I suffer from mild hay fever. My DS suffers awfully- today his eyes were swollen but he got up at 6am to go to work.
I’ve driven 2 hrs today & have been in meetings all afternoon. I got in at 8.20 this evening. DP was off today & agreed to get food for dinner tonight. He has not moved from the sofa all day so we have no dinner due to his hay fever.
I don’t want to minimise how uncomfortable & unpleasant it is so I’m really just wondering if it really is debilitating?
A relative of mine can push through it most days but before they had some treatment years ago they sometimes couldn’t work, couldn’t drive, could barely see on a bad day as his eyes were so swollen shut. If it’s out of character for your DP and he isn’t someone who calls a cold the flu and takes himself to bed for it then I would be sympathetic
It depends on the pollen count but yes, the congestion makes me very drowsy and flu- like. My whole face gets extremely sensitive and so uncomfortable, blocked itchy ears, nose running non stop and burning eyes. One of my friends recently needed steroids due to hayfever. She was in the early stages of anaphylaxis and her face was swelling. This year is a very bad season for pollen and the struggle is real!
DD's having her first really bad bout of hayfever at the moment. She's 10. She's finding it distracting, but she managed to get up 50 minutes earlier than usual, walk to school pulling a wheelie case and get on a coach yesterday morning. She was actually quite stoic about it. Is your DP usually a hypochondriac?
It can be horrible - I've been really rough with it this year, been having to regularly rinse my sinuses otherwise I've got sore, itchy throat, itchy inner ears, swollen itchy eyes and totally blocked nose. It is really exhausting
It can be. I’ve been sent home from work before because I’ve been sneezing too much to hold a conversation. Literally. My whole face itches, my face swells, even my ears itch, it is exhausting. I would get a post-nasal drip and that would give me bloating and stomach aches too. Light would be too bright even with my eyes shut. Awful.
That said, I’m having a great year on fexofenadine and Avamys spray (lots of both), I urge severe sufferers to keep pestering your GP if you haven’t already!
First time properly having it this year and had to pull over driving a number of times collecting kids as eyes were stinging and streaming, was sneezing, had migrane and throat was in bits. DS was sent home from school ladt year because his eyes puffed out and were streaming and he could barely breathe. Never thought anything that I had previously thought of a few sneezes could be like this! (Perhaps give DH some sympathy? Meant honestly in the nicest way possible is just my DH kind of went 'oh that's terrible'but you could see he thought I sas being a drama queen!)
Yes it's debilitating; your body is fighting off an allergy all the time and it is harder to breathe which leaves you more tired as well as the exhausting effect of struggling to breathe all the time. And many of the remedies also leave one zapped too.