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I'm a bit freaked out right now. I'm a healthy 16 year old girl who rarely gets sick, and when I do, it's very mild. Since Monday, I've been feeling super strange. I've been extremely fatigued, my muscles feel weak (walking and holding up my arms feels like an effort), my skin has that weird feeling you get when you're sick (when you touch it it kind of gives you shivers/hurts a bit/feels achey), and I just feel generally awful. My other symptoms include a minor tight/scratchy/strange feeling throat, a bit of dizziness/confusion, minor headaches, a loss of appetite, nausea (hard to explain- don't really feel sick to my stomach but still feel like I'm going to throw up? Like I definitely couldn't eat right now or anything), and a little bit of congestion (only in the mornings). I've been sleeping fine and nothing in my daily routine has changed. I was visiting colleges over the weekend so I'm super scared that I picked up some kind of serious virus or infection there. I'm not sure whether or not I have a fever, as the only thermometer in the house is broken. I don't want to wake my parents up because they'll get super angry. But something feels SO wrong, I don't remember the last time I felt this awful. I'm concerned because it's been four days of this now.
I'm extremely emetephobic (afraid of vomiting) and I'm afraid to go to sleep because I'm scared that I'll wake up and vomit in my sleep. I have school tomorrow but if I still feel like this in the morning there's no way I can go, even though I stayed home Wednesday because I felt awful. My parents get mad when I miss school and they don't believe that I'm actually feeling this sick, they just think it's anxiety or allergies (don't even know if I have them- if I do they're very minor and seasonal) but this time I'm pretty sure it's not. I really want to go to the doctor tomorrow, but I really don't want to miss school at the same time, as they'll most likely ground me, plus I have a lot of things to do. I can't shake the fear that I have some kind of crazy infection that's going to hospitalize me or make me extremely sick. I'm not good at handling being sick, hence why I'm completely freaking out right now. My symptoms are too vague to attribute it to a certain illness (flu, cold, gastroenteritis), as I've had no blantantly obvious symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose, super sore throat, etc. I feel so strange and I'm terrified. I have dramamine on hand but I'm trying not to take it.
I have no idea what to do. What could be going on? What should I do about it?
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