I feeling kind of yucky all week. Sort of feel feverish, but don’t pay attention to it. I figured it was just flashes from withdrawal. Wednesday night I feel like I am burning up, so I find the thermometer and discover its at 103.5, Yup. You read that right. Of course this is 10pm. Anyway, I’m thinking the worst: brain swelling, infection, etc.
We get to the ER and they get all of my history (unfortunately I’ve been there before). They ask me a question: have you felt short of breath lately. As a matter of fact, yes. So, in I go for chest x-ray. The doctor says its all milky & hazy which means pneumonia.
So, I was admitted for a night and a day for observation. Pumped full of antibiotics. The diagnoses is that the steroids lowered my immuno response and allowed me to get this. They also did a CT of my head just to be sure and thankfully there were no problems. I’m taking 2 different antibiotics for a week, hopefully it’ll be knocked out soon.
Steroids are mean creatures!!!