So the other day I partied a little too hard on my birthday and ended up puking in front of the toilet multiple times, after which point my lower back seized up (this was Saturday evening). I have been icing it on sunday, and will continue to do so today, as well as take some meds. What I'm wondering is... how safe should you be with what we believe to be actual acute "injuries" or "muscle pulls" ? On the one hand I don't want to be feeding into TMS, but if it's an actual injury the worst thing to do is to get back into my regular routine before its too early. At this moment (monday) it seems to hurt to sit down for even a short time. Emotionally I know I feel a little ashamed of this episode and I also feel the timing is bad as I am in the last 3 weeks of this semester in grad school, and additionally I have not aced any of my interviews for an internship for the summer so that is bothering me a bit. But like I said, I don't want to overstress what seems to be a real injury. Thoughts?