flare? and prickly feeling
I've not been on this forum for AGES and was determined to completely ignore my SLE because it is not very severe.
Please help me out someone!
Two nights ago I had an awful experience. I woke up around 12.45 with a high temperature. My body was aching all over. My muscles, my joints and even my throat. I couldn't swallow comfortably. I thought that I'd obviously managed to pick up a bad strain of flu. (do you also diagnose yourself?) But I also had this strange, uncomfortable lump about the size of a peach pip just below my left breast. It was a hot night and my husband had thrown the duvet off and yet I was shivering . I figured my temperature was climbing and I needed to drink something cold to help bring it down so I went to the kitchen.
I'd only just got to the fridge when I suddenly felt faint and nauseous so rushed back to bed before I keeled over. So I thought that my temp must have been very high if I felt nauseous. I waited for the faint feeling to pass so that I could again try for something cool to drink from the kitchen. But then I had a sudden bout of diarrhoea. "Oh No!" I thought, " its that Tummy Bug going around!" I felt less nauseous after that and ventured to the kitchen again.
I knew I needed something cool to drink and some tablet to bring the temp down. I took a Myprodol. I could not believe that this Bug had hit me so quickly! I headed back to bed but after an hour I was still wide awake, still shivering and in pain. I just could not get back to sleep and the pains would not go! So at 2. 30 I took another painkiller. I eventually went to sleep at 4 in the morning! When i woke again a 7.30 I made an appointment with my GP.
When I eventually got to the consultation around midday, the lump was almost gone (in fact he could not feel it)! and my throat was completely normal. My body felt a bit battered and bruised still but had I felt like that earlier, I would not have made the appointment. Anyway the doc took bloods which came back NORMAL so I ended up feeling like a complete fraud!
Today I feel fine again but I've had a phlegm cough and this prickly sensation mainly on my hands - almost as though I've picked up a prickly pear with all its thorns lodged in my skin. I'm wondering if this was a flare! I figured that an inflammation could have produced the phlegm and the lump was just a particularly inflamed spot.
But now I still have this strange prickly sensation. Has anyone else had this?