I just adopted a cat a week ago. He is adorable and sweet and cuddly. But there have been some problems and I don't know what to do. First of all, I just found out that I am allergic to cats! I had never spent any time around cats and had no idea I was allergic. Also, he is unaltered. I have discovered that there is no stench greater than the stench of tomcat pee. If you don't know what it smells like, thank your lucky stars. I mean GOOD LAWD!!!! He is getting fixed in a few days and the vet says that will help with the pee smell. I sure hope she's right. We are currently cleaning his box 4 times a day or more. Also the cat thinks that 4am is the perfect time to start racing around the house like a lunatic on the run from the men in white coats. He does that for a while and then he sits in front of my door and starts to meow. Loud. Repeatedly. Until I get up and let him into my bed. I just don't know what to do. My BF's children are already attached to the cat so I really want to work it out. And he is sooo sweet. At first he slept in my bed and followed me around all day. As of yesterday, I don't really play with him and he looks so sad and pitiful. I feel just awful for not being able to cuddle him like I used to but I just can't take the allergy symptoms anymore. I kept him out of my room all day yesterday and washed my hands every time I touched him. I did sleep a lot better last night for the first time since he came home. But now I find the symptoms are even worse if I step foot in any other part of the house where the cat has been. Is there a good medication for cat allergies? Is it effective? If anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it. I'm at my wit's end.