And here we go . . .

Wow what a morning. This is going to be REALLY short because I’m so weak right now, but…

I woke up this morning feeling above 100% I felt awesome and my chest congestion wasn’t even bad!!

I had my monthly book club this morning and felt great until RIGHT when we were ready to leave.  All the sudden, I felt weak and shaky and lightheaded.  A few months ago I suffered from panic attacks and thought maybe it was one of those coming on, except the feeling never left.

I got home and came in, laid down and was feeling miserable (like I was run over by a truck).  I took my temp and it was 98.6 (I normally run about 97.5 during the day so it was a little high but normal).  Then, about ten minutes later I started shaking and got SOO cold.  I started coughing up green goo (out of nowhere…I’d been congested over the past two weeks but this morning I felt good), and so I took my temp again in about 20 minutes.  I was 99.5.

My sugars have been REALLY high the last two days..much higher than normal for me even WITH insulin.  So, I was wondering if I was getting sick or maybe just needed more sleep…Well the 99.5 number was all I needed to page my doctor.  I’m reluctant to go on antibiotics, but I’m not stupid.  If it came on this quickly, it scares me.

By the time she got back to me (only 10 minutes from when I paged her) I was 100.5 and popping ibuprofen.  She just called in a two week run of Levaquin for me, but if I start feeling worse I get to head to the hospital…no fun.

So, while this post is SHORT and probably sporadic, I’m curious if other cysters and fibros EVER have it hit them this quickly.  Have you ever gone from feeling 100% to feeling just down right MISERABLE and with a sudden fever?

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6 thoughts on “And here we go . . .

  1. Hey Cyster! Sorry you got surprise attacked by CF, but I just wanted to let you know that I have had that happen before! It sucks so much to be fine one minute and then feeling horrible the next. The only time this happens is when I just got over a cold or one is lurking around the corner. I think sometimes that the body works so hard to fight off being sick from the cold that it gets exhausted and the CF bugs start winning. Yuck! Usually a round of abx will do the trick. Hope you feel better really quickly and the levaquin does the trick!!

  2. Thank you so much for the well wishes! I wonder if that's exactly what happened..my body fought the cold but the CF bugs started taking over. I'm hoping it does the trick too. I can't start it til tomorrow evening because of being on Azithro and having a small heart problem. So, yea…I'm crossing my fingers. I hope you're feeling better!

  3. How are you feeling? I was thinking about you a lot last night! It usually takes about 5 days for me to feel the abx, but I hope you feel better asap! I am almost done with mine and I am feeling much better. Not back to 100% as my cough is a little harsher than pre-cold, but I still have a few days of my abx cocktail left so I am hoping it will do the trick!

  4. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts! I am just starting the abx so hopefully in the next few days I'll start to feel it. I felt a bit better today but now that it's nighttime, I feel ready to crash again. Pretty typical for me when I'm sick.I'm so glad that you're getting better!! I think this cold/cough is staying with normal lungs for awhile..so it may be awhile before we both start to see full relief of the cough. Hopefully those abx will do the trick though! 🙂

  5. Megan, first of all, thank you so much for your comment on my blog! It's very nice to "meet" you. ;)Second, yes, I've had the same thing happen to me… more than once actually. It's definitely no fun and for me it's always a little more scary when it comes on suddenly like that. I hope the abx work wonders and you get feeling well soon!

  6. Jenny, thank you so much for your comment. It's nice to "meet"you also. I should have told you that I found your blog from "being cindy"! I'm really enjoying it, even though I haven't commented yet. It's nice to hear that you've had the same thing happen to you. Yes, it's definitely scary that it came on so fast..I agree with you! I'm so glad that I get to start the abx tomorrow morning – can't wait for it to start working!!

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