I have a question: I recently got diagnosed with a severe dust allergy to both types of dust mites. I have had asthma for years but it has gotten a lot worse over the last 6 months and we finally know why.
The Drs put me on strong antihistamines to help with my allergic rhinitis and also put me on a steroid nasal spray (this gives me a lot of heavy nose bleeds and headaches, so had to stop it).
I am also on an asthma preventer.
Now in my last job I didn't need to drive the kids anywhere but in my new job which I am supposed to start on 8.4. I will need to drive the little ones everywhere! They live in the middle of nowhere out of Glasgow. The antihistamines leave me very drowsy, confused and sleepy and I get dizzy spells. I asked the Dr for different ones but all of them have the same ingredients leaving me unable to drive safely!
Also the families house is very dusty, it has lots of big carpets and soft furnishings and the cleaner only comes in once every two weeks.
So in order for me to work there I would need to dust and hoover twice per week and even then I am not sure if I can leave the antihistamines away. My asthma gets bad in dusty old houses. Our house has lots of carpets too and in order for me to sleep well I need antihistamines.
What am I to do? I am wondering if I should take on the job as the kids are also always ill with bronchitis etc
Has anyone any advice on this? Should I change my career?