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  1. Uti's are the worst so I really sympathize. Three days is also a long time to suffer. If it were me, I doubt I could be in agony for that long and would likely make a new appointment/get a new script. At least then you can discontinue if it isn't sensitive to your infection and take an appropriate one. For now, drink lots of water, stay away from sugary drinks and see if you can take an over the counter product like Azo to control your discomfort.
  2. Thank you for your replies! Last night was another brutal night of crying babies (2 year old and 8 month old were up multiple times!) but I will try my best to nurture myself as much as possible. I hate having anxiety when ill. Maybe the lack of control, especially with kids is what makes it worse? Here's to getting more sleep! This week has been horrid. Glad you feel better Stephanie. Two weeks is a long time to feel lousy!
  3. So I'm really struggling with my anxiety. My son came down with adenovirus last week. I didn't know what it was but googled it and really regret doing so after reading about it bc it said one strain can be really serious. He's since recovered but managed to pass it on to me. I've been sick the last five days and have mild cold symptoms but feeling really tired. My baby has NOT been sleeping and I have been getting very little sleep so chalked my slow recovery to that. But after another bad night I woke up feeling a lot worse with more congestion and fatigue. As the day has progressed I now have a mild fever which I am totally freaking out over having bc I'm afraid my virus is winning the battle. This is the first time in five days that I've had one too. Im so anxious about getting worse, getting really sick, the scary thoughts just keep coming. How do I keep calm and is it normal to have a fever this far in??
  4. I don't know what the deal is but ever since I had children I feel like my anxiety skyrockets when I get sick. Anyone else like this? My kids bring home all sorts of viruses and I've been the unlucky recipient of some nasty stuff (hand foot and mouth and presently adenovirus) but I never use to get anxious while sick. In fact, when I was younger it rarely made me stop dancing recitals or hiking for the day despite having high fevers, dizziness, aches, you name it! Why would this be? Also, any tips on taming the beast? I am on Day 4 of adenovirus, cold symptoms are super mild but I have upset stomach, fatigue and weakness and can't help think that I'm just going to get worse instead of better. I get really anxious about it and really struggle to cope (physically) when I'm sick and home with three kids.
  5. My dad and I suffer from cysts and like you, he has them in his hairline and neck. They can most definitely feel firm and hurt if they are infected. In fact, an ER doctor misdiagnosed my cyst as a swollen lymphnode years ago and naturally sent me into a tailspin. It felt firm and fixed. If it were anything sinister it would continue to grow and you'd have other symptoms. On that note, mine do get larger over time occasionally but they are harmless. Hth!
  6. Let's look at the facts: •a normal period lasts from 4-7 days (you are on day 6 and only spotting so totally normal) •your pap screening came back normal •your periods are shorter lately (hormones change our cycles through out our lives. After children mine are longer and HEAVIER)-also, normal. Normal, normal, normal. I would not worry about this, you are doing great!
  7. Maybe it's a parent thing but I find I always get hit harder than my kids when we share the same virus. What fun! Often when I am sick I find it's a good time to blame any foreign symptoms on the virus I am fighting and it helps me worry less. Oh, I'm so tired because I'm sick...or I am sweating at night bc I have a mild fever, etc. See if rewording it that way helps. You will feel better soon! I know it often feels like it will never lift when it's in the house but before long it's a distant memory 👍
  8. Thank you Marc. Your story is yet another reminder of how our anxious minds default to the worst case scenario. I'm certain I would have responded the same!
  9. So I noticed my doctor had left a message on my answering machine this evening and I was frankly afraid to check it. So glad I got it over with though bc he said everything came back normal. Doesn't explain my few weeks of extreme tiredness so I guess I'll have to chalk it up to wonky post baby hormones! Hang in there Diane. I know hearing scary stuff can affect the stories that we play in our head but remember that that story belongs to someone else and not you.
  10. I hear ya! Hope you get all good news on your end and the wait isn't long. I've been trying my best to keep busy but unfortunately it's impossible to spend every waking moment out of the house.
  11. Still waiting over here... and the wait is driving me nuts! I had blood work done last Thursday afternoon . We are now Wednesday and I am still waiting to hear back. If it were anything concerning would they have called sooner? I know the logical thing to do is to call but I am way too afraid to do that!
  12. In Canada, they didn't check donors for hepatitis in the 80s when I would've had my transfusion. Hence my concern. My doctor said the results would be in by next week. I feel so torn because I just want to feel better and in the same breath am afraid to find out what's wrong with me. I agree that waiting for that phone to ring can be agonizing! Any time someone calls my heart is in my throat. Think I will take Joy's suggestion and keep busy. I might go visit with friends to keep myself and my kids busy.
  13. I know I'm horrible at this part but my anxiety is in HIGH gear right now waiting for blood test results! I am so worried. Utterly convinced that the doctor will call early to tell me that I have a horrible illness, either the c-word, or liver disease (I had blood transfusions as a baby and was never tested for hepC...another big fear of mine). He tested for SO many things yesterday and I can't seem to stop having scary intrusive thoughts about this whole ordeal. Why do our minds go to the worst case scenario every time? I'm careful not to Google but still manage to conjure up all sorts of scary stuff.
  14. Uugh, just you mentioning the possibility of something awful puts my anxiety into high gear :\ My doctors office is open until 1pm tomorrow. Did I mention I HATE the waiting game?!
  15. Yes, they did the draw right in the office. I live in Canada but I think we just joined the rest of the country in online test results. Well it seemed like a lot but I guess he might as well check everything. I know checking my results online will just make me anxious so I refrained from asking how to check it. He said he was checking for diabetes too but I am a very unlikely candidate. Guess it can't hurt to check.