Because whatever does that? I have it.
Started last Monday now. Thought it was food poisoning. Nausea, light-headed, hot flashes. And then some chills too. Strangest thing was that even as Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday went by without me eating very much if anything, I wasn't feeling bad. Usually I need to eat every few hours or risk getting a bit shaky, unfocused irritable. For days though I had no interest in food, and wasn't feeling particularly unhappy about it. When I do eat...my body's not particularly pleased about it, if you know what I mean. varying levels of gastric disturbances ensue.
Not normal for me. I can usually eat like a truck driver no matter how sick I am.
Sometime around Wednesday I started getting this nagging little cough. Dry, but constant. Which over this long weekend has blown up into a big. miserable, hacking cough that keeps me from good sleep and is starting to give me very sore abs. Still dry, though. Not a lot of mucus roiling around in there.
Sore throat came and went over 48 hours. Right ear ached and felt like I'd just landed from a flight without clearing my ear, but that's clearing up.
What isn't clearing up too well is the cough. And the occasional swing between being hot and being cold. And the gastric rebellion if I dare to eat. And, for that matter, the lack of any appreciable appetite. I'm eating because I oughta, not because I wanna.
So, amateur (or, hey, professional) diagnosticians. What do you think?