Posted 2/13/2008 10:49 PM (GMT -6)
Do you ever wish you could just live in a bubble? It would be so much easier...no germs!
I've been trying SO HARD to keep the upper resp stuff at bay. Use purell by the gallon (it seems anyway), anytime I use the RR, won't turn the faucet off without a paper towel. Use a paper towel to open the door. Yet, it feels like I'm coming down with something. Have had a sinus headache, my teeth are really sensitive, stuffy nose and now I have this stupid hacky cough. The only thing that really helps the cough is a swig of whiskey. My chest feels heavy (around my bronchial tubes)...but it doesn't hurt and doesn't feel like it is full.
I love my pcp - but he is one of those that want you to be sick for 1-2 weeks before he gives you an antibiotic. I'm of the opinion that being on all the immune-suppressing drugs - we should be a little more proactive and nip it in the bud before it gets bad.
I "feel" like I have a fever - but when I take it, I don't. My normal body temp stays right around 97.6-97.8
How do you guys handle it when you can feel yourself getting sick? Do you just roll with it or does your doc get you on something right away?
This sounds more like a whine than a question... lol
SLE: 07/07, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, migraines
400 mg. plaquenil, 9 mg. prednisone, 2400 mg. ibuprofin, 15 mg. methotrexate, folic acid, asacol, caltrate-D, wellbutrin, paxil, lybrel, Keppra (as needed)