Another CFS Setback – Another Missed Day of Work

I had to call off from work today because I started having another flare yesterday.  I woke up Tuesday morning and felt great, but by Tuesday afternoon, I was feeling the symptoms coming on.  I ended up napping most of yesterday afternoon and then was wide awake last night even though I felt like crap.  This morning when I woke up at 8 a.m., I knew there was no way I was in shape to go into work at 11 a.m.  I had that ever familiar feeling of major exhaustion, headache and I was even having pain under my left armpit so my lymph nodes must be swollen also this time.

All day I prayed for sleep to come to take away the pain and misery for a while.  Finally this afternoon I was able to get some sleep.  I felt a little better tonight but that is usual for me to perk up around 8 p.m. on days I don’t fell well.  I hate missing work but I figured it was better to miss one day than to have to miss a bunch of days because I didn’t listen to my body.

As I get older, I do tend to listen better to my body.  I’m not perfect and I will always be fighting the Type A personality need to be superwoman but compared to what I used to be like, I’m 110% better at taking it easy when necessary.

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  1. I thought I was crazy. I would tell my Dr, prior to being diagnosed with IC the past month, that I felt like I was having some kind of flare up the past 10 years. I usually get strep also, and I told him that when this happens that it felt like my lymph nodes were swelling up under my arms and very sore, usually have a fever and feels like a bladder infection.
    My nephrologist started writing me a bunch of scripts for UTI tests, and each time I would swear that’s what it was, it would come back negative. Until I was diagnosed with IC I again thought I was going crazy, because it burned so bad and felt like an infection. I’m glad I get them tested now (and lucky that my dh isn’t embarassed to drop off my sample for, because I was taking a lot of strong antibiotics every single month, sometimes twice a month. So at least I don’t get strep as many times as I get IC flares.
    I’m sorry you’re feeling ill, but thank you for making me feel like I’m not going crazy about the lymph nodes and sleeping patterns, I do the same thing.
    Take Care,

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