All of the Immune symptoms

A few days before Christmas I had a really bad flare in SI joint pain. I figured out it was SI joint pain thanks to some friends who have more of an understanding of anatomy than I do. (I almost wish I’d taken anatomy in college, almost.) Possible piriformis syndrome accompanied this for a few days as well. I treated the muscle problems, as they resolved it turned into a headache that lasted from Sunday to Tuesday afternoon because the new migraine meds I tried didn’t exactly work. Tuesday was tricky. Wednesday was better because there was less pain but I still had a low grade headache that seemed to be connected to fatigue levels. (Also had a 2 hour nap on Wednesday.)

Now it’s Thursday and I’m realizing the only thing that has improved is the pain levels. I’ve had tingles, chills, pins and needles, fatigue, nausea, an increase in appetite, way major brain fog, more fatigue, bladder problems multiple nights, regular levels of pain, abnormal levels of pain, muscle spasms, worse muscle rigidity and now on top of it the “OMGIT’SACOLD” immune system response is coming back. I took some prednisone middle of December to get all that to stop and it did. BUT it’s coming back. (I had a cold after being at a beer and music festival 11/1/2014.) I have no cold! Body! There is no cold! Calm thyself! Citizen! Enhance your calm!

I said fuck it and took some nyquil tonight. I’m not sick but it’ll help the symptoms. Maybe with a full night’s rest something will calm down.

Earlier I had a crazy prednisone type hunger – but no changes in medicine and definitely no prednisone.

My body is cycling through as many different issues/problems/symptoms/things/pains that it can come up with.

Five more days until my next appointment with the neurologist. I’ll wait till tomorrow morning to decide if I should call the neurologist tomorrow.

Have I really been sick for a month and a half?

Or, I hope I don’t need a third course of antibiotics. Caught a cold after attending an outside beer and music festival. Spent too much time among the unwashed masses. (And had to use porta-potties.) Cold turned into a sinus infection. Then either the sinus infection wasn’t kicked with the first round of antibiotics or a developed another sinus infection. That’s just since November 1st!

Basically, now that I’m free of infection but still coughing and blowing my nose, it’s like my immune system has been fighting the cold ever since I caught it – and got over it. Technically, I did get over it. But my immune system didn’t ever bother to stand down.

I think this further enforces my whole idea that my immune system is staffed – or run – by conspiracy theorists.

Still might have another doctor appointment tomorrow. Tempted to cancel it so I don’t have to get out of bed. Looking at a run of prednisone now. Hopefully my body will calm its shit.

I mean, c’mon! A COLD. I’m so damned tired. Only good side of this? I’ve been in virtually no pain through all of this because my body is doing other shit. I’m not going to worry about this causing an MS relapse that’ll require more and extremely more powerful, steroids. I will not.

Now, my most serious decision for the rest of the day will be when to take the NyQuil.