It is now Sunday morning and I have found out from a friend in Manitoba, and a friend in Hamilton that they, too, have something very similar. One of them has gone to see her doctor and there is nothing to do about it but to wait out the four to six weeks that it will take to get over the bug.
I am relieved to hear that others have it as well. I had hoped that it would just be a bug.
I am feeling a lot better today, thankfully!
Thanks for the e-mails, I appreciate your concern.