Last week I wrote about my back flaring up right before a trip, I woke up day of trip no back pain and gone during trip. Later that day I started sneezing and I thought it was allergic reaction to some bites I got so I just ignored took Benedryl and went on hiking, drinking wine and having a good time. By the time I got home fri night I felt awful, the whole flu symptoms achy, fever, sneezing stuffed up nose some headaches. I went to work Sunday and Monday forcing myself but stopped all other activities and right now I am on my way to part time hours at job, then I have 4 days off. I am feeling confused, unsure if I am suppose to be fighting this or resting and feel like I have been doing both. The whole thing is making me anxious and whatever this is won't go away. I read in Steve's book the first thing we do is think about out body we give it too much thought. He is right the times throughout the week I have felt better is when distracted. Have to leave, just sometimes I don't know what is TMS and what isn't. I do know it's been a stressful week worrying about or trying not to worry about my older daughter who is going through some heavy problems.