Lately, I've been doing a lot of walking/running/standing around so I'm basically on my feet all day, which I'm not really used to, so for the past few days, I've noticed my knees and hips getting a bit sore.
But then yesterday, my elbows and shoulders started getting sore as well, and I haven't been doing much with my arms.
It started getting progressively worse, as my skin starts feeling super hypersensitive, especially on my upper arms, upper back, and the side of my torso.
Then, I started getting the chills, and it is hot here in LA. I had to use two very thick blankets last night.
But then, I woke up in the middle of the night sweating and constantly taking the blankets off and putting them back on. And I woke up at around 5 a.m. with this urge to stretch every single part of my body and I admit that actually felt really good. But then I woke up again at 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. in pain.
It is now 12:30 and it was a b*tch getting out of bed, but my body still feels somewhat sore all over, I have a slight headache, and I don't have much of an appetite. I've just been drinking a lot of water.
Anyone have any idea what this is and since I'm feeling a little bit better, should I go to the doctor or should I just rest/sleep today and see how I'm feeling later? Thanks.
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on June 16, 2012
at 08:11 PM
This doesn't address your temperature variances, but the tingling in your arms and skin hypersensitivity sounds familiar. I experienced this when working as a bartender where I would be on my feet for 8 plus hours with my head down (making drinks, working the cash register, surreptitious texting, etc). I would get big knots in my back and neck that would place pressure on my sciatic nerve and I would get extreme soreness in my elbow and my skin would be sensitive to the touch as a result.
This also sounds like classic flu symptoms! Maybe you experienced a milder version of it since you are a rib-eye eating warrior so you just got the discomfort and temperature swings and not the full blown sickness.
Hope you're feeling better. I'm suffering from the Irish flu myself today and am medicating with bone broth, steak and 30 Rock. Not my proudest day.
on June 17, 2012
at 06:27 AM
When I first started eating Paleo, I noticed that week that it suddenly felt like I had the flu...in that achy joint weird way. My diet wasn't doing so great in the Magnesium department, and shortly after supplementing those aches went away. You might want to look in to that.
on June 16, 2012
at 07:44 PM
I am going through this right now. I get this every once in a while when I THINK I under eat and I am over active. I think it might be a calorie issue but you never know. Usually following a super strict autoimmune type paleo diet for a while solves the joint soreness despite increased activity. Those are some correlations I have picked up, because I get the exact same symptoms you are describing. Other correlations I have observed that go hand in hand with those symptoms are too much protein, and consuming to much goitrogenic foods.
P.S. I am glad you asked this because I logged in too ask a similar question.