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Think I know why I was so tired: PMS AND the flu!!! 10-19-2004 - 07:26 AM
I remember that on Saturday I was really down about being sooo exhausted and tired all the time!!! It is hard to explain to others and others have a tendency to not even believe just how tired we can be

Sunday was another very, very stressful day: the water heater was changed and, first, wouldn't heat the wate. Once DH played with thermostats, it was doing beautifully and we were relieved that the kids would be able to take their baths before going to school... that was until we realized that the valve was shot and that the monster was leaking again!!! So a nice, hot, shower was out of the question for us... again

As if that wasn't enough, DS kept having meltdowns about not having friends over and about not being able to reach his cousin. Finally, in mid-afternoon, he reached the cousin and was comforted that they would spend a few hours together... and then a friend showed up at the same time as the cousin and, before we knew it, there was another melt-down due to having too many people over All this resulted in tons and tons of stress and lack of sleep. So, yesterday, I was feeling really down, all day.

Then it hit me, last night: terrible, terrible stomach cramps accompanied with a headache, gas and a back ache. First, I blamed it on the flu that kept DD home on Friday and DS home yesterday and today. Then I realized that it was most likely a bout of the extreme PMS flares that I've been having, off-and-on, since my hyst. This morning, when DH also woke with the terrible cramping and gas, I realized that, most likely, it's a combination of both.

All I know is that, presently, I'm in so much pain that I can't walk straight. And the pain is both in my lower back and my abs, so that there doesn't seem to be a way to relieve the pain effectively: currently, I'm sitting with a pillow against my back and one against my tummy. And DS is asleep, in my bed

So, today, I intend to rest (can't do anything else: stayed home from work, it hurts so much ) and, hopefully, we'll all be back to normal tomorrow.

Aurora said at 10-19-2004 - 09:15 AM
Dany, hope that you feel better soon, no matter what the cause.You deserve to have a good rest.

s, Anne


jeanette said at 10-19-2004 - 09:44 AM
I actually woke with terrible stomach pains 4:00 Friday morning. They were awful! I used a heating pad. I spent the day home and in bed. I thought it was some pain meds I took at midnight, but why would it take four hours to hurt me? When four hours is when you can take another one? So maybe it is a bug and PMS combined (I'm PMSing now)?

Hope you'll get to feeling better soon.






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