Severe dog allergies

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I am a 21 year old female about 4 months ago I had a sudden onset of dizziness and rapid pulse, I was also struggling to breathe a little.I thought that if I had these symptoms again I would go to the doctor. About two weeks later I started to have these episodes more frequently. I would get dizzy, light-headed, nauseas and have a very fast heart beat. I decided to go to the doctor as I couldnt carry on like that. The doctor was alarmed by my pulse and sent me for an ECG. The ECG showed my heart rate at 113. He said this was not normal and that we needed to find the underlying cause. He then sent me for a blood test testing my thyroid. In the mean time I was put on Pur-Bloka 10mg for the heart rate. My thyroid test came back normal and about 2 days later my chest started to feel tight and burn along with dizziness again. I went back to the doctor and he sent me for a lung function test and a stress ECG. It was not good according to the doctor as my capacity was only 90%, he showed me the graph and that the slope was not at the right angle.The doctor looked at the results and gave me a prescription for and accuccuhaler to help my lungs and he ordered tests for anemia and a full blood count as he saw that I was pale in the face and on my palms. The anemia results came back and they were normal. My doctor then referrred me to a physician. I decided to see another doctor instead and it turns out I am alergic to my own dog as a result I vaccum the house and brush my dog once a week with an industrial mask on. My dog does not live inside the house, I am getting Celestone Soulspan shot every 4 months but I worry about the side effects. Is there anything else I can do (no, I am not getting rid of my dog)

Any thoughts/ opinions?

Thanks guys

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    Seems like you are doing all you can to help alleviate your symptoms. All I can suggest is to keep up your cleaning routine to limit allergies. You could also limit his access to certain rooms of the house and definitely keep him out of your bedroom. Also off any soft furnishings. I've heard that in some cases some people with allergies do eventually build an immunity to their dog. Lets hope that may be the case for you.

     

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      Thank you for your response. My dog isn't even allowed inside at all so that isn't a problem. Do you know anything about Celestone Soulspan? I am worried about the side effects.. Do you think that with the cleaning routine that the injection would not be necessary?
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    Hi Jade, I'm sorry to hear about your allery onset. It seems that I have developed house and dog allergy too - which is not surprising because I suffer from Fibromyalgia and allergies and food intolerances are common.

    I found the information and links here https://patient.info/health/House-Dust-Mite-and-Pet-Allergy.htm very useful. Of course there will be other things for me to read, and actions to take too. Take care and God Bless, Jade. Hugs, Mo smile

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      Hi Monica smile

      Thank you for your response and the links you posted, I will have a look at them. I hope that you are well and that you can manage your fibromyalgia.

      Best regards hugs right back smile

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      Hello Monica please read my reply to Jade, I think it will also help your fibromyalgia as I have polymyalgia rheumatica which is very similar to fibromyalgia, I control both with the diet for Candida albicans, when I had the live blood test that showed I had candida I was informed that the candida caused the myalgia, now I am fit and healthy and an allergy free 70yr old good luck with both
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    Hello Jade, I had theses symptoms up until last year, the dizziness was so bad tT I was falling and broke both cheek bones in 2 different falls, the doctors coul not help but I was given medication for the rapid heart beat,I had a live blood test at my own expense and was told tv at my symptoms were caused by overgrowth of yeast.......Candida albicans, so I followed the diet and studied the condition on the internet now I am much better, hope this helps
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      Hi Louise 

      Sorry to hear about your cheek bones.. I am not sure what a live blood test is, I will have a look. Does that mean that your dog allergies were causing he overgrowth of yeast? Or was it not related to the allergies?

      Glad you are doing better!

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      No hon the Candida albicans caused the allergies, for years I was using inhalers for breathing problems and cough also being treated for allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma, and taking medication for rapid heart beat now I treat the Candida albicans and have no need for the sprays and inhalers, I treat the candida with diet and supplements and plenty of fresh garlic, look on the internet for signs and symptoms for candida and also for diet for candida, I was told many times over the years to stay away from animals and flowers, but it did not stop me from having cats and dogs and gardening, hope you have as much success as I did
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      A live blood test is where a pinprick of blood is taken on a slide and put straight under the microscope and the trained pharmacologist can read what is exactly in or missing from your blood hope this helps
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    Hello, Jade,

    I'm glad to hear that managing

    Candida had improved or your

    allergies.

    I have never been allergic to dogs

    in the past. In recent years, I have

    struggled with Candida. I got a dog two months ago and only noticed a bit of itching. Then I went on

    antibiotics for a sinus infection and I started reacting to her very

    strongly. I have been trying to do acleanse, but I am still having

    symptoms and the spit test shows I still have Candida.

    Today I got tested for allergies. The skin prick showed no allergies to

    dogs; however, the intradermal test showed that I do have allergies to dogs. I have read that people can

    develop allergies due to unhealthy guts and Candida. Is it possible to

    test positive for allergies because

    of Candida?

    I would hate to have to adopt her

    out to another home, but I don't

    want to suffer either. I'm hoping I

    have a happy ending, similar to

    yours. Any feedback would be very much appreciated.

    Janet in San Diego

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