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Lightheaded and fatigue

ive had skin and blood tests that show I have allergies.

are feeling lightheaded and fatigue common symptoms of allergies to trees and grasses?

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  • Kathy P

    Welcome @Jazzmynn. Fatigue and lightheadedness are not typical symptoms of pollen allergies. Here is a good article about allergy symptoms -  However, feeling faint or lightheaded can be a sign of a severe allergic reaction. Have you mentioned those symptoms to your doctor?

    I can tell you my son and I both experience fatigue when our environmental allergies are really bad. 

  • K8sMom2002

    Hi, Jazzmynn, and welcome! Fatigue and that lightheaded feeling can be super frustrating because they can be caused by lots of different things.

    When you say lightheaded, do you mean:

    • you feel like you are about to faint — the world kind of grows dim and you get tunnel vision so you have to sit down or lie down really quickly?
    • you feel like the world is spinning or moving when you are standing or sitting still? 

    People can use "lightheaded" to mean both things, but doctors need to know exactly which symptom you have. 

    The first symptom is something doctors call pre-syncope (literally means nearly fainting). The second symptom they call vertigo. 

    What sort of allergy tests did you have? Skin prick tests? Or blood tests?

    I hear you on the fatigue — it can really impact a person's day to day life. Same thing with your other symptoms. We're definitely here for you and totally get it.

  • Jazzmynn

    I get feeling like I’m disconnected.

    even my vision seems like out of focus.

    ive had tons of blood tests and exams, they turn up ok.

    my eyes are really watery and I have lots of post nasal drip

  • K8sMom2002

    What meds are you taking? Some antihistamines can have that affect on me. 

    And if you're not sleeping well because of the allergies and the post nasal drip, that could certainly contribute. 

  • Marie E Natzke

    Jazzmynn, I had a sinus infection that wouldn't go away and I had it for almost 2 years. It is finally gone now, but when I start feeling dizzy I know I'm having a sinus problem again. I develop fluid in my ears and it affects my balance. Welcome to the group

  • Melissa G

    Jazzmynn, Hi and Welcome! How often does this happen? You can keep a journal of your symptoms, and  when and where they are happening. That may help the drs figure out what may be triggering the episodes. 

  • Jazzmynn

    I think I’m just really fatigued. The allergist I saw said allergies can really wipe you out.

  • K8sMom2002

    Hopefully as you figure out how to avoid your triggers and work to improve your indoor air quality, you'll be able to get some rest and get over that fatigue.

  • Melissa G

    I agree, allergies can really wipe you out, then most of the antihistamines make you tired. It's a lose, lose situation at times. 

    How are you doing?

  • Shea

    This topic speaks to me today. I did a lot yesterday and today im just super fatigued and i dont think Ill be able to even move much.