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Flu-like thing, no appetite!

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Ilovetorrentialrain Thu 31-Mar-16 09:27:48

I've had a fluey (can't be flu I know, I'm sitting up typing!) but still awful virus since Sunday. Feel awful but think that's par for the course. Thing is I have absolutely no appetite at all and have eaten noting at all for 3 days and now into 4th.

Looking online for advice just brings up things like 'sip soup' or 'eat a what you fancy'. I literally can't eat a thing.

My question is, at what point is this a concern do you think?

I'm hardly ever unwell. This is a new one and any advice really gratefully received.

ApplesinmyPocket Thu 31-Mar-16 09:37:39

Bit like that for me with something similar. I wasn't bothered at first but yesterday my legs actually went weak on a short walk round the house and I felt rather shaky. So since then I've been sipping iced Coke (not the diet kind) every few hours. It's probably wrong but it slips down easily, could you try something like that till you feel like eating something?

ApplesinmyPocket Thu 31-Mar-16 09:37:53

Hope you feel better soon!

mumofthemonsters808 Thu 31-Mar-16 09:38:06

My children had this, it seems to be a virus which is somewhere between the flu and a bad cold. They too did not eat and I was concerned, even when they fancied eating something light they took one bite and said it tasted strange. This loss of appetite lasted for about five days, during which they were drinking lots of fluids. By about day 7, their appetite came back and they ate me out of house and home. The tiredness persisted for a while though and so did the coughing. Get well soon, it really is a nasty one.

Ilovetorrentialrain Thu 31-Mar-16 09:43:29

Thanks you for the replies.

Apples that's what's making me worried, jelly legs! Sweet drink is a good idea. I'll try. Thank you. I hope you feel better soon. Are you any better today?

mum I bet it was lovely when the children started eating ravenously again!

Aquamarine70 Thu 31-Mar-16 15:18:37

I had a bad flu 22 years ago. I was sick for 3 weeks then ended up getting sinusitis. I remember the same just no appetite. I managed a few cup a soups as it was winter. I came down with it the day before Xmas eve. I was so ill & I reckon if an elderly person had caught it they would have died.

Could you try sucking icy poles to get some fluids in or maybe jelly. Frozen melon is nice to suck on. Could you drink a smoothie of strawberries, icecream, honey & milk? Sipping with a straw is good as you can take little sips as & when.
Orange juice cold with ice cubes or lemonade is refreshing if you have a sore dry throat.
I managed a bit of toast with marmite. I did lose a lot of weight over those 3 weeks.
Hope you feel better soon.

Imnotaslimjim Thu 31-Mar-16 15:28:27

Its a horrid virus, a lot of people local to me have got it/had it. I was off food for 4/5 days and after that I struggled because everything tasted bad. Try freezing lemonade and sucking the ice cubes or drinking lucozade or similar to get the glucose to stop you getting too wobbly

ApplesinmyPocket Thu 31-Mar-16 23:11:56

Yes thank you Ilovetorrentialrain, I'm feeling better tonight.

Graduated from the iced coke this morning - my daughter made me eat a piece of toast this morning (crusts cut off, very dainty and small) and although I didn't really want it, I definitely did feel better afterwards. So maybe try yourself with something small and light tomorrow even if you don't think you fancy it, and see if it kickstarts your appetite off again. If not at least stick to drinking plenty - lots of good suggestions here.

I hope you are on the mend and will feel a lot better tomorrow. flowers

SuckingEggs Thu 31-Mar-16 23:15:29

Try Complan if you can get hold of it. My OH had this and it was the only thing he could stomach.

Get well soon!

JimmyGreavesMoustache Fri 01-Apr-16 08:47:47

i have this too
sickness, diarrhoea and flu like symptoms for 4 days
no temp now, but feel very full and have no appetite. I have forced down the odd slice of toast and piece of fruit in the hope it will stimulate my appetite, but to no avail.
this is my first day out of bed since tues and I still feel terrible, it's just that i'm acutely aware that I'm in sole charge of the DC next week so need to start rehabbing.

only plus side is that i've lost 10lb this week

Ilovetorrentialrain Fri 01-Apr-16 11:34:05

Felt mildly better yesterday and now back to awful and no appetite at all again. Now with added nausea!

Ilovetorrentialrain Fri 01-Apr-16 11:34:44

Got a wedding to go to on Monday, it seems a pretty surreal idea at the moment!

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