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Hello all! This is day 4 in bed for me with the horrible cold/flu virus. I felt tired a few days leading up to it then here is how it's running it's course. Please let me know if you have this one...or something similiar and when it may end. Thanks!

DAY ONE SYMPTOMS

EXTREME BODY ACHES
CHILLS (CAN'T GET WARM, PILING THE BLANKETS ON)
HEADACHE REAL BAD
THROAT AND EARS STARTING TO HURT
VEIN IN MY TEMPLES PULSATING
FEVER SPIKED AT 100.8

DAY TWO SYMPTOMS

BODY ACHES (EVERY MUSCLE IN MY BODY HURTS TO TOUCH OR MOVE0
SOME CHILLS
HEADACHE SUBSIDING
CONGESTION IN SINUS'S STARTING
THROAT AND EARS HURTING BAD
LOW GRADE FEVER RUNNING BETWEEN 99.3 AND 100.1

DAY THREE SYMPTOMS

BODY ACHES (MAYBE NOT AS BAD)
HOT (BODY IS TRYING TO FIGHT OFF INFECTION OR VIRUS)
THROAT HURTS REAL BAD AND LEFT EAR
CONGESTION
RUNNING NOSE AND EYES
SLIGHT COUGH
LOW GRADE FEVER RUNNING BETWEEN 99.3 AND 100.0
INSOMNIA

DAY FOUR

BODY FEELS A LITTLE BETTER
SKIN KIND OF HURTS TO TOUCH
RIBS ARE SORE FROM COUGHING
THROAT FEELS LIKE I AM SWALLOWING GLASS
SEEING WHITE PATCHES ON BACK OF THROAT
SLIGHT COUGH
CONGESTION BETTER
EYES AND NOSE BETTER
LOW GRADE FEVER OF 99.5 SOMETIMES RETURNING TO NORMAL


During this whole time I have been in bed except for two trips to the doctor. First time on Tuesday. We thought it was just a headcold running its course. She presribed a Z pak just incase. I didn't start it just yet. Today I woke up at 4 am feeling hot...like i was trying to burn off the fever. My throat hurts beyond belief! I get a flashlight and look and see little white area's. I call the doctor as soon as the office opens. They get me right in and I had a strep test run. The results were NEGATIVE> I am thinking you are kidding right? Why does it hurt so bad?? She said the back of the throat can look like that when it is raw and full of drainage. I just can't believe it!

So I am back in bed and just took the first antibiotic dose of the Zithromax. She wants me on them anyway. I would rather not take any chances with as bad as I am feeling. These pills make my tummy upset. I have diarrhea for a day or two when starting them. I know they screw up the flora. But I will deal with it.

So does anyone have this flu/head cold going on????:(:confused: Please tell me how long this lasts. Could it be a few more days?? Or a couple of weeks?? My husband has it too but toughs it out at work. I have had a week off. I feel that rotten. I would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks!





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