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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Day 5: 4/2/09

I'm really disappointed in myself today. I only did half the dvd. As soon as I started, my nose started running and I started sneezing. I really hope I can do something about these allergies b/c I was miserable all night last night. *sigh*

Because I'm such a procrastinator and put off working out in the past, I can't help but feel like I'm doing that now. Even though I know I'm not.

Food for Thursday, April 2nd.

Breakfast: Protein Shake
Lunch: 1/2 veggie sandwich and bag of chips
Snack before gym: Kashi GoLean bar
Dinner: Spetzel

Drinks: Water and soda w/ lunch.

Exercise for Thursday, April 2nd.

AM: Half of 30 Day Shred

PM: 1 hour Spinning class


JenB said...

I suck at fitness and weight loss (believe me, it shows), but I do have a ton of experience with allergies.

My magical allergy formula:

1 Zyrtec (or generic cetirizine) at bedtime
1 Sudafed PE Allergy Sinus (or generic equivalent...always in a green and white box) in the morning

On really bad days, I take the Sudafed again at lunch and at dinner. On really really bad days, I take a Children's Benadryl with my Zyrtec at bedtime.

It takes about two weeks for the Zyrtec to build up in the body, but you can do the lunch and dinner doses of Sudafed while you're waiting for the Zyrtec to build up to its full allergy-fighting powers.

Casee said...

Jen, does the Zyrtec make you drowsy?

My doctor has me on Cingular (one at bedtime), Veramyst, and Zyrtec. Yesterday I was reading about side effects that Zyrtec had on people and got a little worried. You know the "only 5% of people experience this side effect"? Well, that's me. So I'm really concerned. I took a Zyrtec yesterday and thought it helped, but if it takes a couple weeks to build up, maybe it was just wishful thinking.

Have you ever gotten an allergy shot?

Lori said...

Like both of you, I do the allergy routine also. I take a Zyrtec D at night and then I follow up with a Sudafed in the morning (the real one that you have to sign for at the pharmacy, not the PE crap that Jen takes, LOL!). I'm also on Flonase. The Zyrtec doesn't make me drowsy at all. And Jen's right - it takes a while for it to build up in your system.

I take Singulair, too, but when I started on it, it was only prescribed for asthma. Now everyone takes it for allergies, too. Kills two birds with one stone, LOL.

What pisses me off, is that every time I get settled into a regimen, and stocked up with my insurance, they make my meds over-the-counter and I have to pay an arm and a leg for them or switch to a new med. It sucks!

And don't feel badly about the exercise. FCOL, you did a 1 hour spinning class. You're getting way more exercise than me!

Casee said...

I take Singulair

I knew I spelled it wrong. LOL

I can't believe how expensive the Zyrtec was. $18.99. Do you use the generic? My mom said the Costco brand is a little cheaper.

Lori said...

I do take the generic. You can get a bottle of the generic at Costco for about 15.00 for 300 pills. It's harder for me since I take Zyrtec-D. I've found that it's not as effective to take the regular combined with a Sudafed, so I have to fork over the big bucks for the "D" variety, which sucks. And because you can only buy so much Sudafed at the pharmacy (the read kind, the PE doesn't work for me), I feel like a junkie, going from store to store, buying up all the Sudafed I'm allowed, LOL. Bob & Jeff take it regularly, too. I so wish they'd make it prescription again. That would make my life so much easier! Like I look like I'm making meth in my house. Really.

JenB said...

If I take the Zyrtec at bedtime, it doesn't bother me. I take the generic. Walgreen's occasionally has their generic version on sale and I can get 150 tablets for $30. Costco and Sam's Club probably have similar prices on their generic versions.

I can't take real Sudafed (pseudoephedrine). It makes me buzzy, and then after 4 hours I crash and fall asleep.

Singulair doesn't work for me either. I have to use a true antihistamine, not a leukotriene inhibitor. Totally different process.

I do best when I can take Allegra 180 in the morning and Zyrtec at night, but my current insurance doesn't pay for Rx and the Allegra is insanely expensive without insurance. Boo. I'm having to make do with the generic Sudafed PE

(Sorry for the late response; I was out of town this weekend.)