I am laying here typing this at 12:30am, unable to sleep and paralyzed by fear. Tomorrow is supposed to be one of the greatest days of my life. I have a meet and greet and concert ticket for my favourite singer and can not be more excited! However, here's the bad news... Everyone at school has been sick lately with influenza (flu) and the common cold. My friend is also sick (i think with influenza) and I hung out with her a few days ago. The next day I started to get a runny nose and the day after that, it got worse and a scratchy throat appeared. Today my symptoms got even worse. Here they are:
-Pressure in face/sinuses/heavy head
-Muscle aches all over
-Fatigue (I feel like I got hit by a bus)
-Face feels flushed/warm yet chills all ove body (off and on)
-And the most worrisome of all... stomach pain and nausea (eek)
So... I'm emetophobic (severe fear of v*) and the nausea is really scaring me. I thought influenza (which is a respiratory flu, not to be confused with norovirus-the stomach flu) wasn't supposed to cause nausea? Why am I getting gastrointestinal symptoms. Now I'm freaking out that I have the norovirus (stomach flu) and am scared that I'll v*. Food looks revolting (makes me wanna gag) and even water is unappetizing. I feel pain in my stomach and when I move around the nausea gets worse. I can't tell if I'm overreacting and making the nausea worse than it is or if it's real.
I have to go to this concert tomorrow. I camped out for 20 HOURS to get the ticket and meet and greet (it's an exclusive event). But, if I feel nauseaous, my fear won't allow me to go... I'll panic and fear being sick all night. Plus there are no seats, it's general admission so standing in a crammed sweaty loud crowd while nauseaous doesn't sound like the best idea. Based on my symptoms, does it seem more likely that I have influenza or norovirus?? I am very careful with hand washing before putting anything in my mouth and being sanitary in general. Right now, the nausea isn't too bad... maybe a 2 on a scale of 1-10. But it feels like what the start of norovirus has felt like in the past. However, I'm wondering if the nausea could be caused by post nasal drip and the build up of mucus. Also, I'm on my period (sorry for the tmi) which could add to the nausea, stomach pain, and fatigue, right?
I am so upset as I have been waiting for this concert forever. It sucks that I had to get sick right before it