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So much pain

(16 Posts)
JustAnotherYellowBelly Tue 29-Mar-16 18:45:50

I've got comorbid diagnoses of Borderline Personality Disorder and depression. Usually manifests as anxiety and depression. I also have arthritis thrown in.
I'm on 60mg fluoxetine and 20mg of amitryptaline.
Been off work (annual leave) for a week, today was meant to be my first day back but I had a migraine type headache yesterday and woke up with it again today. Overnight I also had a fever (was boiling but felt very cold and shivery).
My joints are really really hurting, neither resting or moving helps. When I asked the doctor about this before she said it was due to depression (did bloods, all normal).
I must go back to work tomorrow even if I can't drive etc.
Is it worth going back to the doctor?
Do you think it's linked with the anxiety?
Is it worth begging/borrowing/stealing a tens machine?
Anything I can do? I can barely eat with the pain.

JustAnotherYellowBelly Tue 29-Mar-16 18:46:52

Also have lovely big hives all over my wrist. So big a bee could actually fit in them

JustAnotherYellowBelly Thu 31-Mar-16 09:28:46

So I'm now snotty, still in pain and so so tired.
Would you go to the doctors or let it run its course?

redannie118 Thu 31-Mar-16 10:06:41

I would def go to the docs even if it is just for your peace of mind. It may well be viral in which case you just have to ride it out but the doc could give you some decent painkillers, if you have joint pain you really need strong anti inflammitories and possibly some codine too. Sounds miserable op here have somecakebrewflowers

JustAnotherYellowBelly Thu 31-Mar-16 10:22:21

Thank you!
I never know when to give in and go to the doctors. I phoned them and they said phone back after 12 for the afternoon appointments

redannie118 Thu 31-Mar-16 13:02:06

Let us know how you get on smile

JustAnotherYellowBelly Thu 31-Mar-16 16:23:38

Appointment at ten to 5
Current temp 38.6C... And I'm feeling sort of cold atm

JustAnotherYellowBelly Thu 31-Mar-16 17:48:07

Another throat infection... Yay.
And possibly viral infection too.

It's very telling when the doctor comments that you're ill, yet again, and that 's the only time she sees your DP... blush

JustAnotherYellowBelly Fri 01-Apr-16 11:58:53

I think I may be quite dehydrated.
I can't drink pop and feel faint when I stand for long.
Anyone have any tips?

mrsfrazzled Fri 01-Apr-16 12:08:28

Could you eat ice lollies?

JustAnotherYellowBelly Fri 01-Apr-16 12:13:39

I think we have a few in the freezer... Thank you for the suggestion smile

My brain really isn't working and won't think sad

JustAnotherYellowBelly Sat 02-Apr-16 03:59:14

Sorry to keep bumping this but I'm really crap at being "poorly"...
I keep waking up absolutely drenched in sweat no matter what I do.
Using a summer weight quilt always. Tried sleeping naked, in a nightie, PJs. Tried sleeping with just my dressing gown and no quilt in bed and on the sofa. Still soaked.
Any ideas?

LovelyLungtch Sat 02-Apr-16 04:08:49

Paracetamol will help with a fever, but you may just have to ride it out for the time being. It is shit, I'm sorry.

Alidoll Sat 02-Apr-16 09:13:30

Hope you managed to get a little sleep at least and start feeling a bit better today. Take it easy (read a book or watch tv) and drink plenty of fluids (water, diluted juice rather than tea and coffee).

Take care

JustAnotherYellowBelly Sat 02-Apr-16 13:12:06

It is shit. But thank you smile

JustAnotherYellowBelly Sat 02-Apr-16 13:14:38

alidoll TV is good, I've watched a whole series on Netflix and I could tell you about half of what happened lol

Just phoned work to officially call in sick. Line manager isn't there today. Spoke to the lady who is covering me and my boss told her I have a sore throat... Yep. Totally. Coz I have 2 days off for a sore throat....

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