Days 7-10

So, solid bowel movements are now a thing of the past.  Night sweats nights 7-9.  Nausea every morning is pretty bad, then I take a Benedryl.  It makes the nausea mostly go away, and I get hungry instead.  The benefits last for hours.  I’m getting accustomed to the Benedryl weirdness; it kind of makes me happy.

The night sweats have been weird; usually I get these the few days before my period, which isn’t happening for another week.  I didn’t have them last night.

Then two nights ago, my youngest daughter came down with a fever; 103 in the night, 101 during the day.  But it broke yesterday, down to 99 something.  She also had a headache, was very tired, and complained of having a tummy ache.  But then she got hungry and ate sausage and salami later.  So maybe I’ve got the flu too?  I’ve been feeling like I have chills, but then I take my temperature and it’s normal.  Yesterday it was 99.6 though…

My husband felt bad for day 9, really tired and weird.  He took a Benedryl too and couldn’t tell if the side effects just made him not notice his fatigue, or if it helped.  He felt fine yesterday.

Rash is totally gone, no more itch.

I’m waking up usually 1-2 X at night.  Rectum is very sore and bleeding.  Then I’ll have another 2-3 BM’s in the morning, often just little bits of bloody mucus.  Sigh.

I’m using mesalamine suppositories, coated with honey.  They seem to help a little.  I also rubbed aloe on my butt last night, and swallowed a little piece of the inner gel/clear bit.  A very little piece, and just last night, so can’t blame my looser stools on this.

Things were firming up BM wise the week before I got infected, and I knew the new worms would probably ruin this, I just didn’t think it would happen until week 3.  I’m getting a little afraid of what’s to come.

I’ve only been on 2 walks this week since I’ve been feeling so bad.  Really tired too.  Now it’s raining, but I’m going to try to walk daily if I can.  The last walk a few days ago I really had to drag myself through it.

So I have no idea if this is the flu or the worms.  Time will tell I guess.  I’m trying to remain positive, but as usual, I’ve got other things I want to try, but they’ll affect the worms.

Curcumin?  May kill the worms.  Propolis?  May be anti-helminthic.  Bee venom therapy?  I’m not ready to go there yet, but would it be complementary?

Or should I just try Cimzia?

I wish the worms would work now and there weren’t any side effects to get through.  I’ve been through enough.  I just want wellness and hope again.

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