I'm sick. Not "again," still.
So, the doctor's office mistakenly double-prescribed antibiotics, I foolishly took 'em both -- for one day! -- and it messed up my digestion, badly. Cost me a day's work and has cost many many hurried trips down the hall since, but it's been steadily improving. (Well, except for last Thursday, but I'm blaming a supermarket vegetable tray for that.)
Meanwhile, I'm still short of breath, mildly congested of sinuses, far more headachy than usual, and my knees and elbows started to ache. A lot. This is a very worrisome thing for me, because when I had rheumatic fever in childhood and again in my late 20s,* extremely painful joints were the most obvious symptom, knees and (to a lesser extent) elbows. I spent yesterday in bed, having not slept well the night before, and after all day in bed and a steady intake of OTC painkillers, I slept pretty well last night.
Restarted the strong antibiotic last night, too, perhaps just in time: I have been coughing and coughing all morning, and evidence is my lungs are clearing. Hoping I can manage to keep my digestion balanced and get through the whole bottle of pills as prescribed. No dairy within two hours before or after taking them (once a day), so I suppose it will be yogurt for lunch. Yeech.
* It is not impossible that I'm due for another round, or overdue. I would just as soon avoid it.
4 weeks ago