Monday, July 30, 2007


Every year around this time I am faced with a dilemma. I can be wide awake to experience all of the suffering that my various allergies can inflict on me - sinus pain so acute you would think Dick Cheney himself had ordered it and itchy skin that makes every stitch of clothing feels like course grade sandpaper. Or, I can take the only antihistamine I have every discovered that works to relieve my symptoms. The dilemma is I can't enjoy a symptomless life while sound asleep, which is that drug's principal side effect on me. So, I can choose to be alert, wide awake, and miserable or comfortably dopey.

Yes, I've tried Benadryl, bloody joke of a medicine if you ask me.

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