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Rik1233
Rik1233
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Why oh why do I Google things, so my partner and I have both been ill these last couple of days mainly with cold like symptoms but now I've googled it and it keeps coming up that I have Aussie flu I'm literally sat here so scared convinced if I go asleep me and my partner won't wake up in the morning, please can someone reassure me everything will be okay :/

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The best way to go about it is seeing a doctor they can tell you for sure. You can maybe go to an emergency room tomorrow or an urgent care. I Google, I Google all the time and it is the worst thing I can do because google gives you the deadliest diagnostic

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Rik1233
Rik1233
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I know and I really shouldn't have :(

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jessiejakes
jessiejakes
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We have all done it looked up symptoms then scared ourselves you are not alone.don't feel bad ! Just remember next time.

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b1b1b1

You will recover from the flu. Should any symptoms become worrying, contact your doctor. Tamiflu may help.

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Mimmiza

I also feel like that almost all the time. I google any discomfort that I feel in my body a proper good nights rest is something I don't know anymore, I am always looking for that reassurance that I am ok google is the worst because it makes u feel worse than u were. BT for me wat makes me feel better is knowing there are others ppl who go thru what I'm going thru now so

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You'd know if you've had Aussie flu because I've had it. It came on within an hour, my joints were like someone jumping up and down on me, so bad I was in tears. My stomach hurt so bad, I had acid reflux so bad I couldn't breathe. It was a nightmare, the slightest smell of food and I was throwing up, the feeling of wanting to throw up was the worst feeling I've ever had it lingers for weeks.

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jessiejakes
jessiejakes
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Hi joey21 hope you are feeling better ?

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Slowly, just poorly stomach !!. Thanks for asking.

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jessiejakes
jessiejakes
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Keep your diet light until you are feeling back to full strength.

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Claire51

Google will always bring up worst possible outcome first as they are most googled and read, i know it is hard not too Google symptoms ..but please try to wean self off this circle of self diagnosis and the following Anxiety it causes . Best of Luck x

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HearYou

Thanks to all of you who posted and replied. The 11th Commandment should be: Thou Shalt Not Google. Call MD. But we don't...it's Google, here we come.

Google is so tempting but never certain from where the info actually comes or the quality. Hope everyone who is ill on this post feels much better soon.x

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