FWIW, I've switched from Benadryl, which does a fine job of combatting my allergies but has the tendency to turn me into a zombie of drowsiness several hours after taking it, to generic Claritin, which is advertised as being non-drowsy. Today was my first day of being on generic Claritin. The allergy-fighting powers of generic Claritin seem to be fine with me. The jury's still out on the drowsiness factor. I've still been somewhat zombie-like today, but that very well may be residual from my almost two weeks of attempting to battle my allergies with sleep-inducing Benadryl and the fact that I'm coming off a tougher-than-average week at work.
I had a fairly reasonable list of things I wanted to accomplish today, but I fear that the only thing I will be able to check off the list is preparing tomorrow's Sunday School lesson. I'm still spending most of the day on the couch drifting in and out of sleep.
I have also decided that if I ever run for public office (and were to completely abandon my conservative principles of how government should operate), it very well may be on an anti-histamine platform. Earlier in the week, Mrs. Mellow and sidelobe tried to convince me that histamines are indeed necessary, but the only thing I'm seeing is that when I take drugs that are anti-histamines, I'm a much healthier person. Therefore, histamines must be evil and the government should do everything possible to eradicate them.
DOWN WITH HISTAMINES!