What's wrong, am I ill again!?

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    Dec 21, 2010 12:33 PM GMT
    OK, I've just recovered yesterday from a case of high temperature lasting for two days -- it was awful! So yesterday, I was feeling fine, albeit a bit blocked up, but I felt great and was able to focus on my essay.

    But come night-time when I go into my bed, first of all I feel boiling hot, then I feel freezing cold (the windows aren't open). I then wrap the duvet over myself tightly, but then I start to feel hot ( like really hot!). Basically, the whole night revolved around being either too hot or too cold. A few times during the night I was drenched in sweat -- luckily there wasn't a cute guy sleeping with me. But how could that be, I was freezing cold moments before! Safe to say, last night was terrible icon_sad.gif. I don't seem to have a hot forehead anymore.

    What ever happened to my internal homeostatic thermometer!? Surely it's not normal to alternate between extreme temperature differences within seconds? As I said, mentally I'm feeling great, physically, ok. So, am I still ill?

    *I know you're not doctors; no way ever would I talk to one of those guys...*
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    Dec 21, 2010 2:54 PM GMT
    A virus acts that way. It incubates in the cells and you feel relatively fine. Then the virus erupts from the cells and your body reacts by raising your temp. Then that episode passes and the body tries to bind up all the nutrients in your system to deny them to the virus production and you feel chills. (Thats why they say: Feed a cold, starve a fever). You don't want to eat and add nutrients to your body when it is working to bind them up.

    This cycle repeats until the body has ridded itself of the virus.

    Drink plenty of water or unsweetened tea, but don't eat while you are having the fever/chills. Your system will probably suppress your appetite anyway. This is a great time to lose weight. ;-)
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    Dec 21, 2010 3:29 PM GMT

    "What's wrong, am I ill again!?"

    Nope, you just haven't recovered yet.

    -Doug
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    Dec 21, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    Caslon17000 saidA virus acts that way. It incubates in the cells and you feel relatively fine. Then the virus erupts from the cells and your body reacts by raising your temp. Then that episode passes and the body tries to bind up all the nutrients in your system to deny them to the virus production and you feel chills. (Thats why they say: Feed a cold, starve a fever). You don't want to eat and add nutrients to your body when it is working to bind them up.

    This cycle repeats until the body has ridded itself of the virus.

    Drink plenty of water or unsweetened tea, but don't eat while you are having the fever/chills. Your system will probably suppress your appetite anyway. This is a great time to lose weight. ;-)


    Oh I had this sorta thing about two years back back. THE WORST FEELING ever.

    And it was viral fever and my system functions were out the door. Took me ten days to recover... I swear I think hallucinated once...
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    Dec 21, 2010 10:53 PM GMT
    Caslon17000 saidA virus acts that way. It incubates in the cells and you feel relatively fine. Then the virus erupts from the cells and your body reacts by raising your temp. Then that episode passes and the body tries to bind up all the nutrients in your system to deny them to the virus production and you feel chills. (Thats why they say: Feed a cold, starve a fever). You don't want to eat and add nutrients to your body when it is working to bind them up.

    This cycle repeats until the body has ridded itself of the virus.

    Drink plenty of water or unsweetened tea, but don't eat while you are having the fever/chills. Your system will probably suppress your appetite anyway. This is a great time to lose weight. ;-)


    What! You calling me fat!? Nah, I'm joking lol icon_razz.gif

    That was very enlightening information actually. I knew about the virus incubating within the cells and erupting, but never really knew why we couldn't eat once we were ill. Yeah for the two days that I was very ill, I could only bring myself to eat a piece of bread! Horrible.

    I'm feeling better now, so hopefully no more sweaty nights for me! icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 21, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
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    Caslon17000 saidA virus acts that way. It incubates in the cells and you feel relatively fine. Then the virus erupts from the cells and your body reacts by raising your temp. Then that episode passes and the body tries to bind up all the nutrients in your system to deny them to the virus production and you feel chills. (Thats why they say: Feed a cold, starve a fever). You don't want to eat and add nutrients to your body when it is working to bind them up.

    This cycle repeats until the body has ridded itself of the virus.

    Drink plenty of water or unsweetened tea, but don't eat while you are having the fever/chills. Your system will probably suppress your appetite anyway. This is a great time to lose weight. ;-)


    Oh I had this sorta thing about two years back back. THE WORST FEELING ever.

    And it was viral fever and my system functions were out the door. Took me ten days to recover... I swear I think hallucinated once...


    No, that is very true! What made it worse was that I was virtually the only one still at uni, so I was sick, unable to eat, had no-one to talk to, no-one to look after me icon_sad.gif lol. And then you can't sleep during the night which just re-emphasizes the fact that you're all alone and that there's no one there! So sad.
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    Dec 21, 2010 10:59 PM GMT
    Do you have high anxiety? If you're under a lot of stress it can cause you to sweat profusely at night.

    Try drinking a glass of milk and taking a hot shower before going to bed.
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    Dec 24, 2010 2:39 PM GMT
    To Put it In easy terms... STOP spending more time in the computer RJing!. lol! and stop overworking yourself(that's also a reason why you became ill)!!. I don't go on RJ (Goin to quit soon) alot like i used to; I have PS3 now. X3. More Time on PS3, less time on RJ. Anywaay, make sure u drink lots of Vit C's. and get well 100% soon.

    P.S. Im still watching u >=D.