(Closed) Did I have H1N1???

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
46388 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Despite all the fearmongering H1N1 is just another strain of influenza. Every year thousands of people die from “the flu” but there is no widespread fear beacuse they are mostly old people with pre-existing health problems.

Unfortunately with H1N1 there were a higher percentage of deaths involving children and healthy young people. This is because H1N1 is closely related to Influenza A. The thought process is that older people likely had partial immunity to H1N1 beacause they either had Influena A already or had previously been vaccinated for Influenza A.

You may have had H1N1 as you had the fever and fatigue, but you don’t mention other typical flu symptoms-sore throat, sore eyes, body aches. We did see some vomiting with H1N1 that is not usually a symptom of influenza, but that was seen mostly in children.

You may also have had gastroenteritis- much more common in Mexico.

You can be tested for H1N1 antibodies to see if you had it but overall it would be a waste of money as influenza virus mutates very rapidly and we may not see exactly the same strain again.

Post # 5
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t really think this was H1N1. Mr.Bobby and I had what sounds like the same thing you did. We went to the hospital and they tested us for pretty much everything and we didn’t have h1n1. He was sick first and then about a day and a half later I was sick. I blame it on lack of sleep/food because I was so worried about getting to him(he was four hours away). 


Post # 6
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Second to everything julies1949 posted.. well said! Exactly what I was drafting in my head while reading the OP..

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