Hey everyone, hope you all are doing ok. I need your help because no one knows this crud the way you guys do. I am on week 3 now with a nasty head cold/chest cold. Here is a brief hx of the past couple of weeks- On a Friday I hung out at a friends house and got lots of little ankle bites from these nasty flies that looked like mini horse flies; the day after that I spent the afternoon outside at an art festival, it was weird MN hot/humid. That night the bug bites itched like mad and the next day [sunday] a started with a sore throat and scratchy sinus. Each day I got worse, sore throat, packed sinuses, headache, major bodyaches, fever, horrid chest congestion and cough that feels like I am gonna cough up an elbow. Day 9 I thought fever had broken, day 10 felt a little better, day 11 everything crashed and I ended up [again] in the ER where I had to be brought in by ambulance [first trip of that kind]. High fever [for me, it was mid 101], BP was so low I could not believe it when I read it later on the reports, dehydration was worse than its ever been. Did a 5 day course of antibiotics 1000mg day, still have lowgrade fever [99.5-100], body aches are reduced thanks to percocet and more hydration. Still have this horrid cough- cough doesn't even adequately describe what happens when I try to get a deep breath, big hurt! ER docs said sinusitis and uti, didn't think anything of the bug bites. Also I have insane ringing in my ears that makes it hard to hear the world and it feels like a giant bubble is sitting on my ears. Some minor earpain. Does anyone have any ideas of what could be happening, what I can try, what you suggest? I am so frustrated and discouraged. Before this hit I was doing so well, too. Taking good care of myself, taking meds regularly, on vitamins/supplements timely. I'm lost and need anything you can give me. Have a doc appt tomorrow to followup and I'm nervous, these things don't usually help, but I am desperate for someone to try and find a thread and start pulling. Thanks for listening, as always you guys are amazing.
"A butterfly is most vulnerable immediately after its' metamorphosis."
Dx FM- 2003
Rx Meds- Ultram, Flexeril, Toprol, Cymbalta, Buspar, Ambien
OTC meds [PRN]- Aleve, Benadryl, Claritin, B Complex, Vitamin D, Omega 3, Multi Vitamin