Over the past couple weeks, person after person has told me that they have been sick for months. For most people they've been just slightly sick. They don't get fully sick and they feel like they don't get fully better either.
Loads of stress and anxiety this week. Work related, wedding planning induced, family drama, it's all in the mix.
Lots of people in SF are sick and/or having allergies. We recently got a bunch of much needed rain which has meant a lot more mold in our damp old city. I'm seeing congestion (chest and nasal), cough and fatigue.
Every single one of my patients has talked about how awful they've felt since the inauguration. They've expressed anger, fear, worry, outrage, anxiety, insomnia, sadness, and so much more.
There's a head cold floating around San Francisco. Sneezing, coughing, scratchy throat, fatigue, etc.
So so so many people have complained about jaw pain/jaw clenching/TMJ this week. So many!
nearly every person has talked with me about their intense anxiety this week. some also have insomnia. yikes.
seems mercury is retrograde, again.
so many people complaining of high stress this week. most of it has been related to miscommunication and thwarted travel plans.
mercury goes direct on the 22nd.
there are a couple colds going around The Bay. one is a sore throat, sniffles, fatigue kind of thing and the other is a diarrhea, nausea, fatigue kind of thing.
over the last few days, so many people have told me that they feel really emotionally sensitive. several people have also shared feeling cloudy-minded. and lots of people have been having trouble sleeping.
could it be the eclipse?
san francisco is blossoming and the people are sneezing and itchy.
lots of people with acute neck pain this week.
many people have a dry cough this week.
seems this cold/flu that's hit SF just will not let go. just as people think they're getting better, bam, they're down again.
lots have people have shared that they're feeling down these days. it seems these shorter, darker, colder days are wearing on their spirits.
lots of people have been telling me that they're having nightmares.
the people are tired, at least that's what they keep telling me.
is it Day Light Savings? is it the colder weather? hard to say, but rest is the prescription!
lots of people are sick right now. the common thread seems to be sore throat.
I don't know if it's because I broke my right foot last month, so I'm more aware of other peoples' injuries, but I swear, I have been seeing so many people (on the street, not in my practice) with injured right feet/ankles/legs/knees. It seems like at least twice a day I see someone in a cast, or boot, and/or on crutches.
I've been doing more and more fertility support in the last couple of years. It's a pretty wild ride sometimes. Of course, one of my favorite parts is when we get to labor induction. I have someone coming in this afternoon for just that, labor induction. I just realized that right now three of my patients are at 35 weeks, one just delivered two days ago, and then there's the labor induction today. (Not to mention the few that are just shy of 35 weeks.) I guess 8/9 months ago was a very fertile time?