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07 April 2010 @ 10:07 am
writing vs. allergies  
Damn, this early summer weather has officially kick-started my allergies in a big bad way. Treating them with just small doses of local honey is no longer working, so I guess it's time to start popping pills. I'm kind of dreading the allergy meds though, because they usually make me feel pretty muddle-headed, a condition that I worry that will adversely affect my writing, which has otherwise been going like gangbusters lately. I think I've written more in the past couple weeks than I think I did in all of 2009. Still, I can't really write while scratching out my eyes and sneezing like a machine gun either, so I reckon I'll have to take my chances with the muddle for the time being.

Current Mood: BINTS
Listening to: The Dresden Dolls - "Coin-Operated Boy"
lipbylipbylipby on April 7th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
After a lifetime of being stuffed up and headachy, I started allergy shots for dust this winter. I notice that when my allergies are clear I think better--but antihistamines are brutal. (For one thing, they're counterproductive as they dry me out.)

Lately I've noticed that I've been starting to see glimpses of improvement, making the the pain in the ass of getting dozens of shot start to seem worth it.

By the way, I'm starting a "speculative fiction" writing (and reading) group in DC. Have any suggested readings?
eeeoeeeo on April 7th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
Allergies suck. This is a rough time of year for me too.
(Anonymous) on April 8th, 2010 07:40 am (UTC)
Sorry about the allergies. How does the 'local honey" thing work? exposes you to local pollen and kicks your immune system into drive?
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on April 8th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's the theory. Studies haven't proven that it works yet, but it did the trick for me last year.