I didn’t have allergies growing up.  Scratchy throat, itchy eyes and an annoying cough triggered by a post nasal drip were not part of my Springs.  Now my eyes itch, when I lay down to sleep I cough and often I have a dull headache.  I haven’t figured out exactly what I am allergic to, all I know is that it has only been in the past few years that I have experienced these symptoms.  Honestly, I thought that since I had made it through early adulthood and mid-life that I was free from worry during those high pollen seasons.  I was wrong.

According to NY Magazine,

If you’ve never before been one of the estimated 50 million Americans who suffers from some sort of nasal allergy, consider yourself lucky. At least you’ve made it this far. But, yes, there’s a chance those good times are ending. Because in between the chronic seasonal-allergy sufferers and the lucky jerks who have somehow escaped scot-free, there’s a third group: the people who, after decades of enjoying the spring without any allergy-induced misery, suddenly find themselves one warm May day sneezing at everything in sight.

Read more at NY Magazine



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