I usually don't have trouble with allergies, this year is different.

Easter day I was at Mom's in Pennsylvania and trees surround her house. We were outside all day in the gazebo, enjoying the beautiful sunshine. It was actually a warm day in Pennsylvania, usually it's a little chilly.

I noticed the pollen blowing but I didn't think anything of it because in New Jersey I see it, too. But this was pretty bad, we got into our cars at the end of the day and I'm not kidding you when I say there was about in inch and a half of pollen on the car. I'm used to New Jersey pollen, but Pennsylvania's country pollen hit me hard. I truly believe the salt air and the beach always opens me up. I couldn't even get it all off with my windshield wipers.....Anyway, here I am, feeling horrible and basically lost my voice overnight coughing and wheezing.

Yesterday on the show I was saying I just kept blowing my nose, it wouldn't stop, today my voice is shot, my throat is sore, my nose is completely clogged, and my eyes won't stop watering. But, this has never happened to me before. I had no idea I could get allergies at any moment. I've never been affected like this before.

Bless your heart if you have to deal with this every year. Here are a couple of tips to help you battle through thanks to webmd:

-If you get allergies, you can start taking allergy medicine 1 to 2 weeks before it starts--(too late, I guess)

-Put on the air conditioning instead of opening the window.

-Try out different allergy medications, one might work better for you than another one and always ask your Dr. My Dr. knows I use Sudafed, so I just double checked with her to let her know I'm taking it for the stuffiness.

Some possible natural remedies for allergies:

-Drink a little apple cider vinegar with your water-CLICK HERE for information on this!

-Wash your nostrils with a Neti Pot - I hear great things about this, I need one!

Good luck with your allergies, we're in this together...one more blow of my nose and I think my eyeballs will pop out! I'll hopefully be back tomorrow in the air!


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