New theory: chronic or acute sinus infections combined with Depression (and side-effects from antidepressants) are compounding some of my more irritating symptoms:
Dehydration/dry mouth, headache, irritability, foggy brain, depressed mood, sleeplessness...
I think there is something to this whole connection between Depression, allergies and sinus infections. Apparently recurrent sinus infections can be particularly problematic for asthmatics. (problematic for asthmatics! tee hee!)
I often tell people I have "reverse SAD" because I tend to experience a worsening of my Depression symptoms at the end of winter (just as all the mold from wet leaves in the snow-melt comes out to play). Winter is the only time that I am not plagued by allergies. Except that I am now allergic to dust and my cat. So I guess I am always plagued. Crap. Maybe I should go see my allergist.
Any road, my best advice is to choose whether to have allergies, or asthma or Depression. Don't go for a hat trick.
Here's the joke: the recommended cure is to drink water and get a lot of rest. Why is this funny? Because I hate drinking water and I am having a devil of a time sleeping through the night. I wake up thirsty, or I wake up coughing, or I wake up because I can't breathe. Or I can't get to sleep in the first place because I am too wired with stress or whatever to get to sleep.
Or I wake up at half past "crazy early" and decide to write a blog post until my ibuprofin and pseudoephedrine finally kick in and I can be horizontal AND breathe. Which is a bonus for sleeping since I'm pretty sure I would fall over if I chose to sleep while standing.
Now a head transplant would no doubt fix many of the problems. I'm pretty sure we could take care of the Depression thing straight away. And the remnants of Eating Disorder. And allergies and sinusitis. I might need new lungs to take care of the asthma. The jury is still out. Perhaps there will be a three-for-one special at the imaginary mad scientist lab that does these transplants and I can go under general anesthesia once and take care of everything.
Of course the potential difficulty is that I actually like most of the stuff that is in my brain. So I guess the head transplant, which would naturally include a complete lobotomy, is not a viable option. We'll just take that one off the table and rely on rest, nasal irrigation, and steam inhalation to have an effect. La.
I don't have to be grateful because this is a post before the sun is up. And I have no Daily Convexions
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