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Old 09-01-08, 08:16 AM   #1
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So what should I ask my doctor?

We just returned from the Midwest Tandem Rally.

We rode the short route on Saturday, 30 miles. It was a wonderful ride but seemed sooo hard. Sunday I felt too fatigued to ride. No pain, no other symptoms, just tired. I basically just slept the day away. Walking 2 blocks to the Subway shop was about all the exercise that I wanted. I feel fine today (Monday morning).

This has happened to me before a couple of years ago. I saw a doctor and had my heart and thyroid checked, but didn't discover anything abnormal.

Anybody have any experience or ideas about how I should address this issue?
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Don't know- but don't take "it's probably nothing" for an answer. I think I'd press for maybe an arterial blockage test of some sort? Maybe hit the training and nutrition forum for some ideas? Or call the BJC "ask a nurse" line for some ideas?
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Anybody have any experience or ideas about how I should address this issue?
I did a 330 mile tour last week and felt great. I did a 25 mile ride yesterday and felt wiped out afterward. I sometimes think our bodies know when they need a rest.

If this doesn't happen on a regular basis I wouldn't be too worried about it. Of course it wouldn't hurt to mention it to your doctor on your next visit.

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Old 09-01-08, 09:58 AM   #4
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It would be worrisome if you had experienced symptoms such as shortness or breath or pain of any sort. Feeling fine today is a good sign.
For the average person, not feeling up to a bike ride on a particular day wouldn't be significant. For you, that's unusual and could be semi-significant.
If you're like me, you're probably overdue for a checkup. When you do go see your doctor, describe your weekend experience.
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