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Not myself today Sorry!

woodbonwoodbon Posts: 4,969
edited 2. Nov 2009, 16:10 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi Sorry not to have posted today but I'm not very well. I feel like every joint and muscle too is aching - I've not a scrapof energy at all. Even my appitiate has gone! :shock: I've slept in the chair all day! My joints are mainly swollen and feel like needles are sticking in them from time to time. Going to bed now for a rest! Maybe its the flu, except I've not been out much for the last week as I have felt odd - sort of 'jelly legged' OA isn't supposed to flare like this so it must be a bug as I'm feverish. :( Sorry to moan, but thats all I'm doing at the moment! I've had OA flares that are much smaller thing than this just extra pain and depression. Bit worried, I hope it is a bug, as if I have to ask the doc again what she thinks I'll feel like a hypocondriac (sp). :roll: :( Love Sue

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  • vonskivonski Posts: 1,292
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sue

    That sounds horrible, if you don't feel better real soon you should get the Dr. out, don't try and go to them. Are you managing to eat anything? maybe some soup or bread and oxo just to keep you going and don't forget to drink plenty.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Love
    Vonski x
  • sharmainesharmaine Posts: 1,638
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sue

    I hope you're feeling a bit better after your rest and it's not serious. Are you able to have a nice warm bath? When I have a flare up I find that it helps (gentle music too). This is the time of year when all sorts of bugs seem to be floating about.

    My husband took me to lunch this afternoon ...I was feeling a bit tearful but he cheered me up - he's got a wonderful sense of humour. Since I've had arthur I find I seem to cry at the slightest little thing - I'm so emotional - must be the meds. I'm glad we went out - it was lovely and the weather lovely.

    Let us know when you're feeling more yourself.

    Take care.
    Sharmaine
  • carol101carol101 Posts: 677
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sue

    Sorry to hear you are feeling this poorly. Don't let it go on for much longer without seeing the Dr as you've already been feeling 'odd' for a week.

    Hope you feel better after a rest.

    Best wishes

    Carol XXX
  • dachshunddachshund Posts: 7,837 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sue.
    I hope you feel better soon and you manage
    to eat some thing. when you dont feel well it's nice to have some thing you fancy.
    i got back and leg ache and i feel worn out.
    i hope you have a good night.
    joan xx
    take care
    joan xx
  • noeltonenoeltone Posts: 878
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sue sorry to hear that I hope u feel better very soon please dont worry about drs thinking you are a hypocondriac they get paid a lot to look after us after all
  • kathbeekathbee Posts: 934
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sue

    Sorry to hear you arent too well.
    Doesnt sound nice at all for you.

    Take some time for yourself and hopefully
    you will feel better soon.

    Love Kath
  • woodbonwoodbon Posts: 4,969
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi, thanks for all the replies its very kind of you all! I'm eating toast and a few plain bisciuts and a couple of apples. I really just picked a bit. I don't feel hungry, which isn't like me! I've just got up as the be hurts my neck, how pathetice is the? Take care all.
    Love Sue :wink:
  • woodbonwoodbon Posts: 4,969
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi just to say I'm still alive and kicking :wink: Not a lot of change, slept fairly well but very odd dreams. I've had some toast and coffee for breakfast, and soup last night, with lovely bakers bread from the town. Thats something I alway eat if I don't feel well mushroom soup! :roll: Very, very achchy, even my skin feels sore!
    Sorry, I'll stop moaning now and say that I am more myself than yesterday and not quite so down. All the kind messages helped, so thank you. Love Sue :wink: xxxx
  • sharmainesharmaine Posts: 1,638
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sue

    Glad you're feeling a wee bit better and managed to eat something.

    I've decided to have a pyjama day. We're going to have lunch then watch a film. It's been raining here for hours.

    If you still feel dreadful make an appointment to see the doctor.

    Sharmaine
  • kathbeekathbee Posts: 934
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Glad to hear you are feeling a little better
    Sue and at least eating something.

    Do take care though.

    Love Kath xx
  • joyful164joyful164 Posts: 2,962
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Sue
    Oh dear I'm sorry you are feeling so poorly. Sounds like you need to see your GP. Perhaps you have the flu/virus. You could start by ringing the NHS-go through the check list for swine flu. I don't mean to scare you, but it would be a start.
    If you are sitting there wondering about all the things that might be wrong with you, then you are bound to feel bad.

    You may have a virus of some sort and if it continues over 24 hours then you do need to see your gp or get him out to you. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids

    Hope you will soon be back on form.
    love
    from Joy
  • jordan7jjordan7j Posts: 346
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sue, so sorry you are feeling so ill. Just agreeing with everyone else really, see the gp if no better.
    Its pouring down here too(London) to not going anywhere either, lets all have a pyjama day!!! Take care Jay x

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  • josiecjosiec Posts: 386
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sue,
    Just wondering how you are doing - sorry you feeling so off. Maybe you do have a bug - funny dreams are often the side effect of a bit of a temperature I find (or if I've been taking codeine! :shock: ) Glad you are feeling a bit more yourself today, get advice if you don't pick up much more. Take care, lol Josie x
  • carol71carol71 Posts: 131
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hope you are feeling a little better now, if not like the others have suggested a trip to the doctors may be what you need.

    Carol xxx
  • WonkylegsWonkylegs Posts: 3,504
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    HI Sue,

    I do hope you are feeling better but if not then I hope you get the doctor out ..... better safe etc :wink:

    sending you healing hugs ((((((((((((((((((((((()))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
  • vonskivonski Posts: 1,292
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Sue

    Glad that you're feeling a bit more like yourself and managing to eat a little bit. The feeling that your skin is aching isn't good so if you don't start feeling much better soon think you should see your Dr.

    Love
    Vonski x
  • woodbonwoodbon Posts: 4,969
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello, Thank you everyone, for the lovely messages, its good to feel so many people care. :) I'm a bit better at the moment, and feeling as if I've got more energy, but when I start to do something, I feel tired quickly! I am going to make an appointment to see my GP because I am far from back to normal. So I thought I might discuss it with her.

    I also want to talk about the things the physio said about my neck and the fact that although the pain doc sent me to see her about my lower back, the physio, who is a back specialist, was worried about my neck. To be honest, when she told me to monitor it very carefully and go to the A&E if my face stayed numb it frightened me a bit.

    Tomorrow, I have to see the Nurse Practioner at the Pain Clinic, so its a busy week :wink:

    I also got my ESA Medical form today, can't face that yet! :oops:

    Anyway, I hope you'r all not in too much pain! :roll:
    Lots of Love Sue :)
  • debatatdebatat Posts: 659
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sue, that would be worrying about your neck :shock: I would definitely ask for more information about that. Sorry you haven't been well, hope you feel better soon.

    Let us know how you get on with the nurse.

    Deb x
  • mistywillowmistywillow Posts: 711
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi
    Hope today is better for you . I think whenever a bug strikes you always feel it in your most vunerable places, in our case its our joints. When your body fights off the bugs your white blood cells release inflammatory substances which can aggravate your joints etc.
    Hope you feel brighter soon
    Gillx
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