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Has anyone had this virus and its aftermath?

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earwig1 Thu 28-Feb-13 18:40:19

Three weeks ago I suddenly felt like a bus had hit me, was in bed for three days with horrendous aches, especially my back and legs, headache, nausea, sweats, chills, etc. I slowly recovered but I have since been getting one-day symptoms than then go away, not as bad, just tired and uncomfortable. Today I feel exhausted, with a headache, slight cough if I breath deeply... I'm thinking this horrible virus must be still in my system and pops up when I'm tired... Anyone else??

mumof31982 Tue 08-Oct-13 21:15:07

Hi ive had it for 3 weeks started as feeling light headed legs weak felt faint and dizzy body ached head to toe dizzy tired chest felt tight like i couldnt breathe went docs gave meva inhaler and told me to take paracetamol fluids and rest hard wen u have 3 kids it went away for a few days now came back aching even worse alk over d and v dizxy out of breathe again and feel weak and tired eyes blurry anyone know how long it will last and what to take as my docs are useless and i have a engagement party on saturday sad

Badvoc Sun 10-Mar-13 21:49:49 back has been terribly sore.
And the shivers, sweating, nausea, runs, cough...lovely.
Ds1 now in bed with me as he is feeling ill too.
Happy Mother's Day me sad

Badvoc Sun 10-Mar-13 21:48:53

We are in Leicestershire btw.

MmeThenardier Sun 10-Mar-13 21:37:40

So are you better now earwig? <hopeful>

Badvoc Sun 10-Mar-13 18:07:46

Got the lot.
Dc too.

earwig1 Sun 10-Mar-13 17:28:15

Hi Idotry, I had no sore throat/cold, "only" horrible aches, especially back and legs, headache, chills, sweating, and nausea on/off...

Idotry Thu 07-Mar-13 21:54:21

Has anyone had just the temperature and aches minus the sore throat/cold/ cough. I've had a fever for most of the week but not the other typical flu like symptoms. Not sure if this is virus related or something else is going on - I'll give it a few more days before I trot off to the doctors..

fieldfare Thu 07-Mar-13 19:26:27

Yep, this sounds like what I had last week. I've never felt so ill in my life. Fever reached 106F and I felt like my brain was boiling.

Ladyofthehouse Thu 07-Mar-13 19:19:07

Sounds just like what I had about 5 weeks ago and still don't feel 100%!!

It sucks!

1805 Thu 07-Mar-13 19:10:32

Have lost some weight though!!!!!

1805 Thu 07-Mar-13 19:09:33

Yep. I'm on week 4 of the bl**dy thing. Took me a few days in bed, about 2 weeks of early nights, and still have a 'normal' cold now.
50 miles out of London.

cityangel Thu 07-Mar-13 17:52:48

I've had fever, sore throat, chills, cough, fuzzy head and nothing is shifting it or the complete exhaustion with it, all five of us have inc. the baby and its a total nightmare. It seems to be everywhere in North London & apparently takes 3 weeks to shift. It also comes & goes & the loss of appetite and energy is crippling. I have never felt so ill.

earwig1 Thu 07-Mar-13 17:29:19

UPdate here: A month on and I still feel exhausted about once a week now. Also I feel my airways are irritated and I have to cough, weird to explain, again every few days for a day or two...It feels like when there's strong air conditioning or cold fog and it makes you cough... weird

CaptainVonTrapp Fri 01-Mar-13 21:20:50

Something very similar here. North. Coming up to 3 weeks. Improved but not better. Seems to recur a bit somedays.

Yes even my skin hurt. Coughing up nasty stuff (thats gone now completely thank goodness)

I've kept thinking, I'll be ok by x,y,z and these days come and go and I'm still not myself...

ijustwant8hours Fri 01-Mar-13 20:54:13

I got something that sounds like this on 19th jan. I am still not fully right!

JustGiveMeFiveMinutes Fri 01-Mar-13 20:49:48

I have it. Should be out tonight but no way I could manage it. Thought I'd got rid of the bastard but up it popped again hmm

littone Fri 01-Mar-13 20:47:27

I have had it too, south west Surrey/Hampshire boarder. Doc described as a flu like virus when I spoke to her last Friday. had to call her back on Monday and she signed me off work for this week (first ill last Wednesday). She said I would continue to feel tired for another 2-3 weeks!!

TheGirlOnTheLanding Fri 01-Mar-13 20:32:10

DD2 had this over half term: seven days of temp and flu symptoms (Mummy, my brain and my body hurt). Finally after 10 days she was out of jammies and back at school but she was exhausted (and grumpy) for a good week after. We're in Scotland. I assumed it was a proper flu, as the practice nurse told me this was a bad year for it when I saw her before Christmas, but I don't think you can do much more than hole up with paracetomol and a duvet and wait for it to pass.

narmada Fri 01-Mar-13 20:24:26

Where do you all live BTW? Wondering if there is a regional dimension. We are London/surrey borders.

narmada Fri 01-Mar-13 20:23:03

Us too. Kids seemingly not too badly affected but DH and I...... bleurgh. Think it was/ is probably flu as it is the only illness I have ever had that has actually made me feel depressed in aftermath- known after effect of flu.


Wiifitmama Fri 01-Mar-13 19:33:06

We have this too. My dh has been literally knocked out by it for a week. Never seen him so ill. DS 2 (8) came down with it Wednesday. He is not as bad as dh but still not well. Ds1(11) ds3 (4) and I seem to have escaped. Or not. Both ds1 and ds3 had terrible coughs and colds a couple of weeks ago and I felt rough last week but nothing like dh or ds2. A friend of mine and her entire family if dh and three kids were struck with this over a week ago and are still recovering. It was really rough for them.

LakeFlyPie Fri 01-Mar-13 12:09:12

Oh poor you, that's so short sighted of HR.
Think I might be up for an 'informal interview' when I get back to work at which I'll promise to try not be ill again during the next 12 months hmm

I think I'd be a danger to my patients if I tried to work today.

FreckledLeopard Fri 01-Mar-13 12:07:51

Has anyone's DC had this? DD (12 in a couple of weeks) started feeling ill Monday evening, mean mother than I am packed her off to school Tuesday as she didn't seem too bad (oops) - she saw school nurse Tuesday and was sent home. She's had fever Tuesday and Wednesday, saw GP yesterday who prescribed antibiotics in case it's tonsillitis (but said it may or may not be). She's alternating between ibuprofen and paracetamol. Main symptoms are sore throat, splitting headache, aching and ringing ears. She started penicillin yesterday but no real improvement. Sounds similar to what people are describing above. Anyone with children with similar symptoms?

AwkwardSquad Fri 01-Mar-13 12:01:12

It's the inevitable result of draconian sick leave policies where I work, but have shut myself in my office and have got the antibacterial wipes out. Might amuse myself this afternoon by trying to find the head of HR and coughing on her.

LakeFlyPie Fri 01-Mar-13 11:47:11

I don't seem to have a cough or runny nose at all, perhaps I've got that joy to come - just what feels like total body failure ATM

Fire I know what you mean, it's the 1st time I've been literally unable to look after DC (4+2), don't know what I'd have done without DP and my fantastic parents.
Yet another time when I take my hat off to lone parents.

Awkward don't know how you've hobbled into work, shouldn't you be at home? Hope you're in quarantine and not spreading your lurgy around the workplace!

Think I might crack open the Berocca, can't do any harm.

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