Life without antibiotic, or so to say.. its effects. Part 1
Today marks the ninth day, since I got sick. I was down with flu since last Tuesday (2nd April 2013). The first two days, I was bed-ridden. My temperature rose as high as 38.5 to 39c. My head felt heavy, I think I got some sort of virus. I countered the fever with Paracetamols, lemon and honey water, lots of sleeps and foods. I got better on the third day but I stayed another day at home and was back at work on Friday.
When I began to get sick, I decided to carry out an experiment with my body. I want to see how my body react to sickness and how long does it take for it to ‘fight off’ the sickness by itself. This curiosity stems from a news article I read some weeks ago. The article is about the effect of decrease effectiveness of antibiotic. The story in the article makes sense to me, bacteria can evolve and will, to fight back the invention of antibiotic. But I really wonder what will really happen to us if antibiotic losses its magic?
So now, I am in the middle of the experiment, without any complicate measuring devices or scientific equipments to measure my progress, I made a subjective experiment with my body. The only medicament I have taken so far is Paracetamols, which brought the temperature down within half an hour and make me sweat a lot during the first two days. After three hours, the effect warned off and the temperature was on the rise again. It functions really like clockwork!
I was back kicking by the fifth-day but there was still temperature. I could still feel that my body remained weak and not as fit pre-sickness. I needed to eat a lot and was hungry constantly. I stayed mostly indoor and try to get back to my normal routine, which is getting up at 7am and sleep at 1am. My condition got worst after the seventh day. It was strange as I thought I kicked it off. Perhaps it take longer than I expected to fully recover, perhaps I begins to live my ‘normal’ lifestyle to soon. Eighth day, was norm but on the Ninth day (today) – the sore throat becomes worsen. I am contemplated to take antibiotic now – to nuke it clean.. Let see.. will be back to write update.