I got sick.
Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 13 years ago
Oh dear oh my I am sick.

Well, time to check the H1N1 symptoms list...

"The tell tale sign of H1N1 in adults is having Diarrhea and Vomiting."

Well, I technically am an adult, or pretty dang close... But I don't have that.

So. Who here thinks I have the regular flu? Or do i have the pain-in-the-ass flu?
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Posted by mercy me (+140) 13 years ago
Fever and killer headache are H1N1.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 13 years ago
Oh, well blame google for the failed information. But i dont have those either.
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Posted by polar bear (+511) 13 years ago
Sounds like the hini flu in contrast to h1n1.
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1439) 13 years ago
I'm "sick" ...I have terrible chest congestion, feel achy, rotten, sound like Barry White, tired, soggy head, and just generally yucky.

Whenever I feel these symptoms that are kinda' hard to properly define but am lacking real, definable symptoms like headache or a fever - I have allergies.

Whuduyaknow... it's unseasonably warm (70F) today and yesterday and like clockwork I feel like crap but missing the ability to point out exactly why.

Maybe you're developing allergies?

[This message has been edited by Dan Mowry (11/8/2009)]
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Posted by mercy me (+140) 13 years ago
Polar Bear you crack me up
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6167) 13 years ago
What are your symptoms, Josh? Maybe you just have a cold.


I think that the "powers that be" claim that if you have flu symptoms now then you probably have H1N1 as opposed to the seasonal flu. This is just the beginning of the regular flu season but H1N1 is in full swing now.

Here are H1N1 symptoms:

Fever
Chills
Cough
Sore throat
Runny or stuffy nose
Headache
Body aches
General weakness
Sometimes people can have diarrhea (loose bowel movements) and/or vomiting (throwing up).

http://www.youngwomenshea...1_flu.html

Notice that diarrhea and vomiting is only a "sometimes" symptom.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12372) 13 years ago
For medical purposes, a "child" is someone younger than the early 20's, because most people are still growing and physically maturing into those years, especially males. Even someone 21 years old, a legal adult in all respects, would be considered more child than grown up, especially when it comes to flu viruses, because the younger you are, the fewer viruses your immune system has dealt with.

If you feel as if you were run over by a truck and have a fever over 101°F, then you have some variant of the flu.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 13 years ago
My Symptoms:
Cough
Soar Throat
Stuffy Nose
Some Diarrhea.

I see wendy... You got that information from the "Young Womens Health" website... Are you implying something?!?
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6167) 13 years ago
Ha! No, I just googled it and this came up with the title "A Teen's Guide to the H1N1 Flu" or some such thing. It seems to me that you probably have a cold if you don't have a fever. The diarrhea might be more related to what you ate last night than anything.
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Posted by Kacey (+3161) 13 years ago
Unfortunately the CDC says you don't always have a fever with HiNi so you can't use that as a definite sign. Mine started with horrible headache, fever, chills and nasty body aches. As for the stomach things, I lost my appetite and just looking at food made me nauseous. After about a week food is starting to look good. But now I have the barking cough.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 13 years ago
Actually I know why i have Diarrhea. I was at a bonfire and we had marshmallows and chocolate and hotdogs. Not in that order thou.
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Posted by polar bear (+511) 13 years ago
My son had a verified case of pig flu. He started with 2 days of being tired with scratchy throat, then headache and really bad sore throat. Fever of 102 off and on for 3 days followed by congestion. He was back to school after 6 days.
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Posted by V (+170) 13 years ago
If you want to know the symptoms go to the www.cdc.gov website and it will give you the details and what to expect.
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