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The "feel like you're coming down with something" feeling

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#1 smac0719


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Posted 26 July 2008 - 07:53 AM

We had a previous post about some of us who get the "flu-like" symptom or you just don't feel well, but can't explain it. Well, I have that today and it's stronger than normal. When I normally wake up feeling this way, I can take a couple of cod liver oil capsules (yes, I go old school) and rest more and that normally does it for me. It's not working today. It's stronger than usual and feel like I've been hit by a Mac truck! :(

This week hasn't been stressful. I just went back in the office on Thursday (after the muscle weakness episode) and home life has been good (the boys have been adhering to their curfews ;) ) I was able to take my youngest to his baseball game this morning (although getting there and finding out the game was cancelled was a bit stressful - especially with the price of gas these days). I woke up feeling this way, but it's getting worse as the day progresses. Is there anything that you do that makes you feel any better or do you just ride the feeling out?
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 08:01 AM


Sorry you are having a bad day. Rest usually helps me and also keeping warm. Since this is a little different for you this time, I wonder if you are just getting sick? Maybe it isn't the autoimmune stuff?

I hope you start feeling better soon.
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 08:15 AM


Bad days are the pits!! :P Hope your aches and pains go away soon. To me it seems like I'll have several very good days, no or low stress, don't think I'm overdoing it and then ............................. POW. I wake up feeling like you've described. Everything hurts, walking is difficult, & I just want to stay in bed. :(
And staying in bed (or laying around) is exactly what I do. It's easy for me to recommend that because I don't have a family to worry about. Can you lay down and take a nap for an hour or so and see if that helps. Also, I take a pain reliever.

Take care and try to rest.
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 06:18 PM

I feel your pain! On those days when it feels like the flu without the fever and everything hurts - sometimes even my hair hurts- I try to rest. If I am in the position to do it I take a warm shower and a tylenol or advil with sleep additive and go to bed. I just call it a day for me to pull in my horns and go to ground. I find if I push on those days I merely prolong the time that I will feel like that. If I treat it and give in to it I can hopefully cut the cycle off and it will stop hurting so bad and go back to just awful instead of horrific and intolerable.
We all have those absolutely horrible days and sometimes giving into them and just taking care of yourself is the best way to deal with them. I don't believe in feeling guilty or stressing out about it - it is not good for you! You deserve the time you need to take care of yourself Do whatever works!

Hope by the time you are reading this you are feeling 1000% better

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 08:32 PM

hi smac,

Hope you're feeling better. I had such a day today and upon waking immediately took my temp, swore I had a fever this time (thermometer said differently). My prescription today: a short nap, pain pill (needed it upon waking), warm shower, jammies, rest, and sclero.org.

Usually I push myself to the nth degree (a form of denial I suppose); more times than not that only exacerbates the symptoms. Today though I canceled on my friend for beach this morning and our plans for tonight and decided to sneak out of a baby shower and just come home. I felt guilty at the time I was ditching everyone, however, once home and resting felt so glad that I didn't push it and let the "guilt" go. I need to conserve energy (if possible) for the work week.

Get some good rest and feel better soon.


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Posted 27 July 2008 - 05:39 AM

Hello all. I did feel a little better yesterday after staying in and resting, but today I'm feeling the same. I went to service this morning and couldn't wait to get home and peel off my clothes. I just told my sons (teenagers) not to bother me for a few hours while I try to get a nap in. My throat is scratchy and I've been having mild throat pain on and off for about a month now. Not sure what to make of it. and it's so hard to tell if your're actually coming down with something or just "that feeling" we get from time to time. Anyway, I'll just keep trying to keep the stress down and take it easy. Thanks for the suggestions!!
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 12:03 PM

Hi smac,

I sure hope that you can begin to feel better soon...I feel your pain and I'm sure there are many more who do too.

Having the chronic illnesses we do, it sure IS hard trying to discern if it's something new, or if it goes along withwhat we already have.

When I first began noticing symptoms, I thought it was the flu...but when it continued for 2 1/2 weeks and I wasn't getting better...to the dr I went. It was then she told me it was way over her head and she referred me to a gastro, who diagnosed me withsclero etc.

I also get sore throats...as you have going on...scratchy throat...off and on. For me...I have been told it's likely my GERD.

Oh yes...stress can really make worse...how we feel, too.

I'm glad you seem to be doing all that you can to help yourself...rest, stress level.

Let us know how you're doing?

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