Now that a lot more is known about second-hand smoke, I'm really curious if when I got married to a smoker if that didn't bring on my allergies. Within 1.5 years of being married and living with a smoker, I all of sudden developed severe allergies where I was waking up every 30 minutes because my nose was completely closed up. I became allergic to the world, there's no place I can move to alleviate it. I'm allergic to dust, grass, mold, cat and dog dander, just about any pollen, as the major ones. When I finally went to get diagnosed and start treatment, there was so much to put into the injections I had to get 2 shots each week, one in each arm. These are things I was exposed to all my life before that being the outdoorsy tomboy type with cats and dogs as pets, so it's not like I was being exposed to anything new. We lived in the same city, we didn't move to another climate or even a suburb. I never was around cigarette smokers much at all until getting married to a smoker, no one in my immediate family smoked.
It's always occurred to me that living a smoker was what brought on my allergies somehow, and I'm wondering if that's a possibility.