April 1, 2022
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ADHD: Allergies, Allergy Medications, and Medication Interactions
Allergies in and of themselves generally make it more difficult for most people because it kicks off histaminic responses that can affect the way the brain functions. As an ADHD coach, I’ve noticed that many of my clients have seasonal allergies, and when the allergies flare up, they tend to have difficulty with cognition.

But seasonal allergies have an impact on cognition whether or not you have ADHD, but those with ADHD already have a taxed system, so the allergies just increase the burden on the body. Those who have allergies and ADHD might be surprised at the negative impact allergies can have on their day-to-day lives. The allergy can completely disorganize a person's reaction to life in general. Some people are laid up and totally sick, but others may just sniff it up and go on down the road.

To explore the impact of allergies on ADHD, medications, and interactions between allergy medicines and ADHD stimulant medications, please check out my blogpost, “ADHD, Allergies, Allergy Medicines, and Medication Interactions.”


Warmly,
Jeff Copper
ADHD and Attention Coach

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