Post # 1
I’m sick and I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a HUGE baby about it. I literally cannot handle being sick and it makes me bawl my eyes out. Before you call me a complete child, you should know that I have a weakened immune system and my doctor told me in result this causes any “illness” to feel much worse.
Last night I had a slight fever of 100.1 which eventually broke from alternating between tylenol and motril every 4 hours. (Is that bad? Since yesterday at 6:30pm I’ve been taking tylenol & motril every 4 hours as it’s the only way I’m able to NOT cry all day because of the pain.)
-My head hurts and feels hot
-I feel nauesous & TMI things are not solid when I use the bathroom
-I’m not throwing up but nothing sounds good to eat and I haven’t eaten much
-No fever but still feel hot and gross :/
-No sore throat or stuffed nose
-Very weak and lethargic
What the heck kind of sickness do I have?!
Does anyone have any ideas how to deal with this? I’m not sure if the alternating medication is safe but I don’t know what else to do. I feel horrible. I don’t like tea and I’ve already tried a warm shower, gingerale, and crackers.
Post # 3
Hi there, I’m a RN but take this as my opinion, not medical advice 🙂
There ARE a bazillion stomach bugs going around. I mean it. A Bazillion!!!
100.1 isn’t really a “fever”. It’s a low grade, yes but if it didn’t continue, go up, etc… i’d just ignore that it even happened right now.
Be careful on the meds. Tylenol max daily is 4grams… which is 4000mg. Motrin is never good to take around the clock longterm either. I’d pick one and stick to it.
Drink WATER! A ton of it. Even if you don’t feel like it. DO IT ANYWAYS! 🙂 You’re probably dehydrated if you’re not taking in much, having diarrhea etc. It can cause low grade temps and headaches!
Post # 4
@Jw1724: Thank you so much for your advice. Since my 100.1 temp it’s just went down so I’m guessing that’s a good thing.
I’m just terrified of getting the flu because this is how it usually starts for me.
As for the medication how often should I be taking it? Motrin seems to work much better vs tylenol but how long should I be taking it for? The motrin I’m taking is 200mg and I’ve been taking two pills every 4 hours since yesterday at 6:30pm. It seems like an awfu lot of medication but if I don’t take it, I feel even worse. :/
I’ll definitely try drinking more water. I’ll admit, I hate water when I’m sick as it makes my stomach feel empty. To compensate for that I’ve been drinking gaterade instead which is probably not doing much.