Taking it one step further I also searched for symptoms of pollen allergies, specifically known as Hay Fever. Checking off the list I have had all these symptoms at one point or another....
That potentially explains my current situation. Have I developed a later life allergy to pollens? Could my eye infection in the summer of 2015 have been the ground zero/ tipping point and the possible cause of said allergy? Certainly makes me wonder if I might had been exposed to something that day cutting undergrowth along the edge of the property?
Not sure how one actually gets an allergy diagnosis these days....is it referral from a doctor to a specialist? I have no idea? I have begun to research the topic in depth and in the meantime have decided to try over the counter allergy medicines. I am not a pill popper but if it offers some kind of relief from this snotty, stuffy and gasping existence I will definitely be happier.
Sidebar - On Sunday morning I opted to take the road bike out for a ride. Heading towards the coast I felt miserable but once I reached Herring Cove and the cool salty air I felt much better. Maybe I will need to morph once again and become a beach bum in my golden years (wink).