December 6, 1965

Lethargy Resulting From Allergy

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Aptos, Calif

JAMA. 1965;194(10):1152. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090230120048

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To the Editor:—  The "Lethargy of Allergy" is widespread. Many people on arising in the morning feel so tired that all they want is to go back to bed. As one who has allergies, I know this tired, draggedout feeling. Two nights ago I purposely ate an ear of yellow corn; the next day I felt so tired that I could hardly get through the day. I didn't feel like doing anything. The next night I ate nothing to which I am allergic, and felt like "beating up wild cats" the following day. I was a different person.After I put a young mother on my nonallergenic diet, she felt so wonderful that she overworked herself. She had so much energy that she tried to catch up on all the tasks she had neglected for weeks. This housewife whose allergy is now controlled, discovered energy previously unsuspected. A little Japanese

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