helen-louise (baratron) wrote,

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...so what is wrong with me NOW?

Tired. Itchy. Irritable.

Let's see: I have eczema all over my body. I've never had eczema before. I've had a strange allergic rash for years and years, but I was pretty sure that wasn't eczema because it didn't look like other people's rashes.

My eyes and nose are both streaming, as if I have hay fever. But it's November, and I'm in the northern hemisphere. Hrm. I keep having low-grade asthma, too.

My stomach is still being evil, intermittently.

Since the clocks went back, I've gone from needing to sleep for 10-12 hours per day to sleeping for 12-14 hours a day. This seems very non-optimal. If I felt more down than I do, I'd say I was depressed - but I don't feel depressed. I feel fine all the time I'm sitting under bright lights, and lousy all the time I'm not.

I'm wondering if some of my allergy problems are related to the excessive sleep. Apparently, mattresses more than 10 years old are more likely to be full of dust mite, which causes asthma and ezcema. But my mattress is one of those ridiculously expensive latex ones that's supposed to be better for allergies - it was £500 11 years ago. I can't possibly afford a new mattress when the one I have isn't worn out yet - I can't even afford the bills I have at the moment. I could try vacuuming my mattress, but I had a feeling you weren't supposed to vacuum latex mattresses because that shakes up the dust mites, or something.

Damn it. Damn it all.

Seeing the doctor tomorrow. Hoping he can fix me.

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