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29 August 2007 @ 03:47 pm
Influenza  
During the day on Monday I was fine, no symptoms of anything.
By the early evening I had a throat tickle and a very slight cough.
By about eight o'clock I was overcome with fatigue and took myself off to bed and had some fitful, feverish sleep.
My body alternated between burning up with fever and shivering with cold
When I awoke, I was sure it was something like 4am, but it turned out to be just after midnight and I'd only had four hours sleep.
I watched some downloaded TV shows, before taking some night-time cold and flu tablets and going back for more feverish sleep.
All day Tuesday I alternated between TV and sleep, with muscle aches and fatigue the least of my troubles, since my head was constantly pounding, and the only painkillers I could find were the night-time cold and flu tablets, which would only increase my fatigue, so I didn't want to take them.
Eventually I found some Nurofen, and that's when I finally started feeling better.
I finally ate for the first time in about 24 hours on Tuesday night, and felt even better still.
I've managed to get through today with only one brief nap, so I think I'm on the road to recovery.
Oddly enough, though, as my aches and fatigue symptoms have lessened, my respiratory symptoms seemed to have worsened.
Now my nose won't stop running.
 
 
 
psuedonym777psuedonym777 on August 29th, 2007 06:25 am (UTC)
*sympathy*

Yep. Had that last week. See a doctor. Get Antibiotics. Drink 4 litres of flat lemonade, stir thoroughly and wait till Monday.
Jacobyak_boy on August 29th, 2007 06:31 am (UTC)
If your doctor gave you antibiotics for the flu, I would advise you to find a new doctor.

The flu is a virus, and antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infection.

Antibiotics are useful if you have a secondary infection stemming from the flu - such as bacterial pneumonia (a scary thought), but taking antibiotics when all you have is a virus will achieve nothing apart from making you more susceptible to bacterial infection in the future.
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Jacobyak_boy on August 29th, 2007 07:00 am (UTC)
I'm already feeling much better than I was yesterday, so hopefully I should be fine in no time.
wolfishgrinwolfishgrin on August 29th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
You sound sick.