I've been suffering with this too... Really wheezy on just simple runs but then spinning classes indoors I go like the clappers with no issues!
I'm putting it down to the pollen too, although I sound like a 40 a day smoker after 500 yards on the roads!
Nodster, yeah I haven't had any alcohol since early February.. And to be fair it's not really bothered me?
Diet can really play a big part in how you cope with things, after research I started taking a HPTC supplement each night before bed, it helps boost your bodies serotonin levels
I think weight is a pretty big problem on AD's, an my personal experience has been yes they were beneficial to me at the time, but the addition of a couple of stone does very little for your self esteem. In terms of the AD's and training, my experience was that coming off them hampered my running more than starting on them. I was desperate to get off the medication in the end, and I'm confident that I've broken the back out of the withdrawals now.
Medication certainly helped me, and looking back rally steadied my mood when I was at my lowest Point. The last 3 months though I've been looking at my diet, sleep, alcohol Intake, and the much bigger picture around depression. I think hey are all interlinked to a degree.
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Not having a great day today myself but a quick 40min blast in the sunshine has saved the day! Just having a prowl through the event listings to find myself a HM to enter in May