It turns out I'm allergic to rats.
This is something I discovered years ago when I had rats, but after I lost my last rats I managed to convince myself that it must have been the litter I was allergic to, or something else.
But no, it's definitely the rats.
I'm trying to figure out what to do. I've got an air filter in my bedroom, which should help. Some. A little. I hope.
No, it WILL help.
And then I could also take allergy meds, but those probably aren't an actual long term solution. Why? Because it doesn't take too long for me to become resistant to them and for them to stop working. When I do use them I have to keep switching between Allegra and Claritin (one stops working so I go to the other, the other stops working so I go back to the one, and so on and so forth). By the end of the last allergy season they weren't even doing much good.
Of course, I could find another allergy medicine to use...but that might not change the meds being only a temporary solution. It might be a solution that lasts longer, but still...
Anyways, I'm rather frustrated and upset at this point. I don't want to lose Beka and Sabine. But I also refuse to live with these allergies. I did that for years when I had rats when I was younger, and I'm not gonna do it again.
Does anyone have any recommendations or advice for coping with allergies? Any words of wisdom? Please? I'm begging.