Oh, Donna,....It's sounds like an awful time for you. I remember feeling like what your describing a couple of diff. times in my life. You get to feeling helpless and dependant on others. Then that starts to stress you out too!!!!!!! I've definatly been there, and I'm glad to try and be here for you. I'll help with simple things to improve your immune system. OK? You won't have the energy for anything too complicated.
Is there anything that your doing to help with the symtoms? What kind of Doctors perscriptions are You on, like high blood pressure meds., or thyroid meds., diuretics,pain meds, etc....Make a list of all med. and vit/min. you are taking.
How about to your immune system? Doing anything yet in this department? I'm thinking along the lines of repairing your adreanal(spell?not sure) glands, flushing out the liver, and increasing the absorbtion of replacing your minerals.
You might want to just list those things you are taking first.List what health concerns you had before you got sick with this. Then down the road you'll be able improve those too.
Do you have a printer? You could just print it out for future use.
At least try and jot that list down here. Then you could copy the list of things, for someone to get for you. Do you have someone to go and get you a couple things? I sure hope so.
All we need in our lives is one special person that would do this for us, Yes?
For now increase your water intake, always during stress is when dehydration can set in. Your body is fighting a massive overload of stress. Do not drink gallons to start with if you don't normally drink alot of water. Work up to it slowly. (Read why farther down.)
Maybe some Magnesium citrate and Maca would be in order...Maca only works where your body needs it the most, its a great support to the female problems which could help on feeling so darn hot. (I know too!!!!!)
When you can...Go to the Thyroid board and find the post called...."Information Archives" Go to page 2 and scroll to the post about Magnesium then go to page3 for the info. on Maca. Check these supplements out for more important details.
Start to try and at least move your extremities even stretching and lifting a knee or two.
I think there's something to being immoble constantly, it can take forever without some body stimulation. A message would be great, or a refexologist.
Another thing would be to see if you could get a 'tens unit', those muscle jumper contraptions. Have you ever used one? I'm thinking it might feel really good, it moves the muscle without you moving, so if you've got some real achy(is that how that's spelled?lol.) muscles it might help alot... But,Never put them on a bone, just the muscle!!!
You want to be able to do something where you get your rest...and releive dehydration....and increase circulation.
ALSO..make sure You are getting rid of as much liquids as you are drinking before increasing your water....First thing they teach you in nursing is measuring intake and output of urine....So keep that in mind.
Go have a good rest and digest this for a while....I'm sure I've exausted you by now.LOL.
[This message has been edited by drs (edited 07-16-2002).]