I've had this flu-like thing...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by coyote, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. coyote

    coyote New Member

    it's going around here in Mass. sinus infection, bronchitis, sore throat, laryngitis, ear ache thing. My doctor gave me doxycycline, the only antibiotic I'm not allergic to. I've been flat out on my back with this for a week and a half. All I want to do is sleep, in fact I slept through Easter altogether.
    I am having a H___ of a time trying to get back on my feet. I don't know what to think.
    This was my April vacation (i'm a teacher). If it wasn't vacation, i would have been our the whole week.
    My doctor's nurse has it too, she went to an ear, nose and throat doctor who said that they don't know what this is. She's on her fourth antibiotic.
    This is pretty scary in these days of the "Mystery Infection". I thouhgt it was pneumonia for awhile. The doxy did a pretty good job clearing my chest, but didn't knock it out.
    The exhaustion is unbelievable....been sleeping 12-15 at night, but not good sleep, I keep waking up.
    You know, i'm in that zone where I feel like I'm never going to get rid of this.
    Is this a flare? I saw a post mentioning that a flare could be caused by an infection.
    I hate this DD. It's like you can't have control over your life anymore. I've taken so much sick time this year already. Needing to vent, i guess.
  2. Susan07

    Susan07 New Member

    Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I don't currently have the flu, but just wanted to sympathize. You are right that every illness is so scary now because you just don't know what's going to happen or how long it's going to last.

    Take care.
  3. PatPalmer

    PatPalmer New Member

    Sorry to read your post, what a rotten time.

    You have an immune disfunction, and need to do nothing but rest and sleep for at least a month or two.

    On top of this, there are several things you can buy from your health store to help fight all these symptoms off, may take several weeks before you have major improvement but above all you must rest and not work till better.
    Sounds to me like you have been pushing yourself and under a lot of stress, something has to give...

    There is a product by Higher Nature (easy swallow capsules) which has on the front label "Echinacea & Black Elderberry" on the back of product information it also has "Olive Leaf Extract and Myrrh"
    This alone cured my stepson of bronchitis within a week!!!

    You also need Multivitamins & Minerals, high doses of Vit C, & Magnesium with Calcium & Zinc (take this one at night)

    You will also need Acidophilus/Probiotics to replace the good bacteria killed off by the antibiotics.

    The products sold by Pro Health are very good quality, but if buying from your Health Store always ask their advice which brands are the best...

    I could go on to suggest other stuff but I think for now that should help you.

    Always here for you and hoping you have improvement soon.

    Love Pat.
  4. judywhit

    judywhit New Member

    that you have been on doxy for this flu. do you suppose that you are reacting to the doxy? I am not on abx therapy but from what I have read on the board many who take this med herx very badly before they begin to feel better. Perhaps this has prolonged your illness. Just a thought. Hoe you get to feeling better soon.
    Judy
  5. coyote

    coyote New Member

    They all are helpful. I hadn't thought of herxing. I am feeling better since I stopped the doxy. Interesting.
  6. gumama

    gumama New Member

    I'm sorry your going through so much.. my son and SIlaw have had this for 7 weeks.. I tell you this because.. the name of it is Viral Trach Bronchitis.. it has to run its course.. the Antiboitics won't help you.. you need Codine cough syrup with Vicodan if you can handle that....

    I understand about the not sleeping.. both my boys had nights when their throat closed off and they couldn't breath..my son was at ER 5 times in 7 days and to an ENT specialist who said he had ulcers in the back of his throat because he coughed so much.he lost 20 pounds in 4 weeks because he couldn't eat because his throat was so swollen

    neither of the guys are back to work full time YET.!!! it will take a while to get your strength back.. and with you already having Fibro its going to take longer.

    I don't mean for this to be depressing.. but just trying to spare you the problems my boys had in the beginning.. the meds will not help as I said it just has to run its course and the cough syrup will help with the cough and let you sleep..I hope this gives you so answers and at least give you a little guide line as to what is happening with you.

    blessings to you

    Sandy in the Desert
  7. coyote

    coyote New Member

    I'm sorry to hear about your son & inlaw. It sounds like they've been through a lot.
    This has been lingering for me also. It actually started over a month ago. I thought it went away, and a couple of days later, it returned, but much worse. I'm feeling better, but being cautious at this point......feel run down.
    It is definitely harder to get back on your feet if you have FM.
    Take care,
    J.Coyote
    [This Message was Edited on 04/29/2003]