Sick (not from crohns) and complaining

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FitzyK23
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   Posted 3/10/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
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.


SydneyJo
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   Posted 3/10/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
(((Fitzy))) It seems thats the way it goes for us Crohnies - if its not one thing its another. Its very frustrating especially when you just want to enjoy yourself. Hope you get better soon and can have a good skiing session (me Im a snow plougher lol).
Take care
Jo

Zanne
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   Posted 3/10/2009 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry you are under the weather. And just when we got some fresh snow too! I hope you don't have the nasty cold/bronchitis bug that is going around here is MA. I keep getting a wee bit better and then it comes back to bite me in the butt again. It even took out my husband who hasn't been sick in 15 years. Just be really careful and good to yourself so that you can go back to school next week. I know it stinks when it seems like every one else is out having fun. I think that might have been part of our problem, we had too much going on and couldn't take time to really be sick and take care of ourselves.

Sending you some virtual chicken soup. Can you smell the broth heating up!!
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


FitzyK23
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   Posted 3/10/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys. The funny thing is, I made homemade chicken rice soup 2 days ago and had it Sunday and Monday for dinner. And now I'm sick. Isn't chicken soup supposed to keep you healthy lol! I will not be skiing b/c I know I need to rest up. Zanne, I also hope that this isn't going to be Bronchitis. Two or three weeks ago I had a nasty head cold too. This one started in the chest. Yay.
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.


snohare
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   Posted 3/10/2009 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah i know how you feel Fitzy, if it ain't one thing it's another... ideaI would send you some virtual chicken soup too, but you know it would be foul... turn
Still, when you come off the Tylenol you will no doubt be doing cold turkey with that tongue
Have you been taking any fresh garlic or ginger ? Echinacea ? Zinc gluconate ? All known to stimulate white blood cells, do a little search on it or ask at your local health food store. It's sound science and I can vouch for garlic....and it keeps you a space in crowded ski gondolas ! smilewinkgrin

gachrons
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   Posted 3/10/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hope you are well soon and try some gatorade or liquids.. nothing worse then getting a break and finding yourself congested but do keep warm and get better soon... lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail

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