Monday, June 15, 2009

Sniffles and Sjogren's


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I feel I must explain my rather loopy sentence structure. I have taken my first full dose of NyQuil for the first time in six years.

Woo hoo. I really live on the edge, people, when I get my thrills from antihistamines. Or whatever is in this stuff. Tastes like crap but makes Julia not care about her rhinovirus.

So what happens when you get a wham bam awful cold and have Sjogren's syndrome?

I have been diagnosed with Sjogren's for six - count 'em - six years, and I have to say that this is the nastiest upper respiratory mucosal viral infection that I have had in six years. Must be swine flu......ooooo....I drank that humungo milk shake tonight.....maybe piggie flu.

Well, for whatever reason, this particular virus is problematic. I feel as though my nose should be running, but it isn't. I feel as though my eyes should be tearing up as I cough, but they aren't. When I sneeze and cough, my nose and chest feel irritated and dry. I have a tissue at the ready but there isn't any gross secretions to put in it. And yet - I still have all the same irritating achey coughing yukky cold symptoms.

How totally weird. Maybe not totally bad. Hm.

Time to put on my fuzzy jammies and head to beddy bye.....

ps. - yes, I know that over the counter cold medications will make my mouth and eyes feel more dry. I don't care. So there.

1 comment:

annette2 said...

I'm not in the US but last time I had a cold I was happily swigging store brand cough syrup with guaifenisin as the only active ingredient. At least it liquified what was in the chest so it helped a bit.
I would try Mucinex but it is not sold in Canada

Annette

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