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Many people live successfully and lovingly with cats even though they have allergies. I have known of some who do because they would NEVER abandon or betray their beloved feline family members.
 

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Heading home everyone. Thankfully no blood clots and my lungs look ok. I'm going to my general dr with these results. I'm praying some strong allergy pills will help. I'm still breathless. My oxygen levels are ok. But i still have this feeling that i can't take a complete breath.
 

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Heading home everyone. Thankfully no blood clots and my lungs look ok. I'm going to my general dr with these results. I'm praying some strong allergy pills will help. I'm still breathless. My oxygen levels are ok. But i still have this feeling that i can't take a complete breath.
Anxiety can do that. You're constantly stressed, and that's not good for anyone.
 

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Anxiety can do that. You're constantly stressed, and that's not good for anyone.
i did have these attacks when i was young. but it never happened for a week like this before. i went to sleep with a face mask and used flonase before going to sleep. ive never tried it before, only used pills. i did wake up feeling better.

im heading to the doctor to see if prescribed allergy pills will help just in case. Im going to start sleeping with a mask every night as well even if its uncomfortable.
 

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Try the Flonase before bed. If your oxygen levels are normal it is most likely anxiety. When my husband came down with West Nile and it messed with his brain, he would have anxiety attacks that put him in the ER. Look into the injections, they last much longer and work very well. As you get older, allergies, (and anxiety) can be greatly increased because your body is getting weaker in fighting off things that it used to fight off very well.
 

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i did have these attacks when i was young. but it never happened for a week like this before. i went to sleep with a face mask and used flonase before going to sleep. ive never tried it before, only used pills. i did wake up feeling better.

im heading to the doctor to see if prescribed allergy pills will help just in case. Im going to start sleeping with a mask every night as well even if its uncomfortable.
I hope this works! I ended up sleeping with a mask during labor after my epidural kicked in, so I know it can be done even if it's not the best.

Have you had any luck on the job front? Did you decide to apply anywhere offering more money, or doing something like uber eats? The long game will definitely have to be getting your own place. For both your mental and physical health (and the kitties will probably be happier, too). :hugs:
 

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im heading to the doctor to see if prescribed allergy pills will help just in case. Im going to start sleeping with a mask every night as well even if its uncomfortable.
I've never used a mask and it was not recommended for my personal allergy issues but if it helps - I am affected by environmental allergens also. Therefore, eliminating the pets would not make a difference because there are other triggers. At least that's what I tell myself. :lol: It's my way or rationalizing keeping the animals and working around them. :greenpaw::bluepaw:

Best of luck when you see the GP, please let us know if he prescribes something for you and what he or she suggests. :alright:
 

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Try the Flonase before bed. If your oxygen levels are normal it is most likely anxiety. When my husband came down with West Nile and it messed with his brain, he would have anxiety attacks that put him in the ER. Look into the injections, they last much longer and work very well. As you get older, allergies, (and anxiety) can be greatly increased because your body is getting weaker in fighting off things that it used to fight off very well.
I tried flonase last night and today and it does seem to help. Thanks! The problem with the injections is the time invested. I cant take off work twice a week to go to the allergist. :confused2:

Ask your doctor about sleeping with a mask. That may make you feel worse. And also talk to him or her about injections vs pills and possibly testing you for all allergens.
I mentioned it and she didnt seem concerned. She prescribed me a couple of pills. But after i read the side effects i decided not to take them. I left her a message to recommend some other pills. The ones she prescribed can cause hallucinations, depression, anxiety and aggression. No sense making my mental health issues worse. She referred me to an allergist. But i had such a bad experience last time that i dont think i will go. Plus i dont have time go so many times to get shots.

I hope this works! I ended up sleeping with a mask during labor after my epidural kicked in, so I know it can be done even if it's not the best.

Have you had any luck on the job front? Did you decide to apply anywhere offering more money, or doing something like uber eats? The long game will definitely have to be getting your own place. For both your mental and physical health (and the kitties will probably be happier, too). :hugs:
My breathing is better today, i think the mask helped. Still breathless but not too bad.I have applied for a few jobs. But honestly by the time i get home, deal with the kitties and eat dinner. All i want is to lie down and sleep. I havent tried uber eats yet. im so stressed out by my current job that all i want to do is relax on the weekends. :frown:

I am trying to apply for other jobs. But i am being picky about which ones i apply for.

Its been stressing me out that i was hired to do one job, and they added on the job listing that other job functions would be added. So they give me the stuff that no one wants to do. Im working with an older lady that seems to be at that point in life where you start to forget things. She has asked me so many times how to add a pdf to an email. I give her pushes to do things on her own. She even told me she would only ask for help once a day. But she keeps asking.

theyve given me some of the stuff she used to do. I work with this lady that is abnormally picky. They asked me to do a report on our admission procedures. We have had like 3 (1-2) hour meetings about it. Every time she finds something to change about it. A sentence she was fine with before now needs to be changed. I think she noticed she was getting on my nerves that she just corrected it herself. Which she could have done from the beginning. The report is about her department not mine. The worst part of this job is that im still stuck going to meetings and writing down minutes. I hate noisy environments and having to focus on people talking about the same issue for multiple meetings without making a choice.

A lady that was hired at the same time as me recently quit. lol i was told that her job is a revolving door.

I regret changing jobs, but i am hoping i can use my current pay as an incentive to be pickier about the salary i will take.

I've never used a mask and it was not recommended for my personal allergy issues but if it helps - I am affected by environmental allergens also. Therefore, eliminating the pets would not make a difference because there are other triggers. At least that's what I tell myself. :lol: It's my way or rationalizing keeping the animals and working around them. :greenpaw::bluepaw:

Best of luck when you see the GP, please let us know if he prescribes something for you and what he or she suggests. :alright:
The mask truly does help. I can even clean with bleach again. I am allergic to other things too, but not as bad as to the cats.
 

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Being picky is probably a good idea. I know we all just want you in your own place ASAP, but it's better to be smart about it and do what you can to inch in the right direction while taking care of your mental health.
 

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Allergy injections are only that frequent at the beginning. Once they get built up enough in your system it you would only need them every few months.
 

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Being picky is probably a good idea. I know we all just want you in your own place ASAP, but it's better to be smart about it and do what you can to inch in the right direction while taking care of your mental health.
I am feeling better this weekend. I have been wearing a mask or face shield the past few days around my room and my allergies have improved. And i dont get the breathless feeling as much. Which is a huge relief. I decided not to take the allergy pills that they prescribed me. The side effects were too scary.

Allergy injections are only that frequent at the beginning. Once they get built up enough in your system it you would only need them every few months.
I will look into it. I just dont want to miss too much work in case interviews come up. I am trying to switch jobs.
 

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Its 3:30 am. I tend to wake up through the night as i struggle with insomnia. Now my cat has taken to waking me up. She screeches a meow for about an hour. Or she body slams onto my bed tent and lands on me (her and the tent.) I dont know how much more i can take with dealing with them. I sleep in a hot tent, with a mask on my face so i can breathe without being affected by them. i am ordering ear plugs to see if she wont wake me. im so hot i cant even sleep with a blanket and get sweaty most nights.

if i knew someone i completely trusted i would have rehomed them long ago. That is the only thing stopping me at this point. I care about them and dont want to dump them in a shelter with a stranger. i am sick of the hassle they have caused me for the past 5 years. I dont know what to do anymore. The only thing i know is that i dont want to leave them with a stranger.
 

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I'm also sorry that things are not getting better for you. Hugs ...
 
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