A Bit Of Respite..... Not For Long.
After the bad chest infection I had I thought I’d get a bit of respite from the symptoms. Unfortunately not. The respite lasted just a few days. When I had the bad chest infection, hacking cough etc., my other symptoms did not appear to be bothering me too much. The chest infection was enough to deal with. But now, the other symptoms are back …… and with a vengeance.
The first few days of a flare-up the symptoms are always very aggressive. I know the signs only too well by now and I knew one was on its way. I first noticed a red rash appear on my tummy. I’ve seen this many times before. It feels itchy and I can’t help but scratch to help soothe the area. I also get red rash marks on my skin too, like on my arms, like red track-lines.
I always struggle to cope. The first few days are always the worst. I can barely function. I have low energy levels, my head feels like it is going to burst. It feels heavy too. I feel confused and my concentration levels are very poor. I struggle to remember the simplest of things. I’ve also had instances where it’s affected my balance but, thankfully, I haven’t felt this for quite a while now. Overall, my whole body feels terribly weak when the symptoms are bad.
I always have a feeling of dread that runs through me when I feel the symptoms coming on. The symptoms are always the same. Around the full moon the symptoms can be worse than ever because around this time it’s when the parasites reproduce. I usually feel quite hot and feverish, especially in bed, late at night.
After the initial flare-up the symptoms usually get better but they never go away. It’s almost like clockwork. I definately notice a pattern to the symptoms.
I’ve been concerned with regards to my eyesight. Usually the eye symptoms alleviate but my eyes are still sore, red and the whites of my eyes are very dull. The pain in my eyes is hard to describe, it’s a strange kind of pain. I have a mucus coating the eyes and they have been weeping terribly. When the symptoms are really bad I usually see lots of the thread-like things in my eyes. They drive me crazy.
Although the chest infection has cleared somewhat, I still have a slight cough. There is like something always there, in my lungs, irritating them. I’ve had slight pain too, in the chest area, like small, sharp stabbing pains. It’s not pains like I’ve described before with regards to the heart symptoms I get. My heart symptoms have not bothered me too much. I can only hope it stays that way. My heart symptoms have calmed down but I still get skipping heartbeats, but just not as often. I still feel the wriggling sensations high in the chest, they worry me the most, along with the heart symptoms.
I don’t like looking in the mirror at the moment. Facially, I look awful. I look so ill. When I feel a flare-up of the symptoms coming on I can literally see the colour just drain from my face. I have very dark circles under my eyes. My skin looks very dull. On really good days my skin looks much better and my eyes are usually very bright and they look more alive. I’m struggling quite a bit with the eye symptoms at the moment though.
It’s just one vicious circle!
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