I'm SIIIIICK!!!

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  1. NickSo

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    I rarely get sick, but... IM SICK!
    Anybody else with me here?

    There seems to be like an epidemic going on, at school last week like half of the students were sick!!! Looks like im hit.

    Im not sure what i have.. Flu? cold? Im not too good with 'sick' symptoms, but i think its pretty common...

    I got an itchy throat, dry cough
    It hurts my head when i shake my head
    My neck is stiff
    My body's cold but my head is hot

    Cough? Flu? Cold?
     
  2. Michael*K

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    Everyone I know has been sick. Thought I might be catching something as well...aching muscles, feeling a bit lethargic. Then I realized, I'm not sick...I'm getting old. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Vitamin C.


    I swear by it.


    I feel for you though. When I get sick, I get hit hard. HOpe you feel better.
     
  4. Chuck C

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    i was like you...rarely got sick, but last week and a year ago I got hit real bad. Exactly what you describe. The doctor said it was a virual infection and gave me some meds to help the cough and congestion. It'll take a less than a week to run its course. hope you feel better
     
  5. Michael Varacin

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    I'm with Thomas...Vitamin C!

    As soon as I feel a cold coming on, (usually by a scratchy throat), I start chugging the OJ. "They" are claiming zinc works wonders as well.

    I have never, I repeat, NEVER, been sick worse then a cold, in all my 28 years. In most cases, the cold is gone in about 1 to 2 days.

    I can't stress how important it is to get Vitamin C. Just brush you teeth after you drink a bunch of OJ...it's hard on your teeth.
     
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    Nick!

    My 16-year-old daughter had what-it-sounds-like-you've-got. It hung on for a long time because her doctor wasn't sure either.

    He finally prescribed an antiobiotic which kicked it after it ran its course.

    Good luck!
     
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    Hmmm...feverish?, stiff neck, itchy throat...no rash?..some tender lymph nodes?...maybe just flu.....but then again if u answered yes to any of those questions, go see a doctor STAT!
     
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    Michael*K -- you also live in Chicago and it's February bud [​IMG] Never underestimate the potential misery in the Windy City mid-winter...

    Lived in Chicago, Salinas, San Francisco, England, and Denver. Chicago was by far the worst place in the winter.
     
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    NyQuil, the cure all medicine. Throw away the measuring cap and just turn the bottle up!

    As Denis Leary said, "Are you drunk?" "No, I have a cold!"

    He also said another line about NyQuil, but repeating it would probably get me kicked off the HTF![​IMG] [​IMG]

    Hope you feel better soon!
     
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    Ahh, nothing like being sick as nature's reminder to us that we are vulnerable we really are.
    Seriously though it sounds like a simple cold. The Flu would have you bedridden for days with a 102+ fever. However keep an eye any fever you may come down with. Usually the chills that you get is when you're body is starting to crank up it's internal thermostat which in turn causes your body temp to rise. Tylenol, Fluids like OJ, and rest are the best things but if anything gets worse you should seek a doctor's advice.


    Jeff
     
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    Thanks alot guys... I felt really crappy last night and this morning, but i'm recovering (hopefully) really well, and im feelin pretty good right now... My chills are gone, my neck/body isnt as stiff... I didnt really have a fever at all thank goodness...
    I just got the gross 'sick' taste in my mouth, a bit of cough, and my head hurts when i shake my head. Hopefully i can go back to school tomrrow (oh man how geeky does that sound lol)

    I've taken some Advil Cold and Sinus, some Neo Citron (canadians would know what this is), as well as ate 3/4 of a grapefruit to get my Vit.C [​IMG]
     
  13. KyleK

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    It sure seems like an epidemic here. Over one third of the people in my school were home sick. Everyone in my family has gotten it, thankfully it doesn't last too long.

    Bright side: There has been talk of school closure. WOOHOO!

    Kyle[​IMG]
     
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    My sinuses are just starting to return to normal. That is, mildly congested. Damn allergies! When I'm not sick, I'm sneezing and have a runny nose. When I really am sick, I sneeze and have a runny nose. I can't win.

    It's probably the lack of humidity...makes my mucus membranes swell up. 20-25% relative humidity is damn dry.
     
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    All the schools around here are being swept with the flu.
     
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    ack.. im pretty much better except for this damned cough!

    Man, its a painful dry cough... my throat hurts, my abs hurt from coughing so much lol... Aaack... Helllp me, whats good to get rid of a cough?
     

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