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My Hotel Enigma

Okay, I have a serious question. Sort of.

Every time I stay in a hotel or motel -- I mean, like, every time -- right before I go to bed, I get stricken with what feels like the middle stages of a serious case of the flu: my stomach goes all fluttery, and I invariably get the chills and have to pull all the covers up around myself even if it's a hundred degrees outside. I get cold sweats, and I generally feel like hell until I fall asleep.

The thing is, this never happens at home, or when I'm staying at a friend's house. It ONLY happens in hotel rooms, but it's been happening for years. What the fuck, I ask you, my LJ pals, is going on here?

Poll #1561579 What the fuck

Why do I have this unusual reaction in hotel rooms?

Hotel rooms run the A/C full blast 24-7, and you are just reacting to the fact that they are kept very cold
5(15.2%)
You are having an allergic reaction to some common element hotel rooms, like plastic bin liners or carpet cleaner or semen
7(21.2%)
The only time you stay in hotels is on trips where you eat a bunch of garbage and get stoned and your body just shuts down at the end of the day
13(39.4%)
You have Legionnaire's Disease
2(6.1%)
You just happen to develop a low-grade fever any time you stay at a hotel
0(0.0%)
You have a mysterious ailment that will allow you to sue the hospitality industry for millions
4(12.1%)
There is a perfectly normal explanation that I will post in Comments
2(6.1%)

Comments

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drownedinink
May. 8th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
I tend to get mildly sick at the end of long car trips and I think it is because I load my system with fast food and caffeine, all without even rudimentary exercise.
stevegreen
May. 8th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
UK drivers keep fit with all that stick-shifting and application of the clutch pedal.
ludickid
May. 8th, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
True, but your definition of a long car trip is markedly different from ours. You could drive from Plymouth to Aberdeen in the time it takes me to get from one end of Texas to the other.
bisonfish
May. 8th, 2010 10:31 am (UTC)
True, but then an hour on our roads equates to about 12 hours of US driving.
stevegreen
May. 9th, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
Very true. No open highways over here.
stevegreen
May. 9th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
What, about two days? You do realise the UK is so compacted, it's almost impossible to get a decent speed anywhere? I'm lucky: I live near a motorway junction, but even I find trips over 50 miles usually take waaay too long.
stevegreen
May. 8th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
Actually, I'm used to cooler rooms. I shared one with a visiting US fan in March and found myself overheating because he kept racking the thermostat up. To be fair to Art, he is in his 90s.
cucumberseed
May. 8th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
Anxiety?
(Anonymous)
May. 8th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
Groomはスリムじゃないとかっこ悪いから?
lurkerwithout
May. 8th, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)
Hotels are full of traveling germs and employees who don't get sick days...
(Anonymous)
May. 8th, 2010 11:13 am (UTC)
母の日ギフトに、beige colorのガーベラで、中にゴールドとクリスタルのものをプレゼントしました。
それにしても、マダムギエのコサージュ、fabricのものでも3万5千円以上はするけど、そういうのをルイスのママとうちのママにプレゼントします。
prettykate
May. 8th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
Do you feel anxious? Those can all be anxiety symptoms, right?
perich
May. 8th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
perfectly normal explanation
You have SPACE AIDS FROM SPACE.
anne_jumps
May. 8th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
All of the above
ladyuranus
May. 9th, 2010 06:45 am (UTC)
Anxiety and the AC are good possibilities, though I like the option of Legonnaire's Disease.

You might check cleaning chemicals-- is there anything else in the everyday that seems kind of similar? You might not notice it in small doses, but since hotel rooms are cleaned every day there might be more of an allergen circling the air.
roseyv
May. 10th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
I think Anonymous has hit the nail on the proverbial head, and has offered the absolutely correct explanation.
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