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Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by notmyself, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. notmyself

    notmyself Senior Member

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    hi, can someone help me understand how can we differentiate the flu like symptoms that come with this illness from an actual viral infection?..is the cough a good indication that is actually a viral respiratory infection, or the runny nose?or both can be present as part of ME/Cfs..thanks
     
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    Wonko Senior Member

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    The other side.
    It just feels different, but, in general, ME symptoms come with less messy stuff, and there is no pre alert of infection from the back of the mouth/throat/tonsils area, so, all things being equal, runny nose is an indication it is viral, but a cough is not.
     
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  3. Wishful

    Wishful Senior Member

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    There are other causes of runny nose: allergies, cold air. My nose runs when I go outside (it's -20C out there). I don't know whether that's an eye dryness issue or a nasal issue, but it's not viral or an allergy.
     

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