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January 8, 2013 at 5:46 PM
I have the flu. Well I've concluded it's the flu, started out as a minor annoying sniffle last week, went away. Returned the other day full throttle, I feel like I need to start dividing my estate up. 😷

Runny nose

Chest pains

Back pains

The worst cough ever, which leads to gagging

Shortness of breath


Hot flashes/chills

Fever of 101.7


My dr. is still on holiday vacation, I try to avoid the E.R at all costs, but what I've bought over the counter is not working (Mucinex)

So, is this the flu, or am I about to keel over? Both?

I fear I may have to go to the ER & sit with the Muggles :(

No smart ass answers or I'll scratch you out of the running for my gif/meme collection in my will.


  • OneToughMami
    January 8, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    I'd try and call the nurse hotline? If you have one. If not see if you can get to urgent care. I only say that because it came back worse.

  • sugareemommee
    January 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM
    Sounds it. Force those fluids. Water with lemon if you can. Just let it run its course.

    You may die.

    ;) Jk
  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1
    January 8, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    have someone make you some chicken soup, curl up in bed and get plenty of rest.

  • gramattmom
    January 8, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    I had that same thing, the worst was the coughing...then the hot/cold spells..had it for about 10 days

  • samurai_chica
    January 8, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    it does sound like the flu...severe body aches & pains are always a sure sign, along with the dizziness & faintness.

    With a cold, you can feel like complete shit...but you don't usually have serious body aches.

  • Sassy762
    January 8, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    You need to go to the ER......they can give you Tamiflu

  • B1Bomber
    January 8, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    If you aren't pregnant, you don't need to go to the ER for the flu. Get lots of fluids in you, sleep as much as you can, and wait it out. Tylenol and ibuprofen will both help with bringing down a fever, and the drug stores will carry cough suppressants to help you sleep. Vicks vaporub is nice for both congestion and pain too.

  • RazzleMySpazz
    January 8, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    the chest pains, are they from the cough, like in your lungs, or something else?

    we don't mess around with chest pains, if it's not your lungs when cough you should go to the er!! 

  • wrensong
    January 8, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    We have the flu here, confirmed by our Dr and that souunds like what we are dealing with.

  • momof6nokc
    January 8, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Same thing here with an added stabbing ear pain, 101.8 temp., body aches all the way down to my toes, headache, fatigue.

    I'm taking hot steamy showers, using a heating pad on my body aches, drinking OJ and hot tea with honey and lots of soup.

    it's a miserable flu strain this year.  :o(

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