I have never been told by a doctor in my entire life that I am allergic to anything. After struggling the last couple months with breathing I was referred to an allergy/asthma specialist to get things checked out.
So today I had an allergy scratch test done on my back, where they scratch all sorts of allergens into your skin and watch for the reactions. Out of the 48 different things that were pricked into my skin I am allergic to 40 of them. At the top of the list: Dust Mites, Cats and Dogs, Various Trees, Weeds, and Grasses. So basically everything. Oh, except horses (don't ask me why they tested that one on me!).
So basically I need to sell my cats and get a horse, pour concrete over my grass, buy a hepa-filter, dust and vacuum constantly, and never go to anyone's house considering they will probably have a dog or cat. Or....the doc says I can kick the cats out of my bedroom and just take medicines and inhalers so I can go on with my life. I choose option two since I'm sure you all know I could never ever in a billion years get rid of my cats :)
Has anyone else developed allergies in adulthood? This is just too crazy for me to understand. I have a bunch of brochures that the doctor gave me which will probably help me gain a better understanding of it all. I know that the allergens in the air cause my airways to get inflamed making it hard to breathe and the sensors in my nose tell my lungs not to breathe in the invading particles. Craziness!