Saturday, May 30, 2009

Infections, Infections

Throat and intestinal infections.  That's what I have today folks.  It's been lots of fun!  On the plus side, I'm losing that bothersome last five pounds I've been trying to shake for months.

The hardest part of this is that my brain is tired.  Usually, when I'm not feeling well, it's just my body.  Now, it's my mind.  I'm too tired to read or think.  It's a bit frustrating.  I always felt that lupus couldn't touch me as long as mentally I'm able to keep up.  My husband tells me I'm being hard on myself, and I need to rest.  He's probably right.

There are two days left in Lupus Awareness Month.  Apparently, I've decided to celebrate Lupus Awareness Month by having lupus.  The rest of you, get out there and share your lupiness with the world!

Take care lupies.



ChyvonneB said...

Living Lupie,

Hi. Sorry to hear your dealing with intestinal and throat infections.

I'm not sure if you've mentioned this elswhere in your blog, but I'm curious about a few things. I have Graves' Disease and a slew of other issues. Through much investigating, I have found that I have intestinal/bacterial infections. I have also found out that I have numerous food intolerances. I have been diagnosed with Leaky Gut Syndrome by an Integrative Doctor.

Through research, I have found that people with Autoimmune diseases are very susceptible to infections and allergies. I wish my Endocrinologists or any other doctor would have shared this with me eight years ago.

Unfortunately, sometimes I feel very helpless, because there are so many issues without any definitive answers. I was just curious if you have been down the road of allergy testing, etc.


The Lupie Kat said...

Hi Chyvonne:

Sorry about your issues. Yes, I have been through allergy tests, but I don't think the allergist was too good. He gave me stick test on my back, waited five minutes and told me, I was fine. My back broke out into a rash when I got home, and he said that it happens sometimes, but it doesn't mean that I have allergies.

I often break out into rashes and sneezing. I think that I should go in and get it again and likely will when I find time.

Take care of yourself.