I am new to the allergy & asthma forum; however, I have always had what I assumed to be environmental allergies. I usually have congestion, sneezing, itchy/watery eyes, and a sore throat. I have eosinophilic esophagitis (in addition to IBS-C, GERD, and fibromyalgia), so I was referred to an allergy specialist to identify any potential food allergens. I found out that I'm allergic to black willow tree, horses, dogs, cats, blueberries, and potatoes. Both my allergist and I were surprised by the blueberry and potato allergies, but it makes sense (I was developing severe abdominal pain after eating blueberries). I still think they are strange allergies to have, so is anyone else here allergic to either of them? Or, does anyone have allergies to something less common? Also, I have cats and have had them for years. I knew I would test positive for cat allergies, as I have allergy symptoms at home and it correlates with my kitties. However, I am unwilling to give up my cats. Furthermore, one of them is an indoor only cat and both of them are allowed on furniture and sleep with us. I am not going to ban them from the bedrooms (and I am the only one with a cat allergy). I hope that others here understand where I'm coming from, as I love my pets and consider them family. I've been prescribed Nasonex and Flovent (not inhaled, but swallowed for my eosinophilic esophagitis). Also, I was diagnosed with asthma (probably mild) earlier this summer, which was said to be due to my GERD. Now, I wonder if it's due to GERD and my allergies! I have a Ventolin inhaler, but don't use it. I'd really appreciate any advice or suggestions in regards to effectively dealing with allergies and mild asthma. Thank you!