Saturday, 12 December 2009

I think I'm Allergic to My Cats


I've had cats since I was five years old. I wouldn't even give up the ones I don't like -- and if you like them all indiscriminately, you have no. . . discrimination. Cats are people, too.

Since I started regular hospital visits (my own), I have noticed that I don't sneeze or need half a box of tissues a day as I do at home. And this congestion in my throat and chest for which I had an X-ray and echogram last month? Comparing notes with Nadine the other day, these are the symptoms that her daughter, Maella, gets when she's around cats.

Well, rats, I say! I can't give away the cats. For a start, who in their right mind would take FloJo? Unless they've never had a cat before and don't know any better. Besides, she's ten years old. And Harry is seven. And I love Miosa, who is only two.

So I've now added Clarytine to my daily dose.


  1. I've just recently discovered the benefits of using a Neti Pot. It definitely helps my allergies and isn't anywhere near as difficult/complicated/messy as I thought it would be.

    I took Claritin for years and loved that it was non-drowsy. I'm now taking Zyrtec. Zyrtec makes me drowsy, but I take it at night and it doubles as a sleep aid for me. I find it works better for my allergies.

  2. A quick scan of the internet shows that Zyrtec is no longer available here as pills, but as drops. Which do you take?

  3. I've never been bothered by allergies, but thumbs up on the Neti pot. I just use a plastic squirt bottle for the purpose from Walgreens.

    Bummer! Of course you can't get rid of them. Maybe ask one of your doctors for ideas?

  4. I have Neti-potted, and I resisted for years due to the ick factor.
    It works.
    Margot, I can shoot you some zyrtec to try if you need, as it's over the counter.

  5. That stinks! I have a sneaking suspicion that I am allergic to my dog, but I refuse to have it confirmed. There is no way I would give her up. I hope you don't have to give up your cats!