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Jerry convinced me to schedule an appointment with my PCP. Turns out, I have a sinus infection explaining my recent symptoms and fatigue. My experience with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue lead me to attribute symptoms to my disorder. Previously, my ears were clear and there were no indications of sinus problems, simply fibromyalgia symptoms, hence, my reasoning for not visiting my doctor. There lies proof one can never ignore symptoms. The doctor prescribed antibiotics for my sinus infection that should alleviate some of my symptoms. The script called for two pills on the first day and one pill daily for four days. I took my last pill today and continue to have symptoms. Maybe things will improve in the next day or so. I have a follow-up visit scheduled in a month.
Fibromyalgia includes tender neck or armpit lymph nodes, sore throat, headaches of a new type, pattern, or severity, shortness of breath, sensitivity to temperature changes, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, numbness or tingling sensations, sleep disturbances, recurrent low-grade fever, sensitivity to light and much more. It seems next to impossible to find a method of determining whether to ignore the symptoms or schedule appointments with your doctor. It has been awhile since I have felt well; I want to avoid becoming a hypochondriac. These days I feel like I am regressing back to the onset of my illness, not good.
I have a plan. I am going to try to get some much-needed sleep tonight; tomorrow I will drink plenty of liquids, complete my stretching exercises, watch a movie, and force myself to rest more often during the day. I will feel better tomorrow. I refuse to let this health challenge get me down. I will remain focused on taking control of my health.
I hope and pray you have experienced a day without pain and fatigue.