Do seasonal allergies affect sleep quality?

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Foggie
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   Posted 4/1/2006 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,
I usually post on the fibro and chronic pain boards, however, since developing FMS/MPS, my allergies have gotten worse and I have developed new ones. I have never been tested because so far, I respond fairly well to things like Alevert and Flonase and haven't really become ill from them. There is something I was wondering if any of you connect to seasonal allergies? During certain times of the year, around January/February and certainly right now while all the pollens are blowing around, I find I have more sleep disturbances than I usually do.(many fibro people have a sleep disorder) I dream more vividly and some are scary, I cannot stay asleep even with my medications and wake up really early even if I go to bed late. I feel very "hyper" in other words. Does anyone else have this happen? It always seems to be around certain times of the year so I am relating this to allergies. Anyone?

Red_34
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   Posted 4/1/2006 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Foggie, do you notice that you can't sleep after you have taken an allergy pill or the Flonase? If so, it might be the Loratadine in the medication that is causing the hyper feeling. I found that if I take a Clariten D before bed, I wake up tossing and turning all night. So in short, it may actually BE the medications that are keeping you up rather then allergies. Btw, One of the side effects of Loratadine is nervousness. If you can't sleep with the allergy meds, try only taking it in the morning (12 hour dosing) and see if that helps.
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Foggie
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   Posted 4/1/2006 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Red,
You know, I don't think it is that because I've only recently begun taking Alavert. I've noticed this hyperness for many years. I do not take it at night, I take it very early in the afternoon. I will take it in the morning anyway to see if there might be a difference. I know that it will eventually pass, I only wondered if anyone else noticed this but perhaps it is more magnified due to the sleep problem I already have. Thanks for the response!

Red_34
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   Posted 4/2/2006 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Foggie, it may be your Fibro is magnifying your sleep discomfort. Lord knows that fibro magnifies everything else so why not??! I've had bad allergies for years and I think the most it has done to me is make me stuffy when I try to sleep. Sorry then I can't be much more help......hey try asking the members on the Fibro forum and see what they have to say about this :)

I do know that allergies can trigger many things in our already sensitive bodies, so it wouldn't surprise me if you found more then one fibro sufferer with the same troubles.
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