Wednesday, March 19, 2008

This mite help



Make: Clean Rest x2
Model: Standard Pillow Encasement
Size: 20”x26”
Color: White
Part: RN 117729
MSRP: $19.99
Paid: $19.99
Made in: China

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Date purchased: 3/19/2008
n/w?: Need
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Make: Allergy Luxe
Model: Premium Allergy Barrier
Size: Full
Color: White
Part: RN 112506
MSRP: $89.99
Paid: $89.99
Made in: China

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Date purchased: 3/19/2008
n/w?: Need

Comment: Since I was about 13 years old, I've had this random and extremely inconvenient condition where my eye(s) will swell up. Sometimes they just get puffy, but sometimes they will swell completely shut. It's usually just one of them (either one) and on two rare occasions both eyes swelled shut (you can imagine how much that sucked). It seems to happen every three or four months with no obvious trend in the things that I've eaten or come in contact with. I've been to multiple doctors about it before, but they've had no idea what it is, or why it happens. They all assumed I was allergic to something, but all of the blood tests always came back negative and I've never had any known allergies my whole life. This happened about a month ago, so I left work early and called a doctor here in Chicago who was able to see me right away. When the doctor finally came into the room his responses were far from comforting. I got everything from "wow, I've never seen this before" to "hold on, the other doctors have got to see this!" Everything checked out fine as usual and the only advice I was given was to take some Benedryl and apply a cold compress (both of which don't help at all). He told me I should go to an allergist and get a full allergy patch test done (which I plan to do when work slows down). He also asked me to stop by the eye doctor on the floor below him to double check that my eyes were fine. The eye doctor's response wasn't much different. He suggested I visit an allergist, but then asked if I sleep with a down pillow (I have since sometime in my teens) and if I knew anything about dust mites. He suggested I Google them to find out more about their gross reality, as well as replacing my down pillows and buying dust mite proof covers for my bedding. So this is what I've done, we'll see if it works.

1 comment:

Gary from CleanBrands said...

Brian: My name is Gary and I founded the company that makes CleanRest products featuring MicronOne technology, we just came out with a stuffed pillow which blocks all allergens and microtoxins which I would like to send you to try out, you may find it more comfortable than the foam product you purchased. Email info@cleanrest.com and ask that your address and email be sent to me and I will send you out a few to try,

Sleep well

Gary