Ok I'm not sure where to start, so I'll start at when I noticed it. Late last week I began to "shut down", so to speak. Riding became a chore, not fun, and my energy levels were nonexistent. The recent rapid rise in heat plus my addiction to getting 30 miles a day surely had something to do with it, so I decided to drop the mileage down and relax.
Fast forward to last night. I was feeling decent, I've cut way back on riding (around 18-20/day, skipped Sunday), and have been watching my intake close. Temps have been mild - compared to what they were - and in general I was feeling better. Then I came inside around 7pm, after dinner and after showing my truck to another non-buyer, sat down in my chair.. and shut down. It was like, everything shut down. Moving was a chore, smiling was impossible, my brain in general felt like it was clouded. I couldn't concentrate on anything, found myself crying for no reason (hey, I'll admit it!), and wasn't finding in joy in stuff I usually did. The baby made me smile for a bit, but that's cheating, the Big Cheese can make anyone smile.
After he made me smile I had another chicken taco leftover form dinner two hours earlier (it was 8pm by that point) and started to feel a little better. Not a lot, we're talking maybe 5-10%, but enough that I went "okay, I'll go to the store for a work food resupply run, since I'm driving tomorrow anyway". I drove to the store and once there, in retrospect, it's apparent something was wrong. I was very confused by simple things: organic vs regular apples, types of apples (I ended up buying three different types because I was so confused), yogurt prices, difference of oatmeals, difference of soy sauce - you know - elementary stuff. 45 minutes later I left the grocery store with maybe a dozen items.
Got home and cut up an apple and had some yogurt while out with my wife and honestly I'm not sure what happened. At one point she became very alarmed because I was "out of it' and "acting really strange", she even offered to take me to the hospital. I couldn't focus on simple things, and my mind was completely anxious and thinking of others. What? I have no idea. Shortly afterward I went to bed, around 10pm.
This morning I'm still not right. I'd say I'm at - maybe - 50%. I struggled to remember some simple things a minute ago, and even now I'm having issues composing this post. I'm not sure what's wrong, but it just feels like my brain has completely "shut down".
Obviously I'm alarmed, and wanted to know if this is exercise related. I've never had something like this happen before, and don't want to end up in the loony bin or drooling on myself.