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Flu Like Symptoms and Rash

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  • Posted By: tammay
  • September 19, 2009
  • 10:19 PM

I'm not sure if this is the best place to post this, but I couldn't figure out where I should put it :(.

I rarely get sick (like maybe once a year) but Thursday I was hit with flu-like symptoms. It was weird because I work from home and don't have a lot of opportunities to really go out and interact with people much. But Wednesday I did laundry in my apartment house's laundry room and Thursday morning I went grocery shopping. While I was putting groceries away I started to feel bad and left half of the groceries on the table to rest. The symptoms started with (this gets a little graphic...) diarrhea (but only the first half hour and then no more), chills, bad headache, and vomiting (but only a little and only once). I also had a fever of 101. the chills, bad headache, and fatigue/fever stayed for most of the day but I still managed to get some work done (I work from home as an online instructor, so there are no days off :( ) in between long bouts of sleep. I didn't have much of an appetite and ate a little dry cereal, a little dry toast, some tea. I also developed a bad rash on my left leg, very red and irritated with big red bumps.

Friday morning I was feeling much better although still not totally well. I still had a bit of fever (99-100) that went away in the evening and mostly a headache and a pit of nausea in my stomach which made my appetite not great but better than on Thursday.

Today I have no more fever or chills but I'm still feeling like my appetite is low (not typical for me, even when I am sick - I like food too much!) and just not totally energetic and the rash is as strong as ever.

Is it just the usual flu bug? I've never heard of a rash developing from the flu, though.


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