Thursday, May 1, 2014

Seasonal Allergies

I'm trying to be proactive with allergies by:
  • Watching what I eat (no gluten, no milk, and no sugar).
  • Taking a body cleanse called Ridset.
  • Washing our shirts if we're outside.
  • Changing pillow cases out.
  • Washing our hair before we go to bed.
  • Drinking a lot of water.
  • Exercise every day. We've missed a few, but have been pretty good about this.
  • Not hanging my clothes on the line outside to dry. I never thought about this when I was growing up, but hanging clothes, or sheets on a line helps with the bill, but it also collects pollen in them.
Since I'm taking the body cleanse I took myself off my allergy meds. I've read that in the long run they are bad anyhow. For me it's either suffer with them, or suffer without them. I was hoping the body cleanse would take away all allergies. I'm not horrible, but I'm not all better either.

The weather has been back and forth here. For many when it rains it washes the allergins away. For me it brings on a horrible migraine and lots of sneezes. I think I got really allergic to mold when I lived in the south. There the humidity is high much of the time. But Grandma (my mom) said that I would have asthma attacks when I was little when it rained. Maybe the rain brings the pollution down to our level. I have no clue.

Daddy hates when I sneeze, and I'm sick. I hate it to. He's like, "Really when are you going to stop?" Seriously I'd love to stop sneezing. I don't enjoy it!

He also hates what I do to be proactive, so I can't win.

You know couples love each other when they fight over dumb things. 

It's true. Daddy and I hardly fight. If and when we do it's something crazy ridiculous. That's ok. It doesn't happen often. If we never fought, than that would be crazy ridiculous to.

Last week I said, "Honey can you wash the boy's hair in the sink, while I get the Neti Pots ready?"

He grumbled big time, "Why do I have to wash their hair?"

I said, "It will seriously take you tops 5 minutes. I want any pollen that is in their hair out. They have been sneezing, and I don't want them to get miserable. I'll change their pillow cases to."

He said, "God you are a nut! Just because you have allergies doesn't mean you have to push off all this stuff on them." He ranted and raved for awhile.

Isaak in particular was a mess with allergies over Easter weekend. He just looked miserable.

The boys do not get as bad as I do, but they do have allergies.

Both Daddy and I wouldn't drop it. We both have hard heads. 

I'm easy going on where to go and what to do. When it comes to being preventative, and not wanting to get sick I am hard headed. 

I finally said, "Sometimes I wish you had allergies to understand."

Then he left the house. What I was thinking is, Goodness! He's mad over a 5 minute hair washing. He's going to walk around, collect pollen on himself, won't shower before bed, and I get to sleep next to him.

That night he worked downstairs. He didn't shower. The next day he was talkative again.

We hardly fight, but when we do it's something silly like this! 

I remember my parents fought over the air and heat. They still might fight over that. Also silly.

What's something silly you have fought with your spouse about?


Eat To Live said...

I used to have horrible allergies, but with all the cleansing and everything else I do, they seem to be pretty much gone.

Masshole Mommy said...

I have terrible seasonal allergies and nothing helps me. It's just part of life for me.

~ Noelle said...

i hate that you have such bad allergies... i am pretty lucky that i don't really have them that often.
hope you get well soon

Ai Sakura said...

It's terrible to have allergies. Sometimes you really have to get it to understand how irritating, and yet sometimes life-threatening, it can be.

Hubs and I fight over little stuff too.. like seat covers and placing cups face down so that the water drips off properly haha

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

pc said...

I didn't have any allergy when I was young, Im getting it now...:(

As far as I can remember, hubs and I fight over direction, when we navigate in a new place. Both of us think we were right at the point of time. Of course, whoever the driver made the judgement call. But it ended up with a good laugh after that, pretty much because we acted very childish.

Beate said...

I used to have allergies as a girl too, pretty bad even. I don't know what changed it, it's much better now. Reading your post makes me wonder if it was because I started living and eating so much healthier :) Yes, fights are about silly things most of the times, I cannot come up with a good example right now, but I so know what you're talking about!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Rarely do I fight with Jason. I think our last little tiff was on 4th of July. We went downtown to see the fireworks. We had a good parking spot, but there was a streetlamp close by. He moved the car behind a huge building and I got pissed. I didn't sit there for an hour waiting for the fireworks to start to stare at a building! We joked about it later, but he knew I was angry!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I don't know men get like that about illness. I've fought a couple of times with my husband over taking one of the boys to the doctor when they're sick. So far, mom's instinct has been 100% correct on that, so I don't know why he still complains? Weird. I hope you feel better!


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