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One thing I hate about Fibromyalgia...

Is the looong recovery from any illness.  In this particular case I'm talking about a flu, or a cold, with stomach flu symtpoms, still not sure what it was, only that I got quite a bit sicker as the week went on.  Quite a bit more dehydrated due to the flu symptoms as well and just couldn't keep up with my fluid intake, so got even more sick and then got a killer, killer migraine on Friday that didn't go away and landed me in the ER on Monday.  Which is fine, but the flu or anything the messes with my digestive system just upsets that delicate balance there is with FMS, because of the issues with IBS being a symptom and all.  So I can't even tell if I'm still sick or not.  But I can definately say it sure feels like I am.  It is like getting food poisoning every damn time I eat anything, which as I said, makes it damn hard to keep hydrated.  I don't think I'm still sick because I've shaken most of the cold symptoms so really it is a case of getting my stomach to agree with actually eating food again.
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