Friday, January 2, 2009

Hack, hack...

I am convinced that somewhere there is something that I'm allergic to. I have sudden coughing/gagging fits for no apparent reason. My eyes water. Strong mentholated cough drops will keep the coughing jags at bay, but I don't want to spend my days sucking cough drops.

I have tried to observe what the possible triggers might be, but so far I haven't been able to isolate anything in particular. For a while I thought it might be our cat, but we went away and I still had the same problem. Hmmm.

Milk? Coffee? Chocolate? No, no, no... I seldom drink any of them in the wee hours of the morning and that's one of my prime times. The other day I was driving down the freeway when I was suddenly overcome with the full monty and had to pull off until I could get it under control. By then, I couldn't see through the tears streaming down my face. Argh!

Yesterday while beading, I went into a coughing fit. Can we just say that it will be months before I find all the beads that went zipping around the room?

So until I get in to see my pulmonologist... I'll be hacking and gagging my way through life. Cough drops, anyone?


  1. Hmmm...what a conundrum. New perfume?

  2. What a way to start the year! I hope you figure it out soon, sweetie:)

    I like the honey-lemon ones:)

  3. New shampoo or dryer sheets?

    I'm so sorry you're miserable. I hope you're able to figure it out soon - and combat it. :(

  4. dust mites? shampoo? Hope you find out soon. Take Care!