OT - WTF is wrong with me?

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OT - WTF is wrong with me?

I am a healthy person. I eat extremely healthy, I exercise regularly, and I almost never drink and don't smoke. I rarely get sick, but when I do, I'm usually super sick.

On Wednesday, I was RIDICULOUSLY busy. I mean it. I had a bowl of mini wheats for breakfast, a spoonful of peanut butter for lunch, and a can of corn for dinner. I was that busy. I'm lucky I even remembered to eat SOMETHING for each meal. I usually eat three meals and two snacks in between, so this was a HUGE deficit, nutrion-wise. I slept HORRIBLY that night, more than likely because I had eaten so poorly. On Thursday, I was really really tired. I did my run in the morning (just a mile) and had a cramp from the very beginning. Couldn't seem to get my breathing down right. Didn't think much of it. The rest of the day I was really tired, had watery eyes at times, and sneezed like 60 times. Seriously. :eek: I have never sneezed that much before. I took a Benadryl that night and slept okay. Friday was better. I don't think I sneezed once, eyes weren't watery, wasn't very tired at all, but my chest made this wheezing sound when I breathed at times, then it would eventually make me cough a little, and I'd be fine. This happened randomly a few times through the day, maybe 3-4 times. Nothing big. By the evening, I was BEAT. I had stupid mom crap happen at night which threw off my schedule and I ate late AND went to bed late (for me). Saturday I woke up and felt like death; but death in a weird, unique way. I was TIRED. I was ACHY. I felt like I had been hit by a train. I had a HUGE headache. I had the wheezing again and the cough a little more often. I spent almost all day in my room, playing games on my phone to pass the time. My body was worn out but my mind wasn't tired, if that makes sense. I was sure to eat well and drink a lot of water. Sunday was better. Barely any headache, no body ache, though if I moved around too quickly or too much, I'd get really hot and short of breath. Still randomly wheezed. This morning I woke up and felt pretty darn good. All symptoms gone except the wheeze was worse. I coughed a bit, but did my cardio (stationary bike, not running, probably would have died if I ran) and I made myself go to the gym since I skipped both Saturday and Sunday. I did take a couple puffs of my son's asthma inhaler before I left. I had a great workout, but wheezed a LOT while I was there. Not at first, but about halfway through. It ended up getting bad enough that I had to leave. When I got home, I started to talk to my husband and by the third spoken word I was out of breath. I can't seem to say more than maybe...4-5 words, without getting out of breath! If I don't talk, I can feel my chest wheezing, but I feel completely normal otherwise. Then I have to get after my boys for something and that involves saying many words and I feel like I'm gonna pass out, AND I have to pause a couple times in my sentences. WTF!? I don't have asthma, that I know of, and I feel FINE otherwise. Every symptom is gone but this. If I sit here calmly, I feel like I want to go run three miles cuz I haven't been able to since freakin' last WEEK but the second I get excited about it, stand up, or talk, I feel like I am 80 years old and can't do anything. Now if I take a deep breath (I just did), it wheezes real bad and makes this...like...noise. I can't think how to describe it. Like a door that needs to be oiled.

I don't know why I'm posting this here but I'm just frustrated. It's like 104-108 all week here, it's the 4th of July today and I can't go through with my plans that I had cuz I really think I'd pass out and die. I wish my husband didn't work tonight. BAH!

Does this sound familiar to ANYONE? I'm going to call my doctor tomorrow, but for now, any thoughts??? Suggestions of what to try? :help1:

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I'm not sure, maybe allergy induced asthma? Definitely a good idea to go see your doctor. I hope you get it figured out soon.

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Definitely sounds like something is going on with your lungs/respiratory system. Sounds a little frightening, especially considering your overall excellent health. I think Asthma can come on any time though, so maybe that :dontknow: KUP on what the doctor says tomorrow, I'm very curious to know what it is.

I'm sorry you are feeling so crappy, especially since it's Independence Day and all. :bigarmhug:

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I'm sorry this is ruining your holiday. Sad There's a bug going around (Teagan's got it) that causes a runny nose, watery eyes, and a little cough. I think I'm coming down with it now. I'm uber tired, runny nose, watery eyes. Can't say I have the labored breathing though. Half the country is on fire. Do you live somewhere near the fires? Even if you don't, the wind can shift and send smoke to cities hundreds of miles away. Might be worth a trip to the doctor.

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I'm in Central California. I haven't been outside other than my run on Thursday morning and my walk from the door of my workplace to my car (maybe 50 feet). Well, this morning I went to the gym, so I had to park and walk in...

The strange thing is that this has never felt like a cold. It just felt like something was "off" and now it's just this lingering breathing issue. Sometimes I can take a deep breath and it's totally normal, so I think maybe this is in my head. Then I take another breathe and there's the wheeze/weird my-lungs-need-to-be-oiled noise. I'm scratching my head. There's no pain involved.

I was at the doctor's TWICE last week. Once with my younger son (his 4 year well-check) and the next day with Emma (her 9 month well-check). We all go to the same doctor's office so it's going to be overkill, hehe. But, I think it's necessary, unless I wake up normal. I think I'd call even if I was better, just to see if they have any thoughts on it in case it happens again. I hope it's just a case of shouldn't-have-run-in-so-so-air-quality but I feel like it's more than that.

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I think it was your busy day... plus the lack of sleep.. Usually when your body is super tired, your open to more germs and that is where it comes from...

About 4 weeks ago, I got a 2-3 day cold, and I remember the day before being really tired..

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possibly walking pneumonia?

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Could be what Kaci said. A kid I know gets that all the time even though he is otherwise fine. I'd check with the doctor cause it sounds like something going on with your lungs.

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Well, I haven't called the doctor. I woke up and have all this disgusting nonsense that I'm coughing up, so I'm quite sure it was in my lungs yesterday and has moved up since then. I have no further wheezing or breathing issues. What a trip! I still feel fine, though I wish this stuff would come out.