Haha, oops, I now have two boxes of Tazo Zen at work. I don't have any Calm. I'll go get some at Shaw's today.
I used the neti pot last night with a drop of tea tree oil in it. That was VERY clearing and I don't think I'd do it more than once every other day for fear of damage of some sort (I suffered from frequent nosebleeds a lot growing up so the slight burning sensation is scary to me). I did some reading beforehand to decide on how many drops (glad I didn't do more) and I think I want to try lavender oil. Unfortunately, once I went to bed, I started sneezing a bunch and got congested again. I think I'll wash the sheets soon, but it's probably just some nighttime bloom screwing me over. We use unscented detergent (Method) so I'm not worried about reactions there. Dear goodness, I HOPE I'm not developing sensitivities to cleaning products now!
The sick feeling is gone, my glands aren't swollen today and I feel less run down. I'm still sneezing plenty and have post nasal drip. I'll get that Allegra at the store today too. I want to be able to differentiate from seasonal allergies & food responses! I miss that short period of time last month & earlier this month that I didn't have post nasal drip
Speaking of cleaning products (uh, above), I'm trying to sort out the best way to clean our shower liners. Probably I'll just have to throw them in the washing machine every few weeks & let them dry a bit on the clothesline before putting them back up. Since I can't take down the bars over the clawfoot tub, it's a hassle to remove & rehang the liners, but it must be done. I tried spraying them down a bit last night & wiping them, but it's too difficult & didn't seem to do much. The water is pretty hard here and leaving lots of residue on the liners. This means I probably will not be able to continue going shampoo free as my hair grows out. Phooey.
The chili I made last week STILL isn't finished off. Maybe I'll freeze the rest. There's a couple of servings left. I'm a bit tired of it. I have some for lunch today with 1/2 an acorn squash. I forgot my banana.
My teeth feel so much better after oil pulling last night and this morning. I think this will help with the sensitivity. The gums over my lower right canine look much thicker this week than they did last week.
I'm going to schedule my woman's annual exam soon & talk to the doctor about getting an IUD. [Edit] Lady check-up scheduled w/ a nurse practitioner for next week. I'll have to schedule a consultation w/ the gyn when I go in. It might not be until November, so I'll schedule the appointment and then see how soon I could go to Planned Parenthood.
BM - mid-morning, between type 3 and 4 on Bristol stool chart. I feel...unfinished.