• That Other Reason You Might Feel Terrible Right Now

    19 days ago - By The Atlantic

    One morning in March, I woke up feeling horrible. Head: pressurized. Limbs: leaden. Nose: runny. Oh no , I thought, as I lay in bed. I rubbed my eyes. They were... itchy! I got up and went to the bathroom mirror. Red, too! Thank God , I thought. Allergies! I don't usually get so excited about the onset of my seasonal allergies. Most years, it goes something like this: I wake up feeling sick. I assume it's a cold. I slouch around self-pityingly and wait for the illness to pass, but a few days later nothing has changed. At which point I start to wonder: Could it be allergies? But no , I...
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