posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 09:12 PM
I just wanted to comment on my recent upper respiratory illness.
Day 1: Severe body aches. No other symptoms.
Day 2: More body aches.
Day 3: Scratchy throat, fever to 102.
Day 4: Runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever steady near 102. I started antibiotics this day.
Day 5: Increasing cough, congestion, I sensed something serious so I quaranteened myself in an empty spare room away from others. Nose and sinuses
completely filled without HUGE amounts of mucus. Throat soreness now working its way down lower into my chest.
Day 6: Cough coming from deeper in my chest (pneumonia?). Persistent fever 101 to 102.
Day 7: Headache, lightheadedness, racing heart, intermittent chest pains, shortness of breath, periods of feeling faint. Fever went down to 99 but
jumped back to 102. I told my significant other that I thought I might die. I started taking increased antibiotic dose.
Day 8: I lived through a rough night. Headache continued. Fever now down to 99. Huge amounts of mucus from my lungs. Still feeling woozy when I
Day 9: No fever. Coughing lots of mucus about every 10 minutes. Lots of nasal drainage.
My opinion: This was no "normal" flu. I feel glad to just be alive. For your information, I'm a healthy 50-ish male (maybe not so healthy any
Location: I have been staying in texas for several weeks prior to my illness.