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How to Research a Medication for Allergens

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Let’s say your doctor has prescribed a medication for you, based on your health issues and symptoms. It is a drug that you have never taken before. Your doctor believes it will help you.

Many people will simply fill the prescription and take the medicine. I, however, cannot do that because I have a whole lot of allergies. I learned the hard way that some medicines contain things I am allergic to.

My decision on whether or not to take a medication starts with research.

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My Allergies Require Too Much Research

I have a multitude of food allergies. This requires me to spend time doing research before consuming anything. Things get more complicated when something that used to be safe changes some ingredients, or I randomly start having an allergic reaction to things that didn’t cause me problems before.

This leads to unwanted research adventures as I try to figure out what went wrong. I posted my most recent experience with this problem on social media and added in some more details here.

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Water Shut Off During Flu Season

On February 1, 2018, I discovered that our water had been shut off.  It happened in the wee hours of the morning, when most people were sleeping. This made me very anxious, in part because we were in the midst of a horrible flu season.

I posted a series of tweets about this annoying experience on Twitter, and later decided to post it here (with additional information added.)

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End of Fall Pollen Season 2017

There is no way to be absolutely certain that a pollen season has ended.  I typically declare a pollen season to be over when I’ve had seven days in a row where the pollen was lower than 7. The pollen counts you see above are from September 24-29, 2017.  I would prefer that the pollen drops to below 6 for a while so I can start recovering.

The pollen count for September 30, 2017, was 5.9. That’s great!  I’m hoping it stays that way.  Given the data from the past week, I declare the 2017 Fall pollen season to be over.

Obviously, your pollen count results may be different from mine because you probably live somewhere else. I recommend using Pollen.com as a resource.  Give it your zip code, and it will tell you the pollen count where you live every single day.

While it is never fun to suffer through a pollen season, I feel like I did better than expected this time around.  As I’m typing this blog, it feels like I have a cold – but not a sinus infection.  That could change, so I’m trying to avoid pushing myself.