I am feeling sluggish. I need a jump start, a jolt, a pick me up. Wait.... I wrote that Thursday!
What is my problem? It has just been diagnosed. I have been taking the wrong allergy medicine. That's one problem solved.
I haven't had severe allergies in years. And then we moved to a new state and experienced spring for the first time. Oh my goodness, whatever is in the air here is killing me.
I started taking the allergy medication I had in my cabinet last week and then it ran out. I rummaged through a different cabinet and found some other medicine. It was generic and already open so I know that I had taken it before, and it must have worked or I wouldn't have kept it. Or would I? I didn't bother to read the label other than the word Allergy Relief because that is what I was desperately in need of. Oh, and it expired 11/10 but I didn't even notice that at that time.
So the reason I have been sluggish all week (although Oklahoma certainly was part of it) is because I was taking diphenhydramine otherwise known as Benadryl with side effects that may include "marked drowsiness". No wonder I couldn't hardly move all day and went to bed early and slept so well. I was taking Benadryl every 4-6 hours and feeling like the walking dead. I was convinced that I was coming down with some nasty bug because my daughter had been sick, and the baby was starting to show symptoms, and I wasn't getting better. We were a combined mess.
It's nice having a doctor in the house who can read labels for you and then pick out just the right medicine at the pharmacy. I guess he would prefer me to do something other than sleep all day until allergy season is over.
I woke up this morning feeling so much better. I even took a shower, after three days of wearing my pajamas. I might survive this spring with the right stuff in my system.
But then we will move to another state and we'll see if I have developed new allergies there. Oh the joys.