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Anyone had the cold virus that is going around?

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Bruno1959 Wed 02-Mar-16 14:40:54

just wondered if anyone has this nasty cold virus that's going around at the moment?

My cold started a week ago and this is the second week - I feel tired, congested and lightheaded - have never had a cold that has taken so long to go!

Tanfastic Wed 02-Mar-16 16:25:01

I've got one. It was that bad last week I had to take two days off work...with a cold confused. I've never had a cold as bad as this, normally sail through them. I'm coming out the other side now though.

Bruno1959 Wed 02-Mar-16 16:26:33

Hope you feel better soon!

Have spoken to so many people who have got this - it's really nasty

onemouseplace Wed 02-Mar-16 16:27:11

DH has had this - referred to as "the cold that will not die" in our house. He's managed work, but has been unable to do even gentle exercise for nearly 2 weeks (he is training for a triathlon at the moment so normally doing something 6 days a week).

Bruno1959 Wed 02-Mar-16 16:52:30

I've got catarrh as well now which is making me feel really tired; my eyes are sore and also am lightheaded sad

ouryve Wed 02-Mar-16 16:59:09

I've got one of those colds. It will probably end, overnight, when my period starts. It's already fooled me, twice, then knocked me for six again, the next morning.

I think it's worse because it's the first proper cold I've had, this winter. This is how I usually spend December.

Me. Just starting to feel human after a fortnight. Haven't had time off but it's been quite hard-going at times. The lack of sleep due to coughing was the worst thing, followed by the ear ache.

NewLife4Me Wed 02-Mar-16 19:20:36

Yes, I've had it for about a week now, before this dh had it.
I never usually get colds, haven't had one for years.
This is certainly a bugger to shift, and I missed tea again tonight.
i felt fine until it was time to eat and then felt sick again.
It can't be the flu strain immunised against this year as I had the jab back in october.

outputgap Wed 02-Mar-16 19:21:28

Yes. Because I'm very pregnant and breathless I have been given antibiotics for it. I just could not shift it by myself. I'm still feeling very very sorry for myself and I'm well into week 2. It's beyond horrid.

Bruno1959 Wed 02-Mar-16 19:39:35

Think I'm getting an earache now and my head is spinning sad

PirateSmile Wed 02-Mar-16 19:42:59

We've all had it. It's horrendous. Somebody told me that they reckon it's actually Swine Flu!

fieldfare Wed 02-Mar-16 19:50:59

I've got it at the moment and have spent the day on the sofa with my pillow, a blanket and lemsip. I feel atrocious and my head is banging.

whatisforteamum Wed 02-Mar-16 19:59:54

yes dh was told his bad cough was the flu last week.He didnt make any effort to cover his nose or mouth and i went down with the worst sore throat !!.I lost my voice and after working all week end and spent mon most of tue and some of today in bed (1 day off sick).I never get these things and have felt awful and its triggered my asthma,Get well soon everyone,Im on 930 am until 11pm thur no idea how i will cope sad

BertieBotts Wed 02-Mar-16 20:01:48

It's horrible. I think it is actually flu as well. DH had it the week before last and I've had it this week. I'm feeling a bit better now - I'm OK if I don't move!

Bruno1959 Wed 02-Mar-16 20:19:12

Has anyone had dizziness with this?

whatisforteamum Wed 02-Mar-16 20:22:55

I agree x

Ilovenannyplum Wed 02-Mar-16 20:37:36

I had it for 3 bloody weeks, I want to say it was more flu like than a cold as I had 4 days where I literally couldn't get out of bed, it was horrendous.
Headaches, body aches, cough, dizziness, completely lost my voice, sore throat, runny nose, bleurgh envy

I hope you're feeling much better soon OP

outputgap Wed 02-Mar-16 20:44:36

I've had the flu jab too, but they don't always get the mix right. I cannot wait for it to go.

Bruno1959 Wed 02-Mar-16 21:05:20

My ear keeps getting blocked and then I get ringing in it like tinnitus - it's 10 days now since this started sad

I had the same thing with my ears and they are still not quite right. Blowing my nose is now helping to unblock them, but only temporarily.

Homelesshelp Wed 02-Mar-16 21:10:10

Yes the dizziness is the worst, I had to get a colleague to drive me home from work at lunchtime as I felt so faint.

Now got the sinus pain - my eyes hurt so much I can barely keep them open.

Combined this with a sickness bug yesterday and I'm feeling pretty rotten!

SingSongSlummy Wed 02-Mar-16 21:10:54

Yes - I had the dizziness and tinnitus,the doctor said it's viral labyrinthitis. Mine's been going for 3 weeks (with the dizzy, spaced out,ear ringing feeling for about 10 days)

Vinotinto78 Wed 02-Mar-16 21:15:54

Oh yes. Didn't realise this was a thing. I'm into week 3 of the cold from hell. Tried everything; lemsips, paracetamol, Vicks vapor rub, wet socks in bed, smelling salts, mega hot curry, chicken soup, whiskey, vitamin c, you name it. It's the catarrh that's the worst. Feel like swapping my head a la Worzel Gummidge.

Destinysdaughter Wed 02-Mar-16 21:20:00

Yes started Mon night. Thought I'd missed colds this year but think I've caught it off my bloody decorator who had it last week! Had to go out this morning and got caught in the unexpected snow storm which hasn't helped!

Tinklebinkle Wed 02-Mar-16 21:23:29

Yes I've had it since last Thursday. I'm never sick ever, but this has WIPED me out! I've never had anything so bad in my life. Today's the first day I've been able to get out of bed. Awful. Oh and I managed to pass it on to DD. So I'm also having to nurse her. Poor girl looks like death warmed up. I have to go to work tomorrow 30 miles away so I am dreading the drive! flowers<-- for all those suffering! sad

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