I am allergic to almost everything, on my allergy test I showed a moderate to high reaction to 40 of 47 things tested. I should mention I live on a farm surrounded by all the things that I am highly allergic to, and no I will not move. I am also taking immunotherapy drops to try and overcome these allergies so what is not currently out and about in the environment is being introduced to me orally in concentrated form. So as you can expect, I am constantly sneezing, coughing, eyes watering, you know the drill. Now with covid I am looked at like I am the prime vector that has infected the entire world. This view of me now seems to include my doctors fill in who instead of filling a new prescription for allergy medicine ordered me a covid test because we have to be sure… so the next morning after having a toilet brush thrust through one sinus cavity into the back of my throat (“we will just hold that for 10 seconds or so, you are doing so good”) I have decided two things. First, in this time of Covid taking over the counter allergy meds is much cheaper, much less trouble, and less painful. Second it IS kind of nice to have an automatic 20 foot personal bubble everywhere I go, maybe there is a bright side to being allergic to the world.
I never had allergies until I was 33, now I have pretty bad seasonal allergies. I haven’t been tested yet to see what exactly is the cause but it seems to be the big oak trees in my neighborhood that dump buckets of pollen everywhere. Never really noticed the pollen until it affected me though.
I have year-round allergies and seasonal ones. I’m also slightly allergic to cats, but that’s never stopped me from living with them (4 at the moment), and no, I will not stop letting them sleep on the bed. Sadly, I’m also allergic to golden retrievers.