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Certain. It's never been a problem for me. I eat clean and my digestion is pretty good -- I've only had heartburn a handful of times in my life.
I try to eat at least one piece of fruit (generally an apple) per day. Thinking back to when I didn't (low carb etc.), I still had similar symptoms -- no noticeable difference. I don't have any allergies I know of.
This is a good shout. My siblings were diagnosed with asthma as kids, and while I did experience some throat/chest tightness, for whatever reason I coped and was never given an inhaler. They also had allergies, where I didn't seem to get the symptoms -- maybe I adapted to dog fur, pollen, whatever.
One thing I did get, though, were persistent throat infections throughout my childhood. It's sometimes hard to tell whether they're inflamed or not, but it's certainly easy to imagine there's a kind of persistent immune reaction going on around my tonsils. As an aside, the infections were something of a blessing as I became obsessed with oral hygiene since. I gargle mouthwash and water once per day. I could experiment with using saltwater or plain water rather than mouthwash... Or I could buy a waterpick and give my tonsils a blast each day.
The most noticeable factor is definitely fatigue and tension. The feeling simply isn't there when I'm well rested. I'm thinking this may a stress and general inflammation type thing -- I think I'll try introducing regular breathing exercises and try to get more kip.
If any of you are still interested in my weird health problems, I'll post an update after a month or two.