Hi everyone. As I'm a newbie I would like your opinions please.
Not had my first rheumy appt yet (this Friday) but diagnosis confirmed by private rheumy 3 months ago. On pred 60mg.
For the past 2 weeks I have been on and off flaring constantly and feeling pretty low. Just finished 5th course of a/bs for "chest infection". Sunday was my first day of feeling able to get going. Sunday night didn't sleep and felt really, really unwell, thought I was dying. Not pain as much just general ill feeling. Breathing was horrendous (which is not helped by having cracked ribs through coughing). Monday spoke to GP who arranged for whole battery of bts. Not had results back yet.
Yesterday and today I have slept pretty constantly, but runny nose, "normal" headache, aching limbs, and running a high temp. I don't feel ill,ill like I did yesterday but more like I would expect flu to be (never having had flu before cannot make the comparison).
What I would like to know is - is this a cold that is more severe because of the illness? Do common illnesses tend to be harder and are they more difficult to get rid of? I'm not scared anymore as my breathing has really eased just tired, achey, sweaty. Do I just rest and let it take its course.
I'm sure you will be able to reassure me.
Take care. Babs x