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At this point, Texas officials should consider a shelter in place just for the oak pollen for the next few weeks.  

Check out the dark blue line on the chart; it is following the yellow and green lines of the last 2 years, as opposed to the previous 2 years.  Maybe it was El Nino, I don't know. 

Anyway, we're fucked.

 

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10 hours ago, austingirl said:

Anyone else miserable today? Mold and oak, maybe?

Yes.  This front blew some bad juju into the air.

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Whole family having horrible allergies in the last 48 hours. 2020 is not a good year to have allergies....

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No shit, the side eye I get for sneezing and blowing my nose in a normal year is bad enough.  I guess the counterpoint is that I'm barely around people anymore.

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My spouse had to use his inhaler last night. I'm really worried about his lungs since he is required to go to work and we have positive community spread COVID cases. I would like to reboot 2020 please.

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13 minutes ago, Mrs Whiggins said:

My spouse had to use his inhaler last night. I'm really worried about his lungs since he is required to go to work and we have positive community spread COVID cases. I would like to reboot 2020 please.

It's bad for sure.  I have developed cedar, ragweed, and now oak allergies.  The only relief I get is when temps are 97+.  Sigh

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1 hour ago, Mrs Whiggins said:

My spouse had to use his inhaler last night. I'm really worried about his lungs since he is required to go to work and we have positive community spread COVID cases. I would like to reboot 2020 please.

The positive side to allergies is that people with allergies have very active immune systems.  I rotate clariten and zyrtec every 12 hours and do flonase at night so I can sleep.  It works. 

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just came to do a (drive-by) to see what the Surly MD's were saying about allergies.....my eyes were stuck together this morning.............

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Back of my throat was on fire the moment I woke up.  Thought I was getting sick.  
 

So glad (kinda, but not really) to see this thread bumped.  

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I am outside all the time (covered up because cancer) and I rarely have allergies. I think my immune system just said fuggedaboudit after so many years.

This season, my immune system is woke. I don't know how y'all stand this daily torture of sneeze, snot, and cementhead.

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5 minutes ago, Mrs Whiggins said:

sneeze, snot, and cementhead.

check, check, and check

4 minutes ago, miguelito said:

sandpaper on the inside of your eyelids.

check

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My spouse has had them for years and Texas is undoubtedly the worst for them. I do the yard work so he doesn't have to suffer out there, and when I can't do it any longer we will use a service. (It's a good leg and arm workout.) He doesn't complain, but boy howdy I do NOT know how he is able to keep a coherent thought in his head when every one of my gray cells is probably covered in a pale green dusting of pollen.

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staying on flonase religiously has helped a ton.  now added a 12-hour allegra in the morning and will probably end the day with a benedryl before bed.

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Nothing like a sinus infection brought on by this shit, and the resulting fever/cough/etc. to get your mind spinning into some dark places these days.

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Posted (edited)

i have a stye in my right eye brought on by allergies. what a shitty time to be alive.

Edited by crash_davis

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2 hours ago, Samson's Wig said:

Nothing like a sinus infection brought on by this shit, and the resulting fever/cough/etc. to get your mind spinning into some dark places these days.

I’m right there with you, I was convinced I had the corona last night. My nose was so stopped up that I was having trouble tasting and smelling food. Watching everyone else enjoy the cookies that my wife baked last night was a real low point for me. 

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11 hours ago, miguelito said:

Don't forget sandpaper on the inside of your eyelids.

I have a covid test pending so I'm only leaving my apartment for a couple of minutes a day to let the dog out and do his thing. This shit hits within 30 seconds of going outdoors. Lasts for hours. Worse than any of the flu-like symptoms I've had thus far. Fuck this shit.

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mowed the yard yesterday and my eyes burned and watered like i was cutting a damn onion. if i go outside more than 5 minutes today, I'm effin toast

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On 3/27/2020 at 8:03 PM, gmr548 said:

This shit hits within 30 seconds of going outdoors. Lasts for hours.

Man, this is the truth right here.  If only the allergy drugs were that good.  "Acts immediately!!  Long-lasting!!!"

3rd day in a row of over 20,000. 

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More stats, because I know you like them.

The last 5 days have all been above 23,000.  The 5-day total is over 136,000.  Yearly totals the last few years have been between 170,000 and 212,000.  We are at 166,600 for the year so far, with 2-3 weeks to go. 

Here's a graph of this year's count, projected to the end of the season:

 

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Posted (edited)

I'm in San Antonio, so I use KSAT's weather page or twitter.  Sometimes I have to go to WOAI's page.  I don't know what the original source is.  It used to be Dr Ratner, but he died. 

https://twitter.com/ksatweather?lang=en

 

But KSAT has my favorite meteorologists.

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I'm sniffling like my dog just died.  This shit is crushing me.  

 

4 minutes ago, miguelito said:

I'm in San Antonio, so I use KSAT's weather page or twitter.  Sometimes I have to go to WOAI's page.  I don't know what the original source is.  It used to be Dr Ratner, but he died. 

https://twitter.com/ksatweather?lang=en

 

But KSAT has my favorite meteorologists.

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that hurricane is a category 10

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Today I've had a god-awful sinus headache since about 9 am. I'm wearing sunglasses indoors because every light is too bright. I'm about ready to just burn everything down and go live in a bunker till the end of days. Which, by the looks of it, isn't far off anyway.

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Yesterday was the first day in 10 days that my back was well enough to let me sit somewhat comfortably. I made the mistake of using that as an excuse to hang out on the patio for 4 hours. Kill me.

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On 3/27/2020 at 8:52 AM, miguelito said:

Don't forget sandpaper on the inside of your eyelids.

My eyes have been like that since cataract surgery in January. 

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2 hours ago, Deej said:

Yesterday was the first day in 10 days that my back was well enough to let me sit somewhat comfortably. I made the mistake of using that as an excuse to hang out on the patio for 4 hours. Kill me.

Right? That's the worst part. Cedar ends, the weather gets gorgeous, and we still can't enjoy our decks and patios without suffering.

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Let's hope the oak pollen will bind with the COVID-19 and neutralize it. Or maybe act like a barrier to infection by coating our nasal passages and interior lung surfaces...

 

 

 

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