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My favorite allgergy drug
morphine 22%
sudafed 0%
sudafed plus 0%
pseudoephedrine 11%
pseudoephedrine with chlorpheniramine 22%
diphenhydramine 0%
phenylpropanolamine 11%
haloperidol 0%
cheese 33%
rofecoxib 0%

Votes: 9

 I'm allergic to my in-law's basement...

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Nov 25, 2001
no really, I couldn't make crap like this up if I tried.

plus, vote in the happy poll. that what polls are for, afterall.


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So we went up to Cleveland for the extended Thanksgiving weekend. Everything was fine... until Thursday night. I went downstairs - such an innocent thing to do, really, but yet it was a bad idea. You see, after descending the stairs and playing a few rounds of "Worms Armageddon" on the old Playstation with my nieces and nephews, I began to sneeze uncontrollably. I took some pseudoephedrine with chlorpheniramine... and about 1 hour later I took a second dose. I went through an entire box of tissues blowing my nose and sneezing. It sucked.

Later that night, I took one of those portable Honeywell HEPA filters down to try to suck the evil from the air. I can only assume its the carpet down there, as the entire upstairs is hardwood flooring (the only exception are the bedrooms, but they are well travelled).

Of course, when the nieces and nephews came over again on Friday, I got good and super-gittery taking lots and lots of sudafed/antihistamine so I could withstand another go-around in the dreaded basement. However, if one good thing came of this, it is that I now know for certain that I have a problem breathing in their basement, and its not just an odd allergic reaction to the Cleveland area on a whole, as this would be quite sad as Cleveland is really a much more pleasant city than where I currently reside in the greater (???) Cincinnati area.

So anyway, there you have it. I am allergic to my in-law's basement, and I pray that repeated vacuumings and useage of the HEPA filter will make it bearable by Christmas time.


The carpet? (none / 0) (#1)
by zikzak on Mon Nov 26th, 2001 at 12:00:43 AM PST
It's called mold, and certain kinds can cause permanent brain damage or even kill you. Fuck the air filter and vacuum cleaner, try a dehumidifier. Better yet, call a professional to come out and pull a few samples. People really do suffer serious health problems from this, not to mention the occassional death.

actually, no... (none / 0) (#2)
by motherfuckin spork on Mon Nov 26th, 2001 at 07:06:23 AM PST
not mold. the basement is very, very dry. maybe too dry. they don't have the water table issue that my basement does. The sheer amount of dust in the basement also points towards excessive fibers present in the air.

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