The "feel like you're coming down with something" feeling
Posted 26 July 2008 - 07:53 AM
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?
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.
Posted 26 July 2008 - 08:15 AM
Bad days are the pits!! 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.
Posted 26 July 2008 - 06:18 PM
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
Chocolate, It isn't just for breakfast anymore!
Posted 26 July 2008 - 08:32 PM
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.
Posted 27 July 2008 - 05:39 AM
Posted 27 July 2008 - 12:03 PM
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?