Life is weird.

I was kind of messed up in the head a few days ago (read my recent blog posts if you don’t believe me), and then yesterday I felt ill. It freaked me out. (And as I was telling a friend recently, when I get physically ill, my mind is the first thing to go.)

I feared I’d come down with a bad case of coronavirus. And maybe I have, but as of now, all signs point away from it. I think.

Coronavirus symptoms:

  • Dry cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath

My symtoms (including none of the above):

  • Tension/tight muscles in my shoulders and neck
  • Earache
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • General achiness

I felt pretty sick yesterday, so in the early afternoon, I took 800 mg of Ibuprofen. (That’s right–I took four pills.) Well, wow! That stuff fixed it, and I was dopey to boot. There’s nothing better for muscle tension than Ibuprofen. Don’t quote me on this, but I think it’s a muscle relaxant. For that reason, it’s my go-to choice for menstrual cramps.

I felt so much improved that I wound up thinking I’d imagined the physical symptoms. And then something scary happened. At around 10:00 PM last night, the Ibuprofen wore off, and the symptoms came back. I was freaked.

Instead of taking more Ibuprofen, I took some extra Seroquel (it’s allowed) for a good night’s sleep. But before the stuff could knock me out, I had an attack of restless leg syndrome. Oh my gosh. I was kicking and kicking like a crazed woman. I don’t know much about restless leg syndrome, such as what causes it; but I can tell you that it’s violent, and you should keep a safe distance! Geez Louise. Like, I was trying to watch TV downstairs in my dad’s recliner. (He’d gone to bed.) And I could tell I was breaking the recliner, so I moved off of it.

Ahah! I looked up RLS, and it’s suspected to be tied to dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter that Seroquel affects. I sensed a connection between the restless leg issue and my Seroquel usage last night, but I wasn’t sure. There you go.

When I awoke at 10:30 this morning, I was afraid to get out of bed. I felt fine, but I feared that as soon as I’d sit up or get up or walk, etc., that I’d be hit with a hard wall of illness symptoms. Big Woof to the rescue! She came and snuggled with me until I was brave enough to get up.

And since then, all day, I’ve felt 98% fine. So… I guess I’m okay? But I’ve read online that symptoms can come and go. What if I start feeling bad again, or even worse? It’s freaky. It’s really, really freaky.

And it’s hard to listen to my dad’s radio program (Rush Limbaugh) and hear about how damaged our economy has been. We can just hope for the best.

I was scraping algae off the inside walls of my fish tank yesterday when one of my fishies had an honest-to-God anxiety attack. So I quit scraping, sat near him, and smiled and touched the tank with my finger. It seemed to help.

Life is weird.




7 thoughts on “Life is weird.

  1. I’m sorry to hear you’ve not been feeling well but good to know you’re feeling a bit better. This all can be pretty scary no doubt, especially when you feel anything suggestive of “symptoms”. Do you have any seasonal allergies? I think that can make things even more confusing. I’ve had some sore throats that come and go and an urge to cough that never becomes anything more I live with dusty birds and have some allergies. Like you, it still freaks me out. If possible you could check your temperature regularly if you’re concerned (and have a thermometer). I’m not a medical person by any means and certainly not a Covid19 expert but when I have felt kind of strange I check my temp. I’ve heard recently for people with seasonal allergies keeping an eye on your temperature might help notify you of anything wonky, as in outside your normal seasonal issues.

    Stay safe and well! Thanks for keeping us posted. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment!! Yeah, I do have allergies, and that could be the primary/main culprit here. I’ve been sniffly for a few months now, but never more than sniffly. And I haven’t had a fever, but that’s a good idea about checking it! It would seem odd indeed to have the coronavirus without at least a low-grade fever!! You know, I could probably solve a lot of my problems by religiously taking an antihistamine. [Makes “duh” face at myself.] My dad’s political programs suggested testing everyone and then the economy could reopen and people who were carriers could hide out for a while. Then they tested someone on the program, and he didn’t have it, and he was all smiley with relief. That–and the fact that I feel mostly good this evening–has made me feel better!! I hope you and your birdies are doing well too!! YAY!!

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      1. It would be nice if everyone could be tested but it makes sense that that would be impossible AT THIS POINT. We’ve barely got enough tests as it is. I’ve heard of a lot of people with symptoms trying to get tested and they can’t. Luckily they’re ramping up testing now but I think we’re a long ways from testing on a massive scale. What worries me is people. People always worry me. Lol. Eventually they will start reopening spots here and there but if we rush it we risk a second wave sooner than later and then we’re right back to full-scale quarantine. I’d prefer we just get out ahead of this, let the professionals lead the race, find a treatment for all, and see where we’re at.

        I hear you on taking an antihistamine! I’m supposed to too even though I swear I don’t notice a difference. They say even then it’s working to keep things calmer in the body. But I always forget to take it at night and that’s when mine says take it. Lol…oh my excuses need quarantine! Lol. Stay well!

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      2. Good points about the tests!! What you say makes a lot of sense!! HA HA HA HA! Oh my gosh, I love the concept of quarantining our excuses!! Yes, let’s all do that!! ๐Ÿ˜€


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