Sorry to hear that you feel so sick.
I came down with the flu on Sunday morning and had pretty much the symptoms you described - high fever, chills,nausea, extreme fatigue, throat pain, headache and cough.
For me the key was to get the fever under control. My doc ok'd 800mg of ibuprofen every six hours with 500 mg tylenol in between the doses of ibuprofen. By late Sunday night, my fever was down from 103 to 100 and I felt considerably better - still tried and sick, but not scary sick.
From Sunday night I took 400mg doses of ibuprofen and an over the counter decongestant. By yesterday I was feeling a lot better and the fever was gone. Today I'm a little tired and subdued. So I'll take it easy for a couple of days and hope to be firing on all cylinders by the end of the weekend.
My experience with this flu is that it comes on like gangbusters, but it goes away pretty quickly too.
Hope you feel well soon.
Thanks a bunch for the feedback. I actually did not get a chance to read any of it before going to the hospital.
This one hit me hard like never before--it was pretty scary. I started having trouble breathing around 11 pm yesterday and felt like fainting so I had to get a friend to bring me to a hospital.
It turned out that the breathing difficulties were a result of severe tachycardia induced by a combination of the high fever and laryngitis. They gave me morphine through an IV push. Left hospital around 5:30 am. Got car sick. Threw up at home immediate after being dropped off and knocked out after that.
Woke up around 5pm today. I'm feeling waaaaay better right now. I was prescribed 800mg ibuprofen and vicodin. No fever now. Just slight nausea and can't even notice the sore throat and laryngitis.
Now I just gotta wait for the laryngitis and sore throat to heal. That was also the first time I've ever been to a hospital. If I were to describe the "hospital experience" I'd be like this: you go through 2 hours of hell in the noisy waiting room where no one cares about you, and then they finally transport you to a place just the opposite where they stick you with drugs.
Feels like I'll be fully recovered within 3 days