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I feel so dumb, but is this a cold or the flu?

Anonymous
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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
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 21, 2013 at 2:41 AM
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unspecified42
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 2:42 AM
Cold. Either way, both are viruses. Rest, fluids, and rest.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 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
by Mary on Jan. 21, 2013 at 2:45 AM

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

shymomof4
by Kristyn on Jan. 21, 2013 at 2:46 AM

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

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 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 on Jan. 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
by Silver Member on Jan. 21, 2013 at 2:49 AM
My son woke up with that about a week ago, than Friday night started throwing up.
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shymomof4
by Kristyn on Jan. 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 on Jan. 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 Gold Member on Jan. 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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