Non-drowsy, my ass!
I woke up Monday morning, two hours before the alarm, with what can only be described as welts. Six of them. It would appear that we let some mosquitoes into the apartment somehow. And that, once again, I am an insect delicacy.
Of course, this just happened to be the day after we took most of our medications over to the house. Including the anti-itch cream. So I had to go buy some more at the drugstore. You have to love redundant costs.
I also picked up some Claritin, as it promised it was non-drowsy.
I laid down for an hour or so in the middle of the day, but that’s actually pretty normal. The four-hour nap I took after work, though… That was a bit of an aberration.
Having woken up at 8 p.m. from my “nap,” I then gave up and went to bed at 10:30 because I didn’t feel so hot. And I woke up at 9:30 a.m.
As I said: non-drowsy, my ass.
I was finally awake when I then realized I was in increasing pain. (Duh, the antihistamine finally wore off!) So I got to take another one and have had two short naps so far today. Short only because I was woken up. Who knows how long I’ll sleep if left to my own devices!
Luckily, Tim brought back some Triamacinolone (aka hydrocortisone on crack) from the house. It has much better (and more immediate) results than our puny 1% cream. Last year, it’s what the doctor prescribed me when I ended up in the ER a second time.
Incidentally, I’m getting very sick of being in physical pain — not just discomfort but actual pain along with intense itching — from stupid bug bites. Why couldn’t I just be allergic to peanuts or something like a normal person?!
Anyway, all this is to say that I have just about nothing to say in the way of blog posts. If I’m lucky, the Triamicinolone will do its stuff in the next 24-48 hours, so I can knock off the liar-liar-pants-on-fire Claritin and actually have more than an hour or two of clear-headedness.
I guess there is one lesson in frugality to be learned here (other than my saving you money by warning you away from Claritin): When moving, make sure a few key things stay with you at the old place. For me, that would be antihistamines and numbing cream. For regular folks, probably things like Band-Aids (I’ve sliced myself on a box or two in the past) and cold meds. Moving is stressful, which can wreck your immune system. And it’s always frustrating when you have to buy something you know you already have.
And now I’m going to use the remaining hour or so of clear-headedness to finish up work for the day.