I started feeling a little better toward the end of last week but the past two nights I haven’t slept hardly at all and I’m feeling the symptoms getting worse again. I am particularly having trouble with the CFS sore throat and the painful, swollen lymph nodes mainly under my left armpit. So I know that when I am experiencing the sore throat and swollen/painful lymph nodes I’m still in danger. I am supposed to go back to work on Wednesday. I don’t know yet if I will be able to do it or not.
The sore throat is not real severe but it’s there enough that I can tell it is the typical CFS sore throat. Not the type of sore throat experienced with strep throat or a cold but more of a swollen kind of sore throat. It’s not the type of sore throat that Sucrets, cough medicine, or throat spray will help lessen the pain. My armpits are so sore, especially the left one, that I can’t put my arm down completely at my side. I have to keep my arm propped out so that nothing it touching.
As I am writing this, I am also having terrible night sweats. I have the air conditioner turned down to 70 and I am still sweating. I can feel that my back is wet and that my hair is wet at the bottom of my neck. With CFS it’s like going through menopause all of the time I guess! Not fun at all. I am just so exhausted. I want and need to sleep so badly but I can’t fall asleep. My body is exhausted, my eyes can barely stay open but when I lie down sleep does not come. Last night I didn’t sleep and I only slept about 2 hours today. Things are not looking good for me.