Sadly, whatever it is I am allergic to, hits me quite late in the season. So every year, I hope this is going to be the year in which my immune system does not go under under the assaults of pollen, but late in the season, I am disappointed.
My allergies (to pollen, my only allergy) are interlinked to my happiness, stress levels, mental, emotional, spiritual and, I suppose, physical health.
I hardly had them last year when I was happier. They were severe in the years when I was building up my publishing business.
Unbearable when I lived in Williamsburg, Virginia, and spent months sneezing, with red swollen eyes, and a prickly itchy nose. The allergies were so severe there that I should have done everything I could to have left sooner rather than living there for 12 years!!
No allergic reaction to spring or summer so far this year, fingers crossed!!