Ive been traveling to Greece every summer since I was born. Ive never really had issues with my allergies until this year. I moved here permanantly June of last year, and had a fantastic summer; I went to the beach, traveled to islands, and just hung out with friends. This year, about the same time in June, I started getting short of breath, and bad allergies. I dont understand that. Then one day, I was lighting this type of charcoal at the house, and about an hour later, I got real dizzy. Days after that, I could walk the length of half a football field, and I would feel like I just ran the Boston Marathon. I was a smoker for about 14 years BTW. So I go to the doctor, and he gives me one antibiotic to take for 10 days, and 2 inhalers (1 morning/night, 1 afternoon) for 30 days. I havent had a cigarette in nearly a month, and I feel better than I did. Today, I go to the beach, have an iced coffee with sugar and milk, and leave later on. I head to the supermarket, and when I leave, I get that shortness of breath feeling again, but what it feels like is someone is strangling me. So Ive been thinking now, is it possibly the milk that I drink? When I wake up in the morning, I have a glass of milk normally for breakfast, and then I leave to go up the mountain to help on our house there. By the time I get there, I get that same strangling sensation, like something in my neck is real swollen. Im 31, and I was told that I was allergic to certain things a long time ago (8 years old I believe), like cats, dogs, milk. Sometimes and some kind of dogs and cats bother me, but milk never. I have 3 more days of the inhalers, then Im going back to the doctor on Monday. Im going to let him know about this strangling sensation, but I wanted to know if anyone had any thoughts about it. And the crazy thing is, when I got home, I carried about 15 bags of groceries up a floor to my apartment, and I felt better than I do now, typing this.