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What the crud?

All week, and actually for the last month, I have had some sort of increasing bleaghy thing which has kept me without energy to leave the house, for longer and longer after I wake up. It doesn't stop me from working if I have the PC at home (which I don't today because I just had a 'refresh' and it wasn't working right).

So today, after yelling at myself for about two hours, I managed to get outside and into the car. The sun is shining very very brightly and it physically hurt. I mean, not vampire-blistering, but after a minute or two the brightness made me nauseous, and quite dizzy.

I called in and apologized that I had to return home, and that I would try to return tonight when the blindingly bright thing was gone.

This is really really weird. When I got in the door, out of the brightness, it was like a cold compress to the forehead.

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wyrdling
Feb. 28th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
that can be a sign of all sorts of unpleasant things (the first to come to mind, from personal experience, is diabetes, but there's others.)

regardless, it's Not Good. please see if you can get to a doctor?
foomf
Feb. 28th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know I'm diabetic, and my blood sugars aren't doing more or less badly lately. I'm also narcoleptic, so I don't necessarily recognize fatigue as a result of illness.

There's some sort of flu bug going around, but I haven't been having the symptoms the other guys at work have had, except for feeling crummy and being a lot more sore than usual.

So if this isn't better tomorrow, yeah, doctor.
aerowolf
Feb. 29th, 2008 09:44 am (UTC)
Get thee to a doctor, and get checked for Eppstein-Barr.
foomf
Feb. 29th, 2008 10:21 am (UTC)
Will ask him to check it at my next appointment, coming up.
jarodrussell
Feb. 28th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
Get thyself to a doctor!
rickj
Feb. 28th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
Agreed. (And even though you didn't combust, how do you feel about garlic and crosses?)
foomf
Feb. 28th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
Yummy garlic... mmmm. Maybe I need to make some garlic noodles. I've got some dreamfield pasta, that'll work...

Crosses, I wear one most of the time, no blistering flesh so far.


OK, not a vampire.
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foomf
Feb. 28th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
... Yipe. Do you have plans to get that treated sometime?
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foomf
Feb. 29th, 2008 08:51 am (UTC)
It's not healthy, nor comfortable, to have panic attacks over something generally harmless that happens daily. There are ways to control the intensity and the nature of the reactions, which do not require drugs, but do require some degree of training to achieve.

Of course, it's necessary to locate a professional who can assist without triggering the issue itself :P
bunny_m
Feb. 29th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
Ack!

*throws out the dream of traveling to NorAm and meeting all of the LJ channel folks IRL*

blistering panic when confronted with human beings you don't know personally

Damn, that must make meeting new people a tad difficult.

Many sympathies. (To you and Foomf both)
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