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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
Today was a bad, bad allergy day. The palo verde trees are blooming sheets of gorgeous yellow, but the clouds of pollen they release to the wind have many people around here in misery. I try to alternate my antihistamines in the hope of minimizing their tendency to make me either rage at the slightest provocation or resist every impulse to stay awake. I'm rediscovering the virtues of my teenage "speedball," which consists of pseudoephedrine and antihistamine taken together. Yesterday it was half a yellow pill and one red one. I was far more human than I would have been on the yellow pill alone. Today was worse so I tried a Benadryl and a red one. Even that hefty dose, however, was not equal to the task, so I opted to take a Claritin in the evening. What a mistake! Every time I take one of those I feel like I'm tripping on a hallucinogen whose sole hallucination is an abject self-image. I'm this close to scratching my skin until it bleeds. And I know, I mean I just know,hat I'd feel better with an open wound than I do right now. Somehow I don't think this is what Moses Mendelsohn, Immanuel Kant, and their fellow thinkers had in mind when they discussed the concept of Aufkläritung. This clearing is all bog and my shoes are soaked with slime.

Mode: bleh
Muse: the muted sounds of U2's Zooropa from the front room

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From: ex_synecdoch550 Date: April 18th, 2005 06:01 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Allergy medicine used to give me the strangest, most vivid dreams-- those dreams when you're sure they are real, and even after you wake up, you're not quite positive that what you dreamt hadn't really happened.

The one I remember most was just after my room mate and I had moved into a new basement suite. I dreamt that we were moving in, and he and another friend were trying to put together my bedframe, while I protested that I was sick and wanted to sleep. I managed to get them to leave and then I dreamt that I was lying in bed, awake.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 18th, 2005 06:22 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I know exactly what you mean! I feel like I'm dreaming right now. Maybe I am.
chefxh From: chefxh Date: April 18th, 2005 06:21 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yow. I can relate. *snorfle*
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 18th, 2005 06:38 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You mean they gave you time to breathe today? Boy are they going soft. . . :-)
From: jodi3425 Date: April 18th, 2005 11:00 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


My allergies have been bad the last two days--and, yes, I went straight to the big c, and got the bad self image nightmare. Unreal that it affects you the same way. I'm wondering how long I can suffer in my symptoms before going back to C. What a horrible choice.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 18th, 2005 11:34 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: claritin

Tell me about it! I've actually had better luck with Benadryl. At least I don't feel like I'm crashing on illegal drugs.
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