One thing after another - what can I do to cheer myself up ?(15 Posts)
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Started spiking a fever and severe diarrhea on Monday for no apparent reason . GP assumed it was an infection of some sort as exposure to covid would be minimum ... said take amoxicillin and see how I get on . I’ve now come out in a rash, GP thinks I’m allergic to pencillin now (as well as already being allergic to macrodantin, and trimethoprim) .
I’m struggling, I’ve not eaten since Sunday bar two slices of toast, I’m drinking but I’m hot/cold constantly, my face is now on fire and I can’t stop running to the loo every 20 seconds .
I have got a covid test that’s being picked up tomorrow but feeling absolutely dreadful and sorry for myself . Sat on sofa in pyjamas thoroughly fed up . Have got a cupboard full of lucozade and wondering if there’s a decent boxset or something I could watch ... anything to take my mind off all this crap (literally) .
Oh no, that is crap - literally
I'm being subjected to a movie about kids and a dog hunting treasure on Prime - wouldn't recommend it!
I bought myself some hand towels today as I'm sick of trying to keep up with the washing involved with constant cleaning of the bathrooms. Not really a treat though is it???
I’m watching place in the sun now ... if only .
Oh I love buying new towels - feel much nicer and fluffier . Never manage to keep them that way for long.
Face has calmed down a bit thankfully, hopefully surgery can come up with something . I’m waiting on chemist dropping off cocodamol in the hope that helps a bit .
Never thought of that ! We do have a small garden but it’s very small - no grass or anything ... at least can get some fresh air though .
Struggling with family circumstances .... living with my mum and I think she would rather I’d told a lie and just carried on going out . Did the test last night, public health said might get the results tomorrow but if not it’ll be into next week .
Can just picture family’s reaction if God forbid it comes back positive, as highly unlikely as I’m sure that is .
I did a test on Tuesday. I was texted and emailed the results last night. I was negative.
Oops hit post too early.
Hope you are feeling better. Are you able to have a bath to relax and take some time out?
Have you got Netflix? Grace and Frankie is one of those shows that cheers you up, proper laugh out loud. Hope you're feeling better soon.
Clean sheets and a bedtime shower. Lie in bed and massage your face with bland cream.
Will do that . I’m struggling tonight . TMI but never had diarrhea like it, I can’t eat a thing without being in so much pain after, carries on right through til about 12 midnight and starts again at 4am . Absolutely horrendous . Considering ringing 111 tonight if it doesn’t settle, I’ve not managed to eat much at all since Saturday now .
Yeah have got Netflix ... think that’s what I’m going to do after tea, lie in bed with boxset on and doze
Hydration is so important. Can you keep drinking?
@namechange0202 I had those exact symptoms with severe food poisoning, I was in hospital on a drip for three days before diagnosed campylobacter from a stool sample. However I went from feeling extremely ill to totally fine in just under a week so hopefully if it is something similar you haven’t got long left.
I recommend a hot water bottle for the stomach pains or a warm bubbly bath with a box set on an iPad. Hope you feel better soon
Don’t dismiss dehydration OP. It’s bad. I had Hyperemesis in pregnancy last year and I was so ill from dehydration. I ended up in hospital several times being pumped full of fluid. My heart rate was through the roof & they were concerned my kidneys were starting to fail 😰 I’d go from being OK-ish to severe dehydration really quite quickly. It’s like my body just used up all its resources!
A good test bar the usual dark urine is to pinch your skin. If dehydrated, it takes ages to return to normal colour and shape. Also a white coated tongue.
I really hope you feel better soon 🙏🏼
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