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Red hot and freezing cold chills, lost appetite, sore throat, bad cough, being sick, blocked nose not sleeping properly can someone help me?

So recently I've been feeling more tired that usual, recently I had a sore throat and a cough but the sore throat went away, I was just left with the cough. It was pretty painful, but on Saturday out of nowhere I started to feel cold, and my belly started to feel bad and I wanted to be sick. I got into bed, but I was shivering and my teeth were chattering. My head started banging and I was so cold I was numb but my face/head was burning up and my breath was red hot on my skin. I couldn't stop coughing, it was right in my lungs/chest and it was really painful. If I moved the room started spinning. I got up and put some layers on and shut the windows even though it was fairly warm outside, but then my temperature soared up and I was red hot to the touch. I still couldn't stop shaking, I was absolutely burning. I didn't move from bed for a couple of hours, then I had some paracetamol and I got up to get a glass of water. My eyes felt funny and I was dizzy, but I got back to bed safely. By that time I was too hot to cope and I took my layers off and just lay there under my duvet. Slowly I started to feel better, and I was well enough to sit up. I had another glass of water, by that time I was a lot cooler and my skin wasn't so hot. I went downstairs and had a snack, then I opened my windows and turned the fan on, but it was too hot for a duvet. I went to sleep, but I woke in the night with chills. I got under my duvet and stayed there, but even fully covered my teeth were chattering and I was shivering like crazy. I got up and closed the windows and turned my fan off and the cold air hit me and made me shiver more than anything, but I got up on Sunday and I felt okay to start with, but then I started to get a chill, once again my face was red hot. I live in a communal area and everybody else was pretty hot apparently, I couldn't make out what the temperature was as I was so cold. I couldn't stop coughing and my nose was heavily blocked. I went back to bed, and stayed there the rest of the day until it was evening, by which time I was pretty hungry. I went downstairs and put a ready meal in the oven, but that night I had a crazy coughing fit. I drank some water, but it didn't help and I was sick. Originally it was a very large glob of mucus, but as I continued to be sick it was my dinner. I started coughing again. I went back to bed and had another drink of water, then at some point I went to sleep and work up at two a.m. this morning. My housemate got me two cold and flu capsules, then he went out and I went back to bed to rest. He came back from the shop shortly later and gave me some Lemsip capsules, so I waited another 4-5 hours and took some more. He got me a bottle of Lucozade but it didn't taste right and I left the majority of it. I didn't move from my room all day, coughing like crazy until I decided to go downstairs and inhale steam. It didn't really make a difference, so I mixed some honey with boiled water and drank it, it was nice but didn't really do much for my throat or cough. I didn't have an appetite which isn't normal for me, so I drank a lot of liquids. I had another freezing cold chill and went to bed about 5.45ish this evening, but I couldn't get warm. Eventually after laying there for a while, by this time I was warmer, I sneezed and had a huge amount of snot/mucus came out (sorry for all the gruesome details but I'm hoping that if people know as much as possible they'll be able to suggest what's wrong with me.) I went to the bathroom and blew my nose, then I went back to bed and fell asleep, but I woke roughly 45 minutes later coughing. It seems to be worse when I'm lying down. I got up and sneezed again and blew my nose, then had another glass of water and now I'm currently sat up in bed, more on the warmer side. I know that it won't be the last time and I'll more than likely have it for a while but every time I cough it feels like my throat is going to rip apart and these chills are messing with my sleep pattern.

It may be a coincidence, but I only started coughing and having a sore throat after I went to my Mum's house, and she's a chainsmoker and I was around second hand smoke pretty much the whole time. I know there was a bug going round my household roughly the same time, but I'm not sure which two started it.

Does anyone know what's going on with me? Thank you so much.

Also I've not long turned seventeen if that helps any? Sorry for how long this post was x

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Sounds very like the noral virus I had it twice before Xmas. Drink fluids and take pain killers stay in bed if u can normally lasts 3days it's east spread on so be careful amy

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You have all the symptoms of Flu, it may last for a week or two.

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@Sian2001 as I was reading your post I was thinking 🤔 you got the flu. I was reading the other post and saw bantam12 thought the same thing. I tapped the screen (the tremor thing) and I couldn’t figure out how to get out of this site so posting here hoping that you have been to the doctor by the time you read this. The flu 🤒 is bad this year and people are dying from it! Please get seen this isn’t something to play with. Or at list use one of these Dr on demand or call doctor app.

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Hello Sian2001 welcome to our group. You do sound very unwell and could have this awful flu bug that is going around. many of our members have been very ill with it. If you are no better by the morning please call your GP but if you feel worse before then please call the out of hours doctor to get immediate advice. this link will give you some emergency numbers and explain what to do .

healthunlocked.com/fibromya...

In the mean time try and remain calm and drink plenty of clear fluids like water and rest. xx

Momo

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Hi I Edited by Admin have fibromyalgia. The symptoms you describe sound like a severe virus that is doing the rounds. It is important that you stay hydrated. Try simple things like soup as this will give you some nutrition. Try jakemans throat and chest relievers - these are lozengers they really help. Paracetamol to reduce temperature. Obviously check any cold and flu medication to see if they contain paracetamol.

Hope this helps

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Sorry to say but it does sound like the flu, the best thing we found was inhaling over hot water. Lots of rest and fluids. We were very poorly over Christmas but it eases in time, for me several weeks!

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Sounds like Norovirus. Cold/flu symptoms plus vomiting. All you can do is stay hydrated and sit it out.

I also react badly to cigarette smoke, always have done. You'd have got the virus anyway but the effects of cigarette smoke will never make anyone feel better.

Drink plenty of clear liquids, avoid dairy, keep warm but cool yourself when your temperature spikes. It can take 5 days to clear your system and leaves you feeling a bit woolly headed and wobbly.

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A friend of mine had this recently, it sounds the same with the fluctuating temperature, the cough and sickness. She had two full days in bed, just taking fluids. After that it seemed to gradually ease, and she slowly re-introduced food, plain toast to begin with, soups, light meals, until she could feel her appetite returning to normal.

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Poor you it sounds as though you have this nasty flu bug that is going around. You really need rest and bed with layers so you can add or subtract as you go between the chills and boils which is classic flu. Inhaling steam can help with the blocked nose and simple lozengers 9I am also a Jakemans fan) help with the sore throat and coughing. If you can things like fruit juice or soup to try and get some nurtrition in but masses of drinks so you are hydrated as the rate you seem to be sweating will make you feel very dizzy. Try sleeping propped up on pillows as it won't settle on your chest so much when you try lying down. If you start having problems breathing you then need to see your GP. Hope you will be feeling better soon.x

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@Sian2001 I don’t know if your saw my other post under the 2nd post. I was reading your post and thought your got the flu 🤒 the more I read the more ..🤔 she’s got the flu 🤧. The flu 😷is bad this year. Yes stay hydrated but see your doctor or at least use the doctor on demand or call the doctor app to get any prescriptions and medical advice. People are dying from the flu and I have known to many fibromyalgia patients die over the years from complications from fibromyalgia. It brings on other diagnosis over the years and funky symptoms. So please reach out to your doctor.

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Welcome to the FMAUK Community Sian2001 ! :)

I am so sorry to hear you are feeling so poorly and would suggest you consider making an appointment/phone consultation with your GP or ringing 111 if out of hours for advice. Have you been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia? Unfortunately all these viruses and bugs going around seem to make us feel ten times worse than healthy individuals as chronic illness is hard to deal with at the best of times. I do empathise with you and understand how you feel at the moment. I wish you a speedy recovery

As a newbie I noticed your post is not locked to the community. If you wish to do this all the information you need is in the post below;

healthunlocked.com/fibromya...

Do keep us posting about how you are doing

All the best

Emma :)

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Oh my goodness, big hugs

I had the flu virus without the sickness for 4 weeks before Christmas

I didn't get the cough which is strange as my chest is my weak spot

What I did do was drank honey lemon and hot water by the gallon, a little soup when I could, rest rest and more rest, slept so much, and kept my self warm and hot water bottle topped up, window open to let fresh air in, and not get stuffy

Oh and paracetamol to keep temperature down

Hope you feel better soonest

Take extra special care

XX

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Thank you all so much. I'm a lot better, the hot and cold flushes are gone, I'm a bit achy and my throat is sore as I still can't stop coughing and I'm drinking liquids as I can't keep any solid food down but other than that I'm a lot better, thank you all for your time and patience and answers, hopefully soon the cough will go away and let me sleep properly. Thank you all xx

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