Flu? - Murrieta,CA

Updated on January 31, 2011
R.M. asks from Evanston, IL
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I have never had a fever in my adult life or the flu. My 2 kids have been sick with 102-104 fever, sore throat, headache, little cough for the last 2 days. I just took my 3rd child's temp and he is at 100.6 so its coming on for him also. Today I woke up with the most horrible pain all over my body - my tailbone, back and hips are even killing me. I had to work today because no one could cover me, and when I got home I felt hot and took my temp and it is 101. I also have a scratchy throat and slight cough. Could the flu cause such horrible aches in my body? The reason I ask is because I am also on my period and get all paranoid about toxic shock syndrome, esp since it says fever and muscle aches are 2 of the symptoms. Ive never felt pain like this or had muscle aches from being sick etc. but like I said I have never had the flu or fever either. Could it really make me feel this miserable?

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Thanks everyone, and for the person knocking me for going to work, it was either come in and get fired, I had no choice. Thanks for trying to give me guilt on top of feeling like crap, I didn't have a fever when I left for work and didn't know I was sick because, like I said, I have never experienced this before.

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answers from Erie on

Yes, it really can make you that miserable. And don't go into work again until you feel better, you'll just end up spreading it around. Hope you feel better soon :)

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answers from Modesto on

The flu definitely gives you the aching body.
I had toxic shock, trust me when you get that you cant move at all. My husband had to carry me to the car. Your joints hurt so much you cannot move them.

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answers from Raleigh on

There is a severe cold going around this season. I thought I had the flu, too. I have only had the flu one other time in my life, and with the symptoms I had, I was convinced it was the flu. So, I went to see my doctor to get tested. Both my kids have had this illness, but not to the extent that I have. Dry, hacking cough, fever, severe aches, chills, extreme exhaustion, and headache. Ironically, no stuffy nose. I was tested and it wasn't the flu. Just when I thought I was turning the corner, it's developed into laryngitis and have not been able to speak in two days. I say if you suspect the flu, see your doctor to be tested. This way, you'll know what you are dealing with and take precautions not to spread it. If it is the flu, the doc can write you a prescription for Tamiflu to shorten the symptoms of the illness. Hope you feel better soon!

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answers from Topeka on

I just took my 7 yr old in this afternoon to his peds.office he has been down since Thursday with fever,sore throat,slight cough,belly hurts,head aches no school no appetite just sleeping drinking water & eating popsicles.He has a virus that lasts 5-7 days not the flu no ear infection or strep what he recommended for my child is Tylelnol as needed for fever & pain rest fluids & he will eat when ready possibly no school on Monday but by Tuesday back to normal.So whatever it is around here is lasting a while it wipes you out & the only thing to do is rest & keep up on fluids no miracle drug lol

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answers from Dallas on

The flu comes on quickly and makes you feel like you've been hit by a train.
I recommend that you call the doctor and get some Tami Flu for those of you that have had symptoms less than 48 hours or get some Oscillococcinum by Boiron. You can get the Oscillococcinum at a drugstore or Walmart, really helps and it's safe. http://www.amazon.com/Boiron-Homeopathic-Medicine-Oscillo...
Take care, there is nothing worse that taking care of a sick house when you yourself are sick!



answers from Portland on

Yup, the flu can cause pretty much everything in your body to hurt: muscles, skin, bones, eyeballs, hair. I started getting yearly flu vaccines after a couple of really bad bouts. Sorry, I hope all of you feel better soon.



answers from Johnstown on

You sound like the flu. Your kids could have the flu, cold, or possibly strep. Watch them, they may need meds.



answers from Boston on

Sounds about right especially with the high fever in the kids.



answers from Oklahoma City on

It sounds like your kids had flu b, fever and headache. If you are having aches and a fever it could be flu. The ER doc told me last week that only about 10% of people with flu get nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Otherwise it's body aches, fever, and other symptoms. You need to get swabbed to see what strain it is. Tamiflu is a good med that they give people to help control the symptoms and it causes them to get over it sooner.

Lucky people you interacted with today who were exposed. I hope no one was very young, elderly, or had a weak immune system. My MIL could not do chemo after being exposed to a stomach virus, she was just too weak and never was able to rebuild her strength, and she passed away a few weeks later. A friend of mine died with pneumonia a few weeks after being exposed to the flu.

Please stay home, exposing others to this is just wrong, no matter what your job is.

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