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Need some help as I am really unsure what to do.
So my partner of 6 years recently bought a cat (2 years ago) of which I had no say, I didn't want one because I was allergic. We lived in a house back then and the cat was an outdoor cat, so it was rarely in the house. My allergies where there / noticablable but manageable, thought we'd give it a go seeing as it was already home and hope I could get use to it.
4 months ago though we moved into a small flat and now the cat is stuck indoors.
It's hell. Everyday I wake up with headaches (all day!), congestion 24/7. Sleep problems due to blocked nose / phelgm on my chest and throat. Breathing probems, just wheezy and I am sure this is due to my phelgm building up. I am just shattered constantly. Every 5 minutes I have to run the toliet to cough up phelgm (sorry it's horrible I know).
I feel horrible constantly and it's really affecting my motivation to do anything. I struggle to exercise with the breathing and dizziness, the mornings are 10 times worse as it's build up over night. Work is a hell of a struggle at the moment with the headaches, congestion and dizziness, though I do get better ish after about 6/7 hours out the house.
I am currently on 6 weeks of antibiotics because my neck has swollen right up (has been swollen for around 6 months now!) and getting scans done this week to see what's causing it - though to me its obvious.
I am only 25! gah! - I have been the doctors about it and perscription antihistamines, nasal sprays etc do nothing. They think it's more anxiety / depression now. I am refusing to take antidepressants due to a cat!.
I love my partner, really I do, but I can't cope living like this anymore and I don't want to split up over a freaking cat - we are buying our first house soon. I have spoken to her numerous of times about re-homing the cat but she is doing everything to drag her feet and not part with it.
She is currently giving it to a mate to hold for a few months to see if I get better! The thing is, it'll probably take months for me to get better and I am starting to get seriously worried about long term health impacts that it's having.
Suppose I just wanted to rant more than anything but has anyone got any advice on what to do / how to cope?.
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