I think I have finally turned the corner. I actually felt hungry
tonight. Which I should have...I haven't really eaten anything except crackers and broth, a little rice and 2 pieces of toast since Friday
. So I made a bigger serving of rice and actually ate it all. My stomach isn't entirely happy, but everything is staying where it should.
Strange_Wings, I should clarify...the worst of the symptoms were GI, but the horrible aches and pains, intense fatigue, cold-sweat/fever, and intensifying of all the "normal" symptoms I have with MS definitely weren't GI. The GI problems also really stuck out to me because I usually get nauseous and stomach cramping when I'm sick, but I rarely actually throw up. So doing so for hours on end, and more than one day, was definitely bad for me. And because I have MS, which is an auto-immune disorder to begin with, and the treatment with the interferon that I'm on is actually trying to stifle the immune system so it will slow down in attacking the myelin sheath around the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord) nerves...well, it's pretty common for people with MS to get colds and viruses worse than most. Especially when they're in a flare, which I am. So not only did I get the worst bug going right now, I got it worse than most. Oh lucky me!
But I know that this isn't nearly as bad as many others get sick. Heck, after thinking about it, I was definitely more sick when I was 5 and had Scarlet Fever (but since I was so young and so sick, I don't remember most of that, thank goodness!).
Thank you all for those powerful TCS Vibes! I know it's helping me kick this bug!!