WARNING: This post may contain more information than you want to know about female biological functions. Don't say I didn't warn you.
It's been raining, so my allergies are really bad. My eyes are all swollen and I have the sense that someone closed a drain in my sinuses during the night.
In conjunction with this, I have started my period. Since I'm actually bleeding this month, I am also experiencing some of the symptoms that I have experienced in the past with the first couple of days of the month.
I think I've mentioned before that prior to the pill, I used to get very bad cramps. I'd overdose myself with Advil (until I found that Aleve worked so much better for me). This, I've learned, has a name...dysmenorhea (they have a name for everything don't they!). I would also experience with this a type of drugged sensation. I thought that it was associated with the NSAIDs for awhile until I noticed the feeling prior to taking the drugs. This drugged feeling is a combination of I-don't-care-drop-a-nuclear-bomb-on-me feelings, lightheadedness, and difficulty concentrating. I call this feeling wooshy.
As this feeling often coincided with a cessation of my PMS symptoms, I would revel in it. It was a little bonus after the hell my body had just put me through. Well, yesterday I learned that this feeling doesn't go well with bad allergies. And this morning is little better. I've been sitting up for an hour now and I'm still not feeling well...So I'm staying home today.