the cold that lasts and lasts...
Saturday, January 16, 2016
So I have been sick more of the time than not since Thanksgiving. Virus after virus, I'd get better for a few days and never all the way before catching something else with different symptoms. I went in to the doctor, but had a virus. It just never left.
Then it became a sinus infection. That doesn't go away by itself, so I went back to the doctor and got a 'script for Zpak. 10 days later I am back at the doctor with the same sinus infection that has been causing severe vertigo and a car sick feeling for the last 2 weeks. This time I left with 'scripts for Levaquin, a stronger antibiotic, and Prednisone, a steroid to shrink the swelling in my sinuses that is affecting inner ear equilibrium and causing vertigo.
Finally I am getting some relief from the vertigo. The Prednisone has the unwanted side effect of making my appetite grow to 10 times normal. I am never satisfied so I must put up with being very hungry most of the time. I made a huge stir fry today and just gorged on veggies.
I am feeling better, maybe to about 50% of my normal self. I want to get active again, this has been a brutal holiday season as far as illness went and I need to lose a few more pounds that I've regained.