who is right DH or mom??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Crazy4Chicks, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    The last few days I have been feeling really out of it --I have been doing alot around the house like painting every room, doing the normal housework,taking care of all the animals,collecting eggs, when weather is nice doing some yard work - all pretty much by myself.

    DH says the reason I feel out of it is that I am trying to do to much at once and I am running myself down
    Mom thinks it is the start of the flu

    I have been feeling achy all over my body, headache that will not go away, I have not been throwing up or any other "flu"signs I just feel out of it, all day yesterday I was sleeping off and on with very little energy to do much anything else.

    So who is right? am I coming down with the flu or some kind of nasty cold - or should I stop trying to be wonder women and get everything done at once?

  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    I say Mom is always right.
  3. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Songster

    Jan 9, 2008
    Washburn, MO
    Paint/cleanser fumes?
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    does it make a difference who is right? No matter whether it's plain ol' tiredness or getting sick, what you need to do is take it easy on yourself til you feel somewhat better. Otherwise, if it's just tiredness you will GET sick, and if it's the start of an illness you'll just make yourself worse.

    Siddown, quit painting and running all over for a day, and read more BYC with a nice cup of whatever [​IMG]

    You knew that, didn't you [​IMG]

    Best wishes,

  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    It's both! You are wearing yourself thin, and that is making your tired. Exhaustion = stress which decreases immune system strength so you could be getting sick with bugs you can normally fend off! Sit and relax a bit. Cleaner fumes and paint also impact how well the mucus coating in your airways can work, thus also increasing susceptibility to sickness.
  6. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Rest heals best.... just take a break and feel better soon !!!!!!

    Julie [​IMG]
  7. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I like that solution pat

    I think today I will stay in front of the computer reading BYC drinking some warm coffee [​IMG] and forget the rest of the painting till tomorrow and hopfully this is just a case of doing to much with very little rest [​IMG]

  8. valmom

    valmom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    I am currently resting after getting over the flu! It sounds like the flu to me- the headache with this one is especially bad. I am on week 2 and can barely walk down to the barn and out to the chickies to feed everyone. I am exhausted just going down and up the hill.
  9. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    Pat said it all! I'm a firm believer in doing what your body tells you it needs. There are very few things that HAVE to be done every day. If you are exhausted, then take a couple "do-nothing" days, and DON'T FEEL GUILTY ABOUT IT!
  10. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    ok I am starting to believe mom is right
    I just went to gather a few eggs and when that cold air hit my lungs OMG I thought I was going to die - was having a hard time taking a deep breath and now I am starting to cough my dang fool head off - so I will be taking a few do nothing days and try to get over this.
    thank god it is going to warm up next few days so maybe that will help


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