Help me cure my allergy-related fatigue
February 9, 2007 3:07 PM Subscribe
Does anyone have experience with allergies causing fatigue?
posted by dino terror to health & fitness (14 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I have post-exertional fatigue. I shovel snow or something for an hour and I'm wiped out for the next 3 hours. I'm in good enough shape that this shouldn't be happening. This has happened before, and I pinpointed it to a mold allergy. I had all kinds of bloodwork done and everything was normal and I realized that black stuff on the walls in our bathroom wasn't dirt like everything else, it was mold. I got rid of it, and I got better. Now living with my parents in a non-scuzzy place and I'm getting the same thing but there's no mold to be seen. There are other things I'm allergic to such as a cat and dust. I am allergic to everything such as grass trees mold dust pets etc. and a lot of different foods. I have had immunotherapy before and it worked while I was getting the shots but all of the allergies came back when I stopped. I am looking at getting the shots again but I can't really afford to pay for them unless I know that I am going to be putting the money to good use. My concern is that this fatigue symptom appears to be a new response to allergies. If I am going to make the commitment to the shots and fork over the cash I want to make sure I've got all the angles covered so I thought I would see what other people's experiences with this is. Thanks!