Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Allergy Shots helped during the dry winter

Well, southern California has finally ended the driest winter in recent memory and my sinuses held up fairly well. I was figuring that with all the dry Santa Ana winds we had this year and very little rain, my sinuses and allergies would be at their worst but they actually held up.

I think the allergy shots are helping with reaction to allergens but I am somewhat disappointed that they have had no affect on my anosmia. I'm in a maintenance phase on the environmental part of my shots (dust mites, dander, etc) but am still working up with the grass and pollen shots.

I've also totally stopped drinking, mostly due to just getting lazy and happy sitting around watching tv but also because it really was having an effect on my sinuses. I tried stopping before to see if it would help my anosmia which it didn't but I can honestly say that my sinuses are much less congested in the morning. Who knows, maybe somewhere down the road my sense of smell will return. I still wake up every morning and get out of the shower thinking I might smell some coffee but it hasn't happened yet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting running comments. 6 weeks ago, during my first lengthily drippy sinus issue in years, I realised, at some unknown point, that I had no sense of smell. (or musch taste)

Great to red this because a few days ago I had the CT (no results to me yet) .. have done the anti-biotics to no avail .. and realisee it is harder than hell to operate around all the animalsw on a ranch and not be able ot verify certian things with a sense of smell. Nor can I taste the 'feeds' to be able to see if the are alright ....