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Thu May 17, 2018, 12:36 PM

I'm Recovering from the Flu

I don't think it was food poisoning because I hadn't eaten anything new or unusual in the 24 hour preceding. And I looked up the symptoms and they were a bit different.

I started getting chills and fever yesterday afternoon. That's very off because I usually run warm. I was upstairs, which is noticeably warmer than downstairs, but I had to put a blanket around me. I was very tired and slightly nauseated.

I went downstairs to watch TV and I slept some, watched some. I finally woke up around 11pm, sweatier than I have been in years, but not feverish. Yaayy! The fever was broken!

This morning, I'm feeling a bit weak and like a wrung out dishrag, but waay better than I was yesterday.

If there is something going around, good luck to everybody. The only good news is that the worst of it will last about a day.

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Reply I'm Recovering from the Flu (Original post)
Leith May 2018 OP
Floyd R. Turbo May 2018 #1
Fla Dem May 2018 #2
Aristus May 2018 #4
Fla Dem May 2018 #8
In_The_Wind May 2018 #3
Leith May 2018 #5
DFW May 2018 #6
Phentex May 2018 #7

Response to Leith (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 12:40 PM

1. Being sick sucks!

Donít be coughing and sneezing in the Lounge!

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 12:49 PM

2. Not sure it's the flu. Maybe a 24 hour virus.

Flu symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches, and fatigue.

Gastroenteritis, (24 hour virus) on the other hand, attacks your intestines, causing signs and symptoms, such as:
Watery, usually nonbloody diarrhea ó bloody diarrhea usually means you have a different, more severe infection. Abdominal cramps and pain, nausea, vomiting or both, occasional muscle aches or headache, low-grade fever.

Food poisoning:the symptoms of food poisoning usually begin within one to two days after eating contaminated food, although they may start at any point between a few hours and several weeks later. The main symptoms include: feeling sick (nausea) vomiting, chills, dehydration, dizziness, fatigue, fever, lightheadedness, loss of appetite, malaise, weakness, or sweating


In any case, hope you're feeling better soon.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #2)

Thu May 17, 2018, 01:04 PM

4. Thank you for pointing out the difference between the flu, which is respiratory in nature, and

gastroenteritis.

To a medical provider like me, the term 'stomach flu' drives me crazy, as there is no such thing.

I educate my patients on the difference between the two, and try to help reduce the careless use of the term 'flu'.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Thu May 17, 2018, 07:44 PM

8. Glad to be of service!

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 12:54 PM

3. I hope you'll be back to normal soon.

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 01:19 PM

5. Thanks to Everyone for You Well Wishes

It seems to be gastrointestinal because had fever, chills, fatigue, head and muscle aches, nausea. I was also slighty dizzy.

I did not have diarrhea, did not throw up, no stomach cramps.

I compare every digestive aliment with the food poisoning I got from rice several years ago. I was on the toilet for 36 hours straight and let's spare everyone the rest of the symptoms.

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:52 PM

6. Both my wife and her mom had it in March

My wife was so sick, she canceled coming to Barcelona with me (NEVER happened before) and her mom was so serious she had to be hospitalized.

It is NOT a trivial thing!!

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Response to Leith (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 05:50 PM

7. Feel better!

I've had food poisoning and I've never felt anything like that before. I'd rather have the flu!

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