Not man flu, so what is it?

Last couple of days have been hell.
Saturday evening I was feeling kind of sluggish, but put it down to rushing about Friday and during the day Saturday as well as quite a bit of driving compared to what I've been used to.
Sunday arrived and I had no energy, ached all over and had a splitting headache, feeling slightly dizzy and sick at points. Went to check the cattle and usually enjoy it, rush round checking them all and giving the favourites a good scratch on the head etc... But couldn't be bothered, zero energy for it. Then Sunday night my temperature shot up and I woke up several times swimming in sweat. Woke up this morning with a banging headache again and not much energy, but didn't ache so much. The headache has just got worse all day and no painkillers have done anything. I was in bed before 8pm tonight which is unheard of for me, but I can't sleep... Lying here with a headache and sweating like hell again. My eyeballs truly feel like they are out on stalks and I wouldn't be surprised if my forehead burst open at any moment leaving shards of skull in the ceiling above me.

I'm not one to usually say anything about feeling rubbish or to take myself to a doctor, but I really am feeling crap and can't find anything online that really fits my symptoms (Google told me I had at least 3 rare types of std, 2 types of cancer, various forms of malaria and severe diphtheria)

About 3 weeks ago I had similar symptoms, but the aching and pains was more centred around my neck and armpits, along with headaches and lack of energy.

Can anyone offer a better suggestion than Google of what might be wrong with me?
 
Yes, your GP.
Phone them in the morning and get yourself looked at ASAP. If its anything to do with severe pain in the head then don't hang about.
That doesn't help, I hate the place and was hoping to avoid it 😂😂😂 I am starting to think better safe than sorry, I've given up on painkillers now and resigned myself to the fact that I won't be sleeping tonight.
 

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That doesn't help, I hate the place and was hoping to avoid it 😂😂😂 I am starting to think better safe than sorry, I've given up on painkillers now and resigned myself to the fact that I won't be sleeping tonight.
That doesn't sound like fun in the slightest, but then again neither is trying to get an appointment when the receptionist and 'practice manager' act like gate keepers. Keep at them, and don't take no for an answer; and don't let them palm you off with any of their "we've got an appointment in 4 weeks" shite either.
 
Have you heard there is a pandemic about? Fever, lethargy and headache = Covid test needed ASAP as well as medical advice. Think of the common things first. . You need to know for your family and isolating them too.
My mind did rush to the "obvious" but its a repeat thing that keeps flaring up, and no one else around me, family etc, have shown any similar symptoms or anything like that, I'll give the doc a call and see what he says.

The problem with doctors is its hit and miss which one you get. There is an Indian guy who's really good at our surgery (having learnt his trade in some pretty awful places in India and as he told me has seen most things!!) but because he's good, he's in high demand, which usually means you get palmed off onto the guy who is, let's just say "not so good" 🙄
 

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I've always found NHS24 very good. The opposite up here. Before C-19 I was regularly getting called into the doctor's for blood and urine tests. "You are low on platelets", "You are dehydrated", etc....and pills for this and that, except I feel fine.

Then I had blood in my urine which clotted and bunged up the flow. Three days in hospital getting flushed out, but feeling fine otherwise, so making a nuisance of myself with the nurses.

Six months on and they wanted me to go in for a cystocopy (video camera up the willie:oops:) as they'd seen 'debris'in my bladder when doing an ultra sound. Well, if I'd been bleeding, there would be, wouldn't there? I objected to the cystocopy (go into hospital at the height of a pandemic? You are joking! Because for six months my urine had been clear and I had no problems. Finally relented and had it done.

My bladder and prostate were so good the surgeon said he would be reporting back to the surgeon who zapped my prostate (PVP Green Light laser surgery) seven or ten years earlier! I really could do without the poking and prying. If I've got something fatal (old age?). could I please be left to die in peace?

Sometimes feeling lousy is just Nature's way of telling us to slow down. Pour yourself a dram, light the stove and put your feet up, and have a lie in for a change.
 
Right , stop arsing around & see a doctor immediately . A chap in our village had similar symptoms to you which turned out to be Covid-19 early on in the year , luckily he recovered but had a relapse about six weeks ago , no energy at all to the extent that he could hardly walk . Sorry to be blunt but I wouldn’t mess around if I were you .
 
sounds like a virus or some form of nymph mode/glandular issues. Def once the schools reopen there is always a nasty cold virus going about. Very similar to tonsillitis is what I get but its not bacterial its viral and the dr calls it a cold (im not impressed). Completely flattens me I sweat my body goes into panic mode. I get shooting pains and ache all over I cannot function. Because its the nymph modes it affects your balance and energy. Its quite nasty.

I am also looking into the Sjorgens which is an auto immune disease.
 
Right, update - got nowhere with trying to get through to a doctor all day, feel like banging my head on a brick wall (but I already have a headache). The receptionist now takes the symptoms/patients details or whatever and passes them to a doctor these days by the sounds of it, and then they are supposed to call back, if its serious enough they call you into the surgery.
I don't think its covid, all the symptoms I'm getting just don't quite tie up with typical covid symptoms.

Been feeling better today anyway, although the headache is back with a vengeance tonight (probably partly due to trying to get through to IT companies and machinery dealers as well as doctors today, and getting nowhere... Sigh) rinse and repeat tomorrow I guess. I wouldn't usually whine about such pathetic ailments, but when it keeps rearing its head, its hard to know what to do, especially when it usually takes quite a bit to actually make me feel physically knackered.
 
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Right, update - got nowhere with trying to get through to a doctor all day, feel like banging my head on a brick wall (but I already have a headache). The receptionist now takes the symptoms/patients details or whatever and passes them to a doctor these days by the sounds of it, and then they are supposed to call back, if its serious enough they call you into the surgery.
I don't think its covid, all the symptoms I'm getting just don't quite tie up with typical covid symptoms.

Been feeling better today anyway, although the headache is back with a vengeance tonight (probably partly due to trying to get through to IT companies and machinery dealers as well as doctors today, and getting nowhere... Sigh) rinse and repeat tomorrow I guess. I wouldn't usually whine about such pathetic ailments, but when it keeps rearing its head, its hard to know what to do, especially when it usually takes quite a bit to actually make me feel physically knackered.
Please don't wait for the gp to take off his/her gardening gloves and pick up their phone. Call 111 or try the online questionnaire, and/or go to A&E. I've used the 111 online service last year and had good advice.

NHS 111 online advice

Without wishing to alarm you, I have a family member in a coma and on life support at the moment because his gp wouldn't see him in person or refer him to hospital. He had quite a different issue to you but all the same it seems like the squeaky wheel really does get the most oil as far as getting medical treatment goes at the moment.

Edited to add that whilst I'm no-one's wife, that doesn't mean I'm not right 😁
 
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PSQ

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Right, update - got nowhere with trying to get through to a doctor all day
If your still not right then it’s time to get back on the phone to them.
About a month ago my mum phoned me to say she couldn’t get out of bed, something obviously wrong. She had an appointment for bloods with the nurse at the doctors anyway, so Mrs PSQ and I got her dressed and carried her to the doctors at opening time. The practice ‘manager’ spat the dummy when I asked for a doctor, yammering on about Covid risk and having to have a telephone appointment 🤬
I spat the dummy in return and said sod Covid, if she continued to block mum’s access to a doctor she probably wouldn’t see Christmas. Long story short mum got to see the doctor (between phone appointments ) who got straight to the problem, job sorted.
And during the whole process I watched the morbidly obese practice ‘manager’ do SFA, except make herself 2 cups of coffee, and popping down the street to return with yet more coffee and doughnuts 😡😡😡
If you need the doctor, don’t take no for an answer...
 

Dry Rot

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If your still not right then it’s time to get back on the phone to them.
About a month ago my mum phoned me to say she couldn’t get out of bed, something obviously wrong. She had an appointment for bloods with the nurse at the doctors anyway, so Mrs PSQ and I got her dressed and carried her to the doctors at opening time. The practice ‘manager’ spat the dummy when I asked for a doctor, yammering on about Covid risk and having to have a telephone appointment 🤬
I spat the dummy in return and said sod Covid, if she continued to block mum’s access to a doctor she probably wouldn’t see Christmas. Long story short mum got to see the doctor (between phone appointments ) who got straight to the problem, job sorted.
And during the whole process I watched the morbidly obese practice ‘manager’ do SFA, except make herself 2 cups of coffee, and popping down the street to return with yet more coffee and doughnuts 😡😡😡
If you need the doctor, don’t take no for an answer...
Pretty much what the SRN wife of a friend told me the other day. He who shouts loudest gets the attention. If a warm bed and an early night hasn't got you any improvement, time to shout.
 

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