I was wondering if any of my other lupus readers go through what I went through yesterday. This happens to me every once in a while, but it had not happen to me since April or May of this year. I am still trying to figure out what brings on these attacks that leave me defenseless and absolutely miserable.
I woke up yesterday with my body feeling achy and uncomfortable. I went downstairs to have breakfast; eggs and kefir. I could not finish it. I felt like throwing up. I quickly stopped eating and went to sit on the couch. I lasted there about 10 minutes before I had the strength to go up to my room and rest. By the time I reached my bedroom I was barely able to walk, very fatigued, and extremely cold. The house temperature was 79 or 80, and I felt so cold I started shivering. I don’t know how I had the strength to get in bed, cover myself and sleep. My feet were cold the entire time I slept, but not freezing cold as they were before putting my socks on and covering myself. God was definitely with me because in instances like these my dad or mom would usually help me get in bed. I slept for about 4 hours waking up ever so often feeling tired and feeling the latent pain even when I swallowed. After my nap, I woke up not feeling cold, but I felt like I had a fever, I suppose it must have been all of the covers and comforters I was under. I took a nice long hot shower and by 6 pm I was able to start my day or night in this case. I had very little strength though and felt tired- sleepy. I went to bed early but did not fall asleep until 11pm. Today I feel much better, almost as If yesterday was a distant memory.
I wonder what it is that causes this to happen to me. The night before I experienced a strong emotion and stress. I have been over working although I am trying to cut back on that. I just feel that this will be a sporadic thing that I will have to deal with as long as I live. I continue to drink a lot of water, and when I feel like I explained above the only thing my body asks for is water-lots and lots of water! I continue to eat gluten free, little sugar, little milk, and I try to sleep at least 10 hours a night. Does this happen to anyone else? Please let me know your experience.