Posted 2/4/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -6)
Ever since I was little I have been allergic to Chanel perfume. It is the weirdest thing. 99% of perfumes I am fine w/. I get around Chanel and my throat burns, I feel my chest tighten up, my eyes redden and puff out, I sneeze, I blow my nose, etc. On Monday I started getting all those symptoms and didn't know what it was. Turns out a coworker who was in a meeting w/ me was wearing Chanel. Once we realized that was what it was, she felt bad and opened a door, etc. No big deal, she couldn't have known.
I am coming into work today to help her w/ a project. She comes by my desk and notices me rub my eye. I thought it was the sweater I was wearing. All non-chalantly she says "oh probably my perfume again." Ok, so you knew you would be working near me today and knew how allergic I am to it but you still wore it??? Unless she just forgot but to me that is just plain rude. My freaking dog isn't allowed in most businesses just in case someone happens to be allergic. You know that I am allergic and still wear it?
I'm not going to make a big deal out of it cause I work here 2 days a week, usually not even on the same floor as this person. Also, I am moving in May. But still, how rude!
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.