• over 1 year ago

    Cold, Flu, or Something Else?

    update 2/5/18: I'm having issues speaking more than a few words at a time, and cannot raise my voice past a usual speaking volume.

    Hi there, my name is Trey, and I'm a 16 year old trans guy (meaning I was assigned female at birth, in the potential occasion that sex is relevant here)

    About four days ago I started switching between feeling absoluey freezing and shivering (while physically being hot to the touch) and burning up. I unfortunately do not own a thermometer so I cannot factually say that I had a fever or guess how hot I was/am. This generally starts once I wake up and goes on for around 3 hours.
    I would feel more or less comfortable for a few hours a day, but a little into the afternoon (let's say around 16:00) my temperature would start switching again. This continues until I go to sleep, which is a long process of overheating and freezing until my body just gives up and falls asleep.
    I have very airy coughs along with wet(?) ones and finally managed to cough up a tiny glob of phlegm today (I've always had a hard time with that, along with vomiting).
    My nose is runny on and off, and I've had the worst migrane for a while now. I've been taking asprin but the tablets only provide around an hour of relief.
    For the first two days I had a difficult time walking, as I would quickly become dizzy.

    Other things that may be important?:
    - I take 75mg of sertraline daily per my prescription
    - I also take vitamin D supplements
    - I've never had a flu shot
    - My feet turned purple for a little bit but didn't tingle or feel as though blood circulation was cut off
    - I had a horrible case of the runs today (diarrhea)
    - Despite my last menstrual cycle ending a little over a week ago, I started bleeding again yesterday
    - I've been drinking an ungodly amount of water and orange juice