It must be a curse
updated by @jessica4: 02/23/17 05:02:41PM
The other thing you can do is try to see if you can correct whatever imbalances in your immune system may be causing your body's inflammatory response to cat hair and dander.
One way to do this (if you have health insurance) is to go to the doctor and get allergy tests. Then the doctor can recommend treatment, such as medication or something else, which would hopefully make it possible for you to pet cats without developing allergic reactions anymore.
Hope this helps!