Bronchitis

Good morning friends!

Sorry for being MIA yesterday. Remember when I mentioned that I was feeling under the weather on Monday? Well yesterday I was feeling down right awful. I’m talking, coughing, sinus pain, headache, body aches, basically the works. I seriously have not felt this bad in YEARS. Ugh.

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Luckily I had previously scheduled  a new patient appointment at a new doctor’s office for yesterday morning (not knowing that I would actually be sick that day). Nothing against my old doc, (love him to death!) but at 23 years old I figured it was about time to make the switch from pediatrician to an adult primary care physician. The nurse practitioner at the new office is a sweetheart, and I think that I will be very happy at this new office.

I figured that I had the flu, considering that I opted out on having the shot, but I was wrong.  Apparently my symptoms are not flu-like; no fever or chills. After listening to me breathe, she diagnosed me with bronchitis.

At first she wanted to treat me with some over the counter drugs (Mucinex), but seeing as I almost shed a tear when I heard that, she gave in, and prescribed me the Z-Pack, thank GOD!

I’m not one to beg for medication, actually I’d rather not take it if it’s possible, but I think I know my body enough to know that this type of illness needs some antibiotics. Hopefully within the next few days I’ll start to feel better, but for right now I am still very “blah”.

On the upside, the NP told me that I should definitely be having at least one yogurt  per day throughout the course of the medication. I let out a little chuckle when I heard that, and told her that wouldn’t be a problem at all ;-)

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For now I’m continuing my habit of being a yogurt addict, while hydrating and taking it relatively easy!

Have a fabulous Wednesday!

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When you are ill, do you prefer to take antibiotics, or have your body fight off the sickness itself? 

 

 

 

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  1. Oh no! Take care of yourself! Bronchitis is no fun at all. I’m not a big medication person either. I always try to just get better on my own. Hang in there, girl!
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  2. Aw, hope you feel better ASAP!
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  3. Feel better Stellina! I’m usually not a medicine person. If I have a cold I’ll just pump myself with vitamin c and I rarely take pain meds unless necessary. But when it comes to serious colds, sinus infections, flu’s, etc. – I BEG the doctor to pump with whatever will make it go away! I’m such a baby.
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  4. CaligirlSM says:

    Oh no! Hope you feel better!

  5. sorry to hear that you are sick! sending good vibes your way :)
    HUGS
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  6. Oh no, sorry about the sickness! Feel better soon!

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