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serendipity730
11-11-2009, 01:07 AM
Hi,

My docs have been trying to figure out why, over the last year, my FEV1 has gone down more than 10% pts and I've had more frequent, difficult to treat exacerbations. So, they recently did some testing for viruses and allergies. The results showed that I am highly allergic to cats (which hadn't been the case when I was tested ~ 5 yrs ago). My docs are looking into getting me Xolair. I love my kitties and would never give them up. So, I guess I'm just looking for some moral support, haha. I hate to ever think I am knowingly doing something that is bad for my health. I am also not sure that I buy that this is really having that much of an impact on my health. So, I would appreciate anyone sharing their experiences!

Thanks!

serendipity730
11-11-2009, 01:07 AM
Hi,

My docs have been trying to figure out why, over the last year, my FEV1 has gone down more than 10% pts and I've had more frequent, difficult to treat exacerbations. So, they recently did some testing for viruses and allergies. The results showed that I am highly allergic to cats (which hadn't been the case when I was tested ~ 5 yrs ago). My docs are looking into getting me Xolair. I love my kitties and would never give them up. So, I guess I'm just looking for some moral support, haha. I hate to ever think I am knowingly doing something that is bad for my health. I am also not sure that I buy that this is really having that much of an impact on my health. So, I would appreciate anyone sharing their experiences!

Thanks!

serendipity730
11-11-2009, 01:07 AM
Hi,

My docs have been trying to figure out why, over the last year, my FEV1 has gone down more than 10% pts and I've had more frequent, difficult to treat exacerbations. So, they recently did some testing for viruses and allergies. The results showed that I am highly allergic to cats (which hadn't been the case when I was tested ~ 5 yrs ago). My docs are looking into getting me Xolair. I love my kitties and would never give them up. So, I guess I'm just looking for some moral support, haha. I hate to ever think I am knowingly doing something that is bad for my health. I am also not sure that I buy that this is really having that much of an impact on my health. So, I would appreciate anyone sharing their experiences!

Thanks!

serendipity730
11-11-2009, 01:07 AM
Hi,

My docs have been trying to figure out why, over the last year, my FEV1 has gone down more than 10% pts and I've had more frequent, difficult to treat exacerbations. So, they recently did some testing for viruses and allergies. The results showed that I am highly allergic to cats (which hadn't been the case when I was tested ~ 5 yrs ago). My docs are looking into getting me Xolair. I love my kitties and would never give them up. So, I guess I'm just looking for some moral support, haha. I hate to ever think I am knowingly doing something that is bad for my health. I am also not sure that I buy that this is really having that much of an impact on my health. So, I would appreciate anyone sharing their experiences!

Thanks!

serendipity730
11-11-2009, 01:07 AM
Hi,
<br />
<br />My docs have been trying to figure out why, over the last year, my FEV1 has gone down more than 10% pts and I've had more frequent, difficult to treat exacerbations. So, they recently did some testing for viruses and allergies. The results showed that I am highly allergic to cats (which hadn't been the case when I was tested ~ 5 yrs ago). My docs are looking into getting me Xolair. I love my kitties and would never give them up. So, I guess I'm just looking for some moral support, haha. I hate to ever think I am knowingly doing something that is bad for my health. I am also not sure that I buy that this is really having that much of an impact on my health. So, I would appreciate anyone sharing their experiences!
<br />
<br />Thanks!

kitomd21
11-11-2009, 01:13 AM
Wow - I don't have CF, but I don't know what I'd do if advised to re-home my kitties! They're my
"kids", too! I'm praying that they aren't an issue for my little one(s). I'm not very familiar with allergy shots, but are they an option?

kitomd21
11-11-2009, 01:13 AM
Wow - I don't have CF, but I don't know what I'd do if advised to re-home my kitties! They're my
"kids", too! I'm praying that they aren't an issue for my little one(s). I'm not very familiar with allergy shots, but are they an option?

kitomd21
11-11-2009, 01:13 AM
Wow - I don't have CF, but I don't know what I'd do if advised to re-home my kitties! They're my
"kids", too! I'm praying that they aren't an issue for my little one(s). I'm not very familiar with allergy shots, but are they an option?

kitomd21
11-11-2009, 01:13 AM
Wow - I don't have CF, but I don't know what I'd do if advised to re-home my kitties! They're my
"kids", too! I'm praying that they aren't an issue for my little one(s). I'm not very familiar with allergy shots, but are they an option?

kitomd21
11-11-2009, 01:13 AM
Wow - I don't have CF, but I don't know what I'd do if advised to re-home my kitties! They're my
<br />"kids", too! I'm praying that they aren't an issue for my little one(s). I'm not very familiar with allergy shots, but are they an option?

jdubbs
11-11-2009, 01:33 AM
I went from cats to no cats and my breathing and sinuses improved dramatically. I could never live with cats again. They are cute tho, don't get me wrong. -James

jdubbs
11-11-2009, 01:33 AM
I went from cats to no cats and my breathing and sinuses improved dramatically. I could never live with cats again. They are cute tho, don't get me wrong. -James

jdubbs
11-11-2009, 01:33 AM
I went from cats to no cats and my breathing and sinuses improved dramatically. I could never live with cats again. They are cute tho, don't get me wrong. -James

jdubbs
11-11-2009, 01:33 AM
I went from cats to no cats and my breathing and sinuses improved dramatically. I could never live with cats again. They are cute tho, don't get me wrong. -James

jdubbs
11-11-2009, 01:33 AM
I went from cats to no cats and my breathing and sinuses improved dramatically. I could never live with cats again. They are cute tho, don't get me wrong. -James

Melissa75
11-11-2009, 10:14 AM
I get allergy shots for dust, tree mold, cats and dogs. I do not have a high enough IGE to qualify for Xoliar, though I should get it checked again since it was several years ago and I now have a dog (no-shed, mostly poodle labradoodle, 65 lbs of love). My dog allergy was only picked up at National Jewish where they use "SuperDog" serum. All other prick tests before and after did not show a reaction. BUT getting a dog was still a questionable idea on my part. I understand your love of the kitties. Good luck with the Xolair or shots. I also have an Alen300? room air filter--for dust since I am severely allergic to it.

Melissa75
11-11-2009, 10:14 AM
I get allergy shots for dust, tree mold, cats and dogs. I do not have a high enough IGE to qualify for Xoliar, though I should get it checked again since it was several years ago and I now have a dog (no-shed, mostly poodle labradoodle, 65 lbs of love). My dog allergy was only picked up at National Jewish where they use "SuperDog" serum. All other prick tests before and after did not show a reaction. BUT getting a dog was still a questionable idea on my part. I understand your love of the kitties. Good luck with the Xolair or shots. I also have an Alen300? room air filter--for dust since I am severely allergic to it.

Melissa75
11-11-2009, 10:14 AM
I get allergy shots for dust, tree mold, cats and dogs. I do not have a high enough IGE to qualify for Xoliar, though I should get it checked again since it was several years ago and I now have a dog (no-shed, mostly poodle labradoodle, 65 lbs of love). My dog allergy was only picked up at National Jewish where they use "SuperDog" serum. All other prick tests before and after did not show a reaction. BUT getting a dog was still a questionable idea on my part. I understand your love of the kitties. Good luck with the Xolair or shots. I also have an Alen300? room air filter--for dust since I am severely allergic to it.

Melissa75
11-11-2009, 10:14 AM
I get allergy shots for dust, tree mold, cats and dogs. I do not have a high enough IGE to qualify for Xoliar, though I should get it checked again since it was several years ago and I now have a dog (no-shed, mostly poodle labradoodle, 65 lbs of love). My dog allergy was only picked up at National Jewish where they use "SuperDog" serum. All other prick tests before and after did not show a reaction. BUT getting a dog was still a questionable idea on my part. I understand your love of the kitties. Good luck with the Xolair or shots. I also have an Alen300? room air filter--for dust since I am severely allergic to it.

Melissa75
11-11-2009, 10:14 AM
I get allergy shots for dust, tree mold, cats and dogs. I do not have a high enough IGE to qualify for Xoliar, though I should get it checked again since it was several years ago and I now have a dog (no-shed, mostly poodle labradoodle, 65 lbs of love). My dog allergy was only picked up at National Jewish where they use "SuperDog" serum. All other prick tests before and after did not show a reaction. BUT getting a dog was still a questionable idea on my part. I understand your love of the kitties. Good luck with the Xolair or shots. I also have an Alen300? room air filter--for dust since I am severely allergic to it.

Kristen
11-11-2009, 11:48 AM
I have the same problem - I got tested for allergies and my cat allergy was the second worst (behind dust mites). I've had my cats for 10 years and they are my furkids - there's no way I am getting rid of them.

I have no experience with Xoliar, (I've never even heard of it), but what has helped me is getting rid of the carpet in the bedroom (no more trapped cat hair and dust mites), washing all of my bedding in an anti-allergen detergent every other week, and keeping the cats out of the bedroom. My nighttime asthma has gotten much better since I started doing this.

They also sell this stuff you can put on a cloth and rub on your cats that is supposed to help with allergies.

Good luck! I hope you are able to find relief w/out having to get rid of the kitties!

Kristen
11-11-2009, 11:48 AM
I have the same problem - I got tested for allergies and my cat allergy was the second worst (behind dust mites). I've had my cats for 10 years and they are my furkids - there's no way I am getting rid of them.

I have no experience with Xoliar, (I've never even heard of it), but what has helped me is getting rid of the carpet in the bedroom (no more trapped cat hair and dust mites), washing all of my bedding in an anti-allergen detergent every other week, and keeping the cats out of the bedroom. My nighttime asthma has gotten much better since I started doing this.

They also sell this stuff you can put on a cloth and rub on your cats that is supposed to help with allergies.

Good luck! I hope you are able to find relief w/out having to get rid of the kitties!

Kristen
11-11-2009, 11:48 AM
I have the same problem - I got tested for allergies and my cat allergy was the second worst (behind dust mites). I've had my cats for 10 years and they are my furkids - there's no way I am getting rid of them.

I have no experience with Xoliar, (I've never even heard of it), but what has helped me is getting rid of the carpet in the bedroom (no more trapped cat hair and dust mites), washing all of my bedding in an anti-allergen detergent every other week, and keeping the cats out of the bedroom. My nighttime asthma has gotten much better since I started doing this.

They also sell this stuff you can put on a cloth and rub on your cats that is supposed to help with allergies.

Good luck! I hope you are able to find relief w/out having to get rid of the kitties!

Kristen
11-11-2009, 11:48 AM
I have the same problem - I got tested for allergies and my cat allergy was the second worst (behind dust mites). I've had my cats for 10 years and they are my furkids - there's no way I am getting rid of them.

I have no experience with Xoliar, (I've never even heard of it), but what has helped me is getting rid of the carpet in the bedroom (no more trapped cat hair and dust mites), washing all of my bedding in an anti-allergen detergent every other week, and keeping the cats out of the bedroom. My nighttime asthma has gotten much better since I started doing this.

They also sell this stuff you can put on a cloth and rub on your cats that is supposed to help with allergies.

Good luck! I hope you are able to find relief w/out having to get rid of the kitties!

Kristen
11-11-2009, 11:48 AM
I have the same problem - I got tested for allergies and my cat allergy was the second worst (behind dust mites). I've had my cats for 10 years and they are my furkids - there's no way I am getting rid of them.
<br />
<br />I have no experience with Xoliar, (I've never even heard of it), but what has helped me is getting rid of the carpet in the bedroom (no more trapped cat hair and dust mites), washing all of my bedding in an anti-allergen detergent every other week, and keeping the cats out of the bedroom. My nighttime asthma has gotten much better since I started doing this.
<br />
<br />They also sell this stuff you can put on a cloth and rub on your cats that is supposed to help with allergies.
<br />
<br />Good luck! I hope you are able to find relief w/out having to get rid of the kitties!

Melissa75
11-11-2009, 02:31 PM
Kristen,

I bought that stuff! I never used it though. It is called PetalCleanse, made in the UK I think. I got it from a US distributor listed on the PetalCleanse website. The distributor's website had bovine castration tools listed next to the PetalCleanse--ACK! I am a city girl when it comes down to it...

Melissa75
11-11-2009, 02:31 PM
Kristen,

I bought that stuff! I never used it though. It is called PetalCleanse, made in the UK I think. I got it from a US distributor listed on the PetalCleanse website. The distributor's website had bovine castration tools listed next to the PetalCleanse--ACK! I am a city girl when it comes down to it...

Melissa75
11-11-2009, 02:31 PM
Kristen,

I bought that stuff! I never used it though. It is called PetalCleanse, made in the UK I think. I got it from a US distributor listed on the PetalCleanse website. The distributor's website had bovine castration tools listed next to the PetalCleanse--ACK! I am a city girl when it comes down to it...

Melissa75
11-11-2009, 02:31 PM
Kristen,

I bought that stuff! I never used it though. It is called PetalCleanse, made in the UK I think. I got it from a US distributor listed on the PetalCleanse website. The distributor's website had bovine castration tools listed next to the PetalCleanse--ACK! I am a city girl when it comes down to it...

Melissa75
11-11-2009, 02:31 PM
Kristen,
<br />
<br />I bought that stuff! I never used it though. It is called PetalCleanse, made in the UK I think. I got it from a US distributor listed on the PetalCleanse website. The distributor's website had bovine castration tools listed next to the PetalCleanse--ACK! I am a city girl when it comes down to it...

Cerulean
11-11-2009, 05:42 PM
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3U0udLH974&feature=related
">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...LH974&feature=related
</a>
I had developed an alergy to cats too. I'd NEVER get rid of Puddins!

Cerulean
11-11-2009, 05:42 PM
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3U0udLH974&feature=related
">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...LH974&feature=related
</a>
I had developed an alergy to cats too. I'd NEVER get rid of Puddins!

Cerulean
11-11-2009, 05:42 PM
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3U0udLH974&feature=related
">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...LH974&feature=related
</a>
I had developed an alergy to cats too. I'd NEVER get rid of Puddins!

Cerulean
11-11-2009, 05:42 PM
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3U0udLH974&feature=related
">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...LH974&feature=related
</a>
I had developed an alergy to cats too. I'd NEVER get rid of Puddins!

Cerulean
11-11-2009, 05:42 PM
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3U0udLH974&feature=related
">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...LH974&feature=related
</a><br />
<br />I had developed an alergy to cats too. I'd NEVER get rid of Puddins!

Melissa75
11-12-2009, 05:58 PM
Cerulean,
Cute kitty video!
Here is a dog dancing salsa with a man:
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.pawnation.com/2009/11/06/salsa-dancing-dog/?icid=main|htmlws-main-w|dl8|link3|http://www.pawnation.com/2009/11/06/salsa-dancing-dog/">http://www.pawnation.com/2009/.../06/salsa-dancing-dog/</a>

Melissa75
11-12-2009, 05:58 PM
Cerulean,
Cute kitty video!
Here is a dog dancing salsa with a man:
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.pawnation.com/2009/11/06/salsa-dancing-dog/?icid=main|htmlws-main-w|dl8|link3|http://www.pawnation.com/2009/11/06/salsa-dancing-dog/">http://www.pawnation.com/2009/.../06/salsa-dancing-dog/</a>

Melissa75
11-12-2009, 05:58 PM
Cerulean,
Cute kitty video!
Here is a dog dancing salsa with a man:
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.pawnation.com/2009/11/06/salsa-dancing-dog/?icid=main|htmlws-main-w|dl8|link3|http://www.pawnation.com/2009/11/06/salsa-dancing-dog/">http://www.pawnation.com/2009/.../06/salsa-dancing-dog/</a>

Melissa75
11-12-2009, 05:58 PM
Cerulean,
Cute kitty video!
Here is a dog dancing salsa with a man:
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.pawnation.com/2009/11/06/salsa-dancing-dog/?icid=main|htmlws-main-w|dl8|link3|http://www.pawnation.com/2009/11/06/salsa-dancing-dog/">http://www.pawnation.com/2009/.../06/salsa-dancing-dog/</a>

Melissa75
11-12-2009, 05:58 PM
Cerulean,
<br />Cute kitty video!
<br />Here is a dog dancing salsa with a man:
<br /><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.pawnation.com/2009/11/06/salsa-dancing-dog/?icid=main|htmlws-main-w|dl8|link3|http://www.pawnation.com/2009/11/06/salsa-dancing-dog/">http://www.pawnation.com/2009/.../06/salsa-dancing-dog/</a>

Cerulean
11-13-2009, 12:21 AM
Oh my god! That was cute Melissa! Here is the translation of what the two cats were saying to each other.

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JynBEX_kg8&feature=fvw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JynBEX_kg8&feature=fvw</a>

Cerulean
11-13-2009, 12:21 AM
Oh my god! That was cute Melissa! Here is the translation of what the two cats were saying to each other.

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JynBEX_kg8&feature=fvw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JynBEX_kg8&feature=fvw</a>

Cerulean
11-13-2009, 12:21 AM
Oh my god! That was cute Melissa! Here is the translation of what the two cats were saying to each other.

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JynBEX_kg8&feature=fvw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JynBEX_kg8&feature=fvw</a>

Cerulean
11-13-2009, 12:21 AM
Oh my god! That was cute Melissa! Here is the translation of what the two cats were saying to each other.

<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JynBEX_kg8&feature=fvw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JynBEX_kg8&feature=fvw</a>

Cerulean
11-13-2009, 12:21 AM
Oh my god! That was cute Melissa! Here is the translation of what the two cats were saying to each other.
<br />
<br /><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JynBEX_kg8&feature=fvw">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JynBEX_kg8&feature=fvw</a>

Melissa75
11-13-2009, 11:34 PM
lol--they did a really good job with that video. It is evil how Youtube or that Pawnation site pull you into more and more video watching!

Melissa75
11-13-2009, 11:34 PM
lol--they did a really good job with that video. It is evil how Youtube or that Pawnation site pull you into more and more video watching!

Melissa75
11-13-2009, 11:34 PM
lol--they did a really good job with that video. It is evil how Youtube or that Pawnation site pull you into more and more video watching!

Melissa75
11-13-2009, 11:34 PM
lol--they did a really good job with that video. It is evil how Youtube or that Pawnation site pull you into more and more video watching!

Melissa75
11-13-2009, 11:34 PM
lol--they did a really good job with that video. It is evil how Youtube or that Pawnation site pull you into more and more video watching!