I just cancelled a ride due to a smashing headache from my allergies. I have dealt with them for a long time and I am usually able to keep them at bay with Flonase and such, but tonight it did me in. I was looking forward to Sanford tonight.
Here in Texas we have “Cedar Fever” every spring, and a few years ago it took me out of riding altogether for almost a month, though since I’ve switched to this med, its definitely less.
Is anyone else getting the seasonal crush right now? Anyone got any thoughts for dealing with it that isn’t a “big Pharma” answer? I’m scheduled to start the shots in a week or two, and I’m dreading hearing I can’t use Flonase through the season while I ramp up the new meds.
It made me think for a bit about folks having to cancel for this type of reason, as I’ve also dealt with migraines on and off my entire life, and I’ve brought those under control with relaxation exercises and preventative meds when I feel the precursors coming on. I can usually prevent the onset, but the trick is knowing the difference between a stress or tension headache and a proper migraine.