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May 17, 2012
I am a seasonal allergy sufferer. Well, scratch that, I am a daily allergy sufferer. I was tested several years ago and found out I am allergic to dust, mold, dogs and some type of grass, but I can't remember which type. The first three on that list don't bother me much, even though I live with a dog.
For the past two years, at the beginning of April, I have suffered from some type of seasonal allergy. I am assuming it is that type of grass I am allergic to, but it could very well be something else since it didn't start happening until last year. I get sinus pain, headaches, and a horrible sore throat. My throat was so bad last year that I even ended up at an ENT because it just would not get better and I didn't know what was wrong. When my throat started hurting this year, I started taking allergy medication, and the pain was gone within days.
While my battle with seasonal allergies doesn't generally cause me a lot of grief, it sure makes my days a lot less enjoyable than they could be. Some people, however, suffer much worse from their seasonal allergies and they spend their days feeling absolutely miserable. Seasonal allergies can literally ruin your day!
Merck, the makers of non-drowsy CLARITIN® products, has teamed up with Dancing with the Stars host Brooke Burke-Charvet this spring to create a new short film titled “The Difference is Clear.”
The film is a crazy, over-the-top look at two versions of one busy woman’s day who is juggling work, life and family while also dealing with allergies. In the first version of her day, Brooke’s character doesn’t take her allergy medication, and her non-stop allergy symptoms cause an impossibly upside-down day, where nothing goes right and everything goes wrong. In the second version, she treats her allergies and has an impossibly outrageous day, so much so, that there is no limit to what she can achieve.
While that is a funny video, it is so true. I have several friends who suffer from severe allergies, and I know how badly their allergies can affect their daily lives!
To view the full short film and see behind-the-scenes footage, visit www.YouTube.com/Claritin. For more information on allergies and Claritin, visit www.claritin.com.
What about you? Do you suffer from seasonal allergies, and how have those allergies affected your life?
Disclosure: I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour conducted by Burst Media on behalf of Claritin®. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, but my opinions are my own.