After a discussion with a colleague, who had the same thing and found out she had bronchitis, I decided to set up an appointment with my doctor to find out if there is something more than what I am going through. I have been sick since the beginning of this month and I am not 100%. When I start feeling good, I get back to feeling worse. Now I am coughing so much I cannot sleep. I am going to get Mucinex today, but maybe I need antibiotics. I don’t know. I know that the flu and a horrible strain of it is going around and I need to make sure that I find out what is wrong before it turns into something worse.
My symptoms: sore throat, achy body, no fever though. Headaches, sinus pressure at times (which is why I think it’s just viral, this is a common problem of mine), some post-nasal drip, coughing, sometimes coughing up green stuff (this just started yesterday). Also, while my stomach is mostly healed, I am having a problem with bloat and umm…gas. Of course it probably doesn’t help that I ate bell peppers for supper last night. Oops. I love bell peppers and they’re low-carb friendly.
Yesterday I did okay calorie wise but my carbs were bad. Today I will land around 42 grams so long as I stay on the path, but only 128 grams of protein. I’ll take it.
With this doctor visit comes a weigh-in. I am dreading it. I won’t hold much weight to it as their scale seems to be off by 8 pounds less than my weight loss doctor’s office (which is what I will base my progress on). Still…if I show myself above what I was at pre-holiday season, I will know. Then again, it could be wrong, so I will wait until Friday til I go to my weight loss doctor to see the true number. Unfortunately I will not be able to get an early morning weight as my appointment is in the later afternoon, but it is what it is.
I need to stop over-analyzing this and get better…sigh.