Well, I'm a semi-tenant so can't lay in underfloor heating. (I live in a housing co-operative, and while we do all have to pay in a share, it is much smaller than in a condominium). I can make modifications if my health requires it, but it would take co-op board approval. And I don't really have a problem with the floors as there is another member underneath (by the way, she is exactly my age and has a tiny black female cat almost identical to mine - her daughter and granddaughter live in another unit).
I've been cursing cleaning out the grout between the bathroom tiles... How does it get so filthy? Neither Livia nor I pee or crap there...
i am definitely allergic to dust, as when we recently cleaned the place and i pulled out a lot of things stored under the bed, the dust that accompanied them caused my eyes to hurt and me having some breathing problems. in the end mr. r. suggested i use some of it asthma spray and that helped. i suppose i should tell a doctor about it, but there are so many things i should do ...
Post by cheerypeabrain on Nov 13, 2017 12:27:04 GMT
After almost a whole year of my Doctor sending me for tests for nasty ex-smoker type illnesses I have AT LAST been diagnosed as having developed a chronic allergy to our dog (as well as other things like dust, traffic fumes and a whole raft of hay fever allergens) My Doctor was convinced that I had 'smoker's lung' (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonaary Disease) and had written me off...'it's progressive' he said 'You will gradually get worse' he said....hmph.
It has been a horrid few months...my hypochondria reaching hitherto unseen proportions and I have been miserable as a miserable thing.
I have been prodded and poked and tested by specialists, had blood tests and breathed into tubes until I was quite red in the face...but I am pleased to announce that I DON'T have COPD or similar at this time. The person who actually diagnosed me was the nurse working at my local surgery...she has exactly the same problem as me having got a new dog a few months ago! we sat (wheezing) comparing notes and she looked at all my results and LISTENED TO WHAT I WAS SAYING...something the medics I've seen over the past 6 months haven't done.
I have mild asthma exacerbated by the allergic reaction to the dog. Because it was untreated when I caught a cold I developed a chest infection and THAT'S why I was breathless. I have been given the apppropriate treatment and have been assured that in a few weeks I will feel less like crap.
To say that I am relieved is the understatement of the decade...and breathe...
Pollen misery here. The pollen count is very high atm ...grass pollen in particular. So I'm devastatingly attractive with my streaming red, puffy eyes and constant sniffing. Anybody else suffering ? My usual meds cant cope with it but I'm reluctant to go to our GP...it won't last.
My hay fever seems to have disappeared in the past few years. I'm not good about taking medicine and even when I had awful hay fever I used to put off taking anything thinking that it might get worse and then what would I do. Stupid, I realize. As you say -- it won't last.
I'm not suffering, but am annoyed by the frequent tickling in my nose and the sneezes that provokes. There's also that irritation of the feeling that there is fluff or something tickling the outer parts of the nose. When I get a really monster pressure headache, I take cetirizine. But the last time I took it I still had the headache & was comatose sleepy. Allergy sufferers are supposed to take it every day, which I can't imagine doing.
Cheery, have you tried a nasal saline spray? You can buy it, sometimes with glycerin, or make it at home. It really helps, maybe just by soaking the pollen so it doesn't irritate so much.
I’m allergic to all kinds of tiny particles in the air, and in late summer and early spring I seem to have more problems. For several years, as an adult, I had allergy injections once a week to help immunize and prevent me from developing asthma. My older sister has very debilitating asthma; I do not, so I’m glad now I had the injections.
Since my master bedroom renovation was completed my allergies seem to be getting worse. It’s not that waking up with a sore throat and stuffy nose is the worst thing to deal with, but in today’s world I sometimes find myself wondering if my symptoms signal the beginning of something more sinister. Such was the case this past Sunday: sore throat, sinus congestion, and fatigue to the point of me taking two naps, and then going right to sleep at night. I pulled out my bag of tricks - mainly a nasal allergy spray and a saline spray - and I’m feeling much better today. However, I’ve decided I need to be even more proactive and have ordered a HEPA Allergen Remover to place in my bedroom. Supposedly it circulates the room air several times an hour and two filters clean out the noxious particles. I would be interested to know if others have tried this route and if it helped.