Friday, February 17, 2012
Yesterday morning I was fine. I went to a clearance sale with my sister at Fabulous Furs, which sells all faux fur items. I bought three scarves, only $5.00 each. Then I had lunch with my sister and one of my nieces, who got out of school early for an orthodontist appointment.
After I got home I was chilled. I couldn't get my hands warm. I lit the fire and sat by the fireplace. Then I started shaking. I was so cold that I got into bed with all my clothes on and pulled two quilts over me. After I warmed up I started sweating. My face was red and hot. I took my temperature and found out I had a fever of 102. I took ibuprofen and went to bed early. When I woke up this morning my fever was down to 100.3. But a few hours later it was back up, to 103. I had a sore throat and all my joints hurt.
I have had this happen before. I went to the doctor then, and they gave me a massive dose of antibiotics by injection in my hip. I am going to the doctor this afternoon, and they will probably do the same thing again.
What is causing me to spike these fevers? I suspect it might have something to do with Sjogren's Syndrome. It always begins with being chilled. One more reason, I think, to move to Hawaii!