16 September 2008

Sick and Tired

I am sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.
It seems in the past two weeks, that if it isn't one thing, it's another.
I'm guessing it's all anxiety-related about the upcoming trip, and so I've tried to relax.

But it just seems to be hanging around.
Today it's a massive, huge headache that I just can't seem to kick.
The ones where it feels like your eyes could pop out of your head from the pressure - and you sort of wish they would. It sort of seems like the pain of eyes falling out would be better than the headache pain.
I've tried all the regular things that work for me.
Tylenol, Aleve, Allergy meds, Sudafed, a massage (from a LMT, not just a friendly massage), a hot bath, a hot pack on my face/neck, caffeine, food, fresh air.

It just will not leave.
Even though it's hard on my skin, I think I'm going to make one more attempt at a hot shower, closing the door and trapping the steam. My instinct says it's irritation from allergens/paint fumes yesterday. A hot shower should be flushing that out, but I can't seem to get any relief.

Any suggestions?
I leave on Friday night for Nashville to catch my early flight on Saturday.
I want this mess GONE!

The frustrating part is that 2 doctors, 2 nurses, and 3 prescriptions haven't seemed to help at all.
I have honestly wondered if this isn't West Nile. I have all the symptoms but the nausea. If it is, the good news is that it generally lasts "a few weeks" and goes away on its own. I'm on week 2 now, so we can hope that it's on its way out. Especially since there's no cure for it and no way to treat it.

Someone fix me...

1 comment:

Greta Jo said...

Uh Erin! What can I do to help you? I am not a physician however it sounds like you have a sinus infection. Did you try normal saline nasal spray?
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I can not wait to meet you. :)