About twice a year I get, for lack of a better term "spells". I have been to the doctor hundreds of times. Been through every test under the sun. Thyroid, Heart, STD's (I have 2 healthy kids so this one wasn't much a worry) Cat Scans, Ultra sounds, EKG, endocrinologist etc. etc. Nothing...at least nothing biologically wrong. It could be a mild form of chronic fatigue, or inner ear allergies, or just some chemical imbalance in my brain that gives me a "foggy" "dizzy-ish" feeling. I started BJJ in January. I go from training 5 times a week to not wanting to move. I feel clouded up and I can't seem to shake it for about a week. I mean, I go to work, live normally but with this "heavy head". A general malaise. Last night I wanted to go train, but I was just to light-headed. It started Saturday. And haven't trained in any form since. Each day after the first onset on Saturday it has progressivley improved, like it always does. If I could train tonight I probably would, but I can't until tomorrow, so I am hoping for Wed, Thurs, and Sat training this week. Anyone else have "mental" or "spells"? How do you deal? I know it is only a week in the big picture but I have only been in BJJ since Jan and hitting the gym the other days, and it is killing me I can't and DON't want to train (that is scaring me more that I don't want to train). If you have this similar problem, do you go and train and "work" it out of you? Do you pass out? Are you fatigued immediately? Winston Chruchill called his bouts of depression his "black dog".