I am very active and usually burn 1200-1600 cals per day from dedicated exercise as opposed to my BMR. I love, love, love working out, primarily spin, weights and elliptical. I usually work out 6-7 days per week with one day being active rest. I was starting to feel run down and unable to perform as I did initially. I went on a fishing trip for the day (a catered event where they always have loads of food and drinks). It was a very hot day on the water and the organizers only brought 6 little bottles of water for 12 people a couple Gatorades and some Coke the rest was beer, an abundance of beer. I don’t drink alcohol or sugar drinks. I drank a big bottle of water before I got on the boat in anticipation of drinks being provided. I got super dehydrated, light headed, confused, feet were swollen, it was bad. I drank a lot of water when we got back to shore but I swear that messed me up for a couple days. I just couldn’t get back into exercise after and still felt exhausted, my muscles and joints hurt, the thought of exercise was too much. I went to the gym, ate, napped, had lunch, napped, dinner and went to bed for several days. I went to my doctor two weeks later and was diagnosed with OTS. My doctor told me to rest, drink a gallon of water per day for several days along with some electrolytes and my normal healthy diet. I am on day 4 of rest and am starting to feel better and am losing weight (probably because I am not lifting). The doc said getting dehydrated probably contributed to OTS because my body was already run down. My questions are has anyone else experienced OTS? How long does it last? Does any specific thing help speed up recovery? I used Normatec recovery boots (a muscle compression recovery system) and am going for walks. I am not sleeping well and I just want my groove back. Any suggestions?