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Old 10-09-2019, 04:13 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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It could be allergic asthma triggered by the cat. If you've been fine for years and the cat is the only new thing in your environment, common sense suggests that the cat might be what's causing your breathing difficulty.
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:07 AM
 
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It could be allergic asthma triggered by the cat. If you've been fine for years and the cat is the only new thing in your environment, common sense suggests that the cat might be what's causing your breathing difficulty.
It has also been extremely high allergy season in most areas of the country over the past few weeks (it’s been in the news as “allergy week”) and if the OP is going outside to do her walk, that could also be causing the problems. It just happened to coincide with a new cat. That is why she needs the testing to figure out what she is allergic to.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Ist not that easy I guess. Waiting for the nurse to call me ...
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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Not the symptoms of asthma, so highly unlikely that's it.

If allergy to cat, easy to test by seeing if you're better outside/away from it.

Pulmonary function tests sounds like a good idea IMO.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Not getting better when I leave the house. I was out of town 4 days and while I am aware that hair can be everywhere, it didn’t get better. Took Claritin as well. That was before I saw the doctor and without spray.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:18 AM
 
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Not getting better when I leave the house. I was out of town 4 days and while I am aware that hair can be everywhere, it didn’t get better. Took Claritin as well. That was before I saw the doctor and without spray.
It might be environmental. That is why you need the test. You might not respond to Claritin. It never did much for me.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:13 AM
 
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It could be allergic asthma triggered by the cat. If you've been fine for years and the cat is the only new thing in your environment, common sense suggests that the cat might be what's causing your breathing difficulty.
Yep. I think you should consider finding another home for the cat. Being away for four days may not be long/sufficient enough to "clean the air."
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Thanks guys for all you support. I know only a doctor can help here but it helps to talk.
He said lungs are clear and it sounds like infection. We now do x Ray, blood, antibiotics etc. Allergy test depending on the results. Let’s see what happens. Maybe it adding a new cat just pushed me over the edge, no rain rain, pollen etc. Keeping you posted!
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Thanks guys for all you support. I know only a doctor can help here but it helps to talk.
He said lungs are clear and it sounds like infection. We now do x Ray, blood, antibiotics etc. Allergy test depending on the results. Let’s see what happens. Maybe it adding a new cat just pushed me over the edge, no rain rain, pollen etc. Keeping you posted!
I doctored and drugged for most of my life before powerful antioxidants did the job in my life. I have not taken a drug or seen a doc for allergy issues in going on 25 yrs. Pharma doesn't like people like me who find their answers without their drugs. I have a lot of info in Alternative Med here.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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It's still ragweed season in Florida. The tests are to figure out what is causing your symptoms, not to line the doctor's pockets. Giving tests that aren't warranted by symptoms is called malpractice and doctors can lose their licenses to practice if they're doing so.
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