Posted 10/28/2014 9:28 AM (GMT -6)
Hi all, I am new here and desperate for some help.
I have had my cats for 4 years, even volunteered at a shelter with 10 cats for a whole year. Nothing ever bothered me. All the sudden, and I mean out of the blue, I go jogging (which i did a lot with no problem) and I come home with a bad case of asthma attack. I go to allergist, they test me, and I test positive for all Maryland pollens/hays... and cats and birds. I can not give up my cats, I am doing allergy shots (6 months so far), taking allegra, nasonex, singulair ( montelukast ) every single day, and i have proair to use as needed. My chest feels tight in a daily basis. I was put on Dulera (for 2 weeks, did not help), I am now on Symbicort first week was great (I had a severe cold though), week 2 got chest issues 3 times a week, week 3 (this week), i am back to daily issues... I really am worried. To be honest the chest tightness is very very mild but uncomfortable feeling. Should I be worried? I don't want to be one of those sad old ladies carrying an oxygen tank everywhere in the future. I am 30 by the way.