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Illness in the US, but magically, no healthcare!

I just returned from West Africa and have a number of symptoms consistent with malaria - or the flu. I have no healthcare, through circumstances beyond my control (I'll elaborate) until May 1. When is it worth it to go to the doctor to get tested? How can I try to keep this from being a pre-existing condition, given that it may be the recurrent form? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2014 - 19 answers

Going to work with the flu

Do I really need to stay home with the flu? [more inside]
posted by odawg on Jan 23, 2013 - 32 answers

Flu bug?

Husband down with a flu bug from Mexico [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Dec 6, 2011 - 3 answers

My period is making me sick.

Does anyone else here get sick (flu, fever, etc.) when they have their period? [more inside]
posted by shelayna on Oct 16, 2010 - 19 answers

Most comforting things in the world

What are the best ways to comfort someone with a bad cold/flu? [more inside]
posted by mthomps00 on Oct 20, 2009 - 21 answers

What the hell was wrong with me?

Does the famed "24 hour bug" really exist, and if so, what is it? [more inside]
posted by Mavri on Apr 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Can I suffer through a fever and expect to get better sooner?

If a fever is the human body's response to pathogens, does taking medicine to bring down one's fever increase recovery time? If this is true, is it true of all medicines that treat cold/flu symptoms?
posted by Mayor Curley on Mar 21, 2006 - 11 answers

How can I end my chronic illness?

How can I end my chronic illness? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on Jan 16, 2006 - 17 answers

Grab bag of symptoms

Under the weather... [more inside]
posted by Rothko on Oct 3, 2005 - 23 answers

Tips for working while sick?

Any tips for getting through a day at work while feeling flu-ish? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jul 6, 2005 - 14 answers

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