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wheezing, shortness of breath, all over ache

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 13, 2010
  • 04:40 PM


So I live in New York City and I'm a recently graduated graduate music student without steady work. Consequently, I have no insurance.

Around December of 2008 I started having these eye allergies, out of the blue. I determined that they had something to do with the apartment that I was in, and as they got worse and worse, I eventually moved in June 2009. As I was moving out, I had to do some spraying of the furniture, due to a moderate roach infestation that I didn't want to bring to my new apartment. When I did this, I noticed that my eye allergies got worse, and I started experiencing shortness of breath after the spray. This shortness of breath stayed persistently for weeks, but got better over time, so I didn't think much of it. It started to reappear in September of 2009, and in October I got a non perscription bronchial dialator (primatine mist) that seemed to make everything better. I took it about once a day in the morning, if i needed it, and didn't experience any problems until I started visiting my parents, who have lots of pets. While I hadn't noticed the eye irriatation reoccuring since the old apartment, both this and the bronchial issues reappeared almost as soon as I was in the same room as the pets. Using both benedryl and the inhaler seemed to curb the symtoms, and I didnt need either one at home.

After a few months, (this past week) I noticed the bronchial symptoms reoccuring. I am not near any animals and don't spend a lot of time outside. I try to use the inhaler, but it seems to have stopped working. Maybe I've grown used to it, I don't know. But nothing is fixing the problem, and my lung capacity is seriously limited. I can't breath. I can't sleep. My whole body hurts.

since I don't have insurance, I don't know what to do. Help me!

please email at amandarosesmith@gmail.com

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