Iíve pretty much tried everything there is to take for allergies, and today it was Benadrylís turn. I got into such a bad sneezing fit this afternoon that I thought I might lose consciousness. It was almost like some kind of seizure. Plus the dripping: I might have lost a couple of pounds, just from blowing my nose so many times in a row. Usually that helps, but not today. So I took a double dose of Benadryl (actually, the store equivalent). The label says one or two, and I was pretty sure one wouldnít be enough.
It worked, more or less. It knocked me out, and I can safely say I stopped sneezing and hacking while I slept. Unfortunately it was the middle of the work day, and the phone and fax wouldnít let me sleep as much as I probably needed to (or as much as I definitely wanted to). Iím still somewhat symptomatic tonight. My head feels full again, and my throat is a little scratchy. But Iím not sneezing, and enough time has gone by that I can probably take another Benadryl-like pill before I go to bed. If only I could sleep until all the dust and pollen were gone.