I am behind on everything and feeling very foggy-headed, but gosh darnit, at least I’m cute. That’s what I tell myself, anyway. In my family when we do something silly or just plain stupid, or we feel a bit defective in some way, this phrase comes comes up often. Whether it’s accurate or not is irrelevant.

I’m dealing with a nasty mold infestation, and my allergies are making me feel extremely foggy-headed. The situation should be resolved after the wall/ceiling/floor repairs are finished, but in the meantime I feel lousy. Also, I look like this:

This happened. I like my mask better now.

This happened. I like my mask better now.

My allergies and Crohn’s go hand in hand. Thank goodness I ditched my colon! I’m currently dehydrated, but at least I don’t have to spend much time in my moldy bathroom. For those of you with allergies, I have a few tricks you may be interested in trying in addition to whatever meds you take.

1. Eucalyptus Oil: This stuff can really clear up your sinuses! I use it in a diffuser, or applied directly to my face.

2. Children’s Sudafed: My heart gets crazy on regular Sudafed, and my guts don’t like it much either. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about what medications you might need, but this one helps me somewhat without wreaking much havoc.

3. Tea: Some herbal teas soothe my scratchy throat and help me breathe easier. Peppermint is one of my favorites, but I also like herbal blends specifically designed for nose/throat issues.

4. Bathe after significant exposure to allergens.

5. Wear a mask like mine!

6. Lavender Oil: When hives are driving me nuts, this helps decrease itching.

7. Modal: My skin gets extremely itchy when my allergies are bad, and some fabrics feel awful. During these times, I wear shirts made of modal or modal/cotton blends, and I try to avoid tags. What a relief soft fabric can be!


All right. Those are my thoughts for you today. As always, thanks for reading, and I hope you found something helpful.


2 comments on “Allergies

  1. you look beautiful. i hope you feel better soon. xoxo

  2. I hope you feel better soon!

    I really enjoy your blog and I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check it out at http://thepaleonurse.com/2012/12/06/i-got-a-liebster-award/.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

the crohn's diary

A little diary, all about Crohn's and other form of IBD!

The big stoma bucket list

after a life crippled by Crohn's and Colitis my 101 stoma bag lady challenge

Erica's Tummy Blog

A blog of my life colored with the dealings of Crohn's disease and more

Colitis and Crohn's

Sharing and spreading awareness about Colitis and Crohn's disease.


connect ~ inspire ~ support

Crohn's Knows

Taking Time To Talk Crohn's and IBD

Companion Magazine for IBD

Bringing the IBD world together, one story at a time

Tranquil Tummy

Blogging my journey to cure myself of Crohn's Disease

autoimmune barbie

Barbie girl living in an Autoimmune world.

hopefaithcurecd12's Blog

My journey, a way of coping with a chronic illness


4 out of 5 doctors recommend this WordPress.com site


Helping to create happy ostomates.

Crohn's Allogeneic Transplant (Allo HCT)

Allogeneic bone marrow transplant to cure Crohn's disease – also called Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (Allo HCT)


25 year old Ex- Ostomate, living with Crohn's and writing about it. Advice, Food and IBD Life

The Fight for Health

Journaling my fight with chronic illness through food, fitness, family and a fledgling martial arts journey.

Tree and Leaf: Honesty. Health. Humor.

Let's be real honest about immune/autoimmune diseases for a minute


outrunning Crohn's.. my journey with IBD

My IBD Life

Shit happens, Wipe your ass and get over it


To live is an act of courage.

The Irrefutable Opinion

Assaults on the Casually Mundane by K. Jean King

The Chronic Adventurer

Finding a silver lining from his IBD

shine & Smile

Inspire. Dream. Love. & Keep Smiling Lovlies

Crohnie Man

Everything IBD and Crohn's

Mind Your Body

encouragement and advice for folks with rebellious intestines

spilling my guts

encouragement and advice for folks with rebellious intestines

Whoops! Thaila has moved!

Go to http://thailaskye.me.uk

talkaboutguts.blogspot.com ….

encouragement and advice for folks with rebellious intestines


Living an ostomate's life with humour and inspiration

Living with the Unexpected

There are over 1,000,000 people living with an ostomy in the United States. I am just one.

The FlowryLife

Living mindfully thanks to IBD

Amazing Adventures (ostomy included)

Courage Inspiration Empowerment

The Caged Bird Still Sings

Striving to be content with the life I have been given, instead of the life I had imagined


My disastrous health, weird life and ongoing story of intestinal failure.

Ask Ansley

My Crohn's Story

Tissue Tales

My journey, navigating through life with a Connective Tissue Disorder.

Dr. Abby Caplin's "Permission to Heal"

Practical Loving Ways to Heal through Chronic Illness


Nutrition: a different outlook

Gotta Go: Our IBD Lives

Two Sisters - Two Differnet Lives - One IBD Diagnoses

Hungry Girl Eats

Notes on the care and feeding of body, mind and spirit.

My Cranky Gut

Misadventures with Crohn's Disease and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet

United Ostomy Association of Canada

Live Life to the Fullest!

Evicting My Misbehaving Colon

IBD and J-pouch Adventures


The tales of Ulcerative Colitis, a stoma & J-Pouch

30 Days with Juice

A fine WordPress.com site

Lauryn and Lulu

My journey with Lulu (my stoma) & battling Crohns Colitis


My Journey

%d bloggers like this: