Strep Sucks

I’ve been sick all week and I’m sick of it.

I started with a fever over the weekend and figured that Jack gave it to me (he had a fever on an off for the previous week and went on antibiotics for a throat infection). So, I took a couple naps and tried to drink a lot of fluids.

On Monday morning I woke up feeling like death warmed over. In addition to the general body aches and pains, my throat hurt. When I used my husband’s extremely bright flashlight to look at it, I immediately diagnosed myself with Strep and went the Quickie Care Express once they opened. Within an hour or so I walked out with a Strep diagnoses, antibiotics and 800 mg tabs of Ibuprofen. I figured I’d be feeling better in no time.

I spent most of Monday in bed napping and my brain was so scrambled that I couldn’t even read a book or watch TV without dozing off. Tuesday was basically more of the same, but with the added issue of the sweats. I mean, I COULD NOT stop sweating. It was just pouring off of me and I literally took three showers in one day. There was a lot of napping too.

I had to leave the house on Wednesday for a half day of management training for work, so I pulled myself up by my bootstraps (aka, cute sandals) and did what I needed to do. By the end of the day, I basically curled into a ball on my couch and moaned.

Oh, and I’ve barely been able to eat since the weekend. When I do put food in my body, I feel super nauseous.

I had planned to take Jack and Ollie down to the beach for a 4 day weekend, but at this point I don’t know if I can find the energy to physically load the truck to go.

I don’t really have a point. I guess this entire blog post is just an excuse for why I don’t have a blog post today.

I am curious though, is Strep supposed to last this long? Usually when going on antibiotics for whatever, I’m feeling better within a day or so. I’ve been taking my medicine since Monday and I still feel like poo covered in poo, rolled in poo, and filled with poo flavored poo.

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4 thoughts on “Strep Sucks”

  1. I hope you feel better!! I used to get Strep Throat every year as a kid and remember feeling significantly better within 1-2 days of starting the antibiotic. You poor thing.

  2. I had strep when I was 21 and thought I was going to die. Aches and pains, headache, 102 fever. All of it. And I kinda felt like my head was going to roll or float away. It definitely lasted longer than I thought it should, so it sounds like you’re right on track. I hope you feel better soon! I think you’re through the worst.

  3. I got strep earlier this spring from my daycare aged son too! He never actually showed symptoms but I felt like I had been run over by a truck, maybe only marginally less bad than when I got hand-foot-mouth from him, yes I got hand foot mouth (actually twice!!). I remember finally realizing that this wasn’t just a bad cold on a Friday morning and going to the walk-in clinic and getting beds. The doctor did warn me that a lot of cases of strep are viral versus bacterial and the antibiotics won’t help. I started taking the meds that day (Friday) and didn’t feel better at all until Monday/Tuesday, so at least 3 full days on meds. Hope you feel better soon!

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