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17 April 2016 @ 11:50 am
Maybe Sickish  
Symptoms i have experienced over the last week and a bit:

Stiff and sore neck
Nausea and light vomiting (1 night only, maybe mild case of food poisoning?)
Sore throat (scratch)
Sore throat (unable to swallow)
Goopy throat
Stuffy nose
Goopy nose
Headache
Swollen eyelids
Pink eyes
Goopy eyes

Not all of these symptoms have been happening at the same time though, so it's hard to say which, if any, are linked by a common cause and which are entirely independent =P Do i have a single sickness? Or do i have several different co-dependently opportunistic sicknesses? I don't know! The stiff/sore neck has been the only one that's been consistent the whole time, and what started out the whole mess. It was pretty bad at first. It's gotten a lot better since then, but i still feel twinges if i turn my head too much.

The weird thing is that everything below my neck feels just fine. So i don't feel like i'm sick so much as i just have a bunch of problems with me head.

If i'm actually sick with something i wish i'd just get all of it at once, get _really_ sick, and just get it over with =P
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Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on April 19th, 2016 09:30 pm (UTC)
The stiff neck symptom can be a sign of Meningitis, different from normal illnesses, which can be fatal in days if not treated, so if there is no other cause for it (hard workout,heavy lifting, etc.) I'd put this in the "go see your doctor TODAY" category, and if not the doc, the urgent care clinic.

Hope it isn't and that you feel better soon! I'd always rather have the doc tell me that I've just got a cold than miss something with potential life-altering consequences where hours to treatment matter.

Although if your neck has been stiff for a week already and you're still upright then it's probably not... but there is more than one strain and they may not all present the same way...

--Beth
Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on April 24th, 2016 10:15 pm (UTC)
How are you doing? I hope you're feeling better,
--Beth
DonAithnendonaithnen on April 26th, 2016 08:42 pm (UTC)
My neck is all better! I figured since it was almost two weeks since it first got sore when you made the original comment it probably wasn't meningitis :)

All the other symptoms have mostly gone away as well, except the sore throat and an occasional cough which is still lingering =P

I seem to recall that it was almost exactly a year ago that i got a long-lingering sickness that caused me to skip out on alumni weekend. Hopefully this year it will have run itself out beforehand!