11 problems you face with seasonal allergies

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Please, just let me be able to breath in peace!

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It happens every single year, but it is almost as if you can never fully plan for it. You'll be fine one day, then BAM. Your nose is flowing quicker than Niagara Falls. Nothing is able to come to your aid, and you just have to suffer for the next several months. Do no fear though, others much like yourself are in that same boat and feel these problems as well.

1. BOGO Kleenex's are a blessing

I can easily go through a Kleenex box in less than a day at the height of pollen allergy season. So thank you Publix for having them BOGO so I can shove several into my cart.

2. Sneezing so hard you get a headache

I swear this happens at least once a day, and I'm not sure how I am still alive.

3. Normal allergy medicine is a joke

Sure, my friends can take it an be fine, but even my prescription allergy medicine barely alleviates my symptoms.

4. Bloodshot eyes

After the 121st time sneezing, your eyes are bloodshot beyond belief. Now people are looking at you and judging you for different reasons.

5. Trying to hold in a sneeze when in class

I don't know about you, but I hate sneezing in a lecture hall. You instantly become the center of unwanted attention after sneezing, and even more so after the 30th time.

6. Morning drainage

Everything is fine...until you finally sit up from bed and all hell breaks loose.

7. The annoying one sided drip

I already hate it when my nose is running, but one does it always just have to be ONE SIDE???

8. Everyone thinks you are contagious

No, I cannot give you my allergies. Though, I really wish I could so I would not have to deal with them.

9. Followed by, are you sure?

No, I was joking, you are going to catch it and die now.

10. Dry nose problems

After blowing your nose for the 500000 time, it has become so raw the skin is peeling off. Now you're just wondering if people are staring at a piece of skin hanging on your nose or they just really like your face.

11. Enjoying the 5 seconds of breathing through your nose

It never last long, but it is a great relief.

Seasonal allergies suck. There is no way to prevent them. but we can all get through this together.

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CVS Saves Lives by Introducing a Cheaper EpiPen Alternative

CVS will begin selling a generic competitor to the EpiPen for nearly 1/6th the price.
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CVS Health Corp., the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, will begin selling a generic competitor to the EpiPen for nearly 1/6th of the price.

Consumers across the nation can now find a two-pack of the generic Adrenaclick for only $109.99, saving them nearly $500 to the competitor EpiPen which is sold for over $600. The price change of Adrenaclick generic will be available for both insured patients and for those who pay with no coverage. Impax Laboratories, the maker of Adrenaclick, will also provide coupons to patients that meet certain requirements.

Both Adrenaclick generic and EpiPen are used in emergencies to stop fatal allergic reactions. Those with severe allergic reactions must always have these treatments in stock incase of an emergency. Unfortunately, the hormone inside the synergies, Epinephrine, only has a lifetime of less than a year. This causes patients to fill prescriptions often, even if they haven’t used the previous synergies.

The maker of the EpiPen, Mylan NV, has been under heavy fire for the past few months for the soaring prices. Since 2007, the price of the EpiPen has increased nearly 500 percent. In September Mylan was questioned in front of a Congressional panel to determine why the cost was soaring. CEO Heather Bresch blamed the insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, and the middlemen, for the dramatic price increases since 2007.

CVS’s move to create a cheaper alternative to the EpiPen is a huge step in lowering drug prices and has the possibility of saving the lives of those who could not previously purchase the EpiPen because of the high price.

[via: ABC and USA Today]

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If You Don't Experience Allergies On A Daily Basis, Count Yourself Lucky

Whenever I wake up, I am always sneezing nonstop.

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Every day, I have allergies. Whenever I wake up, I am always sneezing nonstop. I have to get tissues like every second when I am brushing my teeth, washing my face, and eating breakfast. My family can hear me sneezing and they always wonder if there is a way for me to stop sneezing. Sometimes, I will stop sneezing after breakfast. Sometimes, I will stop sneezing later on. Sometimes, I keep sneezing for the whole day.

Whenever I go out somewhere, I must always bring tissues. There will be a time when I am going to need it. Sometimes, I forget to bring tissues so I have to find replacements like napkins and toilet paper right away. I do not want my snot running nor have anyone see my snot! Bringing tissues is like my self-confidence. If I do not bring some with me, it is like I do not have any self-confidence at all.

Tissues are way better than the replacements that I have to find. Toilet paper and napkins hurt my nose. They make my nose red and dry after. Tissues are softer yet they bring the same effect to my nose. This is why I must always make sure that I bring tissues on the way. Usually, I feel very happy if I see a tissue box in the area that I am at.

Most of the time, I wish that I am allergy free and tissue free. Not everyone has to suffer like I am. They get peaceful mornings without doing anything to their noses. They do use tissues, but not like me who needs them like 24/7. I really want empty pockets and purses without tissues because I do not want to worry about my allergies when I am going somewhere. I always wonder how it is like to not have allergies at all. All I know for sure is that it is a very good feeling.

Some people say that I take medicine. My family and I do not trust medicine too much because they will bring negative effects to our bodies. Maybe allergy shots can help because my mother has heard and seen the positive effects of them. As of now, I still have my allergies. I always bring tissues with me whenever I go to college and I find napkins in college whenever I forget to bring them with me. Despite my wishes in ending my allergies, all I know for sure is no matter what happens to me or where I am, allergies are my destiny and I must endure them for the rest of my life.

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