I moved from Redlands,Ca. to Destin, Florida (panhandle) 5 years ago. I was fine for the first couple of years but in the past three have been simply miserable. Comes and goes all year leading me to believe its a mold or spore thing. Claritin D and Rhinocort are only a thin veiled shield against whatever is getting me. I’ll go home to Michigan and in a day or two feel awesome. The burning eyes, stomach pains, complete lethargy, depression, and just plain meanness are gone and return with a vengeance within a day of getting back home to Florida. It’s so bad I am leaving Florida (sold our house and will be moving north in a month or so).
I’m a very fit 37 year old male with literally no other health problems – this has been so depressing battling an unseen enemy for so long.
Can’t wait to get out of here – if you have slight allergies – never move to Florida they will rage on high. — R.C.B., Florida
[Originally posted to AllergyNursing.com on March 10, 2004]