Uptown allergy and asthma

Food Allergies

2012.08.03 10:11 PenisPieTrap Food Allergies

Community info source on everything relating to food allergies! Share allergen-free recipes, rant about your struggles, ask questions, and find answers about food allergies and sensitivities. If you are a person who has lived with an allergy for many years, we would appreciate you sticking around to advise the newly diagnosed who are looking for guidance.

2012.10.10 19:08 Wolvee FoodIssues: For anyone dealing with food allergies, food sensitivities, etc.

This sub is for anyone dealing with food allergies, food sensitivities, or anything like that. Most lucky bastards with iron guts don't understand how much these issues can affect one's quality of life. Hopefully, we can create a supportive community here that helps to improve the quality of life for all our subscribers.

2021.09.05 00:08 Bio_Trader 🦍💎 $ADMP ✋🚀

$ADMP Adamis Pharmaceuticals, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes products in the therapeutic areas of allergy and respiratory disease in the United States. The company's product candidates comprise Symjepi Injection pre-filled syringe (PFS) for use in the emergency treatment of acute allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis; dry powder inhaler products consisting of fluticasone for the treatment of asthma; beclomethasone. ZIMHI has PDUFA on November 12.

2023.06.08 09:29 cipzer29 CIPZER HERBAL PRODUCT

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2023.06.08 09:21 Time_Travelere Just bought a CPAP/APAP

I've been worried lately that I've had undiagnosed sleep apnea for awhile because of how I've felt during the day and some blood tests (low T, high hematocrit, high BP, etc). I've lost about 15-20lbs in the last month or so (243 to 227, 5' 10" male) with plans to lose about 40 more which would put me around 180 (haven't been that low in 14 years). Have a dental device being made - ready in 2 weeks, bought a pulse oximeter ring with an alarm if o2 goes below 88%, and today bought a used Resmed Airsense 10 autosense APAP. I think I can lose another 15-20 lbs this month.
Not sure the pulse oximeter is that accurate (was 3-5% lower than my apple watch, and was a little lower than another pulse oximeter), but the first night I wore my generic dental device I pretty much stayed above 95% all night. Nights I didn't wear it (because it was hurting my teeth/jaw) I was about 50% of the time between 95-90% and even was dipping into the 80's. Allergies are currently kicking my butt as well, making it harder to breathe.
Advice? Should I try the CPAP/APAP I bought while waiting for the custom dental device? If so, do I just set a wide range for the minimums and maximums? Should I keep losing weight and see how it goes with the dental device? I haven't had any of the bad sleep apnea symptoms lately (gasping for breath, dreams about not being able to breathe, sleepwalking) so who knows how low my o2 levels were during those. Kinda scary to think about. I was mostly heavier when I was having those.
I've learned a lot reading the posts in this group and in /loseit so hoping I can get some collective wisdom. TIA!
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2023.06.08 09:20 mosquitotitties ignorant roommates

i live with my partner and 2 other roommates who are dating. yesterday the roommates went grocery shopping and bought chocolate chip cookie dough that states that it may contain peanuts and macadamia nuts. im very allergic to both. they know about my allergies (anaphylactic to peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame). they made the cookies last night and hid the wrapper in the trash so i wouldn’t see it. jokes on them bc i check every single ingredient list on everything i eat/come into contact with. they know this. i found it in the trash and immediately was pissed off. my gf asked them about it and they said that they didn’t want to scare me. bruh. is it better if i ate one and found out the hard way that there was nuts in them??? am i wrong for being upset? (notes- we have all the ingredients in the house to make homemade chocolate chip cookies, we all agreed not to have any of my allergens in the house because my allergies and anxiety about it are so severe, they can eat whatever they want when they’re not home)
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2023.06.08 09:20 mosquitotitties vent- ignorant roommates

i live with my partner and 2 other roommates who are dating. yesterday the roommates went grocery shopping and bought chocolate chip cookie dough that states that it may contain peanuts and macadamia nuts. im very allergic to both. they know about my allergies (anaphylactic to peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame). they made the cookies last night and hid the wrapper in the trash so i wouldn’t see it. jokes on them bc i check every single ingredient list on everything i eat/come into contact with. they know this. i found it in the trash and immediately was pissed off. my gf asked them about it and they said that they didn’t want to scare me. bruh. is it better if i ate one and found out the hard way that there was nuts in them??? am i wrong for being upset? (notes- we have all the ingredients in the house to make homemade chocolate chip cookies, we all agreed not to have any of my allergens in the house because my allergies and anxiety about it are so severe, they can eat whatever they want when they’re not home)
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2023.06.08 09:14 rawrsy88 Easy meal prep meals for 1 year old (egg free)

Hi all - I’ve been struggling to plan and make meals for my one year old. I was never an amazing meal prepper myself and often was the person to eat cereal for dinner or just order cheap fast food or something when I didn’t know what to make..
Now with a little I’m def struggling in the creativity and planning department for their meals. Would love advice on things I could make that everyone would like fo eat - my husband, me and baby - and also things I could prep in advance and store for at least a few days or freeze.
Our girl has an egg allergy also fyi.
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2023.06.08 09:04 TopList4035 Best Perfume Oil Company : What is it and How Does it Work?

Perfume oils are made with a blend of essential oils and carrier oils. The essential oils give the perfume its scent, while the carrier oils help to dilute the essential oils and make them easier to apply. Perfume oils have a number of advantages over traditional perfumes. They are:

GenericPerfumes offers a wide variety of perfume oils, including both original fragrances and fragrances that are inspired by popular designer perfumes. The company also offers a custom perfume oil service, where customers can create their own unique perfume blend.
To use a perfume oil, simply apply a few drops to your pulse points, such as your wrists, neck, and behind your ears. The perfume oil will then diffuse throughout your body, leaving you with a long-lasting, luxurious scent.
If you are looking for a high-quality, affordable, and allergy-friendly alternative to traditional perfumes, then Perfume Oil Company is a great option. The company offers a wide variety of fragrances to choose from, and you can even create your own custom perfume blend.

How to Choose the Right Perfume Oil?

When choosing a perfume oil, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Once you have considered these factors, you can start browsing the different perfume oils on offer from Perfume Oil Company. The company offers a wide variety of fragrances to choose from, so you are sure to find something that you love.
If you are not sure which perfume oil to choose, you can always contact the company for help. The staff at Best Perfume Oil Company are always happy to help customers find the perfect perfume oil for their needs.

How to Apply Perfume Oil?

To apply a perfume oil, simply apply a few drops to your pulse points. The pulse points are areas of the body where the blood flows close to the surface of the skin. This will help the perfume oil to diffuse throughout your body, leaving you with a long-lasting scent.
The pulse points include:

How to Care for Perfume Oils?

Perfume oils should be stored in a cool, dark place. This will help to preserve the quality of the oil and prevent it from evaporating.
Perfume oils should also be kept out of direct sunlight. Sunlight can damage the oil and cause it to lose its scent.
If you are not going to be using your perfume oil for a while, you can store it in the refrigerator. This will help to extend the shelf life of the oil.


Perfume oils are a great way to add a touch of luxury to your everyday life. They are long-lasting, affordable, and less likely to cause allergies than traditional perfumes.
If you are looking for a new perfume, then I encourage you to check out GenerciPerfumes. The company offers a wide variety.
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2023.06.08 08:59 dgtexan14 Allergies help

I really need help with my allergies. I have been taking Zyrtec and Equate for a month straight, no lapses and my allergies have just been getting worse as days go by. I tried draining my nose but lately it is so clogged and swollen even the saline water is having trouble going past my sinus. I understand because of the fire haze it is also adding to my allergies but this has been an issue way before it. I have had really bad allergies all my life and never had the opportunity to go to the doctor for fear of breaking my bank. I do not qualify for husky because i make “too much”. Please help me. Is there any free clinic or low cost clinic I can go tomorrow or asap? i believe they call them ENT’s?
Currently my eyes are bloodshot red from the itchyness I can’t contain myself from not scratching. My nose is non existent. I believe I might have sinusitis at this point as I have had a fever come and go since yesterday. It is really starting to get in the way of my daily life. Any help is appreciated. I live in Manchester but willing to travel a bit if needed. TIA.
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2023.06.08 08:51 ikeeplosingpasswords Buying a cure for food and environmental allergies

Has anyone successfully received treatment for allergies? I don’t care if it’s $100k out of pocket, I want to eat gluten again and cohabitate with my partner and her cats without being stuffed to the gills on Claritin and Flonase.
There are plenty of companies advertising mass-market treatments on Google, but if they worked I’m guessing everyone would be cured. Give me the cutting edge, individually tailored concierge solution that doesn’t scale. I’m located in Los Angeles, will travel anywhere in the world.
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2023.06.08 08:38 Burnt_AltoPod Me and my friend might have came across a SW.

Sorry this is pretty lengthy but I wanna know if we were going crazy or if this was a real encounter.
So we were all walking in the woods about to smoke some dope, we get to our spot and light up. Everything was completely normal, we were listening to music and talking. (I don’t think smoke has any effect on this as it wasn’t really strong stuff or anything like that)
Something I think is important to mention is that one of my friends, we will call him Fred, whistles a lot, and he did so this night, but only twice.
As we got done, Fred wanted to walk further into the woods, it’s like 11:30 at night btw, very dark and sketchy, there were two girls who didn’t want to walk any further, Fred said “okay, we will see you in 20-30 minutes” and me, Fred, a male (we will say Sam) and a female (Carol) continued to walk.
As we walk everything was okay, the path was slim and it was a bill to the right and water to the left, we walked for a good 6-10 minutes until we came up to a fallen tree which was pretty big, we talked about turning around so we did so
Fred, not having it or something, runs back to the two girls we left (Ana and Sara) so it’s me, Sam and Carol. I pick up the pace because I didn’t know Sam nor Carol, and I was low key tweaking, this is when it started.
When I could no longer see Fred nor hear Sam and Carol talking. The exact same whistle Fred had done before, same pitch and same length, went off three times in a row, repeatedly. I thought it was just Fred messing with me at first, but it was coming from such a hard left and so far away, I thought he would not go that far out to prank me like that.
The whistle does not stop, never less or more that three, and maybe a five second pause in between. I started to run and a soon as I caught up to Fred Ana and Sara, it stopped. Ana and Sara immediately brought up the whistle noise. That’s when I started to flip.
I thought not way that they are hearing it too, and only when they were alone too ? Because I only heard it when Fred ran and I picked I up the pace and left Sam and Carol. When Sam and Carol meet up they mention the whistling too!!
This had us all in a state of shock kinda, we all sat in silence, and that’s when it started, three whistles, and a pause. We booked it back to the cars so fast, but we had to take a break half way through because two people in the group had asthma, but when we stopped, we could STILL hear the whistle in the distance.
It stopped for a split second, then in the brush to the right of us, we hear something massive moving, this is when we sprinted to the cars with no breaks.
We made it to the car, and left. But we all talked about how we all only heard it when we where alone, all at different times in different spots of the trial, and more importantly, Fred was the only person to not hear it the whole time. And it was his whistle we were hearing.
Does anyone know what this could have been? Or was it just an animal or something? I feel what ever it was, it was hoping one of us would call out, or look for it.
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2023.06.08 08:35 undying_anomaly What’s something that made you go “so *that’s* how that works!” ?

For me, I used to think that EpiPens had an antidote to the thing you were allergic to. But after getting prescribed one myself, I found out that it’s just adrenaline, which is universal for all of them, and not specific to any particular allergy.
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2023.06.08 08:35 SwankyMalk Does auto evaporation cause mold or is unhygienic

there is this text for an ac on amazon that says
I'm looking for something that is best for air quality since I have severe mold and dust allergies. I'd also like to know if it's reasonable to simply cover up the air output with a filter
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2023.06.08 08:34 HawaiianSpam I want to call the suicide helpline but I wouldn’t know where to begin.

My soul is in pain. I feel like I can’t breathe, but not because I have asthma. I feel suffocated and heavy. My arms feel tired and lifeless.
I feel like there is nothing that a hotline worker would say that I don’t already know or that they could say. I have told my situation before, and I have been told what my solutions are.
I’m already getting help from a therapist but change is a slow process.
When I finally thought I had my solution, it turned out to be just out of grasp. I had one breathe of freedom and now I feel like I have nowhere to go again.
The urge to kill myself get stronger everyday as I am already dead inside. I want to cut myself but my skin is already too thick from past scars.
I can’t even free myself from this world if I wanted to because I have people who love me and are relying on me.
I am so tired of toughing it out. I’m tired of everything.
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2023.06.08 08:31 SwankyMalk Does auto evaporation cause mold or is unhygienic

there is this text for an ac on amazon that says
I'm looking for something that is best for air quality since I have severe mold and dust allergies. I'd also like to know if it's reasonable to simply cover up the air output with a filter
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2023.06.08 08:21 oaklamd Sports nutrition with t2

I've started taking on mountain biking to increase my fitness, and I'm really enjoying it. Does anyone have any resources on what to eat pre, during and post ride that's good for t2 diabetics? All the stuff I'm reading for regular people emphasizes carbs because it's an efficient way to get energy. Is that ok if I'm burning it immediately by riding or am I doing it wrong?
Id like to work on endurance. Right now a big ride for me is 10-12 miles with 1500-1800 feet climbing in around an hour and a half. I'd like to work up to doing rides 2x that.
I also have a nut allergy which makes things challenging.
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2023.06.08 08:08 MissEsjag I miss my MIL & my heart breaks for my fiancé

This post will probably be long and messy because it's just a lot of things I've wanted to get out for a while.
I met my fiancé when we were 14, we've now been together for 11 years and have a daughter together. We are textbook definition high school sweethearts. He is a perfect partner and I truly mean that. I got along with his family from day dot. They were so welcoming and kind to me. I used to go over every Wednesday for dinner after school - they would always alter their dinners to be vegetarian for me - and most Friday's for takeaway night - always their shout. I got along with his Mum the best. Whenever we would go over there for dinner after my fiancé and I moved out together, my fiancé would hang out with his two brothers and I would hang out with his Mum. Chatting about anything and everything. She truly was a second mum to me.
God, I can't even pin point when the brainwashing started. It started with leaning toward natural remedies and healthy eating, I think? You know the harmless - Cook with coconut oil instead of olive oil, vitamin D can improve mental health etc. Harmless and true, with a grain of salt, things that just seemed like she was sharing them because she cared about and loved us.
Like many people, things spiralled when COVID-19 hit. We are in Australia so we were incredibly lucky that we weren't as devastated as many other countries. It started at our usual weekly dinners talking about how awful the lockdowns were, how it sucked wearing a mask etc. I would agree but more on the basis that it sucks wearing a mask and I miss going to the pub - not that I thought the government was taking over. It slowly seemed to spiral into other conspiracies. The light hearted natural remedy chats warped into rants of chemtrails and governments poisoning our food. I'm not confrontational so usually I would just smile and nod not really reciprocating conversation. Fiancé's relationship with his father deteriorated around this time for numerous reasons - partially conspiracy bullshit, partially childhood issues.
Then I got pregnant. We were of course COVID, flu & dTAP vaccinated, none of his family were (Dad, Mum or 2 brothers). As the pregnancy progressed it was hanging over my fiancé and I of... what would we do when baby was born because we had been advised to not let unvaccinated people around baby and being someone with bad genetic asthma - this was not something to compromise on. My heart was breaking for my fiancé as every time we lightly discussed the topic, it's like neither of us wanted to say 'they can't meet baby for THREE WHOLE MONTHS'. But, I think we both thought/hoped that once discussed with his Mum, she would be willing to get the vaccines in order to meet her first grandchild. Fiancé's Dad was out the picture at this point so his stance was irrelevant to us but fiancé and his Mum and really close so I know it meant A LOT to him. Fiancé decided to have the conversation with her while I was working as we decided it wasn't my place to be involved in the discussion. At work, I got a message from my partner saying she broke down crying but in the end - wasn't willing to compromise. Baby was born in October and she has since met her, come over a handful of times with her mum (fiancé's nana) and comes to every second swim class (about 5 in total). But that's all the involvement from his family. His brother's (who he was once REALLY close with prior to cutting Dad out the picture), haven't even contacted us to ask about her let alone wanting to meet her, Dad hasn't reached out - but no shock there. Dad has told his entire side of the family that we have 'cut them off' because they won't get vaccinated - which is a lie.
Since then, MIL is continuing to spiral. She follows tonnes of hateful pro-Trump/pro-republican Instagram pages (keep in mind that we are Australian...), she goes down rabbit holes of all celebrities being paedophiles and most recently has been sending us videos of Barbara O'Neill talking about how putting Cayenne pepper in your socks to increase blood flow an using it as a blood thinning medication substitute(?!?!?!). I, to the most of my ability being a pushover people pleaser, snapped. I told her that I don't take anything that woman says seriously after the misinformation she spread about infant nutrition and that she put babies at risk - she sent laughing emojis and said she loves her. I wanted to keep it polite for my fiancé's sake, so I just said that I think she's 'a danger to the community' and 'let's leave it at that', she went on a rant about the government bribing doctors and big pharma bullshit. I reiterated that we would agree to disagree. I feel like this has been the straw that broke the camels back. I won't ever trust her to watch our daughter. I can't even imagine how uncomfortable our next conversation will be.
I am so angry and bitter and fucking heartbroken. My partner is the most incredible man, loving father and god damn beautiful person and his brothers have let him down, his dad is useless and his mum is disappearing down the rabbit hole right in front of us and there is nothing we can do.
To be honest, I think I just needed to get this all out because I don't know what to do. I support my partner as best I can but that mostly just means not talking about it. If you're still reading, thanks for listening to my rambling.
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2023.06.08 08:00 sackof-fermentedshit Should I still go to work if I’m feeling nauseous and in pain because of a food allergy?

Discovered that I might be lactose intolerant on the morning before work, I’ve been sick like this a week before when I also had milk the night before, but I thought it was because of dehydration.
I’m definitely going to be throwing up at least a couple of times today
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2023.06.08 07:55 jiramiiiii Nut allergy experiences with Blo'Hole Blast?

I am interested in trying Blo'Hole Blast but as I am allergic to a few tree nuts I am worried to try it. Contacting support I was told that the warning is just there due to the coconut flavour being present and I am able to eat coconut so is there anyone with similar allergies that can confirm it is okay to drink?
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2023.06.08 07:49 Minimum_Economics_30 So now I'm sensitized to isocyanates.

I've told this story so many times that my larynx hurts. I've dictated it so many times and then had to go back and correct the mistakes I'm working on carpal tunnel as well. Anyway as you can tell I'm at that point of the day where I felt I should share but what's the point? I work in an industry where I'm a painter of sets and such for corporate events and plays and things like that. So out of the blue they decided when you get day to use isisyanite-based primers and paints and we did it over the weekend and I was exposed for close to 16 hours with only a 3M gas mask with a regular filter in it. The sprayed product was called chassis saver. If you want to look up the MSDS you're going to have to type in chassis saver MSDS. It's got a whole smorgasbord of fun like methyl diisocyanate mixed with aluminum flake? That was shot out of an HVLP gun under pressure in a closed Warehouse because it was seemed outside so there was no ventilation for 2 days. I had ... okay let's just quit trying to give anybody to benefit it out here and say I had no protection whatsoever. Cuz if I'm going to mention the 3M mask but not the fact that I need a full body suit gloves full face mask with supplied oxygen and I'm supposed to leave all of my clothes at work including my shoes and not get it on my skin along with proper ventilation? Well none of that was done. First off because we weren't worried about the danger secondly none of that stuff is available to us at work and thirdly I wasn't even the one using the stuff. Didn't matter I still became concerned when the room was a silvery cloud of toxins so after a couple weeks when I realized I was asthmatic and having reactions every time I went to work? My GM had me apply for workers comp and sent me home for 4 days. Then I was asked to come back to work to help and the symptoms started again. It took me a while to figure out what was going on by doing some reading on OSHA and the CDC. Plus all the other articles and case studies. It all lined up it was obvious that I didn't kind of get exposed... I was immersed in it. That includes breathing it having it in my eyes eating after using it no ventilation and wearing the same clothes home along with getting some on my skin when I was helping him clean up afterwards. Poured it on the side of my abdomen because it was in a mixing cup. It felt really good. Anyway, as soon as this hit corporate everything went s*** house crazy. I continue to go to work for 4 weeks and see the doctor that they had sent me to and since I've been self-employed my whole life as a portrait artist? That's my college degree it's a BFA and fine arts. Probably kiss my oil painting career goodbye. So they got rid of the job I had and any other talents I could fall back on. Anyway yeah this is going to be kind of a sarcastic post so enjoy it. What doctor was I send to that was an expert on chemical exposure with isocyanates and occupational acquired asthma? What was the name of that place it's famous like the Mayo Clinic but instead it's everywhere and oh yeah Concentra. You know the place you go to and the doctor runs a stethoscope all over you and says he doesn't hear anything to indicate asthma even though it sounds like there's a kitten stuck in your throat? Then he tricks your blood pressure and says it's normal even though it's rising quickly? He asks you why you're there and nods his head and you can tell in his mind he's going "well that's like a total s*** show. If I do what the insurance adjusters are telling me to do I'm basically sending this guy back to work to die. So let me get on that" I would come in and he would look at me and say so what do you want to do today and I would say I don't know maybe doctor stuff like check me see if I have asthma I don't know what the tests are for us to cyanide exposure? You're the doctor what do you want to do? Oh you want to go okay well be sure and sign that box telling me to return to work because he can't find any injury or evidence of exposure. Thanks. Oh this week you want to do blood work. But you only want to test for the most extreme exposure the kind that would cause neurological damage and okay. So he sends off the blood test tells me it'll be a week. And remind you I'm going back to work every day and getting re-exposed to all the stuff that I'm now allergic to and it's damaging my lungs and I'm coughing so hard my lungs are starting to separate from the wall my back. It's funny it's hilarious you know but at least they're saving money. They get to watch it and hear it but you know... buck up cowboy. You shouldn't smoke. Yeah y'all managed to do more damage to my lungs in 18 hours than I did in 47 years of light smoking. Seriously five cigarettes a day maybe. No history of asthma no history of allergies other than penicillin. I always watched other people just go through miserable seasons I mean just I swollen shut it's not running down their face and I thought how lucky I am. So my job decided that wasn't fair and locked me in the building with a chemical that destroyed a town in India. And they only used it that one time and decided they didn't like the properties of it. Probably cuz it's not meant to be put on wood but that's what the chassis saver was for was to give it sort of a metallic quality so they can roll the what yeah that's right bed truck liner on it that was day two and early the next day. When everybody was at work. When we were applying this stuff they were only two people there me and my supervisor. So if you look at the time clock it tells you when and who was there. If you look at when this stuff was purchased and under what project the stuff was charged to? what client? While we were doing a huge project for caterpillar that they were having out in Las Vegas. Don't know why one of our designers figured that bed liner would be a good idea for some of the staging when you can achieve that with paint and clear coat. But that's what he wanted. So so much for avoiding it just because it's not necessary. In the state of Texas you can't sue your employer for personal injury unless you can prove gross negligence. I would say that kind of falls where we're at. Unfortunately the other thing in Texas is that there aren't many workers comp attorneys because in 1993 they passed some laws that made being a workers comp attorney a tricky thing and you can lose your license really easy. In other words it was a very business friendly law to get companies to move here. Especially when you couldn't get sued for you know sending someone on fire or destroying their lungs and life. So a lot of people can get a worker's comp attorney even if they're a crappy one. But most of them that claim to be workers comp attorneys? They're actually just want to hear your stories so they can see if there's a personal injury lawsuit in there due to gross negligence cuz that's the only way they're going to make any money in this state and if it's a chemical exposure? I've been told by several attorneys who had extreme sympathy for my situation that they couldn't even refer me to an attorney that would take my case hey there's no attorney that's going to touch a chemical exposure case in Texas because it's already tough enough. Well I've been put the ringer lied to followed by a private investigator in the whole time I've been on represented and doing all the paperwork myself which they throw at me everyday usually it's fake stuff or stuff with the wrong date or deadline on it they mess with any attempts I get to find another diagnosis when they know damn well what happened on what day and with what products and who was there and when you know there's just no disputing the fact of what happened and when it happened and that we weren't protected because they don't have that kind of stuff there for PPE. we don't use that stuff so why would we need supplied oxygen masks. If I'm spraying something with metal paint mixed with silo I put on a 3M mask and use it organic filter and keep an eye on when it's starting to wear out even then? I'm not going to get leukemia or brain cancer for another 30 years well after I'm not working for them anymore so they've got that going for them and as do I. And this happened back in February 25th and I was sent home immediately because they were extremely concerned but they be suddenly became unconcerned about 4 days later I guess cuz corporate got involved and told me to come back into work and I spent another four weeks getting worse and worse and worse having the weekends to try and recover but not completely so I would start off at a level of irritation and asthma that was already underway when I returned on Monday. This was fun. Because even though they can see it they would just blame it on my smoking which is hilarious because you know life and for that weekend I wasn't allergic to anything in that building for two and a half years and I'm one of two people in the paint department so it's not a huge crew I'd say there's about 30 people that work there and probably too many people in the front office getting paid too much just sitting air conditioning. I mean they do work but you know if they had the chance they'd probably urinate on your face. That's not fair. They would wait till you run conscious from toxic exposure to gases anyway. Or they would but the workers comp adjusters do that for them. I mean they pay them for a reason and it's not help the employee so? Why am I talking to them again without an attorney oh yeah see above. So yeah they're just having a good old time they're beating me like a pinata making me run around like an idiot and freaking me out with letters and false deadlines that after a while I began to realize it being seriously gas lit I stopped playing nice guy and started recording phone calls and screenshotting text messages to make sure they got saved and save me everything in files and whenever they screwed up and intentionally put the wrong deadline on a Federal form like a FL la form from the Department of Labor anything like that? I would call him about that and record the response. One of my favorites was well that was just a suggested date because you know if you got it done sooner then you would get the paperwork done sooner and everything you get done sooner and you know just faster. Well yeah I understand how that works Einstein thanks I understand the whole concept and time and speed Mass velocity whatever. I swear to God they treat me like Chaka from Land of the Lost. They're all like 30 years younger than me and about to lose their jobs to AI but hey it'll be funny to watch. Won't need all those people running CAD machines and designing stuff after a few years. But let them enjoy it while they can anyway back to my career being ruined so they've just been having a good old time calling me and then they sent out a private investigator to harass me and want to talk to me until finally I just exploded and said what is it exactly you want to talk to me about.? I've been advised by everybody I know who is an attorney who may not be working in workers comp but they are an attorney? That I should never ever meet with a private investigator especially one that's a third party. You know one that's hired and not actually from the company. Cuz then he's not bound by the laws of an attorney or a police officer or an investigator he can do what he wants. Especially since he wanted to just talk to me and fill in the details of what happened that day. You know what caused the accident. I asked him what kind of forum is this going to occur in he said we could meet anywhere you want we can meet at McDonald's but I'm sure you don't want people here in your private information and I told him I don't like McDonald's anyway so I don't know I guess maybe after I get done with this doctor and have a solid diagnosis of asthma and something to stand on I'll be ready to comment. But until then I'm not meeting with you without an attorney in the room and probably even after I'm not going to meet with you without attorney in the room. So now it's come to this thing where I do have a doctor that's helping that was accidentally in their Network because I guess it slipped to the radar that they had an actual doctor that would do spirometry and asthma testing. of course they're messing with her a lot. I get your phone calls I get weird texts everybody has assured me that I'm obviously being observed surveilled. I don't see anything but I don't care either because nothing to see. I'm not at work. Why would I have asthma at home? I'm sure there's some triggers out there but I haven't discovered yet but that'll be fun and something to do in my free time. Anyway they seem to be kind of stuck in this rut where they won't go forward or approve anything unless I meet with the private investigator. Finally I blew my stack and said that I have no obligation to me the private investigator I've made my statement they were two people in the room y'all know what happened y'all know what I'm saying was the result you're not allowing me to explore that so I would think the best way for y'all to fill in the gaps and figure out what happened and what the situation this is letting me go to a f****** doctor that treats me and actually trust me for the things that I claim I have. That way instead of treating me like I'm lying you can prove that I'm lying which won't happen because I'm not lying which is obviously what you know so what is it he wants to ask me about again oh yeah he wants me to fill in the details is he a doctor? No okay well how about you get a doctor to do it instead of somebody who follows people husbands and wives around looking for infidelity. So I still don't have an attorney and I called OSHA reported the exposure and all they did was call my workplace and say "hey, did you have an exposure there?" and they said "yeah, but we got rid of that stuff" and they said "okay great" slow clap into a face palm. Which you know, kind of blew my mind. Because I thought calling OSHA was starting a nuclear war. That they would be in there with clip boards and chemical detectors and wanting to know just what the hell happened here. Because they've been really hard on this chemical and they've been trying to educate the public but evidently calling and just asking if it happened and them saying "well we got rid of that stuff" . That's enough for them. never mind the fact it was an "exposure to isocyanates in the workplace that I was reporting" which is what they told me they were going to check on. I wasn't calling them to tell them that they had harmful materials in a building, so evidently the guy I'm dealing with doesn't understand exactly what the law is or what law I was trying to get them to acknowledge. Cuz that would help my case if there were questions posed by government officials and they had to tell the truth. Either way, if they reported the exposure?great. They followed the law and I would have that an admission that an exposure occurred .....or they didn't report it and it would look really bad and probably cost them some money. But to my dismay, OSHA is obviously a joke. At least here in Dallas. So it's been real fun, yeah it's been one disappointment after the other of people just saying "I know this is my job, but I'm sorry. looking at your situation I'm just not good enough talented or educated enough to take it on. I'm just one of those people takes the easy cases and if something looks difficult? Even if it's a matter of you possibly dying or living on the streets and your whole family getting kicked out and never having a proper diagnosis to have on your medical records to show other employers or people in the situations that you can't be in in the future? I'm going to go over here and handle this easy money case." I'm sure there are some attorneys out there that if they knew about me and my situation it'll be all over it because they like a challenge and realize that there's not much left to do. All the information that I have and phone recordings, some documentation of b******* that has accumulated over the past months. Because normally you know you'd call a lawyer at the beginning of the case and there wouldn't be anything there. But since they figured I was never going to get an attorney? It was just "hey let's whack the pinata guy" . If an attorney were to walk in at this point? We've got enough acts of malfeasance and fraud and deliberate dishonesty, misleading statements and instructions, recordings and plenty of Doom and gloom documents meant to make me quit give up or go away out of fear or exhaustion.....and all I have to do is just hand you this stack and explain to you what's going on and we could probably even find a case that had nothing to do with workers compensation and had more to do with fraud and gross negligence and just have fun doing that. I mean they've had their fun why not? I didn't go into this looking for a cash settlement I just wanted to be taken care of and as the law states it should be. But I'm really just kind of f****** done with the whole f****** thing because everyone I talk to everyone I talk to doesn't want to touch it. When you have workers comp insurance that doesn't have ANY (ZERO) doctors in their Network to handle workplace asthma? which is one of the most common workers comp claims it pretty much leads the pack with all the saw dust and gas fumes out there to breathe in. But no we didn't have any doctors that would treat that or even know how to treat that at all. in fact the ONE that I did find? had retired about 5 years ago. That was funny. it was always a interesting thing to find out that when you finally had an aha moment leading to a hopeful situation? That turned out it was actually just a straw man. Even dealing with the Texas agencies help with people who are going through workers compensation or having difficulties? It depends on how you get on the line there's nothing more extremely helpful to the point where they'll even call the adjuster to make them call you back and help you fill out your forms whereas there were others that are just generally irritated by the fact that you're even calling and don't know what you're talking about. Well believe it or not there are some people in this world that don't do workers comp for living and don't spend their whole time having to deal with it. Especially people that are self-employed portrait artists for most of their lives. I guess this long-winded rambling stream of consciousness is just what's going on in my head and I can tell you right now it ain't a lot of good things and nothing really positive to say about working for anybody under any circumstances and I wouldn't take anything that anybody said they were going to do for you as a fact. It's all good on paper and everything but when it comes down to it it's all about saving money and if it involves an injury that doesn't look good on their records they got to get rid of that and they really don't f****** care what happens to you. You could be dissolving with sulfuric acid on your body and they would tell you to get out of the Sun and quit smoking. And they just watch it happen until you were just a pile of just steaming you know white powder on the ground or whatever happens. Do I sound frustrated? Flippant "whatever. Didn't see that coming". So I guess if you're in Texas and you're an attorney that this work is compensation and you want your entire case handed to you and you can say that you want a chemical exposure case in Texas I've got it right here for you if not fine. If you're from out of state that's fine too if you'd like to file a lawsuit that they beat me with clowns I don't give a carrot to a donkey whether you do that or not. As long as we win the case and they suffer for their behavior. It's not all vengeance. I want but is owed to me by law. And I didn't get that instead I got financial destitution cuz they have not paid me a dime and I'm the runaround which is basically we won't honor your claim until you prove that you were injured on the job. Okay I can't do that unless I prove that I have asthma. So they send me to a doctor that doesn't treat me for asthma now he's my pcp. Finally I find somebody that can treat me what do they do they immediately start pulling the plug on everything saying that my time's up sorry this show's over quick turn off the lights but hold up a minute they were too slow and I was able to get in there and she's doing spirometry tests and everything but you know I know it's not going to be enough because that's why I need to do the super serious testing the kind that definitively says whether you have asthma or not and there's no doubt there's no doubt that these people can try and split hairs and make excuses. Then I get to try and type for the workplace which wouldn't be hard if I had an attorney because this in front of a judge and argue it this is the guy before this is the guy after he's got occupational asthma he worked here for two and a half years and then after that weekend where was the only two days out of the year that that chemical was present and being sprayed? After that he developed severe occupational asthma and an insensitivity to isocyanide due to acute exposure with absolutely no PPE or guidance instruction and now no help no financial help and the guys that I work with here in town that run the show don't talk to me anymore it's all corporate people that were states away and have no idea and don't care what the facts are they just want the positive outcome which is the one that benefits them. But we all know that. We wouldn't be in this form if we didn't know that. Ask for all of y'all that have had better luck congratulations. I am truly happy for you. I don't know where I'm going to be I know obviously you can tell where I am mentally right now and that if another person involved with the adjuster or my employers handed me a form fill out to get the thing that I need that ain't going to happen that they say would happen that won't? I'd wad it up and throw it back in their face without reading it and not worrying about what they say will happen if I don't fill it out. Because they know if I fill it out and sign it or if I don't fill it out and sign it? It wouldn't do a f****** thing. Unless it was an attorney wanting to get with me and get a retainer and all that stuff set up .....and get going. Because nothing.....everything else is just a f****** waste of time, gas and mental energy. It's just that's what it's designed to do... wear you down. You know the truth and you can't prove it and you start feeling like you're living in bad movie like invasion of the body snatchers or something. like I said, it's the ultimate definition of gaslighting. So if you're going through the same thing with workers comp? I feel your pain. I definitely have sympathies if your injuries are more severe or debilitating than mine and you're being treated like this, but something needs to be done about the system because I'm quite aware of what it is now. I've had plenty of time to sit down and parse out what happened and watch videos listen to other attorneys talk read articles on the chemical and how not only companies and workers comp are reacting to it, but also the manufacturers themselves. For instance the CEO that wiped out that city in India? he showed up one day for court in India and then claimed he had to return to the states to take care of some business and never went back. India tried to extradite him for several decades. But instead? he was able to retire with a nice fat paycheck Savage whatever you want to call it and live out the rest of his days in Florida. And I guess he slept well at night knowing what he did. Union carbide. Bought by now Dow? Pretty sure they have never done anything wrong..... I'll have to double check that but I'm pretty sure on they are on up and up right? If they have the good attorney defend the behavior. I mean chemical companies they don't f*** around.... do they? anyway. whatever. I'm not too jaded to where I don't want to accept help or nail these f***. Or just get what I deserve. So take my post as a bit of Comedy or just a rant..... some venting. Maybe you feel the same way. Maybe it helps, maybe it doesn't. Just don't let it scare you cuz your case might be totally different than mine. I have an invisible injury and that's a s** place to be. Just like growing up in Texas. Well I guess it's time to lay down on the couch and play video games. How much is something like that pay?
My apologies if the punctuation spelling of what I've written up there (or actually dictated) has weird words that are completely out of contact in there somewhere. I dictated this because I'm so f****** tired of typing and I'm really tired of going back over what I wrote and fixing the grammar and trying to make it not look insane? It's just fatigue and I just thought I should get this out there in the Reddit forum. I'm a member of some other groups, but you know... first time listener first time caller
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2023.06.08 07:46 Crafty-Historian8942 AITA for telling my friend she doesn't need to make today's tragic event about herself when she lives 1,000 miles away?

By now you know about the horrible air pollution in NYC and how it's so bad you can't go outside without extensive protection, can't walk dogs, etc. It's a huge issue and I have nothing but sympathy for those impacted.
I have a friend who was born and raised in rural Wisconsin and moved to NYC for a year. She then moved to Chicago because supposedly her rent would've gone up $500 if she stayed and she didn't like the humidity anyway.
We were talking about the orange skies out there today, and she looked kind of upset. She brought up how her apartment's windows didn't close all the way, so she and her cat, who both have asthma, would've had severe health complications. And she literally said, "Dude. She could've died if I was able to renew my lease. That's so messed up to think about." I told her that she doesn't need to make this whole thing about herself. She said, "Are you serious? That's not what I'm doing." I pointed out that she's done that for a certain other event, too, by cussing people out for making stupid jokes about it. She said she wouldn't be having this conversation with me because I never lived in NYC, let alone visited it, and that I wouldn't understand. I calmly told her, "You lived there for 1 year. New Yorkers don't like when transplants pull that kind of thing. Especially if they only lived there for a year." She said I was making massive leaps, being dramatic, speaking on behalf of others, etc. Eventually she said, "Actually, I'm just gonna block your number because I just realized you've done this bullshit before many times." And she hung up on me.
AITA? Going to point out that she has anxiety and overreacts a lot. And believe it or not, we're both in our 20s.
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2023.06.08 07:41 Chaotic_Rya I've had a panic attack over missing school yesterday

I (18) go to culinary school, cook/confectioner major. And I love it. But the school is more stressful than I was prepared for and it's showing. The first problem is that these were two separate majors before. One took 3 years, together 6. They took the theory and cramped it together into 4 years without any actual modification. It's too much and we were behind basically since the beginning of the year. The second problem is that the lessons are divided into two categories. Theoretical and practical. Practicals are either in school kitchen, school bakery or school restaurant. It's basically working for the school for free. I have no problem with this. But it takes even more time we could be studying theory. The third problem is that we can't go to school if we have any symptoms of illness. This was first thing that they told us at the beginning of the year. We had to hand to our homeroom teacher papers from doctor about any allergies we have. We need to consult someone if our close family member is sick, about if we can come to school. I get that. Working with food is hygienically demanding, even more after COVID. The problem is that because of this, we have more missed hours that we would usually have. And if you have too many you will have problems. There was more than one instance of one teacher telling me to stay home and then getting yelled at by another because I have too much missed hours. I've had respiratory problems since I was a child. I jus start coughing at random and it won't leave for months. (The longest time was around year and a half) Doctors still don't know what's wrong, only that it's not contagious. I've told this to my homeroom teacher the first day of school and showd them papers from doctor. Everything went well until it didn't. I was home for three months because I wasn't allowed to go to school and spent two weeks in the hospital, hooked up to an IV. When I finally went to school again they told me that I've missed too much and if I miss anymore I will have to repeat the year or will get straight up expelled. I've had to catch up on everything. For practicals I was working overtime on the weekends in school restaurant so they would allow me to pass. I've managed to catch up somewhat. But since then I'm in constant panic about missing school. I don't know how much I can miss and still get to go to another year. My mental health is going down the drain. Yesterday I've tried to go to school after I've fainted and had a panic attack when my mom draged me to bed. Now in retrospect I know that could end up really badly, but at the moment the only thing on my mind was that I need to go to school. It's hell, but it will end in three weeks.
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2023.06.08 07:30 Apathy_Level_9000 My 4 year old Pomeranian requires food rather consistently or gets sick.

I don't believe he has a fast metabolism. For being a toy breed, he weighs 13lb! With the air quality getting worse since it's gotten hotter, we've reduced how much he walks outside, so we play a lot of catch indoors. We've tried to reduce the amount he eats per serving, and has small meals throughout the day. He has breakfast at 9am, lunch at 4-5pm, dinner at 7pm, and a small late night serving left out for him at 9-10pm. I know the last one sounds insane, but if I don't do that, he vomits bile in the morning. He can only eat wet foods. He particularly enjoys Hills Sciences beef and barley or chicken and barley (adults 1-6 years).
His health checks out rather fine, save for allergies, tracheal collapse, and luxating patellas. We've run all kinds of tests for him and biopsies. Save for a recent case of Alopecia X and skin dermatitis that has been treated, he's fine if you keep his allergies in check.
Does anyone else have a toy breed that seems to break down food rapidly? I wouldn't say my dog eats quickly. He often takes a few bites and then walks away and comes back. He goes to the bathroom immediately after eating or 1-3 hours after.
The morning vomiting unless he eats late at night is what worries me. The vet says that everything checks out health wise so this might just have to do with how rapidly he digests food. Anyone else deal with this? Have you found s solution?
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2023.06.08 07:26 slb3050 New asthma diagnosis. Need advice!

Was diagnosed with asthma as a baby but my last asthma attack was when I was 5 years old. Back then it was common practise to assume “young girls grow out of asthma” not sure if this was assumed everywhere or just in the country I grew up in.
I have recently moved to a new country and began having issues with allergies all of a sudden. Go to my doctor here and tell him my history for him to educate me that children don’t grow out of asthma and that I was lucky I’ve never had an asthma attack since then since I haven’t had an inhaler all these years. Doc prescribes singulair , albutrol 90mcg and wixella 250/50.
My allergies have significantly gotten worse as the pollen count is over 1000 where I am right now so I am confined my house because I am so sick. My albutrol doesn’t seem to working anymore and while the wixella is helping it’s not lasting throughout the day until my evening dosage. On top of this I am dealing with severe congestion which seems like it may turn into a sinus infection.
i have no idea how asthma works or what’s normal and what’s not but I am worried as I am struggling to breath sometimes (exhaling is worse than inhaling) and just today I have devolved this really bad dry cough but seems to only be bad in the evening/night time. Is this normal or not?
I have reached out to my doctor about this but he just told to start taking decongestants which are helping a bit and making sure I am taking my inhalers right which I am.
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