So in true me fashion, I made a list of things to write about, and I'm promptly ignoring that list to write about something else.

Tonight I write about my utter frustration with so-called over-the-counter meds.

I have allergies. Allergies which I aggressively ignore, to the point of exacerbating them. I am allergic to most pets; I have two dogs. I'm allergic to dust; I don't keep my house dusted as often as I should. I'm allergic to oh so many types of pollen, and I spend hours outside reading. The list goes on and on. And not only do my allergies make my nose run, my eyes water and my skin itch, they also give me horrific sinus headaches. But basically, I know that a lot of it is my own fault.

To deal with the problem, I pretty much live on allergy/sinus medication. Specifically, Claritin-D. I could probably live without the Claritin part, but the D? No way, no how. Sudaphed (pseudoephedrine) is my lifeline.

Unfortunately, wonderful people like to use pseudoephedrine to make meth. Thus, a law was put into effect that you can only buy so much of it in a given period of time. Which, okay, I can understand. Really, I can. I don't mind that they take my ID and make me sign for it every single time. I can deal with that.

However, being only able to buy 15 count, 24 hour tablets in a 30 day period? Not going to work for me. As I said, I live on the stuff. Even 6 hours without it, and I start to get a sinus headache. Twelve hours? I'm in hell.

The punchline to this story is that hubby went tonight to pick up some Claritin-D for me tonight, but they wouldn't let him since he picked it up for me last time, exactly 2 weeks ago. He argued with them, but no dice. So basically, I have to go to my doctor and get a prescription for an over-the-counter medication, so that I can take it every day.

This? A huge pain in the ass. At least my doctor is only 2 minutes away, literally. And maybe if it's prescribed, the insurance company will pay for part of it. That shit is expensive! Anyway, long story short (too late), I'm out of sinus crap til tomorrow morning when I can go to the pharmacy and pick up Claritin (yeah, they'll let me pick it up because it's a different ID), and then call my doctor on Wednesday, since he doesn't work Tuesdays. Meanwhile, I'm going to be having a headache tomorrow, so if I'm cranky, this would be why. BAH.
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