I could hardly breathe because my allergies were so bad
I knew that I had a small allergy to dogs, because my mom tried to get my brother and I a dog when I was 12. I spent a lot of time coughing and sneezing and eventually we had to give the dog to my aunt and uncle. My allergies eventually subsided, even though they flared up during hay fever and pollen season. Eventually I forgot about my allergy to dogs. A few months ago I met a new girl. We talked online for a couple of weeks and then we decided to meet in person. We met at a coffee shop and we talked for several hours. My eyes were itchy during the conversation and I was sneezing. I thought there must be something in the air, but now I know that I was absolutely reacting to the dog hairs on my girlfriend’s jacket and shirt. A couple of months after we started dating, I went to her apartment for dinner and a movie. I spent the night and I woke up the next morning with a swollen face. I could hardly breathe because my allergies were so bad. My girlfriend was upset that I got sick, so she decided to buy an air purifier to help with my allergies. When I went to visit my girlfriend the next time, she already had the air purifier set up in her bedroom. I wasn’t totally sure if the air purifier would help get rid of the symptoms, but I managed to spend the night and I did not wake up with a single allergic reaction.