I rescued 4 kittens out of my backyard 9 months ago. I was very naive believing all I had to do was call a rescue group or animal shelter & they would run right out & pick them up, find a good home for them. After many calls I realized that no one wanted these 2 week old kittens because they needed to be bottle fed & if I took them to a shelter they would euthanize them. Knowing I was allergic to cats, I Prayed that by taking allergy meds I would be ok until I could get them adopted out. Still nobody wanted them and now there is no way I can part with them, they are part of my family. After 9 months of just taking XZytec I have been just fine, no allergic reations but 2 days ago I started having shortness of breath several times a day and it seems like XZytec isnt' working. I have contacted an allergy clinic & was told I had to be free of any allergy medication for 7 days before I could get tested. there is no way I can do this. I am afraid that any Dr. I go to will tell me to get rid of my cats but that is no possible. How can I find a Dr. who will work with me, who understands how important it is to keep my babies? Is there something else over the counter I can take that is better then Zytec? Thank you!!!View Thread
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