I have always had seasonal allergies, but up until recently, it was manageable by taking over-the-counter antihistamines.
Now, it doesn’t matter what I take, it doesn’t help.
The headaches, itchy eyes, and sore throat are driving me crazy. Everyone is shying away from me because they think I had the flu bug. I have increased the vitamins I take and still, every day seems to be worse than the last. It didn’t take having a lead brick fall onto my head for me to realize that I needed to do something more. I called my family physician and made an appointment. The first thing he asked me was if I felt better when I was outside walking. I had to think about that, but I admitted that my symptoms were always worse during the night and morning. He never gave me a prescription, but he did tell me that I needed to talk to my HVAC company and not him. He told me it could my own home’s air quality that was causing all of the problems. As soon as I walked in the door, I called my HVAC company. I made an appointment for him to come to the house, the very next day. When he arrived, he did air tests and he checked my ductwork, the air ducts, and the furnace and air conditioning unit. He told me that I may have some mold in the air duct system. He cleaned the furnace and AC unit and then he called the professional ductwork cleaners. Within 24 hours of their arrival, I was already feeling almost 100% better.