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The new building syndrome

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

I have worked at the same company for over 22 years now. Our company owned 2 buildings and the last few years we also leased a building to accommodate all our employees. As of April of last year we have all been in 1 brand new building. You would think this would be a good thing.

I'm sure it is good for many, but I have asthma (which is pretty well maintained) and over the last year I have had 5 bouts of bronchitis. Today I went to the doctor with my last bout. He said that there is such a thing as new building syndrome. I have been feeling like it was the building because this is very unusual for me to be this sick. Prior to this I don't remember the last time I had it. Has anyone ever heard of new building syndrome before? I'm too young to retire and too old to get a new job (in my local area there aren't many jobs).

I am a bit bedridden at the moment with little to no strength, but I did make myself eat a good breakfast, a good lunch and hopefully my husband will make my dinner tonight. I also did some exercise first thing this morning before I took my 2 1/2 hr. nap.

I have the urge to eat poorly and I'm not sure why my sickness is making me feel this way, but I will win this battle. I may have to skip my next cardio, but hopefully by then my antibiotics will have kicked in enough for me to get a little workout in.

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  • AMETHYST0809
    Sorry to hear you're not feeling well..take good care of yourself, especially now while you're "down". You'll be up again soon, and back to your energized self!
    4022 days ago
    That is just unreal. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you get to feeling better emoticon
    4022 days ago
    OMG! I've heard of this, but never knew it could be SO debilitating!

    Feeling badly physically can cause us to be tempted to make poor food choices. Especially if when we were children our parents soothed us with sugary goodies!

    Take care of yourself and hoping you'll be bouncing back soon...!

    4022 days ago
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