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16 Oct, 4 tweets, 1 min read
I have had two (2) separate occasions this year where my allergies flared SO BAD that I was convinced I had covid, ready to meet God (sharpening my sword), feeling so grim about my odds (my lungs! my autoimmune disorder! my sanity!)

then started taking benadryl and i'm fine.
I am currently doing daily allergy sprays up my poor nose (this is essential, fwiw), a daily allergy pill, and then benadryl at bedtime. gotta keep all that inflammation down.

now all the pollen-farting plants in nevada need to do me the courtesy of dying for the winter, thanks
it looks like it might be a ragweed thing? i should really get allergy tests and figure out what the hell is trying to murder my face off.

although i could handle it if it were just congestion. the body aches and fatigue are the really bad part.
surely it does not help that i am allergic to cats and dogs and i have eight of them total. haha.

i'm reading about coping with pet allergies and they're like "don't kiss your pets!" and i'm like "I WILL KISS ALL OF THEM ON MY WAY TO HELL"

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S2e1 had remarkably bad writing so I am really, really happy about this.
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Gender is such a strange, complex, beautiful thing when you open yourself to the possibilities.

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But now everything is aired out, and all those wretched dots I couldn't connect make sense.
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