Friday, October 27, 2006

Poxy lady*

I have chicken pox. I am achey and sweaty. I don't have many pustules at the moment, long may it stay that way. At least pustule is a wonderful word.

*I'm not a lady but I couldn't resist this title.

6 comments:

RUTH said...

Actually I have a choice - I can take Panadol and be awake, alert, achey and sweaty or I can not take Panadol and be pathetic, achey and have chills. It is only somewhere between these extremes that I can sleep. Oh woe is me.

susan said...

Try a different pain killer?

RUTH said...

The sweatiness is from my temperature going down and the chills from it going up. I'm now trying one Panadol every 4 hours and one Disprin on the alternate 4 hours in the hope that this will keep my temperature more even.

I have more pustules which are painful, my glands on the right side are up, I'm still achey and headachey. Oh woe is me.

Christine said...

Not wanting to be alarmist but I thought there was something about asprin potentially causing worsening of the disease long term but maybe its only in children. Which is why they recommend panadol (or the like acetaminophen)

RUTH said...

Thanks for this Christine, I've just done some research on it. The combination of asprin and chicken pox (or influenza) in children can cause Reyes syndrome. Asprin is not recommended for fevers in people under 19 because of this.

JK said...

Yikes... I did get myself vaccinated just 2 months ago... Guess I probably should go back for the second dose. I am so sorry... Take care of you! I hope it doesn't get too much worse