So I picked up my prescription for the nasal spray antihistamine and with much in the way of nervousness took my first dose this morning exactly as recommended, with the bend over gently inhale gently, tasted nightmare (this shit is foul) and then sat back in calm resignation to feeling sleepy and icky. Then--

To digress briefly to add drama: the major side effect listed is somnolence, as most antihistamines are, so I'd warned my manager I'd probably need about a week to adjust my timing etc and get used to it. Also, I determined to do it on full stomach.

I did not eat though, and to start, somnolence is not the word I'd use. More like--okay, somewhat warm, yes. And--how to put this--sort of pleasantly lethargic like after half a joint and kind-of sort-of, well, high, like mildly stoned, like dopamine which is my favorite brain chemical of all and really should be everyone's.

So short version: I had a super good day at work, where I slowly and happily did my tasks, slowly and happily wandered to the bathroom on breaks, slowly and happily ate microwave popcorn one lingering kernel at a time, and felt overwhelming affection for my co-workers, their chairs, and the floor and even mankind itself, which is pretty new for me.

When I came down a bit, I also realized there was like ninety percent less sniffling and nose blowing and felt overwhelming affection for my allergist, the medication, allergies, pollen, and weather. And somewhat more quickly took my afternoon dose.

Like I get the window for 'my wonderful new antihistamine that tastes like evil but I would die for it as it gets me high at work' is probably pretty small but I'm on this train with no regrets so wheeeee.

And also importantly, it really works which I totally appreciate but for the record: God bless that deviated septum for its help in getting me to this place.

(Azelastine hcl: you're welcome.)

2019-02-14 09:13 am (UTC)
Well, it might take a week before you feel close to normal taking your med. LOL
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2019-02-14 10:13 am (UTC)
Drowsiness is actually a rare side-effect for this one, though I'm now starting to wonder about my elderly neighbour who gets me to buy it and drop it in for him! I'm glad it's working for you in more than one way!
venetia_sassy: (MLP // shake it off)

2019-02-14 12:38 pm (UTC)
Hey, that's what I'm taking! But I did not get the happy side effect. *pouts*

(It smells like concentrated rose essence to me, for just a moment, and then a bit will hit my throat and yeerkkk.)
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2019-02-14 02:31 pm (UTC)
oh i don't mean to laugh at you but that's a lovely and hilarious story, that your meds make you high enough to love everyone. i could use a little of something like that, just to get me through the winter doldrums! I presume the fact that you've told it as a funny story is intentional. I hope it remains enjoyable and then you get used to it and can function normally, and I definitely hope it brings the relief it's meant to.
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2019-02-14 02:50 pm (UTC)
Breathing like a normal person is so fantastic, omg.
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2019-02-14 03:11 pm (UTC)
maybe you weren't high so much as not slightly oxygen-deprived for the first time in ages and your brain didn't know what to do with it. :)
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2019-02-14 04:43 pm (UTC)
This!
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2019-02-14 08:05 pm (UTC)
Hah, brill!
ranalore: (zen or stoned?)

2019-02-15 03:31 am (UTC)
This is why oxygen bars are a thing.
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2019-02-14 04:15 pm (UTC)
Hee. As long as you're enjoying the ride.
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2019-02-14 04:59 pm (UTC)
That is hilarious and delightful - whee!
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2019-02-14 08:04 pm (UTC)
So short version: I had a super good day at work, where I slowly and happily did my tasks, slowly and happily wandered to the bathroom on breaks, slowly and happily ate microwave popcorn one lingering kernel at a time, and felt overwhelming affection for my co-workers, their chairs, and the floor and even mankind itself, which is pretty new for me.

Ohhhh dude, you sound like one of my best friends in college who used to get the highest grades in AP Calculus because she would get totally baked and just happily do problems for hours. Also, fucken YAY for not being nasally abused by pollen.
aerialiste: love isn't the answer, it's the problem (Default)

2019-02-14 09:24 pm (UTC)
When Oscar Wilde's Algernon says "one should always eat muffins quite calmly," I now can't help but think popcorn should from henceforth be eaten slowly and happily, one lingering kernel at a time; in other news have your allergies ever given you labyrinthitis, because apparently I have that?
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2019-02-14 10:31 pm (UTC)
Whoaaaa, man. That is awesome! Thank you for sharing. Your experience makes me more inclined to schedule an appointment with an ENT for my deviated septum and chronic sinusitis -- I've been procrastinating about it for ages and a friend's recent experience with sinus surgery had made me more reluctant...but if it could maybe lead to mind-altering drugs and not excruciating surgery, then I'm in!

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