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Why Do Most Allergy Medications Make You Tired
Allergy medications: Many factors affect sleep. 1st generation antihistamines, e.g. benadryl, (diphenhydramine) doxepin, etc. get into the brain & can cause sleepiness. The sleep quality may not be the best, as sometimes, the muscles relax, causing obstruction in the upper airways, leading to snoring, retention of carbon dioxide, increased blood pressure in the pulmonary circulation, and more work on the heart. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Help! Is it normal for 10 mg loratadine to cause fatigue and nervousness while being treated for allergies? What are the side effects of this drug.
Loratidine : Loratadine, commonly used to treat allergies, can have side effects including drowsiness, fatigue, abdominal pain, HAs, diarrhea, dry mucous membranes, as well as other side effects. The best option is to let your physician review your current history & response to this med w/ you, and you and s/ he will decide which is the best option for you now :) ...Read more
Excellent question: Allergic rhinitis is associated with fatigue, tiredness, and irritability in addition to the usual nasal and eye symptoms. By treating the allergies the fatigue should improve as well. Generally starting treatment before the pollen season is more successful. An allergist can develop a treatment plan that can address the allergies and lead to less fatigue. ...Read more
Been chalking up tiredness last few mos to hormone changes but can you get tiredness (but really no other symptoms) from allergies? Bloodwook normal.
Yes: Could be any of these or many other things. Need more information to help answeer your question ...Read more
What's causing my tiredness, pollen allergies or the Claritin (loratadine) i take for it ? I have been so tired since pollen season started.
Sleep: Sleep apnea could be the main reason but Claritin (loratadine) does have a mild sedative effect in some more than others. Sleep disruption because of allergy symptoms is also common. Allergy itself is not supposed to cause tiredness but I can't deny that many patients do have this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whoa!: Allergies make people tired, but if you've been diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency by an evidence-based physician, you have not only an explanation for longstanding fatigue and ill-health, but a life-threatening health issue. You need to be under the care of a physician who can manage it and also communicate well. Stay proactive and good luck. ...Read more
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