|Jul 03 2012|
When these blisters started, it seemed to start to subside as quickly as it came on. Well, I did take valcyclovir as soon as it showed up, so perhaps that helped. I threw it up sometimelast night though & the rash/blisters are coming back a bit.
Last night/this morning, I had a terrible time typing & had to retype & use the mouse a lot to correct the spelling. I was having a lot of problems figuring out where my fingers were going & making them go where I wanted them to (ataxia). My vision was a bit blurry last night & this morning, yet I figured this could be from the antibiotic eye ointment I've been taking, yet I don't recall it ever being that bad before.
I'm still using the inhaler, yet a little leery of taking the Valcyclovir or the antibiotics, as throwing them up was a greatly unpleasant experience. Having taken them with orange juice surely didn't help. It burned my throat quite a bit on the way up, so I drank some soy & coconut milk mixed together after rinsing with water & Listerine (Listerine was another quite unpleasant experience - burns like he**).
Anyhow, I'll try the Valcyclovir again tonight to see if it can keep this stuff at bay.
The blistery rash seems to be localized mostly to my upper mid-thorasic back area, with some blisters off to the sides of my back, none on either side or anywhere else (& I'm hoping it stays that way!)
This could explain why I felt so exhausted before.
I'm hoping I'm through the worst of this. My fingers can find the keys on the keyboard now & my vision seems to have cleared up, yet I'm still congested with an occasional, far less frequent cough. I still feel very tired so I'm just going to hvae to rest, take the Valcyclovir as I'm able to tolerate it, and hope the other clears up. My eyes are a bit watery, but my vision cleared up. Last night my vision was quite blurry as well, making it VERY difficult to type. It literally took me a few hours to type my last entry, trying to get my hands/fingers to coordinate. I had that for roughly 36-48 hours.
There's nothing more frustrating than to try to type through blurry vision when your hands & fingers have little to no spacial recognition, when you think you have the right keys, then look at what you typed & find it's gibberish.
I had this happen about 15 years ago for a shorter time, then it went away. I'm guessing that this isn't the first time I've been through this. I think I was on Calan at the time for pain, a Ca channel blocker.
This sort of thing used to scare me, but now I've learned to just go with the flow, as it will likely pass as it has before, and if not, then, well, it won't, and I'll have to deal with that if it should happen, but no sense in worrying about something when you are doing everything you know how to keep it at bay.
This morning I could barely get my smaller medicine down & the thought of triggering another vomiting episode was a bit more than I could take, so I passed on these this morning, both the antibiotic (was a Z-Pak, or azithromycin, now my PCP has me on an antibiotic(Doxycycline hyclate) & my endocrinologist on the antiviral (Valacyclovir to take as needed - I'm pretty sure this qualifies!) My PCP is aware I'm on both, as are most of my other doctors.
I was again scheduled for some dental work, but the tooth that was bothering me doesn't hurt & hasn't for some time & the gums look good, so that's going to have to wait.
I think adding any unneeded stress right now, be it physical or otherwise, isn't a good idea. As much as I'd like to go to the gym for PT right now, I think it's time to just rest & let my body heal. My mind wants to go, my body's saying "are you kidding?" ;)
I wouldn't want to give this crap to anyone either, so I've just gotta stay home, rest & maybe get out in the back yard & get a tad of sun perhaps? Maybe it'll help dry up the new blisters that I scratched off.
When I had chicken pox with my kids, I remember it being VERY difficult for them not to scratch. I can feel why now! I'd rather scratch them off & let them dry up - especially at this point in my life! (yet I can see why kids have a hard time not scratching - this stuff itches like mad & it does feel better once you've popped the blisters. I discovered the blisters by scratching an itch, and yes, it does feel better once they are popped!
I imagine they can dry out & heal quicker too? (either way, it feels better right now!)
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