For all my little statements (kind of complaints . . . ok, complaints . . ) about being sickly for the past month and a half, I finally have answers. The whole thing was frustrating to me. I like answers. And I prefer them to be immediate! However, after tests and tests and more tests, I had no answers.
So one night I was thinking over everything from the beginning. The pneumonia was an answer at the beginning of December. The bronchitis was an answer shortly thereafter. Then I was still rather sickly though. So I was put another antibiotic, stronger than the previous two. It was at the end of this last antibiotic that I started my constant fever of around 100 degrees and overall crappy tiredness.
Hmm . . . yes, that all started with about two days left of the third, consecutive antibiotic that I was taking. So here's a little fact for all of you (or maybe you know it, but I certainly hadn't thought about it). You can make your liver sick with antibiotics. Yep.
I'd heard that too many antibiotics can lower your resistance to them. But I had never heard of practically poisoning yourself with them. And that is what had happened.
So, I am trying extra hard to rest a little more. I am drinking gallons of more water. And I am taking some supplements to make my liver happy again. I am happy to report that it seems to be on the mend. Not 100% yet, but getting there little by little.
Tonight I am thankful for answers to my questions and a game plan to make a sick liver get healthy again!