I am on spring break right now. I was supposed to work on a paper today, go skiing for the first time this season (which is my passion - I usually go 20+ times) tomorrow, and now I am stuck home w/ a chest cold and fever. I am greatful it is over break and I'm not missing work or classes, but at the same time, this is supposed to be MY TIME lol. My neighbor is a nurse and listened to my chest (she watched my dog today) and said I'm not at bronchitis yet but to keep an eye on it. I'm only on Pentasa and Protonix so no worries about immunosuppressants. I am just freezing and want to feel better.
My husband bought me alka-seltzer cold day and night which I know has aspirin but if I take it very short term it doesn't bother my gut. It's better I use that and kick this than end up needing an anti-biotic. But, even after the asprin my temp went up. Now I took some tylenol and it finally seems to be going a little down.
Just wanted to complain to someone who would understand. For most people colds and flus are annoying. But when my crohns is finally doing well and I could go out and have some fun and then I get this it is just so frustrating. Yet again, I am bailing on people (that I know understand) but it doesn't bode well for nurishing friendships.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.