I promised them I’d pick up side dishes for a meeting they had today, that was the only reason I went into work this morning.
Then I had the pleasure of waiting at my doctor’s office for an hour (I didn’t have an appointment). With all those other sick people and a guy talking about his stye. *shudder*
For me, the doctor said it was probably strep throat and he was prescribing antibiotics since I had a fever. I asked if he could swab and test for strep throat. He asked why I wanted him to test for strep throat if the treatment (antibiotics) would be the same? I asked him to just pacify me, please? The test was negative, not strep throat. I picked up the antibiotics and thought about all the times I’ve taken them in the past and had to deal with side effects of severe anxiety attacks, diarrhea and yeast infections. My memory of antibiotic side effects are not fond ones. With that in mind, I decided to wait a day before taking them.
I put an Orajel sore throat relief strip in my mouth (which gave immediate relief for about 10 minutes) that I’d picked up while waiting 20 minutes for my prescription and took an Advil/Sinus/Cold pill (seriously, Tylenol has got to be the biggest joke for a pain killer in the world). With Advil in my bloodstream, within an hour, my sore throat was no longer sore. After a 4 hour nap, I started coughing out (what looked like) brain matter. And my fever broke.
I don’t think I’ll be taking antibiotics.