Tuesday, October 13, 2009

So Far, No Crash

I'm still feeling pretty awful from my flu shot yesterday, but so far I haven't had a big crash. Of course, I'm trying to take it easy so as not to upset the delicate balance that is my immune system. I still feel achy all over, and the lymph node under my right armpit is starting to hurt; but on the upside, my low-grade fever is slightly lower at 99.0.

Have I mentioned that I rarely take any headache or fever medications?

Even though I get headaches and run low-grade fevers often, I almost never take medications to alleviate the symptoms (I can't even remember the last time I took anything). I think part of the reason is because I have taken so many prescription and over-the-counter medications for so many years, that I'm trying not to add anything else foreign to my body. Maybe it's my form of rebellion.

The exception to my no-medication mantra is when I feel a migraine coming on (which has been a rare occurrence this year). Anyone who has had a migraine will understand!

I'm hoping that this no-major-crash thing sticks around. If I make it to the weekend without a major crash, that means this year's flu shot was a good one for me. I'm feeling hopeful.

Today's Activities: work. Today's Most Annoying Symptoms: exhaustion, muscle fatigue, headache, 99.0 low-grade fever, nausea, mild vertigo, full body aches, painful injection site, mild itching. Update (later evening): diarrhea.

Mood (10 is best): 7
Energy (10 is best): 3
Physical Discomfort (10 is worst): 6


Jo said...

I'm watching with interest. I don't know whether to have a flu jab or not this year.

Hope you make it to the weekend without the crash! All the best.

cfswarrior said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you that you don't crash and that you recovery quickly from the flu shot.

upnorth said...

SO glad you haven't crashed yet...that's good news. Although the ongoing fever isn't. I find when I have the fever, I'm generally feeling worse.

alyson said...

Thanks for all the well wishes! So far, so good... I completely agree, upnorth. I always feel worse when I'm running a fever.