Monday, February 2, 2015

Can I get a boost?

So as you all know from my last post, I've had a rough couple of months health wise.  It started with the flu and continued on with the UTI.  I've taken more antibiotics in the month of January than I had in years prior consolidated.  Throw in the Tamiflu I took in early December, the various RX cough medicines, and all the OTC items my Drs. have recommended, and I'm a walking pharmacy these days.

This morning I take the final dose of my third antibiotic in less than two weeks.  I feel like my body is just depleted!  I've tried to do the best I could during this antibiotic streak, including the Acidophilis pills daily, the Cranberry pills, plus my usual multivitamin, Vitamin E, fish oil and Biotin pills.  Last night I picked up some Vitamin B100 Complex to take to help with the stupid side effects of that antibiotic I'm apparently allergic to.  

I also reached out to my acupuncturist, whom I haven't seen in a few months.  I currently have an appt. scheduled for Feb. 23rd, but I'm hoping she's able to get me in sooner than that.  For years she has been such an amazing resource, not only for helping me reduce the frequency and intensity of my migraines, but also for helping with other things like allergies, stress, cervical health when I was getting abnormal Paps, etc.  I really strongly feel that going to see her soon would really help me find some balance, and I 100% believe that what she does can help me with my battered immune system.

My next step is to get to the gym tonight, as exercise is good for everything!  Working out, however much I may dread it, always makes me feel stronger and more powerful.  I could definitely use that! I plan to let my body tell me when enough is enough tonight, but tomorrow night is trainer and it's on. :-)  

I'm also continuing my efforts to drink a ton of water because I know that's just good for my body in general, I'm going to make an effort to remember to utilize my humidifier at night time because it will help with my lingering cough and sinus issues, too.  I'm trying!

I just wanted to see if you guys had any other suggestions on things I can do to get my body back in fully functioning order.  I want to work on rebuilding my immune system, which I think has been beaten down since the flu, and just overall take really extra good care of my body right now.

I realized on Saturday morning when I weighed myself that I'd lost another 4 pounds in the wake of this last illness.  Between the antibiotics and the stress my appetite has been a mess, so I wasn't hugely shocked.  I guess that's one happy side effect of being sick, ha!  In all seriousness, I know I need to work at eating a healthy diet, too.  Eating very little isn't good for me either!

Any ideas or support on this subject would be awesome!  


  1. Get well soon! I've just finished with my third bout of tonsillitis and my third course of penicillin (80 tablets for 10 days!) I'm trying to fight off a fourth bout, as my tonsils are a bit swollen. Us bloggers must be working too hard!! ;-)

    I've found rest is the best cure. Also recently, I drink lots of green tea with manuka honey, especially maatcha powder (I mix this with warm almond milk to make oatmeal or just warm milk to make a latte). The antioxidants help settle my stomach and immune system. I hope this helps you! Sending you lots of good vibes!

    1. Ugh, you feel my pain then for sure!

      Rest is good, I know, and I'm getting some of that. Tonight I'm doing half rest (via acupuncture) and half unrest (gym).

      I really wish I liked tea. :-o :-o Never heard of maatcha powder...I'll have to take a look!

  2. Whenever I feel like I'm starting to get sick I make a giant crockpot of chicken soup with extra garlic. I generally just make sure to eat very healthy "clean" foods, lots of protein, and hot foods. Sometimes I do that apple cider vinegar tea, but its disgusting.

    Maybe you could pick up some Kombucha to help with the antibiotic use? They have tons of probiotics. Lots of green tea, which would probably soothe your cough as well.

    1. As soon as I read crockpot of chicken soup with extra garlic my mouth was watering LOL. Love me some garlic!

      I do agree that I need to try to make good food choices, in particular right now. Going to try!

      Green tea....ugh. I wish I could find a way to enjoy that. :-o

  3. My daughter was sick for three months. Multiple antibiotics did not work. Rest and fluids.

  4. I agree with the rest and fluids. My old roommate recommended hot tea steeped with garlic, ginger, honey, lemon and a bit of pepper. Tasted interesting but helped me!

    Sounds like you've had quite a time of it. Hope you feel better soon.