I am an allergy sufferer. I am also prone to sinus infections, especially this time of year.
I had a doosey of a cold/laryngitis thing right at Christmas time, and last week, another cold arrived on the heels of that. I ran out of pseudophedrine last week, and I have been without it for about 5 days because stopping at the drug store to purchase more has not been convenient during any of my other errands. Each night I would curse myself for not taking the time to stop because my head would be throbbing. Then I would wake up with more sinus pressure than I have had in quite a while.
I rue the day that meth labs complicated the lives of sinus ailment sufferers. For the last couple of years, those of us who depend of pseudophedrine have had to show go to the pharmacy counter and ask for the pills that give relief to sinus pressure. We have to show our drivers licenses and sign either a form or a terminal so that a record can be kept of how much of the stuff we buy.
I appreciate the fact that the government wants to keep meth labs under control, but if I wasn’t required to sign for the stuff, I could have picked some up in the grocery store aisle the other day.
Despite my complaints, I am still thankful that I can still buy pseudopherine. I bought my supply at lunch time today, and now, less than 90 minutes later, I am at last breathing normally. Praise God for Pseudophedrine!