I did in fact have the Chikungunya virus. I wonder if I get a trophy or plaque for surviving this virus? I am relieved to get the test results back and know that it was not some other crazy virus causing all of these symptoms. For the original post of the virus, click here.
Joint pain is still a problem that I am dealing with each day. The anti-inflammatories I was taking were making my stomach upset, so I switched to just taking a low dose steroid which is working. I thought I could try not taking anything for a while and that didn't work. Didn't work at all. I am coming up to the three month mark and am hopeful that the joint pain will magically disappear one day.
That would be a day of celebration :) And champagne :)