Saturday, April 30, 2011

It Was Strep

When I took Bryce to the doctor yesterday, I mentioned to him that I wasn't feeling well and my symptoms.  He was concerned by the fact that it hit me all of a sudden, the sore throat was not cold-like, I was achy from head to toe, I had no cold/flu symptoms, and that Bryce had had strep recently.  He looked in my throat and said it looked raw and that strep was likely brewing and said my glands were swollen.  Without doing a culture, he called in an Rx for me for some antibiotics telling me I could take them if I wasn't any better the next day or if I got worse.  I wasn't feeling great but when we got home I started feeling even worse.  When Jason brought my meds home, I took them with gusto.  I felt terrible.  No fever but I'd been taking so much ibuprofen to ward off my all over body aches and sore throat, it wouldn't have had a chance.  But I felt feverish in that I had a chill in our 75 degree house.  I fell asleep at 8pm, woke up at 10pm watched TV for a bit and then fell back to sleep when Jason came to bed and slept until after 7am.  Clearly, I was not myself.

I felt a little better when I woke up this morning - like the first 2 doses of meds had taken the edge off but not great.  This time though, the ibuprofen was able to keep my aches at bay so we could actually run some errands this morning.  I'm a few more doses in now and hoping to be back to myself soon although I could certainly use a nap.  Here's hoping this strep thing isn't floating around my house.  I hadn't had it since I was 12.  I need to clean but my energy levels are zapped.  I haven't felt that bad in a long time.  So thankful my MIL hung around to help with the kids until Jason came home and then Jason took over kid duty the whole evening.

1 comment:

Bracken said...

so sorry girl! Hope you feel better.