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Flu? FLUck that...

rfaliasrfalias Registered User regular
edited March 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Bad pun's aside...
I've not had the flu in years so I don't know what to expect.

Woke up, started coughing up stuff (greenish). I could kind of feel like coughing before I went to sleep, but thought nothing of it.
Also, I feel achy all over. Especially joints. No headache, no stuffy nose. Just the occasional cough, tired feeling and achy everywhere. I don't think I have a fever of any kind yet.

Worst part is I can't take any time off to rest(and possibly doctor it up if it gets worse) until Wednesday.
I was just sick a week or 2 ago with a normal cold, can you get 2 colds back to back? I hope it's just a cold:|

Please tell me its something else... The flu is stupid and bad. D: Is it even flu season?
I was on a deep sea fishing boat and one of the deck hands was coughing a bit, I wonder if it was that...

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    If you got out of bed and haven't collapsed yet, you probably don't have the flu.

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  • DragonPupDragonPup Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The CDC wrote:
    Influenza Symptoms
    Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly and may include these symptoms:

    Fever (usually high)
    Headache
    Extreme tiredness
    Dry cough
    Sore throat
    Runny or stuffy nose
    Muscle aches
    Stomach symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, also can occur but are more common in children than adults
    These symptoms are usually referred to as "flu-like symptoms."

    Source

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  • DoxaDoxa Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Probably a mild case of it for the time being. If you don't want it to get worse you will need to take it easy in some capacity. If you absolutely can't get any time off then take some ibuprofen so your day goes by easier. Though when I did that the next day I woke up with a severe case of it and was out for a week. Your case may be different but still try to knock it out early.

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  • rfaliasrfalias Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Yeah, had to walk out to the dumpster outside of work and man that exhausted me. Sitting here the rest of the day.

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2009
    The good news is, it is more likely the common cold. If you actually had the flu you wouldn't have been able to get to work, never mind carry something to a dumpster.

    That said, if you are ill you should absolutely take time off work. It will drag out the period of illness, you will under perform at work and you will risk spreading it to other co-workers. It's usually illegal for an employer to prevent staff from taking time of for illness not to mention damaging to their business.

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  • rfaliasrfalias Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    So managed to leave work early, been "sleeping", more like rolling around trying to stay warm then cool off then warm etc...

    Is it better to facilitate heat retention or keep cool with a fever? I go from burning hot to shivering to hot again, impossible to sleep...

    Edit: good part is I have tomorrow off, going to a walk in clinic. The green mess that I cough up makes me think bacterial

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  • EndomaticEndomatic Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I have the flu right now, and it sounds like you have the flu.

    A lot of classic flu symptoms.

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  • variantvariant Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    You know you have the flu when you feel your bones feel brittle/glass like and as if they'd crack if some one hit you hard

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  • rfaliasrfalias Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Seems like its more my muscles. Back has been aching all night.
    Worst night of sleep ever.
    Off to the clinic though.

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