But I guess my body did not get the message. I started running a fever and coughing on Wednesday. By Friday morning I was beginning to think there was something more going on than the normal. I finally went to the doc and tested positive for Influenza type A. I was given a script for Tamiflu and sent my merry way.
I did argue about taking tamiflu since I had been sick for 3 days already. Seems with my health and how easily I can get pneumonia and bronchitis the doc felt this was warranted.
I am now on day 4 of a fever that just wont go away. It hurts to cough. And my body is starting to stiffen up and burn from lack of movement. Am I going to have a RA flare on top of all this.
The sad part is that last week I am pretty sure I had a pretty good flare. I had been worn out for days but I have been really trying to keep moving. I went to water aerobics in the morning and came home and did house work and stuff. I was getting really stiff in my hips so I went outside to walk with the dogs in the field. I was hoping that the walking would loosen my hips and back up. I tried to do the barn chores, I could not finish. I could not stop the tears. The pain was so bad.
It took me almost three hours to calm my body down. I was freezing (fever). I had the heating pad and hot tea. I took my meds. I was pretty miserable.
The next day I had an appt to get adjusted and my doc looked at me and said that was a flare! ???
I hope the rest of the year is a little nicer to my body.