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NoSleepTill 12-10-2011 07:01 AM

How does flu and its symptoms progress?
 
I am not sure I've ever had the flu before. I know the general symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, etc.), but do the symptoms all come at once on the same day? Or do some symptoms appear first, and later others?

And do all the symptoms disappear together? Or one-by-one?

Can you have a symptom, and then not, and then have it again? Like, can you get a fever for a day, then off a day, then back on a day?

Plus, does fever with the flu rise and fall during the day? Or is it always hot?

Can the fever be low-grade or must it be high?

Phew! Thanks ;)

janewhite1 12-10-2011 08:33 AM

Re: How does flu and its symptoms progress?
 
Oh, you've got this year's bug. It's not the real flu, it's just a nasty virus thing. Sore throat, awful sounding cough, on-and-off low grade fever.

It took me a solid 2 weeks to kick it, and I ran a fever three separate times. Just take care of yourself and give it time.

NoSleepTill 12-10-2011 04:31 PM

Re: How does flu and its symptoms progress?
 
[QUOTE=janewhite1;4892827]Oh, you've got this year's bug. It's not the real flu, it's just a nasty virus thing. Sore throat, awful sounding cough, on-and-off low grade fever.

It took me a solid 2 weeks to kick it, and I ran a fever three separate times. Just take care of yourself and give it time.[/QUOTE]

Yep, sort of sounds like mine.

It's not the flu, though?

Yeah, I had an on-and-off low grade fever for a couple of days (not sure if I still have it b/c my normal body temperature is pretty low and 98.5 is getting up there for me) along with a sore throat, and the sore throat is gone. I have had a cough, just not a terrible one. Some congestion, though not too much. Had a headache one night.


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