Running and allergies

Running and allergies

Post by birgitt » Sat, 16 May 1998 04:00:00


Anyone have problems with pollen allergies when they
run? Will antihistimines help? How do they affect your
running?

Birgitte

 
 
 

Running and allergies

Post by Robert Grumbi » Sat, 16 May 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>Anyone have problems with pollen allergies when they
>run? Will antihistimines help? How do they affect your
>running?

  Less of a problem now than high school (don't know if
that is age or the fact that I don't run as hard), but
I have had such problems.  Mostly I run through it as I don't
breathe through the nose much anyhow (in part because of
these allergies).  But antihistimines have helped it with
no apparent effect on my running.  (I also don't have the
common 'drowsiness' response to antihistimines, so take
the comment with a grain of salt.)

--

Sagredo (Galileo Galilei) "You present these recondite matters with too much
evidence and ease; this great facility makes them less appreciated than they
would be had they been presented in a more abstruse manner." Two New Sciences

 
 
 

Running and allergies

Post by Chris Francisc » Sat, 16 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Anyone have problems with pollen allergies when they
> run? Will antihistimines help? How do they affect your
> running?

I do. But they've seemed to be much less of a problem for me the past
couple of years for some reason. Antihistimines always have done a bit of
good and haven't affected my running at all. I noticed that the better
shape I'm in, the fewer problems I seem to have.

Chris

 
 
 

Running and allergies

Post by Jeffrey J. Potof » Sat, 16 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Anyone have problems with pollen allergies when they
> run? Will antihistimines help? How do they affect your
> running?

Pollen, ah yes...This year I got lucky.  Spring came and I
survived with relatively little problems.  In the past, my
allergies have been so bad I had to give up cycling for about
two weeks in the spring while things sorted themselves out.
During that time I would stay indoors as much as possible
because I could feel problems coming on just walking around
outside.

Back to your question, anithistimies helped me somewhat.  They
weren't any magic pill, but they did make life more bearable.
As for running, I didn't notice much of an effect, probably
because I was too busy suffering from allergies to notice
any effect of the antihistimines.  Note that I only take
medication for this sort of thing for a couple weeks in the
spring.  Besides that, I'm generally ok.  YMMV.

Jeff

 
 
 

Running and allergies

Post by Bryan Spenc » Sun, 17 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>Anyone have problems with pollen allergies when they
>run? Will antihistimines help? How do they affect your
>running?

>Birgitte

I use medication that has been prescribed for me.  I have a nasal spray and
an inhaler.  They certainly help and they do not interfere with the run.