I have all the symptoms of the flu except in a very mild form and no fever. I thought I hurt my back at work on Friday, but everything hurts, not just my back, and it’s on and off. The only thing that’s consistent is a runny nose, sore throat, and I’m having a hard time eating solid food- everything makes me want to throw up, although I have not actually vomited. Mild exertion makes me feel short of breath. I also feel really, really tired and a little loopy.
I’ve been able to get everything done that I need to get done though and have actually been fairly busy this weekend. Unfortunately I have to go to work tomorrow. I’m hoping this will blow over in the next few days. In the meantime I’m taking lots of ibuprofen, sore throat spray and am drinking lots of fluids.
I’d rather not go to the doctor since a) if it’s a virus they can’t do anything anyway and b) my appointment for getting my flu shot before insurance cost $75 for the office visit, $75 for the shot and then some other charge that I can’t remember. After insurance my bill was $60something, so going to the doctor is expensive!! I got my shot a month or so ago, so I know this isn’t a bad reaction to the shot.
I just hope I’m not contagious since I have roommates and there’s no way out of going to work :(. I’ve been washing my hands regularly and I cleaned my entire apartment using spray that contains bleach. Of course I’m not coughing and sneezing on people either.
Posting in IMHO rather than MPSIMS since this is medical related, but please report as in the wrong forum if I should have posted in MPSIMS.