Well, it has been two weeks since I brought home my two ratties. Since then, my allergies have really been acting up. I knew I was allergic going in, as I have had a rats in the past. However, with those rats, my allergies were minimal. Symptoms included hives from scratches, and some sneezing or itchy eyes when I wasn't careful.
I figured I could deal with that again, and I even got on the allergy medication Zyrtec to ease my symptoms.
What I didn't know, however, was that my allergies have actually gotten worse over the last 4 years. I feel like such an idiot, but I really don't think there's any way I could have known. The first week with the ratties was ok, my symptoms were not that bad. But this last week has really progressively gotten worse. I have an eye infection for which I am on antibiotics. I have been wheezing, and I am constantly stuffed up and coughing/sneezing. This is extremely frustrating as I am on the Zyrtec and still have all these symptoms.
I would like to stick it out longer, but I don't want my allergies to get worse, or for the respiratory congestion to turn to infection as well. Does anyone have any useful information?
I have put so much money and time and care into my ratties that I am dissapointed and sad that I may need to get a new home for them. I figured this forum would be a good place to seek a new home for them. Is anyone interested at all?