Sick and Tired

Megan Venturella
Megan Venturella Posts: 678 ✭✭✭✭

Whew! Got sick nearly three weeks ago and it really kicked my butt! A week of fever, and when it finally broke and I expected to be on the mend, I was so exhausted I could barely get out of bed. Lying down I didn’t feel too bad, so I tried to get up and shower and nearly passed out from the effort. That lasted another week. This last week has been getting better every day, and today I was able to finally get a few things done. Such a relief!

Just curious if anyone else out there has experienced this. I’ve been sick before, but I’ve never had that level of exhaustion before. Week 2 was tough!


  • JennyT Upstate South Carolina
    JennyT Upstate South Carolina Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2021

    @Megan Venturella Oh my, I'm so sorry. Glad to hear that you're finally on the mend.

    My family was sick for a couple of weeks here as well. Unfortunately, it was around our Thanksgiving break.😔

    It wasn't a whole week but we were in bed for several days with no energy. Thankfully we didn't have anything we needed to be doing so I just let all of us rest. Lots of homeopathic, folk, herbal medicine and everything I could, and we're finally better. Even that lasting cough is gone.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,354 admin

    Oh yeah... I think it is going around. I had 3-4 really bad weeks... still weak

  • marjstratton
    marjstratton Posts: 1,132 ✭✭✭✭

    I got a bad cold when I went to visit the kids and grandkids. That was for Thanksgiving, and I have been alternating between feeling better but there are still days when it is pretty hard to convince myself to get out of bed and get going. Fortunately, we never had any fever. Still have a dry cough which is annoying. Lots of vitamin C and garlic. Think I'll get some horseradish next time I get into town since my ears are still really stuffed up.

  • Megan Venturella
    Megan Venturella Posts: 678 ✭✭✭✭

    That’s so interesting- so maybe this is just what’s going around this year.

  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,482 admin
    edited December 2021

    @Megan Venturella I know I’m a long way away and it was last year but basically I had to write off the month of August 2020. Felt like I’d been hit by a truck. No energy, no appetite, aches & pains, a real effort to do the smallest of things. I’m lucky to have my wife (retired nurse) to look after me. Lots of herb & mushroom teas and rest, rest, rest. I was convinced I had Covid but the test was negative. Very frustrating but my body was telling me to take it easy.

  • JennyT Upstate South Carolina
    JennyT Upstate South Carolina Posts: 1,273 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Megan Venturella My SIL, BIL and their kids had it for a month. She went to the pediatrician and he said that the cold and flu was extremely rough this year here in our area. Most of the time taking longer to get over than normal, with a cough that lingers for a good long while.

  • Linda Bittle
    Linda Bittle Posts: 1,500 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My entire December thus far has been just low energy, occasional sneezing, sinus pressure, some cough, but not bad. My appetite is good, and I'm not "sick". Just can't get back up to speed.

    I worked my final 12 hour day at the hospital kitchen on December 3. Don't think I could have kept it up any longer. As it was, I put in my 3 weeks notice 5 weeks before I retired completely. I blame those last 2 weeks where I worked 6 days instead of 4 (the guy I officially gave notice to got called out of state for a horrible family tragedy before he turned my letter into human resources - and he forgot to tell the guy who covered for him not to put me on the schedule.)

    Anyway, I'll have a good day and then be down the next. I just let myself get really run down and can't get back up like I used to. On the plus side, my cooking is healthier than the hospital food I was eating 3 meals a day at work.

  • Megan Venturella
    Megan Venturella Posts: 678 ✭✭✭✭

    Sooo interesting to hear. It sounds like for whatever reason maybe the area I’m in got hit particularly hard too. It’s particularly odd to me since my husband and kids were around me and didn’t get even a sniffle! Sometimes I believe we know way less than we think we do about colds and flu!

  • LaurieLovesLearning
    LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,358 admin

    I had 3 weeks of misery (no fever) in October. I hadn't had anything for 3 years by that point, so I suppose I was overdue for something. I was so glad when it was done.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow, it seems like we have all had a touch of something or just pushed out limits too far.

    I overdid when I mom came home and I expected to get rundown from that. I was pretty much out of any energy for a moth or so. Just as I started to feel better I fell outdoors and really hit my head. It sounded like a coconut would if you tapped it in a store when I hit the ground. So i had a concussion from that. I am just beginning to feel human again but try to stay off the computer since the light still seems to bother me. @LaurieLovesLearning suggested lionsmane and it really seemed to do a good job plus its great for brain fog so that is a plus too.

    I hope you all feel better this next upcoming year.

    This year has been challenging. I am looking forward to rolling in a new year

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,839 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Megan Venturella and everyone - so sorry to hear you were sick!

    Two weeks ago, I had planned on celebrating my 60th birthday the whole week (if not month); however, I got a cold about two days after my birthday, how I managed to get sick I have no idea! Usually, I would get sick when I worked a stressful job then go on vacation, but I have been retired since June and my only stress has been my dad who luckily did not get sick. Also, luckily it seemed to be a minor cold no fever, chills, aches & pains or really that low of energy, just enough to stay home and behave myself unless my dad needed something.

    Hope everyone stays healthy for the Holidays!

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just getting over pretty much 5 days of the same thing. Fever, chills, bones hurting, coughing, no energy.

    I'm thankful I was able to stop it before it fully triggered my bronchitis as it felt like it was heading there. Back to work tomorrow and hoping it won't be too crazy a day and let me come back a little easy. instead of falling into chaos head first.