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Nysha's New Creators for November - posted on 1st Dec 2017 at 9:00 AM
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Theorist
#1526 Old Today at 4:01 PM
Well, I took a bath this morning. The end result made me smell like a koala (eucalyptus 2 in 1) who was washed away by a tsunami (ocean bath bomb) after the soap factory was destroyed (bar soap).

I coordinated with Mom and we now have our lists for Thursday to purchase drinks and other goods for Saturday's party.

The 25 people in the house will be something I can tackle.

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Mad Poster
#1527 Old Today at 4:27 PM
Ah..It's your choice of course. But, I miss having fish. They frown on them in upstairs apartments and I don't really have enough room for one. But I like fish and Tweedle and Mooshu, of course, are in favor of my having them.

But, they are expensive to keep. I usually confined myself to goldfish.

Trying to track down what this weird allergy is. I changed from chapstick to Bert's Bees. That helped for awhile, but then the sores came back again. This last week they morphed into my lips being quite swollen and berry red. People kept commenting upon how pretty they were.

They are doing a bit better now. I'm feeling skin begin to grow on them again. I think it's an allergy to Flonaise. I haven't used it since Sunday and there has been marked improvement since then. I'm also not as itchy.

I just love being an "allergy person". Don't you, Gargoyle cat? I swear there's a yurt in the desert with my name on it. One day I'll disappear and you guys will know I've finally developed an allergy to electricity and the neural net that surrounds us.

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Top Secret Researcher
#1528 Old Today at 5:16 PM
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Originally Posted by smorbie1
Ah..It's your choice of course. But, I miss having fish. They frown on them in upstairs apartments and I don't really have enough room for one. But I like fish and Tweedle and Mooshu, of course, are in favor of my having them.

But, they are expensive to keep. I usually confined myself to goldfish.

Trying to track down what this weird allergy is. I changed from chapstick to Bert's Bees. That helped for awhile, but then the sores came back again. This last week they morphed into my lips being quite swollen and berry red. People kept commenting upon how pretty they were.

They are doing a bit better now. I'm feeling skin begin to grow on them again. I think it's an allergy to Flonaise. I haven't used it since Sunday and there has been marked improvement since then. I'm also not as itchy.

I just love being an "allergy person". Don't you, Gargoyle cat? I swear there's a yurt in the desert with my name on it. One day I'll disappear and you guys will know I've finally developed an allergy to electricity and the neural net that surrounds us.


Hubby doesn't participate in the maintaining / cleaning side of keeping the tanks, so I don't think he understands how much work it really is. I'm sure he'd help if I asked him to, but I don't have the patience to explain all the water testing, how much stuff to add to jugs of water, blah,blah,blah. None of that includes what the plants need as they don't grow from nothing.

I've found changing too many things at once when trying to figure out what I'm allergic to only leads to more aggravation. If you think it is one thing, try changing that one thing for a few weeks and see what happens. Obviously if you get a reaction from the new thing you're trying, stop using it. Being patient and consistent usually pays off, but don't expect immediate results. The only time I've ever gotten immediate results when it comes to allergies is when I stopped using heavily scented cleaners, laundry detergent, ect... Not only did the constant skin irritation go away, but so did the never-ending sniffles and hives. I can't begin to explain how lame it is to wash dishes and have your hands double in size from swelling and large, red, itchy welts.

For the longest time I was using body wash instead of bar soap and couldn't understand why no matter what I did, my skin was always completely dried out / breaking out. Long story short, it was all the perfume in the body wash. I stopped using it recently and went back to using bar soap instead. I'm not really picky about the brand, but it should be cold-pressed, preferably olive oil based and I should not be able to smell it a mile away. The side benefits to using bars instead of body wash is it is cheaper, lasts longer and makes for less trash. Along those same lines, I have the same problem with skin lotion. If I try to use something with tons of perfume, fehgetaboutit. If there is a reaction to be had, I'll have one. I stick to lame products like Skinfix which isn't cheap, but it works and doesn't cause problems. Having humidifiers around the house also helps during the cold months.

People have told me that moving would help my allergies improve. I always laugh to myself when people tell me this as I'm allergic to many things outside. My broken immune system doesn't give a flying fig about whether the tree pollen outdoors is from somewhere in the Northeast or down south. Pollen is a protein which my body hates. That doesn't change simply because I'm physically living in a different location. In some cases, moving would make it worse as I'd never get a break. What makes a difference is making sure things are kept clean, don't bring stinky cleaners and such in the house and knowing when to ditch something when it is becoming more of a problem than what it is worth. i.e- the body wash. When it gets to the point where using such things as hand soap offends or acts like a trigger for allergies, it is time for it to go.

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Theorist
#1529 Old Today at 8:32 PM
I have allergies to pollen, tree nuts and certain medicines.

The hard part of pollen allergies is either your head plumbing is clogged up or a free flowing faucet. I usually take a combo of Mucinex and Benadryl, one tablet each and I feel better for the remainder of the day.

I became pretty aggro about people's obsession with hazelnuts, particularly Nutella, that I once was on the verge of razing hazelnut orchards and dumping salt where the trees were. What bothers me was I wasn't allergic to hazelnut products in the past.

I can't take Sudafed (I get rashy) and the last time the doctors put me on Vistaril, I thought I was going to die of a heart attack at 27.

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Alchemist
#1530 Old Today at 9:31 PM
Aw, my boyfriend is currently going through allergy problems right now too. He's had a blocked nose for weeks, and recently keeps developing a rash on his arms, legs, stomach at random. At first the doctors thought he was allergic to my shampoo seeing as we've just moved in together, but the rash seems to flare up whenever he sweats a lot (at work, after walking for long, when he wakes up in the morning etc) so he thinks he's allergic to his sweat. But who knows. He's due another trip to the Doctors.

I'm allergic to latex, which also seems to have made me allergic to certain fruit. It started with Kiwi, and quickly became grapefruit and pineapple too. Apparently I could become allergic to strawberries - which is really disappointing because it's up there as one of my favourite fruits (along with kiwi and pineapples). This all happened when I was 21. Not a clue why I suddenly became allergic to latex, but I did. I'm very thankful that my work (and the brain lab at uni) uses nitrile gloves.

~Your friendly neighborhood ginge
Mad Poster
#1531 Old Today at 9:46 PM
When I had my surgery last week, they discovered I'd developed an allergy to the plastic tape they use for the little port things (mind has left me and I can't remember the proper term) they stick in your arm. They ended up removing it and covering the spot with a little band like they use for sprains.

Allergies can start at any time. I remember waking up one day when I was about 24 and discovering I was allergic to all my makeup. Every bit. If it's the Flonaise I'm allergic to now, I've been using that with no problem for three years. And I've used chapstick all my life. Its' just some weird autoimmune thing the body does. It does seem to be escalating now that I'm older, though. Of course my body's kind of been through the ringer this last year, too. I'm sure that has something to do with the rapid increase in problems.

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