I don't think I ever claimed to NOT be a hypochondriac, but we've had the AC cranked the whole time we're here to try and weed out the humidity in the air. It is pervasive and persistant.
Yesterday my throat was sore the entire day and didn't go away at all. This morning I woke up to sinuses packed with gunk and no sore throat. So it would appear that, as usually happens in a totally normal summer in the US, the AC gave me congestion.
It slowly occurred to me over the course of yesterday that this sort of thing has happened before, and this morning confirmed it.
I'm a dork. A hypochondrical dork.