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What the h*ll .. it's time to move this discusion out of the "old farts" thread.
Most of the info I've learned through discussion with other people who came down with this, but there was a site I found in early January that I haven't been able to find since that included the only medical info I've found so far:
From other people I have compared notes with, here are the symptoms:
Here are the unique aspects:
The virus is gone in less than a week, but the symptoms keep re-appearing for at least a month in many cases. I'm not a doctor, so I can't say for sure why, but personally I think it's some kind of autoimmune reaction that takes time to resolve itself. On person I chatted with this online mentioned that a week and a half after she had the disease she went into work and shortly afterwards was driving the porcelein bus again. She was sent home.
You lose your appetite and energy while this is going on. You also require ridiculus amounts of sleep. One westie dancer I talked to about this mentioned a colleague at work who couldn't get out of bed for a week. It can take a long time to get appetite back enough to eat a full meal.
Being young and strong doesn't necessarily help much. One person with these multiweek symptoms I know is only 19 years old.
Again, I admit this info is largely "anecdotal", but considering I have found over a half dozen people among my circle of friends that have had these symptoms, I don't think we are talking about your typical so-called "stomach flu" here.
"A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having" - V