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Flu or not?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 11, 2008
  • 08:45 PM

Hi all, for the last 5 days I've felt very sick with a combination of different symptoms. Here is a list:
-very sore throat (not so much in the back of the throat, but more towards the top, closer to the nasal passages. hurts very much to swallow)
-heavy mucus buildup (cannot blow my nose to remove though, must swallow and spit out phlegm. also very thick and green, stuffy)
-headache (feels like the sides of my head are being pushed in by a vice grip)
-ear ache (lots of pressure inside ears)
-body chills
-body ache
-white tongue
-loss of appetite

Not much of a fever if at all and very little coughing (dry coughs). Went to the doctor's to get my throat swabbed and the test for strep throat came up negative. I am just a bit frustrated since I have made no progress within the last 5 days and I have a trip to Hawaii tomorrow. Can anyone shed some light on what I could possibly be sick with, and the best method to get well as soon as possible?

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  • probably just some kind of temp. virus.. Nothing much you can do to speed recovery at this point (vit C if taken right at the start would of been good and may of made the illness shorter).. At this point, maybe get some extra bedrest.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • January 29, 2008
    • 04:13 AM
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  • probably just some kind of temp. virus.. Nothing much you can do to speed recovery at this point (vit C if taken right at the start would of been good and may of made the illness shorter).. At this point, maybe get some extra bedrest. I agree. This will probably be gone in a few weeks. I wouldn't be concerned with anything such as Lyme Disease unless it becomes chronic.
    Adam2953 28 Replies
    • February 2, 2008
    • 05:57 PM
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  • maybe sinus due to an allergy and now an ear infection...I think you may want to get a RX for it before your trip (Walgreens has walk in clinics in some towns)...you would need to eliminate the allergen for it to clear up, so what is new around you? Any mold or anything??? Poison sprayed??? In addition to the RX, go to your local health food store and get a homeopathic...you can enter all your symptoms at a homeopathic symptom checker website and see what is recommended, but they do have some mixed sinus and/or ear infection...but you may need to go with sore throat and that might help the rest...I would also go on some herbs to speed it along...herb pharm goldenseal is awesome...take it a few times during the day in water...Cat's Claw, likewise...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • February 2, 2008
    • 07:31 PM
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