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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 11:35 AM
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So who among us has had this awful virus crud going around?
My husband has been very sick since last Sunday. He's had a fever off and on, terrible congestion and cough, and he's been pretty weak. He's as pale as can be. He's kept up with our doctor about it, and he saw the doctor yesterday. The doc thinks it's some sort of upper respiratory virus, because it's really not the flu, and it's slightly different than a cold. Hubby's on mega medication now on doctor's orders, and he seems to be feeling a little better today.

On the down side, I've had a slightly runny nose for the past two days, but I feel fine.

If you've had the crud, have a hug... :hug: If you haven't, stay well! :D Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer when you can't wash them. :) It's not foolproof, but it's better than not doing it.
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MadAsHellNewYorker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 11:48 AM
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1. uccch! me me me me me me me. Since VDay, I woke up so ill.
Edited on Sat Feb-17-07 11:48 AM by MadAsHellNewYorker
Nose and chest congestion, fever, chills, burning up, aching, bad painful cough. blah. Today I feel normal. Only a stuffed nose. Hopefully Im on the mend.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 11:59 AM
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2. I hope you are too!
:pals: Get as much rest as you can. My husband felt much better by Friday, then he started feeling awful again last night. I do hope you're getting over it, though. :hug:
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MadAsHellNewYorker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 12:08 PM
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8. I really hope I don't relapse!
Its my biggest fear and is whats keeps me in bed :D

Thanks NWC :hug:
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 12:10 PM
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11. So you're who I caught it from?!?!?
Sorry you aren't feeling well. :hug:
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MadAsHellNewYorker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 12:32 PM
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15. but then who did I catch it from?
Im sorry you aren't feeling to hot... :loveya:
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 12:02 PM
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3. So far it's passed me by, thank God.
Edited on Sat Feb-17-07 12:03 PM by Prisoner_Number_Six
I say that because my sister had it for over a week, and I see her often. I'm on a very potent medication that lowers my immune system, so in theory I'm more likely to get something like that. I guess the reality is, I have the constitution of a race horse.

I also had my flu shot, for what that's worth (she had her shot too, but it didn't do any good).
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 12:02 PM
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4. Stay well!
:hi: I had a flu shot at the end of November, and so far I've been lucky too. :D
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querelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 12:03 PM
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5. I've Got It
I had to leave work early on Thursday because of it. Lot's of congestion in my chest and sinuses combined with sporadic coughing bouts that are painful. I've already gone through two boxes of tissues and about eight packets of Neo-Citran. I am feeling a bit better today so I will likely venture out a bit later to the supermarket for provisions.

Couldn't have happened at a worse time though. I had a date tonight which I had to cancel.

:cry:

Q
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 12:06 PM
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7. I'm sorry, Q...
:pals: :hug: I'm sorry about the date and sorry you've been so sick. :hug: I hope it gets better soon!
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Fla Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 03:54 PM
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29. Sorry you not feeling well, I had a SuperBowl Party planned, but ended
up in the ER, I was so congested I couldn't breath. I had about a week in between bouts where I was feeling half way good, then it came back with a vengence. So don't wear yourself out, get plenty of rest and drink lots of good fluids, like OJ and grapefruit juice. Sure sound like what I had/have.
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 12:03 PM
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6. I have been feeling sick since Thursday but I am better now.
I am cleaning everything that I breathed and sneezed on because I do not want this virus at all.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 12:08 PM
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9. Glad you're feeling better, CP...
:hug: I know what you mean. I've kept my hands as clean as I could and been very conscientious about keeping stuff in the house clean too. I'm not OCD, but I think I've gotten a taste of what it's like. :P
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 12:12 PM
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12. There is some kind of stomach virus going around in my town.
It started at the hospital - if you don't need to go to the hospital we are advised not to come until this virus is passed.
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dropkickpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 12:10 PM
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10. Me and Dropkid had it a couple weeks ago
I totally lost my voice (that was weird, never happened before) and missed 4 days of work because of it. Te thing that worked best for me was prescription cough suppressant, decongestant, and sleep sleep sleep. Yeah it was totally an upper respiratory thing, I had no chest congestion at all, just a shit-ton of coughing from the post-nasal drip (that's how I lost my voice).

I'd never had anything like it before, so it was even less fun, but it ran it's course in about a week, which was the one nice thing about it.

Give your hubby hugs and a get well soon from the Dropkick household!
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 12:16 PM
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13. Did It Start With A Headache?
and a runny nose?

:scared:

yucky

:hug:
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Beausoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 12:23 PM
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14. Round three going through my house.
My kids are nose-diving with high fevers, headaches and croupy coughs.

That time of year, I guess.

Hurry up Spring!
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Fla Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 12:59 PM
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16. Had it since early Jan..turned into bronchitis..still taking antibiotics. n/t
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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 01:15 PM
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19. Humm sounds familar try Mucinex to get the junk out of there


Mine was so bad I had to go running just to get the lungs to cough up all the F*%$ing crap!
Also try coldease zinc lozenges they really help. Get well soon all
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carly denise pt deux Donating Member (855 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 01:07 PM
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17. I have had it for 3 weeks
still have a cough, but no more congestion.
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QMPMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 01:08 PM
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18. Moi. I missed 2 1/2 days of work this week because of it.
I'm still coughing and it feels like what is in my lungs is the consistency of glue. In other words, I feel like crap.
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zingaro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 01:20 PM
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20. It started at our house around turkey day and
lasted until well after New Years.

I caught the worst of it but it passed off between the kids as well.

Three - five weeks of hacking is way too much. I hope your man feels better soon and for you Zicam!
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 01:22 PM
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21. My SO has it right now
I drove to MI to be with her this weekend and I am glad I did. She sure looks like she is glad I am here, and I am glad to be here for her as well.
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 01:59 PM
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22. I honeslty don't know
I had the flu shot, so I know it's not that, but I'm just so groggy, so weak and without any kind of pep or energy. It sucks. And half the day I just have this apathy that makes me want to go to bed and stay there. Bug or not, it sucks.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 02:08 PM
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23. A few weeks ago yes
Thank you auto-immune disease! -_-
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 02:10 PM
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24. VirusCrudMan checking in - sick for 6 weeks now.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 02:15 PM
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25. I had viral crud, which paved the way for my poor system to pick up bacterial crud.
I started on antibiotics on Wednesday afternoon, and I'm only just feeling pretty good today. Doctor said I probably wouldn't be 100% for a week. I haven't worked out since last Sunday, but I think I'm going to start back today with a gentle-to-moderate walk.

I hope your husband feels better very soon!
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 02:15 PM
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26. I have.
I think it's finally gone. Been sick for about 2 months! :grr:
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 02:19 PM
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27. Me! It's depressed my immune system enough that I got two ear infections.
My lungs sounded like they had an angry ghost in them for about a week and a half. Now I can't hear shit except for a constant high pitch ring. :cry:
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 02:22 PM
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28. Chime me in too. Same symptoms. And I miss exercising...
x(
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 03:55 PM
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30. Yep...
Had it for a week now...Almost better, not quite though... x(
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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 03:56 PM
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31. can't field teams for school sports here and no doc appts avail.
it's baaaad. Have 40 tenants and every office has it. Need to quarantine the entire town.
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buddhamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-17-07 03:58 PM
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32. i have had it
your husband's symptoms match with what i was experiencing. i was miserable. :(

thanks for the hugs, ReallyHotChick. Healing vibes to everyone who is suffering from this, and healthy vibes to anyone who hasn't been afflicted with it yet, may they stay crud free. :) :hug:
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