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Oh, viruses, how I hate thee. - helen-louise
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Oh, viruses, how I hate thee.
Urgh. Sick. So very sick. I thought I was ill yesterday when I woke up with a temperature of 38.4 deg C, which only reduced to 37.9 after liberal application of delicious antipyretic paracetamol. (I'm gargling with the soluble type to try to soothe my poor throat.) But I woke up just now with a temperature of 38.7 deg C, or 101.7 deg F.

This isn't the illest I've been ever, nor is it even the illest I've ever been as an adult. (The kidney infection where I was peeing blood & the triage nurse measured my temperature & blood pressure then whisked me immediately back for treatment has to count for that). But my nose is streaming & my ears have whooshing noises in them all the time & my sinuses, neck, shoulders, and legs ache non-stop & my throat hurts & I have a horrid post-nasal drip cough & I'm not hungry. My current belief, although Richard who is ill with the same thing doesn't agree with me, is that this is flu which wasn't one of the strains in the flu jab. But Richard thinks it's just a bad cold & I'm only this ill "because I'm me". Hmm.

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mongoose_bite From: mongoose_bite Date: 8th April 2013 08:38 (UTC) (Link)
Aww that's terrible :( I hope you start feeling better soon. (You haven't missed much while you've been sick; just endless discussions about the new pokemon.)
polyfrog From: polyfrog Date: 8th April 2013 12:28 (UTC) (Link)
The current jab is not 100% correct. They guessed wrong and there is at least one strain that is very common around the world right now that is not in it.
ailbhe From: ailbhe Date: 8th April 2013 12:46 (UTC) (Link)
I'd expect flu to come with a fever of at *least* 39C if not more. But I also don't treat a fever of under 39C because the heat apparently helps kill the viruses. Anyway a bad cold is really fucking horrible even if it's not flu, it's just that soldiering through a cold is A Thing so people think they're not dreadful. They are. You poor thing :(
nitoda From: nitoda Date: 8th April 2013 14:54 (UTC) (Link)
So sorry you're feeling so rotten. If you've run out of paracetamol to gargle I find warm saline gargling can be very soothing to a sore throat. Drink as much as you can and don't worry too much about eating. ::passes virtual chicken soup::
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