Thursday, November 12, 2015

So I went to the allergist this morning ... AND YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!!

Haha, yeah, I will no longer click on those "... and you won't believe what happened next!" things, just on general principle.

But I DID go to an allergist this morning, on the recommendation of my GP, who is trying to figure out why my nose has been running for, oh, the past TWO YEARS or so.

Forty-two skin tests later, it turns out that I'm highly allergic to ragweed.

I'm also allergic to gerbils, dust mites, guinea pigs, dogs, horses, birch tree pollen ...

... and cats.


Now, before anybody has a cow, I am NOT re-homing my cats.  Nor will I stop fostering.  When I explained this to the allergist, she asked if I would be willing to at least keep the cats out of the bedroom.  When I told her no, not really, she decided that nasal-spray meds to control the symptoms would be the best place to start.  Followed by injections if necessary.




Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Kudos to your allergist for taking your not wanting to get rid of your animals in stride..

My dr once told me to get rid of my cats when I said I had allergies.. I said if you can explain why I don't have allergies in the spring and the fall but my cats are with me all year round I might consider it.. He didn't have a comeback to that, I fired him and found a new doctor.

TheQueen said...

Fate is cruel!

rockygrace said...

Tails, the way I look at it, I'm (evidently) allergic to SO MANY THINGS, what's one more? I mean, theoretically, I *could* go cat-less, but dust mites? How the hell am I supposed to get rid of DUST?

So me, the cats, and the dust mites will all live happily ever after. :)

and Queen, yep, ain't life funny?

fmcgmccllc said...

When Punkin Head was young and allergic and asthmatic the Pediatric Allergist told me on one visit to cut orange juice from his diet. When I inquired why, as he was not allergic to oranges, she told me OJ had minute traces of mold from the way it is made. She said he was so messed up that OJ would be the straw that broke the camels back. Allergies pile up.

rockygrace said...

fmcetc., is Punkin Head still bothered by allergies, or did he outgrow them?

fmcgmccllc said...

Still has them, but they are much less severe at this time. And he owns a cat he is allergic to.