Friday, July 29, 2016

The Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost, and the honey bear

(The honey bear was my idea because, at this point, why not?)

The allergist, in a last ditch-attempt to solve my coughing fits which have not abated since, oh, MARCH, now has me on three different meds.  At once.  Flonase, Zyrtec, and Dextometh-something.  Now if I could stop nodding off in front of my spreadsheets I'd be all set. 

The weird thing is, I only go through this in the summertime.  And yet the things I'm allergic to are not seasonal in nature.  GO FIGURE.

She had me do a breath test yesterday, one of those "take a giant breath and then breathe into this tube thing" type of tests, and it only confirmed what we all already knew, i.e., I am absolutely FULL of hot air and have NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER dispelling it.

The next step is to go through the injections, and I swear, I would have shots in my EYEBALLS right now if it would stop this constant, nagging, m8therf8cking COUGHING.

Send help.  And cough drops.


the queen said...

My brother has a cyclic cough too. He's going to have to go to the mayo clinic this year if it doesn't let up.

KJL said...

Two things they've probably already thought of: are you on any blood pressure medicines? ACE inhibitors (generic name usually ends with -pril) can cause nagging coughs. Second, have they ruled out GERD? Reflux can cause irritation of the esophagus and then posterior pharynx, triggering cough. The odd thing is the seasonality without a specific allergen...

rockygrace said...

queen, let me know how he makes out ...

and KJL, no blood pressure meds, no acid reflux - just a cough that is going to drive me CRAZY. The dextometh-whatever is definitely helping, but I may look into the injections just the same.

*cough* DAMMIT

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

my husband has a chronic cough from september to may.. sometimes it is so bad I just want to strangle him.


well I hope your cough abates soon

rockygrace said...

Tails, I am sure my co-workers want to strangle ME at times. No hard feelings. :)