My hayfever is killing me

I know what you’re thinking: it’s only January. Yet, my hayfever has suddenly and quite vehemently reared its ugly head. I’m dizzy, have a sore throat, get headaches and worst of all: I can barely breathe at times.


Unfortunately for me, my meds don’t seem to be working and I have thus felt sick on and off for the past week. I don’t feel sick enough to stay in bed and hide under the covers for the next year or so, but it’s definitely bothering me. On Sunday I felt ready to fall over any minute, last week I couldn’t get over a sore throat and yesterday I had trouble raising my voice enough when teaching. After 2 hours I had lost my voice and was completely knackered.

Never have I ever experienced hayfever this bad. Let alone in January. However, it seems like this country has decided to skip winter and dive straight from fall (which didn’t start until November mind you) into spring. Birds are singing and building nests and the trees in my street are starting to get new leaves. And since that is happening, my hayfever is happening again too. Luckily for me, I have to see my allergy doctor on Thursday for my monthly shot so I can ask them what’s up and whether I can get some more prescriptions so I can get myself through this.

Do you have any allergies that have gotten worse because of this strange weather?

12 responses to “My hayfever is killing me”

  1. Sounds like a day from hell… Hopefully the doc can do something for you. Maybe spring will be here in february allready. Last year it started in march, so let’s hope for the best.
    And now for something completely different: The Globe decided to stage Shakespeare’s plays in other languages then English in april and may. So unless I want Othello in Palastinian Arabic or Richard II in Cantonese no Globe visit this time. Bugger…!!!

  2. I’ve been wondering why I’ve been having headaches and sneezing, feeling awfully tired and crap. It’s just accord to me reading your blog that it’s allergies!
    Weather is the same here – mild for winter. But even though it’s a mild winter I’m surprised it’s effecting me this much (cus mild or not – it’s still winter). Better take some tablets, I’ll probably feel better then! lol.

  3. […] The other day I already wrote a post about how my hayfever was acting up again. Well, it was indeed my hayfever, but I didn’t know it was this bad. I went to see my doctor yesterday and it appears to be as if my hayfever caused a bacterial infection in my lungs. No wonder I got winded after two steps or two sentences! So now I’m on antibiotics and extra meds for my shortness of breath. I picked them up immediately after I got the prescriptions and took them the same evening. I instantly felt better! It’s just a matter of keeping up with the meds and I should be fine in 4 -5 days time. […]

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