Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Chikunguyna Update

Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and kind words during this past week.  With each day my aches and pains got less and less.  By Thursday I moved into the itchy rash phase.  At first it was ok.  By Saturday it was terrible.  I busted out the Benadryl and kept a stead diet of those pills.  Saturday night I dug out the prescription strength cortisone cream but nothing seem to work.  My skin felt like it was on fire.  Sleeping was tough.  I thrashed about trying to keep myself from scratching my skin raw.  Finally Monday morning it subsided.  

Chick G is not fun.  I cannot recommend it at all.  I never suffered from the high fever or headaches that some people get.   However I will never forget the pain of that first night.  WOW!

HUGE thank you to my wonderful husband for taking care of me and putting up with me.  I know I was not fun to be around and that is putting it very mildly!

1 comment:

  1. Oh gosh, it is TERRIBLE to itch that badly! I had some nights in Belize after being stung by multiple fire ants or botlass flies where two Benedryls + hydrocortisone cream would only last for an hour or so. Horrific, so I do feel your pain! But glad you are on the downside of the virus and surely hope Tom never gets it!