Dear COTH doctor: what happened to me?
About a month ago I had a weird weekend. I was home alone (husband on a business trip) and worked my usual work hours (I'm self employed and work from home). The outdoor temperatures were hot (about 85 and humid) so I came into the house often to chug water. But, my leg muscles hurt. I attributed it to riding during the week. The next day I was still sore but not just my legs. Now my back, abs and arms and delts were sore. Again, I attributed it to riding. Outdoor temps were HOT and HUMID. I drank lots and lots of water. I continued working outside. By six pm I attempted to eat dinner but was soooooo... .... tired. Ate what I could and washed my dinner plate and pans. The household temp was 80 degrees but I was sore and cold..... I was shivering nonstop even though my hands were in extremely HOT water. I couldn't wait to get upstairs to bed. Climbed in bed, pulled down blanket over me and shivered for 1/2 hour before falling asleep. Woke up and hour later, no longer sore or tired or cold. Went downstairs and chugged electrolytes in a big bottle of water.
Was I simply dehydrated?
Was I suffering from human grade "tying up syndrome" ?
Any thougths? It hurt! I want to avoid it in the future if I can.
Dr. Wateryglen wieghs in here.....
Doctor Wateryglen diagnoses VIRUS.
That'll be five dollars please......