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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    What to do? Sick, can't sleep, mind gone rampant.

    Ok, I went out for a particularly intense ride this weekend and didn't really do much afterwards to refuel (I didn't have food in the house) except for make some ramen and oatmeal and went to take a nap. My gf came over and we got vigorously intimate (you know what i mean) for a while which again left me exhausted. I know she mentioned she was starting to get a cold (but I'm not blaming her for this) on thursday and friday. We got out afterwards, rode around for a little bit and that was that. I went to bed saturday night and woke up sunday morning completely sore all over and had a slightly sore throat. Thinking I better take it easy, I took the day off for R&R.
    Cause I have to get up at 5:45 for work in the morning, I went to bed at 10:30 last night. All in all I think I woke up about 6 times: 1am, 2:30am, 3am, 4:30am, 5am, 5:15am. Each time I wake up feeling extremely warm (not breaking out in a night sweat or anything, just really warm) with my mind racing. I counted my heart rate at about 75bpm, normally it should be around 50, and I felt it pounding in my chest too. Each time I woke up I had at least 1 or 2 lingering dreams about constantly going to the LBS to check up on a bike I'm building (which I'm not) and suing for child support (children I don't have).
    What's going on with me?!

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    Sounds like the flu. Hope you're better soon.

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    Your heart rate goes up with a fever. Take your temp. You are sick.
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    Maybe just grossly overtrained.

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    Go to the doctor and get checked out.
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    Each time I woke up I had at least 1 or 2 lingering dreams about constantly going to the LBS to check up on a bike I'm building (which I'm not) and suing for child support (children I don't have).
    What's going on with me?!
    maybe see a head doctor as well??

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    I talked to a friend of mine who talked to someone who's a nurse (not a doctor) and she's says my symptoms resemble that of a small cold brought on by exhaustion and dehydration.
    What I can't explain is the active imagination...

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    You obviously need to be riding your bike more!
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    Well, the exhaustion and dehydration will give a viral infection like a cold a boost, but viruses don't come into existence spontaneously. You had to have picked up the virus itself from somewhere. Gee, I wonder....

    As for your heart pounding and mind racing, maybe your worried about any unexpected outcomes of your gf's visit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuovorecord
    You obviously need to be riding your bike more!
    I think that's what got me bonked out in the first place

    Anyway, I just took it easy at work today, drank lots of water, vitamin C, simple carbs. I still can't explain why my mind gets overactive when I'm sick and I have too many dreams at night. Everytime I try searching, I keep getting links for holistic medicine, blood letting, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Everytime I try searching, I keep getting links for holistic medicine, blood letting, etc.
    Sounds like you've been hitting a lot of MTB links.
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    Sorry your sick, but I can't think of a nicer way to catch a bug.

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    I second the motion. You are sick, go and see a doctor. Until then, drink copious amounts of water.
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    Yup sounds like a case of the cold with a slight case of over active imagination to top things off. I think we have the same thing. Maybe it is a good time for a light mileage week.
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    It is probably a combination of things. Your vigorous physical activity, (you stud), & exposure to your GF's cold. If you have a fever go to the doctor, even if you get the fever to break with something like tylenol, don't mess around with it. If you don't have a fever play it by ear. Your illness may last a few days, even if you go to a doctor he or she may send you home and tell you to get rest, etc. If the illness lasts for more then a few day, even with out a fever go to the doctor.

    Eat good healthy foods, if you can stomach them & keep them down. Juice is ok, but drink lots of water. Stay away from beer & soda pop for the time being. Sports drinks may not be a bad idea too, but not to much at once.

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    When I was sick with food poisoning last year, the doc told me dry toast was OK to eat (about all I could keep down). I got away with putting vegemite on it.
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    I have noticed when I have a fever I often have strange dreams and wake up alot at night. When I was a child I had the same dream every time I got sick.

    The body does strange things when fighting off an illness.
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    dude, you didn't fill your radiator and was having a hard time keeping your body temperature in control. you were overheating. when your blood serum decreases this happens.

    i'm sure you are fine now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris L
    When I was sick with food poisoning last year, the doc told me dry toast was OK to eat (about all I could keep down). I got away with putting vegemite on it.
    No offense, but I've tried vegemite and it seemed like that stuff would cause food poisoning. Definitely an acquired taste .

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    Quote Originally Posted by supcom
    No offense, but I've tried vegemite and it seemed like that stuff would cause food poisoning. Definitely an acquired taste .
    Yea, an acquired English taste.

    About those dreams - your illlness isn't allowing you to get into a deep sleep or REM, meaning your brain is more awake and more concious of your dreams than you normally are.

    That's my guess.

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    Thanks everybody!
    I think I also figured out why I've been waking up warmer with a sore throat.
    Whenever I wake up in the morning, I have this real sore throat. After taking a hot shower, I take a huge snort and this huge piece of dried snot flies down my throat from my nasal passages and almost chokes me to death and my sore throat feels a lot better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Thanks everybody!
    I think I also figured out why I've been waking up warmer with a sore throat.
    Whenever I wake up in the morning, I have this real sore throat. After taking a hot shower, I take a huge snort and this huge piece of dried snot flies down my throat from my nasal passages and almost chokes me to death and my sore throat feels a lot better.
    Wasn't there just a thread discussing the health benefits of snot?
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