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    Old 07-13-2007, 10:35 AM   #1
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    Pet Allergy - Feeling sleepy all the time

    I'm allergic to the two cats I live with but control this by taking anti histemine tablets. I'm normally an active person but I've become tired all the time and regularly sleep in the afternoon. I thought that this had something to do with the tablets but I tried not taking them and I'm still tired. I've been living in the house for a month. Is my pet allergy making me tired? Is there something I can do?

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    Old 07-15-2007, 07:34 PM   #2
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    Re: Pet Allergy - Feeling sleepy all the time

    Yes....allergies can cause tiredness. If you are really attached to your cats and are not wanting to find them a good home elsewhere then I would try going to see an allergist or ear, nose, and throat specialist. They can give you weekly injections for your cat allergies and it will help your immune system become tolerant of the cat allergies. From what I heard they work well they are just a little bit of a pain (the whole weekly thing). the long run they are very helfpul. Also at the pet store there is a solution that you can buy that you wipe on the cats and it removes the cats dander( the allergen you are allergic too). My friends have said it has work great for them and they haven't had a problem with the cats.

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    Re: Pet Allergy - Feeling sleepy all the time

    Your allergies maybe causing constantly aggravated tonsils and adnoids which if enlarged to a significant degree can cause sleep apnea and as a result chronic sleep deprivation and fatigue. I would look into see the ENT and getting your tonsils and adnoids checked out. I just got mine removed Oct 2006 to improve my sleep apnea.

    I am not allergic to furry critters themselves.. but I am allergic to what they track in.. as a result I have had to adopt the policy of either indoor or outdoor animals only. Dogs are outdoor.. cat indoor. Also I bath and groom them regularly. In addition, I vacuum (2x a week) and clean the carpet and upholstery with a hoover steam cleaner and allegen reducer (biweekly) routinely.

    I have had two separate allergy shot treatments for two different states that I have lived in as well as take zyrtec and nasonex. This manages me well since my T&A and complete sinus surgery last October.

    If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.

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