Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Puffer Fish Effect

I was reading up on allergies and colds last night, and if there was such a thing as an 'allergy cold'. Tuesday, after class, I had the worst allergy attack. The wind was blowing a bit, I had walked through freshly cut grass at school, and I believe the pollen index was moderate. All I know was after all that, I was feeling miserable. My whole entire face was itching including my head and the inside of my mouth and throat. I even felt my throat tightening up a bit which always makes me a bit nervous.

One of the main things I discover that happens to me when I have an allergy attack(after getting Hashimoto's) is that my entire face swells up. I was likening myself to a puffer fish the other day. It wasn't pretty. I'm going to research allergies and its affects on those with thyroid disease to see if I'm the only one this happens to. Right now the allergies have turned into a cold, and I've been resting as much as I can. I skipped school today as well to get better. I'm hoping this doesn't last long. I have a weekend trip I need to be better for so I can enjoy it with my kids.