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I feel so dumb, but is this a cold or the flu?
by Anonymous
January 21, 2013 at 2:41 AM
I can honestly say I do not think I've ever had a resperatory flu before. Only the stomach flu. Im pretty darn sick with something right now. But im not sure if its the flu thats going around, or just a bad cold...

I feel so dumb asking, but what do you think?

My symptoms:

Congested
Fever
Sore throat
Body aches
Very bad chills
Sneezing (but not often)
Upset stomach on and off
Very foul smelling gas

Replies

  • unspecified42
    January 21, 2013 at 2:42 AM
    Cold. Either way, both are viruses. Rest, fluids, and rest.
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    January 21, 2013 at 2:44 AM
    Thanks! Im trying to. Im exhausted but I cant seem to sleep for more than a few minutes at a time. I haven't been this sick in a long time. :-(

    Quoting unspecified42:

    Cold. Either way, both are viruses. Rest, fluids, and rest.
  • mattiehatter
    January 21, 2013 at 2:45 AM

    Leaning more toward the flu on this one. Hope you get better soon!

  • shymomof4
    January 21, 2013 at 2:46 AM

    The chills and upset stomach and body ache make me think flu.

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    January 21, 2013 at 2:47 AM
    Thank you! If this is the resperatory flu, holy crap it sucks. Lol

    Quoting mattiehatter:

    Leaning more toward the flu on this one. Hope you get better soon!

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    January 21, 2013 at 2:48 AM
    I was afraid of that. :-(

    Quoting shymomof4:

    The chills and upset stomach and body ache make me think flu.

  • mymanben
    January 21, 2013 at 2:49 AM
    My son woke up with that about a week ago, than Friday night started throwing up.
  • shymomof4
    January 21, 2013 at 2:50 AM

    I know it sucks.  I had the flu about 2 weeks ago.  I am starting to feel normal now.  I hope you feel better soon.


    Quoting Anonymous:

    I was afraid of that. :-(

    Quoting shymomof4:

    The chills and upset stomach and body ache make me think flu.



  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    January 21, 2013 at 2:51 AM
    Oh no! Please don't tell me that! Lol I absolutely DESPISE the stomach flu and throwing up!

    Quoting mymanben:

    My son woke up with that about a week ago, than Friday night started throwing up.
  • Djinn83
    by Djinn83
    January 21, 2013 at 2:51 AM

    Fever is indicative of the flu. It's rare to have a fever with a cold.  If your symptoms started less than 48 hours ago, call your doctor and get some tamiflu.



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