Again I wake up at 4 am suffering from the beautiful blossom tree outside my bedroom window that has bunged me up again.
Runny nose, leaking eyes, sneezing, gasping, wheezy all these will be familiar symptoms of hay fever sufferers. So what do we do – grab the antihistamine tablets.
One a day the packaging states as the dose, now by my calculations that should offer 24 hours of hay fever relief from the symptoms listed about right ?
Wrong I have tried nearly have a dozen brands and they all seem to fall short just offering 18 to 20 hours relief from the annoying bunged up feeling.
Can you overdose on antihistamines ? Can I take one early ?
If the gusty wind wasn’t bad enough during the bike leg of my weekend triathlon the running nose and streaming eyes distracted me from pushing harder. Blowing your nose at 20mph or wiping eyes on hands is not conducive to speed or bike control. The route was fabulous through Gloucestershire villages but the grass verges, bountiful blossoms on trees and the cowslip turning the verges white were too much for my nose & eyes.
During my trail in the forest run my nose seemed to run faster than me or the llama !
Never mind it’s all a part of summer and I’d rather have some sunshine, warm temperatures and light nights. So I’ll grin & bear it, buy more tissues and keep taking the antihistamines.
Hope all other sufferers aren’t letting the grass, pollen, sap, nature, countryside getting the better of you getting out and enjoying the fresh air.