posted on May, 2 2009 @ 02:10 PM
i had to post because i was coughing as i read your title lol, yeah i and most my family have most of the symptoms.....
However, had you asked me this 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or any number of weeks or months or years ago i would have given the same answer - thats
because they are the most common symptoms, almost everything causes slight headaches, coughing, sneezing, etc including stress, dust, chemical vapor,
intense heat, playing too much wow, smoking, drinking, hay fever, cold and flu (all a billion varrients), and all manor of things but most
BEING A HYPERCONDRIAC!! Ask someone if they have a slight head ache, a tickle in their throat, have the coughed more than normal? sneezing?
-they're going to think about it and decided that yes they DO feel a bit under the weather, often studies have shown this can manifest into a actual
bout of the flu (they kept asking people how they felt, doing tests, etc -most people in the study started to show real symptoms of flu)
also, Studies also show that by not worrying the immune system works better, in most cases stress and worry are more likely to cause illness than
coughs and sneezes HOWEVER this is not strictly true with a new pathogen such as H1N1 because that is likely to be passed by a cough to someone who
has had no contact with it before -this is a part of what they often call herd immunity-
so best advice is don't worry too much about it, eat healthy food, maintain a high standard of hygiene and all will be well
oh and those of you who can get sick pay - take time off from your job if you are ill, demand other ill people do the same -and not just till this
scare is over... Keep your infections to yourselves
[edit on 2-5-2009 by NatureBoy]