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When I get it in my head to be stubborn, I do stupid things. Case in point - I've been sick for over a week and a half. I stubbornly decided that I should be able to get better on my own. I haven't. I am, in fact, sicker now than I was a week ago. I should have gone to the doctor last week, but I decided that, having taken a sick day the week before, I could not justify taking time from work to go. So instead I went to work on massive amounts of advil/tylenol to mask the recurring fevers. Now, it's the weekend, and I'm having to bail on planned social outings because I am, shockingly, still sick and feverish. Having finally given up, I am admitting that I need antibiotics, but it's the weekend, so I can't do anything about it.

Not my smartest move.

Ah well. Back to the couch to curl under blankets and watch BSG.


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Jan. 17th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
Depends on what you've got. Antibiotics only work on bacterial infections, not viral. If you have a viral infection (most colds and flues) taking antibiotics will only hamper your own immune system.

I've had doctors prescribe antibiotics for colds that wouldn't go away for a long time and they didn't end up helping much.
Jan. 18th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
Without giving too much icky detail... based on the symptoms, it's almost certainly bacterial.
Jan. 19th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
In that case...enjoy your drugs! And get better already, I hate when people have seen more Battlestar than I have.
Jan. 18th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
You're not a dumbass, darling
You're a doughhead.

Get it straight!
Jan. 18th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
I finally went to a doctor yesterday (a walk-in clinic on St. Clair, since I kept getting voice mail when trying to call my own doc), and I should have done it a lot sooner too. No, antibiotics don't work on viruses, but a lot of repsiratory infections are bacterial. In generally, if you're coughing up yellow things, it's usually bacterial... Also, codeine cough syrup FTW.

There are some clinics open on the weekend - you might want to check into that. I'm pretty sure Kettu went to a walk-in clinic around Queen and Spadina on a Sunday when she had strep throat at one point.
Jan. 18th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, you poor silly silly monkey.

(((((((((great big hugs)))))))))

Rest. Stay away from work. Go to the doctor. Get better.

Love you.

Is there any thing I can do? Bring? I suspect not, since I know Liz is taking excellent care of you, but if there's anything, please let me know.
Jan. 18th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
Nope - the two things I need most are a) a time machine to go back a week and tell myself not to be a dumbass doughhead, and antibiotics.

Jan. 19th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
Get well soon! :(
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