathe deep enough, and when I did, it hurt.
Today I explained my symptoms to my husband because I was scared. I didn't want anything to be wrong with me. Lets just say that I need to take my claritin daily. I can not miss it at all. I had to take it last year due to some BAD allergies, but didn't bother this year because I felt like it was just for my nasal allergies and those haven't been bothering me. Yet.
I was really really wrong though. My allergies have been making my lungs inflamed and probably really congested with mucus, which is why I felt a "thumping" in my chest...it was probably all that mucus moving around in there or a bubble of air or something. Either way, it was not a comfortable feeling.
I took the claritin this afternoon a few hours ago and I already feel a lot better. Not 100%, but a lot better.
Always take your allergy meds. Goodness knows what would have happened if I had continued to ignore it, I probably would have landed up in the hospital. We're going to look into having our air vents/ducts cleaned, because we feel that the dust accumulation is probably what is aggrivating my allergies. I never had it this bad before we moved here, and we have central air. I can't seem to get a handle on the dust in the house, so the dirty vents are most likely the culprit. We have a dog, and two cats, and I dust twice a week, but it still gets dusty. We rent, so who knows when they were last cleaned, since our landlord doesnt really pay attention to stuff like that.