Allergies are like saddles, highly personal. As mine have been getting worse over the past few months it seems I’d like to know what/how people are dealing with theirs. Here’s a quick rundown of my symptoms:
- used to be seasonal when living in central Europe. A skin test confirmed various grass and grain pollen as well as dust mites
- I’ve been living in tropical Singapore for the past 7 years and found it’s shifted from seasonal to “about a day and a half every month”
- symptoms are running nose, excessive sneezing, watery eyes, a good old hayfever, but then leads into an itchy throat and another few days of secondary symptoms which hinder training
I’ve noticed my kids have gone through similar patterns and with them it seems to be related to dairy. Looking at the rest of my family I concluded it might be coming from my side, I tested the theory and went dairy free a while ago, during which the symptoms kept coming back just as regularly as before. I’ve since gone back into mill and milk products.
I have tracked this and also related it to sleep, amount and quality thereof, as well as drinking. However as I type this I am going through a particularly nasty bout of the sneezes and have had exceptionally good sleep and no drinks to lead into this.
My diet on the whole isn’t bad, a good spread on the macros, and I don’t suffer from any digestive issues that I can tell.
I guess I have to get more disciplined to try to eliminate porential allergens as I feel it might be something from my diet which keeps me teetering close to the edge all the time.
What are your experiences and how are you dealing with it?