Post # 1
I’ve had such a trying day. I woke up super early to let out the dog and my cheeks and neck were COMPLETELY swollen. I rushed to the doctor because I had no idea what to think, and the doc was also totally confused. So now I am some anti-allergy medication for 48 hours to see if the swelling goes down.
Provided it’s been the entire day (of hiding my chipmunk face inside) and my symptoms haven’t gotten any worse (or better, really), I’m thinking I might be allergic to pet dander. We usually only let the dog sleep in the bed occasionally, but she’s weaseled her way in this whole last week and I was too busy to change the sheets (until today).
Any way, the doctor tried to comfort me by telling me that she recently discovered she is allergic to cantaloupes and pineapples.
Any other Bees with random allergies? Or allergies in general? Come amuse me as I hide in my apartment until I look normal again 🙂
Post # 3
I am massively allergic to all types of grass. I’m getting shots but it’s only helping somewhat it seems. Guess I belong in a desert or the tundra.
Post # 4
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: That’s definitely an allergy I’ve never heard of! My kid sister is allergic to freshly mown grass, but so long as she’s not frolicking in the clippings, she is fine. Hopefully you live somewhere with minimal grass?
Post # 5
I’m allergic to grass too! When it’s cut, I have to be inside with the windows closed and AC on.
Has your doctor suggested pin testing? That’s where they put a very small drop of serum for each allergen on you, to see if you have a reaction, to pinpoint what exactly you are allergic to.
Post # 6
I was at my state fair one year and when I went into the pig building, I got itchy eyes,runny eyes, it was so uncomfortable!!! I told my mom I will be outside. lol
Still have no clue what was in that building that triggered that reaction.
Post # 7
@berybery: I live in the South now so there is a lot of grass around. When it’s mowed is the worst but I am sometimes bothered by it floating around as well.
Post # 8
@Earlybride: I’ve had somewhat similar experiences, wandering in to places and being like “Oh, hell no!” My old office was the worst. I think our cleaning staff slacked after hours, so occasionally I would go in to work in the morning and almost immediately it would be stuffed nose, teary eyes, sneezing non-stop. I actually had to leave twice to take the day off!
Post # 9
In the last year, I’ve developed an allergy to spandex. Yes, that’s right folks… spandex. Tops, bottoms, bras, underwear, workout clothes… spandex. It’s a bitch. My skin breaks out in itchy hives wherever it touches.
I’m also allergic to whatever fabric my couch is (microfiber something). Discovered that one while sitting on the couch in my underwear. Not fun. Itchy hives.
Add on to that seasonal allergies (Florida is no fun with the pollen count right now), dust/mold allergies (Portland is bad for that!), and floral perfume allergies (laundry detergents, febreeze, fragrances, etc.).
Post # 10
@inspiredcreations: Wowza, so many! I’d be in so much trouble – all my spandex work out clothes, I also have a microfiber couch…Do you just have to avoid everything, or do you take meds?
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence
I’m allergic to something… no idea what… but I have been dying the last few weeks. Things got cold here again which helped out a bit but damn I wish I could stop feeling so itchy and stuffy.
Post # 12
I’m allergic to kiwi and silicone. Completely random, and luckily, easy to avoid.
Post # 13
Ugh, yes and it sucks! I’m allergic to pollen, dairy, and eggs! So far the diary isn’t too bad. If it’s heated, I can handle it (like in a latte) and if the eggs are baked in something (cake), I’m ok. But just eating cheese or scrambled eggs (even French toast!)…it’s horrible. I’m also allergic to adhesive (like on bandaids) and Neosporin. It sucks. 🙁
Post # 14
@berybery: I take Allegra daily now and it’s helping with the seasonal/fragrance allergies, but there’s really nothing I can do for the skin based ones. I keep a blanket over my couch so that my skin doesn’t touch it (until I can recover it or something) and I’ve ditch the clothes that I can live without that have spandex/elastane. The only stuff I have left is tights and sports bras, which I wear for as little time as possible! Thank goodness I’ve got cotton/polyester blends for most of my clothing!
The worst was that the spandex allergy was triggered while I was in China, so Fiance and I had a hell of a time trying to track down antihistamine cream for the hives. Neither of us speak any Chinese, so we had a friend on a cell phone talking to the pharmacist to explain what I needed; I eventually got something that smelled like IcyHot and theoretically was a corticosteroid ointment!
Post # 15
Seasonal allergies (BAD), Carrots, Cheap Perfume, Wool, and about 50 other things I cant think of at the moment. My friends joke that i am allergic to everything…
Post # 16
ummmmmmmmmmmmm hi? lol actually i made this username becausee im allergic2bees and thought it would be cute but now everytime i look at it I think how retarded!