It’s Day 5 of “Ali is sick” and boy is this getting old!
So now I’m taking action. I’ve been resting and trying to get more sleep, but that alone obviously isn’t doing the trick. My throat is still so sore that I feel like I’m swallowing fire. I was hoping the sinus issues would go away on their own, but they aren’t.
I’m home sick from work today. Yesterday I was miserable sitting at the office trying to be productive while my equilibrium played tricks on me.
Admittedly I attempted a yoga class last night with Ashley. It didn’t go so well for me. I wish I could say that it felt good to do something after all this rest, but being inverted did nothing to help the sinus pressure I’m dealing with.
The plan today is to stay in bed, drink tons of water, keep popping Vitamin C tablets (I finally picked some up last night) and do some work (it’s unavoidable).
I do have a prescription for an antibiotic that I never filled earlier this week.
If you don’t mind me getting personal, I’ll explain to you why I never filled the antibiotic, since many of you inquired.
(Guys may want to stop reading at this point. Things are about to get girly.)
Antibiotics always, without fail, lead to yeast infections for me. Those don’t go away overnight and they are miserable. My thought when I was prescribed an antibiotic was that I’d rather run next weekend’s half marathon with a sore throat and achy ears than with a “down there” problem.
Now you know.
But I think I’m caving. This sickness seems to need more than willpower to go away, so I’m going to get the prescription filled this morning. In the meantime, I’m open to any remedies y’all may have for preventing that less-than-pleasant antibiotic side effect.
I’m sad that it’s beautiful outside and I’m not running. But I know it’s for the best.
Off to go to Duane Reade…in my PJs. Don’t judge.
TELL ME: What are your thoughts on antibiotics? I’ve read a lot lately that says they cure sinus infections. I’ve also read that they make them worse. I know most of you aren’t doctors (though if you are, yay! cure me!) but I’d love to hear your thoughts on how you deal with being sick beyond having a cold.