Thursday, August 21, 2008

Something is in the air...

I have a feeling the dreaded allergy season is upon us. Every year from late August to the first freeze, usually in November, I feel like crap. It started Saturday with a sore throat. Now it's constant sneezing and not being able to breathe every night and morning. And major fatigue. All I want to do is lay in my bed...something I no longer have the time to do. So I'm using my neti pot and taking my Zyrtec and praying for energy and looking forward to the cold weather so I can breathe again.


Torina said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

My name is Susan Ward and i would like to show you my personal experience with Zyrtec.

I am 30 years old. Have been on Zyrtec for 3 months now. I thought I was dying! It must be cancer or some disease. I felt that bad. I exercise 6 days a week and I know my body very well. I new something wasn't right but never thought it would be an allergy pill to blame. Within three months these symptoms hit hard. I tracked it back to the day I started taking this medication. The side effects didn't hit me right away. I was just happy to be able to breathe. So I'm assuming the clinical trials for this drug were not long enough to witness these types of side effects. I'd rather deal with the allergies than these side effects. Glad to know others feel the same. I'm not just going crazy.

I have experienced some of these side effects -
Major fatigue, gained 13 lbs in 3 month period very unusaul for me). wild mood swings, major depression, loss of short term memory. Stop taking the pill and fill almost back to normal.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Susan Ward

Zyrtec Side Effects