Why I Wasn’t Around Last Week

So before last week I was on the right track and blogging regularly. But on Saturday I started feeling slightly sick. I just ignored it and I was like it’ll probably go away. But by Sunday night it got really bad. So I decided to go to the doctor on Monday and get it over with.

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Unfortunately, the doctor misdiagnosed my symptoms and gave me the wrong medicines. Which literally made me feel like I was dying. I have seriously never felt that bad in my life.

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So I went to a different doctor recommended by a friend and she at least diagnosed me correctly. However, even after asking her to give me mild medicines since I am sensitive to most medications she still gave me really strong medicines. The next day not only was I super sick but now my face and half my body had broken out in rashes.

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They were super red and itchy and I had no idea what to do. So I went to a third doctor and he told me they were an allergic reactions to the meds I was taking. And that it was a really high dose of a very strong medicine. I was pretty pissed considering I had told her I wanted something super mild. But I just let it go since she was just trying to do her job (not very well though).

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Anyway now that I’m off all the meds, except the allergy ones, I feel much better and I think I’m going to be fine soon. Moral of the story: Don’t get sick in Kenya unless you know a really good doctor (and if you know a really good doctor in Nairobi let me know because I am not going through this again!)

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Also I realized I forgot to mention what I had last week- it was swollen lymph nodes, a throat infection, fever and a runny nose.

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15 thoughts on “Why I Wasn’t Around Last Week

  1. Aw sorry to hear this. It sucks when doctors mess you up even more than when you went to them in the first place. I hope you feel better soon. 🙂

  2. Goodness! I’m sorry you had to go through all of that, but I’m happy you are on the mend. Take it easy. Welcome back.

    1. Thank you so much! It’s been a really tough week but luckily I’m doing a lot better now that I’m off all the meds.

  3. Oh, that gif from Cloverfield… glad the wrong medicines didn’t make you blow up (and glad you’re doing better!)

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