Allergies make me feel tired

If you are experiencing fatigue, look into allergies

I thought something was really wrong with me when I moved to Texas. I felt unbelievably tired all of the time. I read up on all kinds of maladies and syndromes. Nothing fit very well. A good summary of the conventional approach to unexpected fatigue is at webmd

In my case, it wasn’t a serious disease. I was getting a decent amount of exercise and sleep. Water turned out to be part of the problem, but the other was unexpected. Texas allergies make me feel really tired. I did not know that I was allergic to anything and when I had the sniffles in December, I assumed I had a cold. When the “cold” faded but my tiredness did not. I stuck it out for months feleing like I was packed in cotton. It turned out that a Zyrtec every day made a world of difference. Claritin works for others. Benadryl is the last resort because it has the drowsinesss side effect. Hoewever, my allergy fatigue was so profound that the drowsiness of benedryl was much less. On bad allergy days, I would take half a dose of benedryl and perk right up.

So, if you are fighting the doldrums, try some allergy meds along with the other suggestions on webmd. Check with your real-live doctor, drink more water, get more sleep and exercise, but try a little antihistamine too.

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Another step in the ongoing development of Bachelor Chow

High-calorie Bachelor Chow

Based on some feedback a few months ago from Reddit, lab mates, and commenters on the site, I decided to enrich the calorie density and lavor of my bachelor Chow recipe (available for download in the Top 10 Recipes booklet). This is a short report of my results. Obviously, not everyone is interested in adding calories or additioanal cost to their food shake. For those who are, however, the simplest manner with which to add such calories is vegetable oil. Oils/fats are very energy dense. Relative to carbohydrate and protein, oils contain almost twice as many calories per gram. They are also extremely cheap. Hence…

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