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So Far, No Crash

Posted Oct 14 2009 10:02pm
I'm still feeling pretty awful from my flu shot yesterday, but so far I haven't had a big crash. Of course, I'm trying to take it easy so as not to upset the delicate balance that is my immune system. I still feel achy all over, and the lymph node under my right armpit is starting to hurt; but on the upside, my low-grade fever is slightly lower at 99.0.

Have I mentioned that I rarely take any headache or fever medications?

Even though I get headaches and run low-grade fevers often, I almost never take medications to alleviate the symptoms (I can't even remember the last time I took anything). I think part of the reason is because I have taken so many prescription and over-the-counter medications for so many years, that I'm trying not to add anything else foreign to my body. Maybe it's my form of rebellion.

The exception to my no-medication mantra is when I feel a migraine coming on (which has been a rare occurrence this year). Anyone who has had a migraine will understand!

I'm hoping that this no-major-crash thing sticks around. If I make it to the weekend without a major crash, that means this year's flu shot was a good one for me. I'm feeling hopeful.

Today's Activities: work. Today's Most Annoying Symptoms: exhaustion, muscle fatigue, headache, 99.0 low-grade fever, nausea, mild vertigo, full body aches, painful injection site, mild itching. Update (later evening): diarrhea.

Mood (10 is best): 7
Energy (10 is best): 3
Physical Discomfort (10 is worst): 6
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