Chronic Weekend Allergy

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Date Joined Oct 2011
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   Posted 10/29/2011 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
So. I want to know why I have a problem only on the weekends. It starts almost as soon as I wake up on a Saturday. I blow my nose all day long. The problem only comes from my right nostril. It feels like needles, my eyes are watery and itchy, mostly the right eye. I sneeze a lot also. Laying down on my back usually helps a lot. If I work outs side first thing in the morning it seems to help some. I work in an Auto Body shop and I am around dust all day and various other things in the shop that don't bother me all week. I do have 2 cats in the home that spend more time outside than in. It doesn't bother me all week to be around them so I am not convinced it is the cats. If anyone has any idea what this could be and why it pretty much only happens on the weekends that would be great.

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   Posted 10/30/2011 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mc, welcome to the forum. It sure sounds like you have some sort of allergy. Of course I'm no doc, just a grandma with allergies.

You might try keeping a daily journal. I personally like the daily calendar type, but any old notebook will do. If the pages aren't too large, keep one page for each day, every day, not just weekends.

In the journal, write down the time and everything you eat or drink, medicines too. Write down contact with the cats, things like cleaning the litter box. Then write down any symptoms. Since you wake up Saturday with problems, pay special attention to Friday's foods and activities. If you go to a bar to unwind, it could be allergy to smoke or food or something you drink there. If you go to a movie, play with the cats more ...

Since you seem to have some ideas on what makes it better, write that down too.

Of course, it's a good idea to see an allergist and get some testing done. That's where I started. I get injections weekly and have no more pollen or dust allergy symptoms now. The food journal was the idea of my allergist, and it helped me find my food intolerances. No longer miserable!

At least the project is free.

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   Posted 10/30/2011 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband is a painter and drywaller so he's around those types of things as well. He does have some issues during the week but it seems he gets really congested on the weekends. I don't know why this is - perhaps a delayed reaction? A week long of irritation that catches up? Do you wear a mask at work?
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   Posted 10/30/2011 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I would say to call an allergists in your area, then do the journel and then
get a mask for work...and by doing that maybe you and your doctor can
figure out whats going on...
Many well wishes to you and keep us posted on how your doing...
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