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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.

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by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Just go to St. Mungo's. They'll give you a Pepper Up Potion. Feel better! :)

by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:35 PM

 Keep your kiddos healthy, I hear the flu has killed 18 children already this cold/flu season! :(

by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I'm only a starting nursing student and also have been working in a hospital as a tech for a couple of years, but when someone says those two symptoms, I think "pneumonia" because I know that chest pain, fever, SOB, are symtoms of that LOL. One could certainly develop pneumonia FROM having the Flu, though. 

Quoting Litlmama87:

Lol I decided against the ER, I found an Urgent Care that I'll go to tomorrow.

Everything and mostly everyone's general consensus says flu, but I just want to be sure, with the shortness of breath/painful breathing...

I'll update when I know something.

Quoting mom_3.0:

update? i wanna know if my pneumonia internet-diagnosis was correct lol

by FriendoftheFoot on Jan. 8, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Sounds like what we all had. Just the flu. It's an evil son of gun though

by on Jan. 8, 2013 at 10:49 PM
If you do then I do! I have all that minus the fever though.. I never get fevers though however... I also have bad ear aches.. the worse for me is my back (slightest touch hurts) then the hot flashes/chills
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by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Depending on how bad you feel,you may want to do two days of it.I hope it works for you!!

Quoting Litlmama87:

I hear great things about this, I'll have my neighbor get it on her way in.

Thanks for the suggestion!

Quoting Haley947:

Theraflu!!! It will make you sleep like a baby but it works!

by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:43 AM

 Sounds like the flu- you really need to force down fluids and let it take it's course! Pedialyte (they come in Popsicles), chicken broth, warm teas, water.

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by Ruby Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:45 AM

You definately don't need the ER, I doubt you even need a Dr. Rest and drink lots of clear fluids.

by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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