Does This Sound Like Meningitis or Flu?
I have been miserable for the last 48 hours. My problem started Thursday night when all my muscles ached, and I had a bad headache. Then I woke up just freezing. Body literally shaking. The next day, I would have fever on and off. If the fever went down, I would start freezing again, bundle up, and the fever is back. I tried taking Advil, and it would give me great relief for about 3 - 4 hours. I would feel normal again.
Well, I got on the internet last night to look up high fever. As usual, this websites lead me to other conditions that are life threatening. I became scared when I saw that my sympthoms could be meningitis. I do have headaches, neck pain, no cough or drainage, fever, and now vomiting. The only sympthom I don't have is that I can look at bright lights. Even more alarming is that I battled a virus 4 weeks ago which produced the same body chills and fever, but it was all over in 48 hours. However, if I have meningitis, it doesn't explain why my legs and body aches too.
I'm in a real pickle because I lost my health insurance just two weeks ago, so I can't just run to the ER. Yet, I dont want to die either. I just don't know what to do.