Originally Posted by CWS4322
I've had a flu shot annually since 2003. I've never gotten sick afterwards and I do react to things.
I did have e-coli a few years ago. I thought I was going to die. My temp cycled from below normal (95) to 104 every 20 minutes or so. I couldn't hold a glass of orange juice I would shake so much. The sheets were soaking wet with sweat. I ended up going to emerg. after 48 hours of this. The doctor tried to pan this off as the flu, I insisted he do bloodwork. I ended up in emerg for about 10 hours. And, they put me on a drip because I was also dehydrated from all the sweating. Timothy, I'd go to the doctor. It took 10 days for me to get "over" the e-coli, but almost 6 weeks to regain my energy.
Well, I just woke and still feel reasonably good. Weak, but almost no muscle soreness and fatique. The strangest part of this was the extreme muscle soreness. I've had the Flu many times in my life, and NEVER had it make my body hurt like that.
I'm going to keep a close eye on my condition for the next week or so and see if there is some improvement each day.
I have no health insurance right now, and money is always budgeted, so I'll not be going to the Doctor unless it gets bad again.
Originally Posted by tinlizzie
Sorry to hear of your dreadful experience, Tim. Glad you're better. Is there any possibility that your beloved sushi played a part? Reading the newspaper reports of food contamination - that nasty e. coli CWS speaks of for one - is enough to make a person germ-phobic. These days I'm doing a more thorough job of washing veggies to be eaten raw.
I've had food poisoning twice in my life, and the symptoms were way different than this has been. This had mild nausea, but no vomiting. I've never heard of a case of food poisoning that was absent of severe vomiting, including both of my experiences.
I'm pretty sure this was a virus. One heck of a nasty one. I forced fluids down and at least one can of soup each day with an English Muffin. I was getting about 400 calories each day. Not enough to survive on long term, but good enough to outlast the virus.
What a week! I had to put my mind into my "patience mode", where I just try it ignore the body and sleep as much as possible.
I think I won....
Maybe it made my immune system stronger by letting my body fight it and win.
The only foods I had for the week prior to this were raw veggies and cooked foods. I washed the heck out of the veggies, but there is no telling if they caused it.
I've been thinking of it as "Hell Week".
Thanks again to all of you for caring. That in itself has made me feel better!