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06:23 pm: I've had a painful virus for a few days. Fever and chills, muscle aches, even my skin hurts. The most difficult to tolerate is a spot inside my throat that makes swallowing painful. I can only drink in tiny sips, well-spaced, not only because it hurts but also because if a drop of liquid lands on the wrong spot it makes me cough, which a)hurts and b)expels all the liquid I was trying to swallow.

I haven't peed in a day and a half, and that was only a few drops. I've drunk most of a 16-oz bottle of water and six ounces of orange juice, but I must be sweating it all out. Is this bad for my kidneys? Like, how bad? Should I go to Urgent Care and ask them for subcutaneous fluids?

Also, is the active ingredient in Chloraseptic Throat Spray the same drug that dentists use to numb you up for a filling? Because my dentist says that doesn't really work on me, and this throat spray doesn't seem to have any effect either.

ETA: Okay, you have scared me, thank you Rush, Lydy, Misbegotten, and Omnia. I am going to push fluids until my skin snaps back, and if it doesn't I will go to Urgent Care.

ETA2: Am peeing again.

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From:lydy
Date:January 22nd, 2017 01:57 am (UTC)
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Go to urgent care!  Dehydration is bad for your heart, not just your kidneys.  Go!

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From:omnia_mutantur
Date:January 22nd, 2017 02:05 am (UTC)
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Yes, urgent care. I think you're definitely in a better safe than sorry state.
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From:buymeaclue
Date:January 22nd, 2017 02:31 am (UTC)
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Not to freak you out, but please get care.
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From:randomdreams
Date:January 22nd, 2017 03:21 am (UTC)
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That sounds awful. I hope you get well soon.
I have a pretty clear idea of my hydration state, but if your eyes feel sandy and dry and you're peeing dark yellow, you're losing ground. And yeah there are a ton of other awful things that can happen from dehydration.
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From:eeyorerin
Date:January 22nd, 2017 03:26 am (UTC)
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That sounds like the time I had strep. Once I "passed" the strep test, the nice folks at urgent care gave me antibiotics and that helped a heck of a lot. You know yourself best, but at most urgent cares they can do a 10 minute rapid strep test and tell you if it's viral or bacterial.
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From:lookfar
Date:January 22nd, 2017 04:01 am (UTC)
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Report back, please!!
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From:omnia_mutantur
Date:January 22nd, 2017 08:08 pm (UTC)
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Yay for peeing! (my nephew has a song and dance that we perform after successful peeing, so I'm now more used to expressing that sentiment then I ever thought I'd be.
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