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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #65: Stuff I'm allergic to

Thirteen Things about stuff I'm allergic to

I thought of this topic because my daughter is having mysterious reactions to food, and I think it's an allergy, but I can't figure out which food is triggering it. Took her to the doctor, who is mystified, so we're going to a specialist. So since I'm in the paranoid looking at symptoms mood, let me tell you about MY allergies:

1. Work. Definitely allergic to work.
2. Cleaning. The allergist wants to know how often I vacuum and dust. I have to use a dust mask, take an antihistamine, and I still feel like crap afterward, so I don't do it very often.
3. Benadryl. Seriously. I have a severe reaction to the standard med for allergies.
4. That Man. Again, you think I'm joking, but every time he walks into the room, I sneeze.
5. Our marital bed. Not making this up... if I go to bed, and he's in the bed, I have an allergy attack. If I go to bed and he's not in the bed, I'm fine. See, I really am allergic to my husband!
6. Wool. I bought some really pretty yarn to knit with, but it was wool, so my hands got all red and itchy and stuff.
7. Dander. If it's a furry animal, it makes me sick. Except my dog. For some reason, I'm fine with certain breeds, like Miniature Schnauzers.
8. Mold, Dust, Pollen. Who isn't?
9. Grass and Cologne. Separately and together. One of my boyfriends broke up with me because when he came to visit, he was wearing too much cologne, and the next day, they mowed the lawn outside the window where I worked, so I had a huge reaction, and got really sick. He decided it meant I was allergic to him, so he broke up with me. Really glad my husband keeps me around, even though I'm definitely allergic to him.
10. Watermelon. Any kind of melon really. Which stinks because I love melon, and it makes summertime absolutely unbearable.
11. Salmon. I used to be able to eat it just fine, but the past two times I've eaten it, it made the inside of my ears itch. I'm very depressed. Losing a source of Omega 3s is never good.
12. Cats. I'm convinced it's an emotional thing, since I used to love cats. But when my first pet cat died, the allergies started, and when my second one died, they became intolerable. I think their spirits haunt me, preventing me from getting close to another cat.
13. Did I say work yet? Because it seriously makes me really really sick.

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Paula said...

I'm with you...allergic to work

Anonymous said...

Whoa! That's a lot of allergies!

kalea_kane said...

That was a fun list. Not so fun for you I am sure at least to suffer from all of these. You give a new name to allergies!!!! Wow!. I am not allergic to much. I have some pollin allergies, but now that I live in Arizona it isn't so bad. My husband, bless his heart has a lactose intolerance. I'll tell you, you never realize how much dairy is in the foods we eat until your husband or wife has an intolerance to it! Oy.

Janet Spaeth said...

Hey, we share allergies! I'm also massively allergic to Benadryl.

Allergic to work? LOL! Me too!

Anonymous said...

lol what a great list! I have horrible seasonal allergies. Although, it seems their "season" never really ends now. Sigh.

Kay Day said...

Hey, did that salmon have dye in it?

Anonymous said...

I'm allergic to work too!

Anonymous said...

I have been allergic to work for years...I keep saying I need to quit, but alas, bills must be paid! LOL! Great list, have a happy TT!

Danica Favorite said...

It seems work is a very common allergy. Wonder why the doctor folk haven't found a cure yet?

Eaton Bennett aka Berenice Albrecht said...

How strange that after one cat's death you developed allergies and more so after the second cat's death. There must be something in that, but for the life of me I can't think what...but I know how distressing allergies can be. Hope you get to the bottom of it all. :)

siteseer said...

That's no fun. I too have a lot of those allergies, but when I met and married my hubby my daily hives went away. Go figure.

Momstheword said...

Itchy ears are a good prodromal sign of an allergy that can worsen quickly. I would have a little itching in my ears when I ate a banana, then next time my mouth itched and my throat started feeling tight. I drank some Benadryl and was okay. I suddenly was allergic to aspirin one day. Hives, itchy mouth and throat, tightness in throat. Be careful. Yeah, check the salmon for dye.