I always thought it was because I smoked cigarettes, but I quit 5 months ago and I’ve been working out more consistently than ever and it’s still there. The colder it is outside, the worse it gets, but it happens in even warm weather.
Cisco, I’m quite an active person and have been through many ups and downs in my fitness so I think I’m qualified to answer your question. If you are anything like me, the throat burning is the result of your body trying to get more oxygen into your bloodstream than your lungs/throat can take in. I think it might be lactic acid. I sometimes get this feeling after my yearly winter hibernation when I first start training for summer competitions. It quickly goes away after I regain some aerobic fitness. To verfiy this question, are you overweight for your height? A quick and easy way to tell if you are overweight is if you are a man and you have any sort of round belly.
Doc, doc, whenever I have sex with my wife my tongue goes numb? What could be the problem?
(Much guessing ensues.)
Answer. Exercise plus numbness spreading to an extremity is a warning sign of a heart attack.
The idea is the riddle, poser whatever provokes increasingly silly and obscene responses, but in fact has a perfectly ordinary answer. While we all know chest pain radiating to one of the limbs in a sign of a heart attack we do not usually consider the neck and head to be included in the symptom, which it is in this case.
As for being funny (as opposed to instructive), I guess you had to be there. Or, alternatly, I guess you have to be a board-certified hypochondriac (as I am).