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New here. Allergic cat lover

Hey all. Merry Christmas!

I was prescribed ventolin 15yrs ago (age 38) dx with asthma related to allergies...I have a very ad jock approach. I do not have a regular GP as I am a Brit living in florida. I love this forum and am learning a lot !! Ty ty ty. Even though I am an educated woman I now realize I am ignorant about my own health and have always sought the quick fix based on a mixture of denial and apathy...

I LOVE cats..unfortunately they are one of my triggers...I find my symptoms are worsening with age..I use my inhaler around 1-4 times per night (that’s when I’m home) I RARELY use it when I’m out of my house ...no cats/dogs/horses..around

Some of my other symptoms are. stomach acid/heartburn

Bruise easily

Vein pain

Tired allllll the time

Are these symptoms typical?

I’m learning ...trying (at 53) to be more proactive in my health

Annie x

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I’m allergic to cats, it’s is my biggest trigger and can trigger my allergies for days after being around one.

I have severe heartburn with my asthma but the docs fobbed it off to acid reflux but I’d liked to know if anyother asthmatic thinks it’s related.

I would try and get a steroid inhaler to control the symptoms and try an antihistamine when at home to control the allergy, might help the breathlessness.


Hi, thanks for your reply. I asked my cousin who has been an asthmatic for 40years. She also suffers stomach acid and takes a daily PPI I’m taking an over the counter Med (omeprazole). I only take it as a reliever ...I have started a antihistamine this week to see if that helps

Good luck with getting your stomach calmed. There are certain foods I avoid which also helps the situation


It could be the other way round, that your heartburn affects your asthma. When I am poorly doctors insist (sort of) that I take omeprasole as well, just in case. I don’t have severe heartburn but it is well recognised as something that can affect asthma.


Wow! Thanks for that info. Ok I’ll keep my stomach calm ..perhaps it will work for my breathing . Keeping a log to track symptoms 😉


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