Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Allergies/Astham season... is it getting you down?

Anyone else out there suffering miserably from allergies and or asthma? I know I am severly and Its making me depressed and putting a hamper on my goals. I cant walk outside, ride my bike or workout inside either because my damn asthama flares up so bad and the medicine doesnt help if I am excersising. So i dont want to give up but I just want to eat fat and crawl into bed.


  1. Thanks for your kind words on my blog :)

    Being sick always makes me yearn for the bad foods. You should go for a mini walk. Dont let asthma beat you dammit!

  2. I have extremely EXTREMELY severe allergies and all the meds I used to take made me feel horrid. Luckily one of my friends is studying to be a naturopathic doctor, so she recommended Try a Neti Pot for allergies. You can get one on It's simple enough, just don't forget to breathe through your mouth or you'll inhale everything! If price is a concern, use a simple bulb syringe that you can buy at a drugstore for $4-7. Mix a small bowl of sterile (boiled and cooled to warm - NOT HOT!!) water and about a tsp of sea salt (not regular idiodized table salt). Fill the bulb and GENTLY squirt the entire into your nose. When you're squirting, be sure you're over the sink. Lean slightly forward and tilt head to the side. Breathe through your mouth or you'll end up inhaling a bunch of salt water, which is not cool. Do this right before bed OR as soon as you wake up, and take a once a day allergy pill such as Zyrtec and you'll feel/breathe 100% better.

    I've been following your blog and catching up on your older entries. I'm about your age, and I really hope you'll reach your goals with weight/life.