posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:07 PM
Just a little curious about something that has been bothering me the last few weeks. I have noticed (myself included in this) a large number of people
coming down with unexplained illness - cold like symptoms, upper respiratory illness, bronchitis, lack of energy, feeling worn out, headaches,
uncontrollable coughing fits and bad almost allergy symptoms and sinus issues/infections - in people not prone to allergies. And almost everyone I
talk to is either having issues or knows someone close that is having issues.
I have actually taken note of people complaining of these things...seems mostly the respiratory illness and cough and lack of energy....and the
numbers are getting a bit up there. I would say out of 50 or so friends, family and co-workers, about 35-40 are experiencing or have experienced this.
I am now going on 3 weeks myself with a cough that just won't go away - was told it is acute bronchitis.
I was just wondering if any members were to take a look around them and see if they notice anything out of the ordinary, or if they themselves have
noticed already or maybe are suffering from this. I know it's a good time for allergy flare ups this time of year...I am keeping that in mind, but
unless A LOT of people are suddenly allergic to something in the air...it seems a large amount of people not usually effected, suddenly are.
The doctor excuse seems to either be summer cold or allergies. In my case it was a severe allergy or cold that irritated my bronchial tubes....it will
go away in a few weeks. I am hoping that's all, but the lingering cough is really getting on my nerves (and I am sure those around me)...and it feels
like my lungs just itch when I take deep breaths. I have had allergies before, but nothing like this. ps I am not a smoker or around smoking much at
Anyway....just wanted a few thoughts on this. May be nothing, may be something. Figured I would put it out there to see what people chime in with.