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Has anyone here actually had swine flu?

(10 Posts)
Tiredmumno1 Fri 24-Jul-09 11:06:28

I am just asking as i have been feeling unwell for the past couple of days, i have been trying to ignore it + just concentrate on the kids, but i have hardly any energy. I know what the government say are the symptoms. I just wondered if anyone here had it so you could tell me how you actually felt. Ta peeps.

Lovemyshoes Fri 24-Jul-09 11:08:50

No experience here, but, 5 of my friends have had/got it, all have similar syptoms of being excessively tired, fever, bad headache, sore throat, block sinus and diahorrea.

Tiredmumno1 Fri 24-Jul-09 11:22:25

Thanks for responding lovemyshoes. Was their temp really high. Or do you know if it differed in each of them. How did they get it diagnosed.

SausageRocket Fri 24-Jul-09 11:29:19

DH has had it.

He didn't know, just assumed it was a bad cold. He is having surgery today and went to see his consultant yesterday who when DH described his symptoms said 'Yeah, you've almost definitely had it MrSausageRocket'.

We're not dead. Yet.

Consultant said that because the flu only really lasts 2 or 3 days many people are not bothering to go the GP for a dx. Most are just riding it out and moving on.

Lovemyshoes Fri 24-Jul-09 11:39:35

A couple complained of a temperature going above 38 but other didn't have one, so I really do think it varies.

It still confuddles me as to how they can differentiate over the phone whether it is normal flu or swine flu.

Disenchanted3 Fri 24-Jul-09 11:41:36


<<shines 'pig badge'>>

I just felt shit for about 4 days, fever, sore throat, sore ears. shakey, tired.

DS1 had vomiting and runny bum with temp.

DS2 had tiredness, temp, runny bum

DD had temp runny nose cough.

worrywart10 Fri 24-Jul-09 13:12:29

ok...I think I probaly have mild case.
Suspected case at kids nursery. Kids and me been off colour for bout a week. Still going to nursery and work.
No real temperature, just achy,cold/sinus pressure,headachey,sore ears,glands up in mornings...oh..mine turned into chesty cough now as well!! Kids colds and coughs seem to be drying up and not so moany so guessing their on the up...just me moaning...while packing and generally doing everything...ooops...moaning again!!!!
I'm off to France tomorrow for hols. It's 80c..hope it will dry it all up and bugger off!!!
I don't need Doctors do I?? I'm not that bad...or should I just check in with NHS line?
I go at 4am tomorrow!!!

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 24-Jul-09 15:57:01

my brother had it badly - all the symptoms - was quite poorly sad

got tamiflu and is improving,though still very weak/tired

doctor said he will prob take a few weeks to get back to 100%

Tiredmumno1 Fri 24-Jul-09 20:44:47

Its all so confusing well i hope all the people who do have it get well. And i hope i just have a passing bug. Fingers crossed. And worrywort i hope you have a nice time if you go.

Ledodgy Thu 06-Aug-09 18:03:39

Ive just done the online assessment thing and have been given a code for tamiflu but i'm not sure whether to get it or not as I don't know for definate if I have swine flu. I basically feel like I have been beaten up. Everywhere hurts, neck, glands , head, legs, arms, shooting pains under my ribs, feel nausious and have a temp. But I havent had a sore throat or a cough and my nose isn't runny either so I don't know what to do. I hope it goes soon because it is truly horrible.

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