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Anyone else got this headache virus?

(64 Posts)
SydneyB Tue 18-Mar-14 13:33:08

That's it really. On and off headache for 5 days now, no other real symptoms apart from feeling tired. Paracetamol doesn't work but the triptans I take for migraine do for a little while.. Ugh, just wondering how much longer I've got to wait it out.

NinetyNinePercentTroll Tue 18-Mar-14 16:27:25

I've got a vile woolly headed thing. Like an out of body experience but no pain, I just feel very lightheaded and dizzy. A bit vertigo-ish. Last time I had it, it was on again- off again for 3 ish months sad

figgypuddings Tue 18-Mar-14 16:29:49

Dizzy turns, terrible sore head, sore throat. Horrible.

Co-codamol helps with the sore head but probably does not help with the dizziness. I hope you both feel better soon.

itwillbebetter Tue 18-Mar-14 20:34:02

yep had it for the last 10 days along with a cough. Really exhausting. Poor DS has it now as well sad

Yes sad. I've had it and DS1 is off school with it today. Horrible sad.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 18-Mar-14 20:38:43

Oh yes I have this - it is horrid. Dizzy spells, headache and sinus pain. Yuck yuck.

ArtexMonkey Tue 18-Mar-14 20:38:53

I had bad cough/headache thing at Christmas and new year, similar sounding to itwillbebetter. It really fucking wiped me out. I've had vomiting bugs and not felt that ill.

dustwhatdust Tue 18-Mar-14 21:20:26

I had it at half term and we were away - felt miserable , thank goodness it's over now .

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 18-Mar-14 21:21:42

Is that what it is?

I had a shocking headache that made me vomit last week and it's never totally gone away. I'm hoping it goes soon.

SydneyB Tue 18-Mar-14 22:07:17

I'm not alone then, ow. No other symptoms really, just comes and goes. Have GP appt for mon am if it's not cleared by then hmm

kissmelittleass Tue 18-Mar-14 22:37:48

Had it on and off for weeks and when I felt better it came back again last week ffs I felt really tired no energy, heavy eyed my eyes really hurt, dizzy and headachy especially front of my head...felt yuck wouldn't wish it on anyone

Yes me too. I had one night of a fever then nothing for a few days then the worst migraine for 4 days and developed a terrible rash (which I still have slightly)

SydneyB Wed 19-Mar-14 12:22:58

About to try Paramol...

MellowMarshmallow Wed 19-Mar-14 12:27:00

So relieved to hear this is a virus. Bad head, totally wiped out on and off since Thursday. Used triptan to clear it once, then it came back, took again last night - hopefully it's gone now. Also had a fever and muscles hurt all over, so much. Giving myself a day of rest today to try and clear it.

Really hope dc don't get this.

sherbetpips Wed 19-Mar-14 12:29:11

yep mum and DH have had it

Viviennemary Wed 19-Mar-14 12:32:09

I had a bug a couple of weeks ago. Sore throat on only one or two days and generally feeling not very well and really tired. Only just now feeling not as tired.

Sukebind Wed 19-Mar-14 12:32:50

My husband complained of this the weekend before last but he is prone to hypochondria so I wasn't too sympathetic but my friend was wiped out for a week by this - sleeping 20 hours a day, sore throat, felt really odd. No I wonder whether I should have been more indulgent with my husband! Also, we just heard my brother-in-law had terrible headaches the other day and ended up in hospital being tested for meningitis, bleeds on the brain and so on. I am now thinking maybe he had this same thing, too.

Hope everyone recovers soon!

ListenToTheLady Wed 19-Mar-14 12:37:40

Yes! I had a headache for 5 days last week and I never get them. And paracetamol didn't work, but what did was ibuprofen lysine.

Also felt really knackered, sorry for myself and teary - similar to bad PMT. DP remarked that I'd cheered up and I realised it had eased off.

SydneyB Wed 19-Mar-14 13:57:34

Oof the Paramol are taking the edge of it but they make me feel really woozy. The fact that triptans do get rid of it is odd as they usually work for migraines and this doesn't feel like a normal migraine in that it's all over my head not just one side... Mellowmarshmallow interesting to hear triptan worked for you but then it came back, is same as my experience. Usually with a triptan a migraine never comes back, sigh.

MellowMarshmallow Wed 19-Mar-14 14:06:06

SydneyB - I didn't take the Triptan to start with as it didn't feel like a migraine, but by Thurs evening I couldn't talk properly, couldn't tolerate light, and the pain all over my body was awful so didn't know what else to do.

By Fri night it was back with a fever. Bit wobbly Saturday, in pain on Sunday, then back with a vengence last night so took another Triptan. Assumed it must be migraine-related or else triptan wouldn't have worked - so that blows my medical knowledge out the water.

Can now feel poxy headache starting to come back. Had planned on trip to GP as worried it was something wrong with my migraine management but I'll just stay snuggled up on sofa instead.

SydneyB Wed 19-Mar-14 14:12:50

I think I'm going to head to the GP tomorrow morning if it's still there. It goes over night actually without painkillers and this am I woke up fine but it's gradually come back on again. I'll take a triptan later I think but I only get a few tablets each month on prescription and I'll be out of them at this rate. I've never had a migraine for more than 24 hrs before so this is very odd. I've not had the fever or anything although was feeling queasy for a couple of days last week. Tomorrow this will have been going on for nearly a week so feels like time to see a GP.

Sadpuppy Wed 19-Mar-14 14:16:28

Yes, headache and sore throat for a week. Awful

PigletJohn Wed 19-Mar-14 14:18:39

I did for a few days. I particularly noticed as I used more Sumatripan in a week than is usual in a month. I thought I'd picked up some sort of bug, it often happens in the first day or so. Bit of a sore throat and sneezing, so maybe it's just a version of a cold. Seems to have gone now.

SydneyB Wed 19-Mar-14 15:30:47

Glad to hear it Piglet - might just keep taking the triptans and try and get more from the doc. I usually only take max 6 a month..

Is it a virus? I'm on my fourth day of headache. A bit queasy with it on occasions and feel under par. Thought it was my new medication my gp hasn't me on.

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