Our whole house has the flu--or a sinister look-alike. I probably started it.
I had a flu shot, but suspect that it didn't "take" as it should. Seems like this has been going on a long time.
So I've had a cough that has been pretty awful at times, and a temperature that is normal in the morning and at 101.5F / 38.6C at night. Every morning I think I am better, and every night, not so much -- and coughing instead of sleeping for a lot of the night.
I have an appointment with my primary care physician this morning, and with the hematologist on Monday. Going today to make sure my lungs are still clear. The last couple of times he has not heard anything.
Is there any "usual" way that W&W patients are handled when we get a nasty virus? Are prophylactic antibiotics used even though they can't help with the virus? In the case of a consistent cough are X-rays normally done? Or do we try to avoid them? I am still so new to this Dx that I have no inkling of how my immune status is, but I do know that it is taking me a lot longer to get feeling better.