Friday, April 8, 2016

Allergies kicking me

It's been an off week. I came down with a cold last weekend. Fortunately I was able to get a substantial amount of rest on Saturday and was mostly free of symptoms by Monday.

My bigger issue this during spring and in the fall is allergies. They are a real hindrance to being productive and feeling motivated. They usually manifest themselves in some sort of pulsing sinus headache, stuffy nose at night, some asthma symptoms (i.e., wheezing) and an overall tired feeling. Medication (Claritin) seems to help the symptoms, but I still often find myself with a tired or unmotivated feeling. Oddly, I also think I'm noticing that drinking alcohol, particularly before bed, seems to exacerbate the symptoms.

This is yet another work in progress, but hopefully I can find some ways to improve quality of life in this respect.