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Updated January 15, 2013

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I have had the flu for the past 5 days: fever, sweat, chills, fatigue, restlessness, poor sleep and, the worst body aches I have ever experienced. I now have a cough. I coughed so hard I thought my eyes were going to pop out and I was having an aneurism. This is the worst flu ever! I want this all to end soon. I also had a flu shot in October.
—Guest NancieO

ouch !

I woke up feeling like my whole body is sore so far my throat is fine however my body feels like someone is stabbing me in every location especially behind my legs I'm miserable never felt this way b4 I'm hot under blanket and cold without blanket this is day one of what ????? Flu w/o sore throat ? I'm praying the pain will just go away! I also feel lightheaded got in bath but felt dizzy n like I was gonna b sick ! So I'm laying down burning up and freezin @ same time ! Ouchhhhhy it sucks™!
—Guest tmc

Flu

I got sick a few days before Christmas and have been sick every since I have had body aches chills ear pain weak stomach no throwing up at all and no fever but I feel really weak and just sleep 98% of the day, I went to the hospital a week after I started feeling weak and was told I had the flu 2 weeks later went to my doctor was told I had the flu there has been a day or 2 in there where I thought I was getting better but the next day I was back to the same old thing starting to have dizziness. I have never felt so bad.
—Guest Edith

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I have been sick now for about 7 days very bad headache coughing body pains very very weak and now it's still basically kicking my b*** this has to be the worst virus I've ever gotten please do not take the flu as a cold because they are completely differentI do suggest to everyone get the flu shot if you can it'll save you a lot of pain and agony 7 days in bed rest no clue when I'mgoing to feel better.
—Guest cmc

i hate being sick!

I started off with a headaic about two days ago i still have it i felt weak and when i went down the stairs my legs felt week as if i was going to fall. Then came the runny nose. I get home and my mother said i was burning up and should take a nap. So i wake up today with a head aic my throat hurts runny nose a little fever and a was sweating like theres no tomorrow. I hate being sick! Especially on weekends!!!
—Guest Blanca

i hate being sick!

I started off with a headaic about two days ago i still have it i felt weak and when i went down the stairs my legs felt week as if i was going to fall. Then came the runny nose. I get home and my mother said i was burning up and should take a nap. So i wake up today with a head aic my throat hurts runny nose a little fever and a was sweating like theres no tomorrow. I hate being sick! Especially on weekends!!!
—Guest Blanca

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My head hurts teally bad i have frezzing hands and my stomich hurts like crazy and boobs an back and hips
—Guest reyna

what's wrong with me

It started at school my kneck hurt then my throat then i had a headache and very dizzy n high temp been off school for 2 days n constantly shakey but to hot
—Guest Nicole

horrible flu

I had a horrible flu started with my daughter and hubby they got gastroenteritis (stomach bug) then my grandma got it I cleaned up after them they got better and instead of me getting the stomach bug I got influenza started friday morning got a fever throughout the day it got higher and I got muscle aches in my calfs (felt like constant Charlie horses) mythroat started to hurt felt like i was swallowing glass shards then the bheadache slept for 3days with my fever going up to 40.0c then diahreah started then the stuffy nose (blew bloody mucus for a week) then the cough its been a week now and I am not eating properly still and feel exhausted all the time and coincidentally I did not get my flu shot this year when I clearly should have didn't get this sick last year or even at all just a common cold
—Guest katie

So confused!

You have described exactly what my entire family has. We all went to the doctor and we're diagnosed as having an upper respiratory infection because of the green nasal discharge and no fever. We all received different antibiotics. Some got prednisone. We have all gone to the dr twice. Nothing has changed. We all had flu vaccines. Go to the dr if you think it will help but I have to say it won't make much difference other than guarding against secondary infections. I have never seen anything like this. Good luck to you!
—familynurse

I will never take my health for granted

Started out with sore throat then feeling weak. Next thing you know I Started getting the chills high fever and body aches. My head felt like it was going to explode. 3rd day I'm feeling better no more fever. I had no trouble showering ( before I felt too weak) I drank lots of fluids, rubbed Vicks all over my body, I even took a hot bath with eucalyptus bubble bath. Now I just have a runny nose and cough
—Guest Denise

Dr Allergy Mr Flu

What in the world is this? My whole body aches including my gums for past 3 days. Congested chest pressure, sinus drain, coughing and dehydration. Worst chills ever but no fever. Dizzy lightheaded and no appetite. Cramping in back and feet.
—Guest Terri

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well, I got the flu shot november 14th. got a cold the next day. 3 weeks later got the flu! ugg. started off with backache, very tired, bad chills. thought I was freezing to death.lasted 5 days, then bad headache for 3 days. finially recovered, then 2 weeks later, boom, it all started again. they say you can't get the flu twice. they're wrong
—Guest mary

Flu shot didn't help, virus Is TERRIBLE

Day 1 started coughing out of the blue. That night throat swelled and I lost my voice. Breathing was difficult, considered ER. 2nd day fever 102.6 sore throat, sneezy, runny nose, headache, exhaustion, no appetite. No voice, productive cough, difficult to breath. Knew it was flu. 3rd day fever 101.6 on Tylenol, using NyQuil, inhalers, Vicks, vaporizer and lots of fluids to keep me out of hospital, no appetite, breathing difficult, still no voice, sore throat, exhausted, sob with any activity, joints ache, head aches, teeth hurt,tried soup and crackers got instant watery diarrhea. Day 4 and 5 voice gravelly, wheezing, sob with any activity, chest hurts and back, crackles heard in chest, exhausted, headache, temp 99.6 runny nose, sneezing again, sore throat still but not as bad,coughing green thick stinky bad tasting mucous up, day 6 is tomorrow: may go to urgent care Pneumonia now ? Very tight cough and hard to breath now tonight.
—Guest Theresa H.

My flu symptoms

Monday morning before Cxmas eve I felt extremely tired. That night I started having chills and and pain in all my muscles. I couldn't get out of bed for two days. I couldn't eat or drink nothing. The fever was so bad that I got cold sores on my lips and inside my nose. It's been a week and now the fever is gone but the coughing attacks are worse than last week.
—Guest Evelyn

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