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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-11-27 20:24
Subject: [personal] Crud TMI
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Well, I've played host to the crud for about eight or nine days now. I've been mostly ok for the last six, with lingering congestion in my upper respiratory. Today I had my teeth cleaned (old school, with the picks, none of that sonic scaler crap), around 2 pm. Around 6 pm I began having alternating mild fever and chills, my joints began to ache (especially my elbows) and my gums hurt like hell.

WTF? Theories:

  1. I have suddenly acquired the flu on top of my cold bug — something like this actually happened to me a while back when I managed a rhinovirus coinfected with bacterial sinusitis in my adenoidal sinuses (the ones that don't drain)

  2. I am in the beginning stages of a gum infection or coinfection, except it seems awfully quick for that

  3. This crud is the Bug from Hell

Whatever the case, I am so done with being sick.
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User: jenntheamazon
Date: 2007-11-28 04:42 (UTC)
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I've been sick for about 3 weeks....and pretty much 2 weeks after have the stomach flu. (having diabetes and a weakened immune system sucks...especially while prego) The crud thats been going around lately is just a mutant strain I guess. It even got my husband and my son, who have the immune systems of, like, 20 horses.
Either way, I'm really hoping this evil mutant cold strain doesn't stick around too much longer for you. Eucalyptus and Mentholatum are your friends for fighting this.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-11-28 15:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
And I say feh. Be well too, you.
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robin catesby
User: deedop
Date: 2007-11-28 05:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I vote for #3. Only my version started with the fever and chills and then mutated into the lingering congestion mid last week.

Gums? Don't they always hurt after a cleaning? I know mine do.
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mages just love me: sleeping dog
User: in_the_blue
Date: 2007-11-28 05:33 (UTC)
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Keyword:sleeping dog
Shhh. Feel better. You can analyze it later.
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User: perimyndith
Date: 2007-11-28 05:35 (UTC)
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I've had a cold-or-something for 17 or 18 days now. I've seen 4 doctors in the last 10 days and I'm currently taking enough asthma medication to make a rock breathe well--plus cough medicine and antibiotics on top of the 3 different inhalers and one set of steriod pills--and I'm still coughing.

There is some nasty stuff going around.

But a fever and chills -- that sounds like something entirely new. The flu or pneumonia or something.
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User: sheelangig
Date: 2007-11-28 06:18 (UTC)
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For coughing: slather your feet with Vicks Vapor Rub, put thick socks on and go to bed. I haven't tried it yet, but I've heard several people recommend it recently.
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jeffsoesbe: bender angry
User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2007-11-28 06:37 (UTC)
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Keyword:bender angry
Since we're all commiserating, I've had some form of sinus congestion for *4+ months* now (since mid August).

August/Sept was major congestion, cough, headache, ick. I knocked it to the canvas back in late September so I could survive Viable Paradise, but once I got back it came back. I'm finishing up the latest dose of antibiotics and hoping this kills it for good. And I've heard of others with similar complaints.

I vote for Bug From Hell.

- yeff
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Misty Marshall: feel science
User: mistymarshall
Date: 2007-11-28 07:27 (UTC)
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Keyword:feel science
aarrgggh ....the crud it be goin around aye....
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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2007-11-28 07:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
This is gross, but it's helped me immensely with my sinus problems.

Pick up a neti pot or a NeilMed sinus rinse kit. I have the rinse kit -- it's a squeezy bottle deal. Fill it with warm salt water and shoot it up your nose. You'd be amazed at what it'll flush out.

Seriously, it's gross as hell, but an ENT suggested it as a last resort for me with chronic sinus infections before surgery -- and it saved me from surgery. :)

Also rest, fluids, and all that good stuff.
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User: ex_chrisbil
Date: 2007-11-28 12:12 (UTC)
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Get well soon, Jay.
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User: jess_ka
Date: 2007-11-28 13:26 (UTC)
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Feel better soonest. K?
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