My random wild guess is that your wacky auto-immune system (lupus) is having a little reaction to the wasp sting. Normally neither lupus nor the wasp nor the flu would do this, but the combination is causing some trouble. You, like many of us, are living in a constant state of stress due to your son's illness as well as your lupus/sjogrens/raynauds activity...so the simplest bit of the unusual can make our systems react.
Sometimes I have to try hard to make a conscious effort to remember that the newest wacky symptom is random and unpredictable, and seems to usually leave in the same random unpredictable manner it arrives. My rule of thumb is to try not to worry unless something is really a problem or lasts more than 4-5 days.
I'd try to make sure I was hydrated, maybe put some moisturizer on the dry areas, and pamper myself. That's pretty much what I've been doing the last few days as my eyes have suddenly become extremely itchy/scratchy/dry, and the eye lubricant isn't helping me either. Of course, being up this late isn't exactly pampering, but....sometimes insomnia wins.
I certainly understand and join in the war cry "Uhg!!! I hate lupus and I hate being sick!!!" -- we should get big sticks and sit in a circle around the bonfire and chant until we chase it away!!!
Hang in there, and see the dr if it starts interfering with important bodily functions -- eating & sleeping come to mind. I'm hoping yours, mine, and everyone else's current issues will all be better in the morning.
PS. Have you recently turned on your heat? Clean filters & ducts? Are there any humidifiers in the house?
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
SLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1
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