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Posted 1/27/2013 by peanutlover in NSBR Board


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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:06:18 AM
What were your first symptoms? I had a 101 fever last night and I am sore as if I've been in a car accident. And I have sore lymph nodes and nausea. No so throat or cold like symptoms. Fever has gone away.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:25:40 AM
sounds like you are maybe getting the flu. stay home. you are contagious with the fever.
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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:41:02 AM
True flu comes with cough. If you're not coughing, you could have another virus.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:42:32 AM
My husband and I both have had the flu this season. Our first symptoms were fever and nausea.

Get some rest, drink plenty of fluids and take good care of yourself. I have had the flu a couple of times in the past, and this was the worst I remember feeling.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 1:20:58 PM
Tamiflu needs to be started within a day or two of symptom onset to be effective - so it may be time to see the doctor.

Does your insurance company or doctor's office have a nurse advice line you can call?

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Posted: 1/27/2013 2:11:06 PM
Fever and feeling like I'd been worked over by a prize fighter. The cough came a couple of days later and while I didn't exactly have naseua I didn't feel hungry and didn't feel real great.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 2:46:15 PM
You might have the flu. Check out the symptoms that are listed at flu.gov and on the CDC website. They have lots of information about what is and what isn't the flu.

If you have it you need to get to your doctor or an urgent care clinic within 48 hours of getting your first symptoms. They will test you for the flu and if it's positive will give you a prescription for Tamiflu. You might want to check with your insurance first. Tamiflu can reduce your flu in severity so it only lasts 3-5 days rather than the two weeks it normally takes.

My DH just had it for the last 2 weeks and refused to go to the doctor. He is on his 3rd week now and is still miserable with the coughing. Those two websites were very helpful to me by learning what I could do to avoid getting the flu.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 2:50:58 PM
Flu is a respiratory illness. Nausea is not part of the flu but a norovirus will make you nauseous , feverish and achy.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:16:46 PM
I am still getting over the norovirus. It is nausea, fever, vomiting, and at one point I was so dehydrated I wound up in an ambulance in agony. Whether it's flu or just "some other virus," don't mess around with it. It's some serious crap going around. I haven't been this sick in at least a decade.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:49:23 PM

Flu is a respiratory illness. Nausea is not part of the flu

Three out of five of us had confirmed flu and all three of us had nausea without vomiting, and mild diarrhea. Gastrointestinal symptoms are occurring in a significant percentage of patients with one of the type A flu viruses that is circulating this year.

Having had norovirus within the last year, I can tell you with great certainty that this was not that.

In any case, my daughter's first symptom was fatigue, followed by a high fever and headache. Mine was chest and back pain and aches in my legs, followed by a moderate fever and sore throat. We both had some GI issues.

My daughter developed a cough on the fourth day and has kept it for a while now (doctor is not concerned) but I never got a cough with this year's flu at all.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:56:42 PM
Fever and chills earlier with very painful sore throat and ears and stuffed nose but throat drainage is what I have today

No cough. No nausea. So I guess I have a bad cold. Not the flu

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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:24:28 AM
I thought fever was a primary symptom of flu--at least in the first few days??
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