Post # 1
It started almost 3 years ago. The only allery I had for forever was penicillin. In the last three years I am now allergic to grass, pollen, cats, dogs, bunnies, secret deodrant, pantene shampoo, and as of today I found out I am allergic to the bubble bath I just got. I also think I might be slightly lactose intolerant now.
I dont break out, I dont sneeze or have runny eyes but I get itchy like crazy and an upset stomach with milk. I absolutely hate it and I dont know what to do about it.
Any other bees have the same problem? What do you do about it.
Post # 3
All I know is that I sneeze almost everyday at work. Its almost a given. 🙂
Post # 4
This has started happening to me in the past 6 years. I’d never taken antibiotics before but when I was 22 I had to take them and had such a severe reaction I was put on steroids to counteract it. I’m now allergic to latex, bananas, and kiwi. and bandaids…. well not specifically bandaids but the adhesive on them.
Post # 5
I think it’s something like every 7 years or so your body cheMestry changes, thus making youal allergic to things or not ( you can lose allergies too!)
Post # 6
I take allergy medication but apparently that hasn’t helped much with the cat/dog/pollen thing. Maybe I just need a different brand. Any recommendations?
Post # 7
Hmm, I’ve heard of growing out of allergies but not into them! But stranger things have happened lol and it definitely seems possible. I’ve grown out of my allergies (although my most bothersome ones were definitely seasonal), but when I had them bad as an adolescent I was on zyrtec which helped some, but I discovered that any generic version of loratadine (which in non-generic brands is Claritin) actually was way more useful.
Post # 8
@bearlove: Haha. I grew into a cat allergies and a fish allergiy, but Olny the swim kind, I can eat shell fish tho, it’s weird. Gma is the same way.
I grew out of the plant allergies .
Post # 9
@imalittlebirdie: i have heard that too.
i was allergic to a lot of things when i was younger (animals, grass, dust, etc) and it really affected my breathing. as i have aged, it’s affecting my skin more. if i pull weeds for even just 5 minutes, i will break out all up my arms, even with wearing gloves.
Post # 10
This happens to me! I’m anaphylactic to bees, wasps, spiders and ants, as well has have a severe allergy to codeine. But on top of those, i’m allergic to most plants, grass, maple trees, i’m lactose intolerant and I have a mild case of exercise induced asthma.
All but the anaphylaxis and the codeine have come up in the last three years. And it drives me insane. I mean, I’M ALLERGIC TO GRASS! I can’t sit on it or anything, otherwise i burst into hives and basically ruin my entire week. I just have learned to keep a combo of allergy meds on me at all times, and try to limit my interactions with plants that cause reactions. My only problem is that I never know what i’ll react to. So mostly I Just deal with it using medication.
Post # 11
Yep, definitely a problem for me.
I also used to only be allergic to penicillin. Now I’m allergic to bunnies (grew out of the horse issues) and garlic (eat it all the freaking time and suffer through). I also developed an intolerance to soy and dairy.
Post # 12
All I know is that the penicillin thing is horrible. Half of medicines they can’t prescribe because of it. I havn’t tried soymilk yet but I tried almond milk and that did not go well with my stomach.
Post # 13
@Treejewel19: If I was allergic to garlic I don’t think I would be a happy girl. It is in most of my cooking and I really love the flavor it adds to the food.
Post # 14
Definitely more allergies as time goes on! After I had my daughter I developed hay-fever and dog/cat allergies. I take Alavert when its really bad and it helps. Any meds with loratadine actually is a good choice.
My skin is definitely more sensitive to the sun and chemicals. I try to avoid them now.
Post # 15
I’ve developed more allergies, but some are at least not as bad as when I was young. You might need a referral to an allergist depending on how bad they are.
Post # 16
I have colored my hair dark dark brown almost black for about 5-7 yrs. Just the past 3 years or so I became allergic to hair dye! Even at the salon!
Not right away, like when I go to bed, I start to itch and get scabs in my scalps, very very very itchy…then my glands in the back of my lower head swell up and hurt, then the tips of my ears get dry and itchy and my eyes water! It lasts about 3 days…
I havent dyed my hair in in over a year 🙁