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Over a week ago DD and I got a cold- she had fever etc, but is fine now. I had runny nose etc, no fever, one night what I thought was a sinus pain, but in the last 2 or 3 days I was feeling much better, just a bit of a runny nose.
Today I woke feeling like I've been hit by a train- that horrible all-over achy feeling you get with a flu plus v. tired- I slept/dozed most of the day. But I haven't got a fever!
I've got an essay that has to be written tonight and delivered tomorrow, but I can't even focus.
Winny, I'm feeling exactly the same. I had it at the start of last week, but it had eased off by Thursday pm. This morning it came back and hit harder. I would presume it was swine flu, but for the fact I have no fever.
Taking painkillers and drinking mulled cider (with lots of cloves, cinnamon and ginger). I just feel numb, foggy and tired but the pain has faded into the background.
We've got it too, dh came down with it on the 15th dec, I came down with it on the 18th (the day after I broke up for hols) today is my first day without painkillers but I've now got period pains and have managed to pull a muscle somehow and feel totally sapped any energy, dd2 came down with the worst version on the 21st and dd1 came down with a mild version on the 24th. We have stayed in/ visited as few people as possible and intend to have a PJ day tomorrow and hope we are better in time to celebrate new year!
When you have a runny nose it is much more likely to be a cold than a flu. I got something similar but with fever, so basically a very bad cold and probably a secondary infection (think chest and ear) waiting for GPs to open to get anti-biotics (hopefully) as nearest out of hours is 1.5 hour drive away and I am simply not up to it.
OP, you mentioned 'a bit of sinus pain', and someone else here mentioned bad headaches - my DH had a sinus infection a few weeks ago and felt as though he'd been hit by a train. So it could be that, in which case see your doctor for antibiotics, or flu, in which case you're stuck with riding it out really Either way, you need to do the bed/fluids/painkillers thing for as long as necessary. Easier said than done over Christmas I know. Get well soon.
winnybella is this your first attempt at this course? Could you ask for a deferral of the assessment because of mitigating circumstances (or whatever your institution calls it), which goes beyond the level of getting an extension? You would need a doctor's note but it's worth looking into and checking policies.