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Am I the only one who gets body aches/rheumatic fever no matter the sickness infected with?

My whole life I’ve always gotten terrible body aches and rheumatic fever when I come down sick with anything from strep throat to a head cold.

I thought every one else did too.

Now I’m learning that it’s quite uncommon in my peers.

I assume it’s because I have an autoimmune neuropathy.

Does anyone else with autoimmune neuropathy get this?

What about if you don’t have autoimmune disease, do you experience this?

#AutoimmuneDisease #AutoimmuneAutonomicNeuropathy


#Fever that comes and goes

Sore throat. Tonsillitis. And intermittent mild fever for 30 days. Mostly in the evenings. Weight reduced by 4 kg. What is happening to me? #PeriodicFever #Strep

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Update on the appointment

Hello friends!

Yesterday I posted that I was worried about the appointment and I got lovely feedback and warm wishes from the community. I thought it was only fair that I should let you all know how it went. #CheckInWithMe

So it was a productive appointment. I got a new medication for my reflux, which will hopefully take care of my #GastroesophagealRefluxDisease and #LaryngopharyngealReflux .

Mainly, I am scheduled for surgery in a month to remove my tonsils. It's not a serious surgery, thank G-d, but I'll need to miss a fair bit of school while I'm recovering. That is not something I'm keen on. I've definitely survived worse, so this will be just a little blip on my radar. My doctor is wonderful and she's the top of her field, so I'm not terribly worried. My anxiety tends to flare up closer to the date, but I'm taking everything as it comes.

I spoke to two of my best friends for hours on the phone after the appointment and that definitely made me feel better. At least emotionally. #Friends

Thank you all for your wishes of good luck and I hope all of you have something lovely happen to you today!

#ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Anxiety #Strep #Surgery #Survivor


Wish me luck!

I'm going to my ENT today to discuss my bloodwork results and figure out what to do about my acid reflux that has damaged my vocal chords. We also need to discuss my recurring strep infections and consider tonsil removal. I really hope that it does not come to that.

Sending my best to anyone else seeing a doctor today!

#GastroesophagealRefluxDisease #LaryngopharyngealReflux #Strep #AcidReflux #ChronicIllness #Doctor #ChronicPain #bloodwork #Hope #vocalchords #Anxiety #RheumatoidArthritis