Friday, March 30, 2007

Prayers Please!!!

I don't like asking for prayers for myself, I feel like I'm nagging, but I really need them today. After two weeks of being congested and not knowing what was going on, I went to the ER last saturday only to be told that I might have a cold or allergies, not a YES you have this, just a you MIGHT. The ER doctor gave me Claritin and told me to keep taking Sudafed. It did nothing for me, I thought I was finally going to turn a corner on wednesday only to get worse by nighttime.

By thursday morning I was literally in tears, I couldn't breathe, I had a headache and my stomach was starting to hurt from all the meds I had been ingesting. I decided I was sick of this and made a doctor's appointment with my PCM (Primary Care Manager) at the Base Hospital. I went in and she FINALLY told me I had Allergies, I don't have a fever, and after doing a check up on me and checking my nose, she said that it was clear I had a really really bad case of Allergies. My question WHY or WHERE did this come from??? I've never had allergies, I was under the impression that if you had allergies it was something you got from a young age, I guess I was wrong LOL

She prescribed Zyrtec and Nasonex. I got home and took them and within 1 hour I was 100% better. I could breathe, I could smell and taste and really felt SO much better. I took another dose of Zyrtec before going to bed and finally for the first time last night I slept well, the first time in about 2 weeks.

This morning though I woke up and though my allergies are under control, I'm dizzy and lightheaded. One of the side effects of Zyrtec.....It's the WORST feeling in the world, you have that disconnected feeling, like you're here but floating around. The feeling hasn't gone away and I called the doctor about it, she said it's normal and it's one of the side effects, but she did tell me to go ahead and stop taking the Zyrtec for now, see how I feel this weekend and if it goes away. If it does then we know it's the Zyrtec...I do have to keep with the Nasonex so the allergies don't flare up.

I'm exhausted and I'm drained, emotionally and physically. This has taken a LOT out of me, if you've been reading my blog for a while you know that I've been struggling with this for about a month or's just enough!!!

Here's where my request comes in, please please say a prayer for me, I need this to be gone, I don't mind having to deal with the allergies as long as the medicine doesn't kill me either....if I have to stop taking the Zyrtec then I just hope the Nasonex is enough to get me through this. I just need all the help I can get, so if you have a minute please just send up a prayer for me....I would really appreciate it.

I still managed to get groceries done, laundry, dinner, cleaning etc.....unfortunately I don't get a choice of not doing it, it's things that have to get done around here and whether I'm sick or not, feeling well or under the weather, it doesn't matter, I have to push through it as best as I can.

Curt has to work tomorrow so it will be just me and the kids, I pray for strength and most of all I pray that I can finally start getting over these allergies and not feeling so sick and light headed.

Hope you all have a wonderful friday, God Bless.


  1. I'll say a prayer for you Sandra. I know this has been going on forever, you haven't been full of your usual amazing energy and that has to be getting you down. Enough! Time to get some prayers going and get you over this stuff.

  2. what barb said. I'm so sorry to hear that you're not feeling great.I'll pray for your strength & good luck with the kids on sat.

  3. Feel better - I will pray for you. Allergies can be absolutely debilitating. And yes, I understand - it seems a mom can never have time off - not even a sick day!

  4. I just prayed for you, Sandra. Nothing goes well in the home when Mommy isn't feeling her best. Hope you feel better soon! :)

  5. Prayers coming your way, Sandra!! I hope your weekend goes smoothly and you get some much needed rest!


  6. Positive thoughts and wishes directly from Portugal to you.
    Get well soon!!

  7. I'm so sorry you are still miserable. I'll keep you in my prayers that you will feel better.

  8. Awww, don't feel like asking for prayers is nagging, at all!! I will be happy to pray for you, too. It does sound like you've been miserable for an awfully long time with this, and it is so hard to do our jobs as wives and mommies when we aren't feeling our best!!

  9. I am sorry you are so sick. Get better soon!


  10. I have extreme allergies. I go to a specialist actually and get allergy shots twice weekely and I take Allegra. It has never made me sleepy and anything that says it will always does me too. You might want to ask for it. I can't take Zyrtec without feeling drowsy and Claritin does nothing for me at all. I take Allegra and Singular in the morning. I have Nasonex too but found I much prefer Sino-fresh that you can get over the counter.

    I hope this helps you some. I know how you feel though. I was miserable for a whole year when I moved to Texas and had no idea why until I found my allergist. I feel like a whole new person now that I am well medicated and have the allergies under control.

    I hope you feel better soon!!!


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