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I'm kinda at my wits end on this and I wonder if somebody can help. I've been racing for 9 years and this season I decided to take the year off and just ride for fun. Well two weeks ago I went for a ride and felt terrible, tired, no energy etc. Just chalked it up to a bad day, well every ride since then I've felt the same. I've already ruled out over training as there is no way with the limited volume and intensity that I'm overtrained. So today I'm out just cruising slow when I start thinking " I felt like this last year around this time also. So I get home and look at my training log and I've had a bad patch at this time of the year for the last three years. Previously I always just put it down to being tired as I start racing really hard here in So Cal in February and figured I just needed a break. Well the only thing I can think of that would affect me at the same time every year is some type of allergy, maybe a certain pollen or spore comes out at this time of the year. Would an allergy make me feel worn out and tired? Is there someting over the counter that might help or at least let me know I'm headed in the right direction? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Rivet said:
Would an allergy make me feel worn out and tired? Is there someting over the counter that might help or at least let me know I'm headed in the right direction? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
My brother would develope horrible mono like symptoms every year in the bay area when the pine type trees would release a yellow-ish dusting. It would last 3 weeks or so and he would be completely wrecked the entire time.

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Rivet said:
Would an allergy make me feel worn out and tired? .
You bet. I cannot say that I rememeber the pathophysiology (nutrition is more my deal) but I recall from microbiology lectures that seratonin levels are definatly affected by allergins. There was some mention of immunoglobin-G or something to the effect. Seratonin plays a large roll in your sense of well being and sleep patterns. It was a real eye opener for me to hear this and for my wife too as we are both allergy sufferers. For years I thought I was just a sleepy guy or bored with my job!
 
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