High Desert Hay Fever

High Desert Hay Fever

The High Desert Santa Ana winds were in full effect today with gusts over 50 miles per hour. At this time of the year it seems like this happens about every other day. It makes a person not want to leave house for obvious reasons. Blowing sand can be very uncomfortable. It also makes people with allergies, like myself and my whole family miserable. Constant sneezing, dry, itchy eyes, coughing, and headaches, make life extremely unpleasant. Trying to work while dealing with all that is no fun. Of course we can try to find decent medications. But the good medicines make you sleepy and that’s not helpful when you’re trying to be productive.

I used to get weekly allergy medication injections as a child. I really don’t want to have to start them again. The main reason being that I’m 70 miles from my doctor and I can’t afford $4.25 per gallon for gas and they are predicting over $5 a gallon by Summer (Sheesh!). So, for the next couple of months it’s a matter of just working through the haze of allergies.

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