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My IQ just sunk below my shoe size - Tactical Ninja

Aug. 1st, 2012

11:04 am - My IQ just sunk below my shoe size

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It seems likely that I have strep throat. I have giant tonsils without having a cold, and the only other symptom I have is lethargy and fuzzy-headedness. I went in to work this morning for a meeting and it was amusing (for everyone else) as I forgot what I was saying half way through a sentence and couldn't string simple sets of words together. Infections in your head suck.

So it takes a doctor to confirm strep, but by the time I drag my carcase up to the uni and get a swab, then it gets labbed and comes back, I'll probably be over it. Meanwhile, work doesn't want to take the risk so they sent me home. On the way I bought a thermometer (and stood there stupidly swiping my card the wrong way round till the shop lady helpfully guided my hand) - seems my temperature is just under normal. I actually feel ok except for the swallowing razor blades and the brain-no-worky. But I'm likely to be home for the rest of the week. I have a remote desktop so I can do work in the cycles when my brain is working, but it'll be Uh.Simple.Stuff I think. *sigh*

There was something else I was going to say but I forgot what it was. Please feel free to remind me.

[edit] Oh wait, I remember. I'm missing circus because of this. I didn't go to acro last night and I don't really want to share my bugs with the handbalancers either (or break my neck) so witness my noble suffering as I stay home for that as well. Fuckity.

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From:pombagira
Date:July 31st, 2012 11:26 pm (UTC)
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ohh..thats not fun to have razorblade throat.. O.O so my suggestion is to gargle asprin/disprin dissolved in water.. you don't have to swallow it but gargle will help take the inflammation down.. just saying

hope you feel betters soon.. *nods*

**loves**
Polly
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From:pombagira
Date:July 31st, 2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
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oh and also sleeping and bad tv.. *nods more*
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From:richdrich
Date:July 31st, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
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Lot's of kids at my partner's preschool have been off with strep throat (also scarlet fever, Ebola, anthrax, etc).

There's a rapid test, BTW - the GP/nurse can do it in a few minutes and it doesn't need to go to the lab.

(I've had a sore throat for days, but I haven't got a temperature and am otherwise functional, so assume it's the usual low-level viral shite).
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From:helianthas
Date:August 1st, 2012 09:16 am (UTC)
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Agreed. Strep can turn nasty. I got the rapid test and with antibiotics I felt cured in 24 hrs after not being able to eat for a week. Some docs will give u antibiotics with 2 out of 3 symptoms (pustules on tonsils, fever, petticulae) but I prefer to err on the side of caution and get the test. I don't fuck around with strep, though. God bless amoxicillin!
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From:awdrey_gore
Date:August 1st, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
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Just be careful, Tat. If it hasn't started to feel better in two days or so, hie thee to a doctor. Strep throat can easily turn into rheumatic fever if it is not treated or not treated in time. So take no chances, you.
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From:kehleyr
Date:August 1st, 2012 12:50 am (UTC)
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Aww I hope you feel better ASAP!!
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From:pixiebelle
Date:August 1st, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
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Ugh. Strep is horrible. I hope you feel better soon.
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From:ferrouswheel
Date:August 1st, 2012 03:51 am (UTC)
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That's no fun! Please take care of yourself, if I was there I would make you nice things. x
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From:meathiel
Date:August 1st, 2012 07:15 am (UTC)
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Eek ... no surprise you forgot what else you wanted to post ...
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From:jaelle_n_gilla
Date:August 1st, 2012 08:20 am (UTC)
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Oh dear, poor you! I used to have strep throat on a regular basis until they took my tonsils. It didn't help that much - my throat still gets sore and I still have anti-strep antibodies wrecking havoc in my blood, but what can you do?

Drink hot tea and gurgle with chamomile until you get the penicillin you deserve. Poor you! Actually your wacky-head-writing is better than my every-day writing, so it apparently doesn't extend to the hands :-)

Get well soon!
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From:goddessofchaos
Date:August 1st, 2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
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Ugh, that razor blade throat is horrible =/ I had horrible tonsil trouble when I was younger, so I totally sympathise. I hope it clears up for you soon.
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From:plantgirl
Date:August 1st, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
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I hope you feel better soon!

When I get sore throats I sometimes simmer some ginger root in a couple cups of water, then add a pinch or two each of cayenne pepper & thyme. I use it as either a gargle or a tea. (If you are drinking it as a tea, add either honey or salt to taste, as you prefer.) The cayenne hurts like hell for the first bit, but it then acts as an anesthetic & my throat feels better for a while. Thyme has antibacterial properties, & tastes good. The ginger also tastes good, & is can help as an anesthetic.

*hug*
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From:goffburd
Date:August 1st, 2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
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as I forgot what I was saying half way through a sentence and couldn't string simple sets of words together.

Welcome to my world, even without infections.
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