Dear Fellow Allergy Sufferer,
As actress Molly Shannon says, allergies are
no laughing matter.
I recently attended the AAAAI meeting, a gathering of the world's top allergists and allergy researchers, and I learned that the allergic response alters brain chemistry and makes allergy sufferers prone to anxiety and depression. Suicide rates spike during
peak tree pollen season!
If you're feeling blue this spring, it could very well be because of your allergies.
Unforunately, it appears that some allergy medications like
Singulair might also make some people prone to depression and suicide.
But there is hope!
You have the power to control what you inhale, what you put on your skin, and what you eat. You have the power to avoid allergens, toxic chemicals, and other immune stressors. This is called environmental control, and it's the key to allergy relief.
Avoid the substances that trigger your allergies, and you'll not only breathe easier - but you'll also feel better.
P. Cade McDonald
Allergy Consumer Report