Ive not blogged for a while but while Its 3am and I cant sleep I thought I'd give it a go!
This time last week my back pain started to get worse, couldnt sleep with it pain killers wernt touching the pain, so I carried on went to work but by the end of a few hours I felt so fatigued I went home to rest, cant say I slept because from last Wednesday till yesterday I'd had very little sleep as soon as I got comfy, I nodded off then 5 minutes later I would wake in aggony just from moving etc. I put up with it untill Monday when I did concider going to A & E however I then changed my mind talking myself round to over reacting! and decided to wait untill Tuesday am and see the GP.
I phoned Tuesday morning and got an appointment with the duty doctor, who examined me and said I have a lung infection!! she then said it was probably down to the immune suppresents.
So apparently the increased back pain was my lungs hurting, when I thought about it, it is worse when breathing as well as when moving.
My ear that has felt a little warm and goey has a bad ear infection in it.
My leg pains and increased joint pains arnt a flare coming on they are all part off the lung infection.
The sickness and bad stomach also isnt down to lack off sleep etc its all been down to the Lung infection.
She told me I should never leave it that long before going ordered I have at least 3 days bed rest while taking the antibiotics she gave me if no improvment within 2-3 days I have to go back, even the slightest increase in symptoms she said to head straight to A&E! I tried to expain to her that because my pain is so bad each day I keep topped up with pain killers (as advised) so I wouldnt notice the milder symptoms, and to be honest I think the more pain we suffer the higher our pain tolerance is, I really did belive it was back pain, I probably made it worse because I didnt know it was an infection I had continued to inject mu methotrexate and enbrel, not advisable.
All this got me thinking if I did go to the doctors everytime I felt a bit worse or had a slightly different symptom I would be there everyday.
They really would get fed up off me then.
Today under my breastone seems to have swollen I really hope its not my costocondritis coming back and its just part off the infection, I am going to give GP a ring in the morning just to double check.
Fingers crossed it starts to clear soon.