Today is my second sick day in a row. I've been feeling awful in just about every way, lately. Among the usual symptoms, I've been dealing with something new, since last Saturday morning. It's a feeling of pressure in my upper abdomen, and I notice it is more uncomfortable when I breathe in deeply and just after eating (even just a little). I'm also feeling more burning in my throat again lately. I'm taking TUMs now and then, but it's still there.
I did some digging online and have narrowed it down to two possibilities: GERD and hiatal hernia. I am taking it easy and resting as much as possible so my aches and pains may at least improve by tomorrow. I have a job and cannot afford to slack. The job/illness conflict has been weighing heavily on my mind lately. I need the income and the insurance. I really don't know how to proceed if things fall apart for me with work.
I'm off to bed now. I started on the Sonata last night and I'm not sure if it was the drug change or the flare or both, but I kept waking up in pain all night. Ugh, I need to get away from this computer for a while and really rest.