The latest issue of Runner's World (September 2010) has an article in their Mind+Body section titled "Drug Bust: Are your medications harming your running?" I noted with interest that the first category of drug they talk about is antihistamines, and that they recommend Claritin and Zyrtec over Benadryl and Tavist, which apparently can cause "sluggishness and slow reaction times."
I'd never had allergies before this year. What I thought was a lingering cold this spring was eventually identified as allergies, and now I take Loratadine (generic Claritin) and Fluticasone (generic Flonase) daily. It seems to help, and I haven't noticed any drowsiness. I've had a couple nosebleeds lately, though, and wonder if it's related. If I stope for even a day, though, I feel horrible by the evening.
Anyone else have any input abut running and allergy medications?