Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Allergies versus A Cold

Over the years, my seasonal allergies have become worse, and when they're acting up, I often feel just as I would with a cold. I said something about that to a friend not long ago, and she suggested you can always tell when it's a cold because you feel "sick"--not like when it's just allergies. I'm not so sure.

A week or so ago, I felt like I had a cold. Remember when I said I was going to take some Nyquil and go to bed early? I felt sick all that day, but I woke up the next day feeling fine again. Allergies fooled me that time!

So when my allergies started acting up again this weekend, I figured I'd just continue on and ignore it. Guess what? My "allergies" have held on strong for two days now. This "morning" I slept until 12:30 p.m. This evening, I have chills and feel like I'm running a fever. I have a feeling it's not allergies.

Sadly, the Wild Child has the same thing. We think we picked something up at bowling. Besides the balls. Besides the calf injury. It just goes to prove what I've said for years now: Exercise is bad for you.

I think I'll take some Nyquil and go to bed.


Lorraine said...

Hope you are feeling better soon....yep...gotta watch that exercise...it'll get ya every thime....LOL

Anonymous said...

Love to read your blog. Hope you are feeling better.

Anna said...

I do know that this winter for the first time I have allergies. Normally the snow has knocked the dried pollen pods off the plants but no snow...so a wind kicks up and it blows all around. I have robins swarming and running into my windows...they are no even supposed to be here!

I think bowling balls are petrie dishes...kinda like 2 yr olds.

lots of fluids, soup and no exercise!

Dannelle said...

Sorry to hear you started out the new year feeling sick. As for the bowling, you should have known better- LOL~ I would have gotten more than a sprained calf if I tried after all those years. Hope your cold disappears in a hurry and you can have some really wonderful January days!

Josie McRazie said...

Uncle Buck quote... they have rent a shoes
and rent a foot disease!! LOL Hope you feel better

Katie said...

So true! LOL

Hope you feel better soon.

Nicole said...

I have always maintained that exercise is better in theory than in actual fact. This proves it. I sure hope you feel better soon!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Aw, so sorry the cold caught up to you! I hope you feel better soon!

Chocolate Cat said...

Exercise is seriously overrated!!! Hope you are feeling better soon!