But not the war.
I caved and got Claritin.
The quercitin/bromelain tablets had been working. At least I thought they had. But then I had another attack. Between work and half marathon training, not being able to breathe is not an option.
However, I don’t plan to stay on it long term. My mom was actually the one who suggested going on allergy meds for a short time to get my histamine levels under control and then to try switching back to the natural and herbal options. So I’m going to take the Claritin at full dose for a bit and then slowly wean myself off of it. I’m hoping it has a similar effect to allergy shots where I’m able to build up a tolerance for the things that trigger these attacks (chickens, pollen, etc.). I’ll start taking one pill a day, then every other day, then every third day, and so forth until I am off of it completely.
Before heading back to the farm, I snagged some strawberries, spinach, broccoli, and snap peas from dad’s garden. It’s good being a farmer’s daughter. I can’t wait for tomato season. I’ve been craving gazpacho lately!
I took my camera in for a long overdue cleaning the other week. Camera’s Etc. in Newark did a fantastic job! No more weird spots on my photos. Now that I have it back I’m ready to get out and play! Especially since I managed to scratch the lens on my iPhone camera.