quitting opiates cold turkey- on day 3 - Part 53

By smith9666 · Dec 29, 2014 · ·
  1. Day 52,

    Wow, what a crazy last couple of weeks I have had!!

    I started my leave from work right after Xmas. Well actually Xmas day. I'm really excited about this and a little scared as well. Work has always kept me so busy that I haven't really had time to sit and think too long. I'm going to need to find a couple new hobbies for sure.

    I've been a little sick this last week. I noticed a bump on my head Sunday night of last week. It was a pretty good size and was painful. By Monday morning it was even bigger and had a white head in the middle and it had a lot of pressure. I thought maybe a spider bite or something because of how fast it appeared. My doctor is gone the next couple weeks for vacation so I decided to just go into the ER to be treated. They seen me pretty fast and said it was cyst that got infected and gave me 2 antibiotics to start taking.

    I wanted them to drain it or whatever they do because of how painful and how much pressure I could feel from it but they said that they wanted to give the antibiotics time to work before going that route. I started the meds that night and when I woke up the next day I could tell from my pillowcase that it started to drain on its own. It was draining just a little at a time and nothing major..... the bump was still huge and painful. I have been cleaning my hair twice a day because it sticks to my hair and is just gross. The second day I was so drowsy and tired, from I'm assuming the meds, that I literally slept all day and night. I've been sleeping most of the time since then and right below the first "cyst," is another bump but not as large. I have about 7 more days of the antibiotics but I'm not looking forward to taking them. I hate how tired I am and my muscles in my arms and legs are so sore. Its the "just worked out like crazy yesterday" type of sore. I'm naseuos most of the time and haven't really ate much since Tuesday. I have been drinking plenty of water... When I'm awake actually. Yesterday I went to sleep the night before at 10pm and didn't wake up until 6pm yesterday!!!! About 8pm I was so tired I went to bed. Just woke up for a few minutes but I'm still very tired.

    Anyways, so that's been my crappy week. Of all weeks too. I really hope I don't feel this way once the antibiotics are done. I also hope they diagnosed this correct. I'm not one to argue about diagnosing but I've also never felt this bad during taking meds that is supposed to make me feel better.

    Hope everyone is doing well. I'm going to catch up on your threads LG & JD if I can stay awake long enough. I feel drugged :(

Comments

  1. Jungledog
    Smith,

    You are more likely tired from the infection than the antibiotics. Within 48 hours you should have felt much better. I think I would go back to ER or urgent care just to make sure. You could have a bacteria that is resistant to the antibiotics. Now I am worried about you!!! Keep us updated.
  2. smith9666
    Thanks JD but I'm sure that's just the doctor in you talking haha.

    So you don't think its best to finish the rest of the meds first?
  3. Jungledog
    Yes, you should finish all the meds but if you are still feeling bad after 48-72 hours of antibiotics, it couldn't hurt to be reevaluated. If you are feeling better each day then its working.
  4. lostlygirl
    I agree with JD. Go back. You should be feeling much better by now. I am worried too.

    lostlygirl added 1 Minutes and 32 Seconds later...

    How big is the cyst? Did they say what caused it?
  5. Kitts
    Yeah go on Smith, go back and get checked. Otherwise we won't be able to sleep and blame it on you. ;)

    Sorry such a crappy thing happened for you this week. These horrible things always seem to happen around the worst times.
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