So sorry to hear that you are in a flare again. That is terrible. Did you stay in the hospital? Maybe this time the flare will only last until the meds filter out of your body.
No I have not been to an ENT. This has been an awful month. I think the best part of February, this year, will be March .
My daughter, 18 yrs. old, is ill right now and I am at a loss what to do. She has had what appears a recuring illness only it seems to be getting worse. Not sure what it is, however, because she does not test positive for what the doctors want her to test positive for. (flu,bronchitis,strep,etc...)
All I know is what she doesn't have. She doesn't have the flu and bronchitis and pneumonia and stomach flu.... Whoopie!.... She has pain in her chest,back of her neck,head, and very high fever. The higher the fever the worse the pains. The only thing that is keeping the fever at bay right now is a regular dosage of tylenol. Now tylenol does not bring it back to normal it brings it back to 100. or 101. Ibuprophen does nothing for her and aspirin doesn't either.
We went to the emergency room on Saturday. All they did was test her for flu and do a chest scan. No blood tests. The diagnosis was possibly flu even though the test is negative. He then prescribed antibiotics for the virus. If you ask me he was just trying to strike in the dark and hedge all his bets. A high white blood count (something she found out the day before at a clinic) and high fever means infection.
I made him angry when I asked him, "which part of 'mother has lupus' do you not understand? I know he is not a rheumy, but this is the 3rd doc that I have taken her to and get the same stuff. It is like there is an unwritten rule, if you can't see it it does not exist. I am so exasperated.
So how high is your cholesterol? Has the doc placed you on another cholesterol drug? I understand that there are times that you don't feel like answering a post. I find if a day is particularly draining, I just dont have it in me. I think that it is a laugh to say to stay away from stress. This month that is all I have been under.
So ....here is to March.
Praying for your flare to go away,
I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.......Robert Frost