Thursday, June 3, 2010

Pill Popper

That's pretty much how I'm feeling these days.  Daily, I take:

a prenatal
DHA
Vitamin A
Iron

On really bad allergy days, I also take Claritin and Benadryl at night.

In an effort to take control of my allergies in a more natural way (I'm really not much on taking drugs during pregancy--all of my daily pills are vitamins!), I am also doing a daily sinus rinse, gargling with salt water 2x a day to control the massive sore throat I have 24/7, and sniffing Eucalyptus oil to open up the sinuses.  Yes, I feel like I'm in a chemist's laboratory at times!

I'm not gonna lie...the sinus rinse is one of the most vile things I have done in my life mildly uncomfortable.  It has even made me throw up a couple of times (which isn't hard to do because I have a really sensitive gag reflex).  But it is helping.  I can't say as much for the salt water and Eucalyptus oil, but I do notice a difference when I use the sinus rinse--and when I don't, like today because I was running late.

So I'm a bit like a pill-popping chemist these days.  Anything to keep the more dangerous drugs out of my body!  (The nurse practitioner was trying to give me a nasal steroid the other day, but I said NO THANKS!  It was a level C, which made me a little nervous when taking it wasn't really necessary.)

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