Hey everyone I wanted to share an experience about getting sick and how it can happen quickly. So, it started with my eye bothering me and I thought it was allergies so I started treating it accordingly. I started loosing my appetite and at the same time my wife had a stomach bug and was dealing with that for about 24 hours. I was drinking liquids and making myself eat but for the next week I was not feeling well. Then came stage two with me loosing liquids rapidly and I was not vomiting. After that, there was no way I could keep up and my sodium was low along with other crucial things.
I then relented and went to the doctor and it was not my normal doctor but someone in the same office. I was desperate so I made the app. I went in and he checked me out, tested urine, and swabbed nose and mouth. Nothing seemed evident that showed any cause for major concern. The 3rd week I started getting a low grade fever and discovered that tylenol would not touch. It did nothing for fever so I switched to a nsaid and that did the trick. I called the doctor that saw me the day before and he gave me augmentin. I started taking it immidiately but by that point it was to late. My fever was coming on 4-5 times daily and would hit me particularly hard while sleeping. The fever started spiking to 103.8 and a little above. My wife woke me up and said look this is not normal and I was burning her up.
She encouraged me to go see my normal doctor that morning and so I scheduled and went in. He promptly looked me over and said you are at a point where you need to go to the hospital and I will add you to my rounds. So I really did not want to do this but by that point I was feeling transparent and realized I was loosing this battle.
I spent three nights in the hospital taking some strong antibiotics through IV. I was put on steriods and some other stuff. By day three I was exhausted and determined to get out. It is amazing how little sleep you get in a hospital.
After discharge I was then assigned two more antibiotics and started those immediately. I am almost done but one of these antibiotics is the worse thing I have ever taken in pill form. So today is my last day with those drugs and I was told I would regain my strength with a couple of weeks. It turns out that I had some sort of bacterial infection in the gut. At first it was thought I might have diverticulitis. I was not septic but it could have went that way fast. Now my doctor believes it is likely that I have colitis. I am still not normal but I am hoping I will soon be normal. I have been taking taltz for a while. My doctor mentioned that I have a hyper immune system response. I was sweating constantly like buckets and chilled. I could feel the fever come in waves and at first I would start getting cold and then suddenly my fever would spike.
Let this be a precautionary tale for others with immune system problems. You can get in a jam really quick and it sneaks up on you. It will zap you and you loose functional decision making. My doctor thinks it will be evident if the immune system is acting strange and I will have something similar happen again. I can tell you this, my joints hurt big time like worse than normal when my fever would hit hard. I think this coincides with a super spike of white blood cells. I was producing way to many outside the normal range. I kind of think due to the increase in activity of the immune system the worse my joints were affected. I was producing way to many. I hope this experience may help others and I figure some of you probably have some similar immune system problems. Sorry for the book.