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Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:51 AM

I Think I Have the Flu

Body aches, sore throat with a touch of laryngitis, and generally feeling yucky.

Last night, I went to bed at about 8pm. My memory is hazy about what happened when, but I was shivering uncontrollably for a while. I got up to use the bathroom and I was nauseated. I can't remember the last time I was nauseated - it just doesn't happen. Thankfully I didn't throw up (I hate throwing up).

In the half awake time before I got out of bed, I was so warm that I was sweating. It was great after the shivering.

For now, it seems like the fever is broken. I feel better this morning. Just a little run down and the laryngitis is sticking around.

Has anyone else got the flu this season?


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Leith Dec 2018 OP
Evergreen Emerald Dec 2018 #1
Glamrock Dec 2018 #2
Floyd R. Turbo Dec 2018 #3
Leith Dec 2018 #4
Floyd R. Turbo Dec 2018 #5
Aristus Dec 2018 #6
Leith Dec 2018 #7
EleanorR Dec 2018 #10
yellowdogintexas Dec 2018 #8
Leith Dec 2018 #9

Response to Leith (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:54 AM

1. That is exactly how I felt all weekend

I had a fever most of the weekend. This morning I am just weak and tired.

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:59 AM

2. Sorry to hear.

Glad the fever broke. Get well soon!

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 02:15 PM

3. Did get a flu shot?

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 02:45 PM

4. Umm... No

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa...

I've never had one. I've skated through unscathed until now.

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Response to Leith (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 02:47 PM

5. Get well! It's never too late. Well, there is a point when it's too late but you haven't reached it!

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 02:58 PM

6. Are you having any adverse respiratory symptoms?

If not, then it's not the flu. Sounds more like gastritis. If you are having some upper respiratory symptoms, but not respiratory distress (you'd know it if you had it; difficulty breathing), it may be viral syndrome, which is pretty much a URI combined with gastritis or gastroenteritis (all of the above plus diarrhea...)

Once you're feeling better, go get your flu shot.

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 09:37 PM

7. Update

I feel just a tiny bit better than two days ago. No more nausea, thank goodness.

Laryngitis and sore throat are the main things now. Talking makes them worse, so I've been talking only when absolutely necessary.

I took a nap today. I've always said that if I take a nap, I'm sick. It made me feel better, but the long hot shower did even more good. Then, it was back into my jammies and fuzzy bathrobe. No street clothes today.

Be well, everyone! Hindsight on getting the flu shot is 20/20.



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Response to Leith (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 11:26 PM

10. could be strep throat? nt

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 10:56 PM

8. the key difference between real flu and every other similar virus

is the sudden onset of feeling like you have been run over by a train.
Literally one minute you are fine and the next minute you think you are going to die. High fever, chills, and oh yes - hurt so much even your hair is involved.

Then you have malaise / fatigue for several days, and respiratory symptoms.

Colds sneak up on you. Flu walks right up to you and clobbers you.

Any respiratory infection can turn into something more serious, so get lots of rest, drink water, take mucinex!

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 11:03 PM

9. I've Had Sinus Infections That Did That

It's bad enough to think you have been drugged.

This didn't sneak up on me. I was under the weather for a couple days, then wham!

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