I happen to LOVE cats and dogs and I want to smush my face into every one I see. I wish I could own one, and I see images of people happy with dogs, and real people happy with dogs, every single day.
It's pure torture because there's absolutely nothing I can do to make me not miserable and on the verge of death when I'm around them.
I also find myself unable to eat things like chocolate, peanut butter, coconut, shrimp, crabmeat, lobster. All of these tasty things go uneaten by me, and I'll never know how good they taste.
It's not as life threatening as other diseases out there, but it's definitely detrimental to the quality of life.
Allergies limit my choices of:
houses I can live in
girlfriends (If they have a dog, i cant do it)
restaurants I can eat at
Pets I cant have