I caught some weird virus and the CFS has just made things worse and confusing. The worst part of this illness has been the nasty headache that lasted a week along with an ice pick migraine that lasted five days. I've had other strange symptoms including back pain around my kidneys, sweats while being hot and cold at the same time, no fever at all, plumbing issues and really swollen and sore lymph nodes. I looked like a chipmunk who just raided the birdfeeder. The pain was the worst part. I've been sleeping lots and having really strange dreams. Probably due to being hopped up on caffeine and pain killers and not eating.
I did get to the nurse practitioner today. My regular doc is on vacation and I'm not going to a sub who doesn't know diddly squat about CFS. I called my CFS doc who was busy but I got in to see his nurse. She was upset but I had the excuse that my CFS doc wanted me to let him know if I caught a virus since he might have to put me back on steroids since my immune system is all messed up.
I gave another five vials of blood to the cause and three throat swabs. Ugh. My throat is still killing me from that. The nurse had me close my eyes while she did a sneak attack on my throat since I have such a wicked gag reflex. I coughed all over her. I felt so bad. Here I am with God knows what and I'm coughing all over her. I couldn't help it.
So now I wait. It will be several days but I'm having CBC, CRP, sed rate and white blood cell counts done along with viral and bacterial cultures. I'm looking forward to seeing how things have changed.