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Devanie
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Okay, so I found out yesterday(Saturday) that I have acute bronchitis... and it really sucks. I've probably had it since Wednesday, because that's when the cough showed up.

Anyways, on Friday, I had sex with my boyfriend. And we both noticed that after I was aroused, my symptoms stopped. Like, my fever and chills disappeared and I was a fairly normal temperature. And I didn't have to cough very much at all... like, only thrice or so within a few hours, whereas I had been having coughing fits all day.

So... I know it was stupid to have had such intimate contact when I was sick and probably contagious, but... I didn't think it was anything as serious as bronchitis. I thought it was just allergies or a cold or something.

Why did that happen? I mean, seriously, I felt completely fantastic once I was aroused and we were doing stuff... But then about half an hour after we finished, I had a coughing fit again and the chills/fever came back.

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Heather
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When we're having kinds of sex, often our heart rate increases, our bodies have some chemical changes and we also tend to be very distracted.

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Devanie
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Oh, okay. So, the chemical changes, heart rate increase, and distraction stopped me from feeling sick? That's really cool! Thanks, Heather!
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Heather
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Most likely, yep. And chances are, a similar thing will happen with exercise, too, since it impacts the body very similarly.

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Devanie
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Okay! I could certainly use something to help me feel better, so I might just go exercise for a bit. =)
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Heather
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Just be gentle with yourself, making sure you don't exert yourself past what your doctor suggested, okay?

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Yep! I'll be careful.
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