I am pretty sure that I am allergic to Germany. It all started at the beginning of May, and has continued into June. My eyes turned red, began burning, itching and watering. My throat became so itchy and scratchy. I started to sneeze constantly, and have been sneezing all day and into the night. And the snot, oh lord, SO MUCH SNOT. Something here is trying to kill me.
I have always had allergies. Growing up in Michigan, I had very bad allergies during the fall season. I carried tissues with me everywhere, snotting and sneezing. But, the season was short and I managed to get through it each year.
In North Carolina, I had Springtime allergies. But again, it seemed to only affect me for a few weeks at most.
Here in Germany I am going into the fifth week of
hell severe allergies. I am unable to wear any eye make-up as my eyes are so red, and they are tearing up. They itch so bad I am constantly rubbing them.(I know, I know…not a good thing. But they feel like they are on fire!) I look as though I have been crying for days on end. I am sneezing constantly, and there is just SO MUCH SNOT. It just gets worse when I try to take Jack for a walk, or even sitting on the balcony in the evenings.
I have been taking some allergy medicine during the day, and then having to take Benadryl at night. I feel like I am in a fog, a fog filled with snot. So today, my wonderful husband, Dirk, went to the pharmacy to get a different antihistamine. So far so good, the symptoms are easing a bit.
Germany is a tough place. The language is hard to learn, and it seems that nature herself is trying to run me out of the country. But, I too am made of strong stuff. As long as I have antihistamines, tissues and access to translation apps, I will prevail!!
Anyone else struggling this season with allergies? What do you do to cope?