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Why I Was Sick | Storytime | The Flu 2019

November 22, 2019

Uh, you guys the flu 2019. Ugh! I’m going to tell you guys everything
that I’ve just been going through the past nine days and just kind of
fill you in on everything. Good morning my lovelies,
my beauties, my friends. My name is Christina and welcome
to my channel. If you’re new here, thank you so much for
clicking on this video. I really hope that you will subscribe, stick around and take a chance on
hearing some things that I have to say. And if you are a returning subscriber, y’all already know y’all are my
babies. So good morning, good morning, good morning. How’s everybody doing today? I hope you all are having an amazing day. If you guys are not following
me over on Instagram, then you may not have been keeping
up with my journey this past week. I did indeed catch the flu, the flu type B and I know for sure cause
I went to the doctor and they put that thing way up my nose into my brain, basically scraped my brain to find out
that I did test positive for the flu. I’m going to tell you guys
everything that happened, it was actually pretty crazy because
obviously nothing that I do in my life can be just normal. I can’t just get the
flu, get sick, be in the bed, right? No, no, no, not Christina, not I, not me. I did want to thank you guys before I
get into this story if you’ve never had the flu, but I tell you
guys what happened to me, but I did want to thank you guys for
hanging with me and being so patient with me. I was so sick, like so sick and if you
guys are on on here, subscribed here and you keep
up with the community tab. If you go to my page like okay,
you go to like my page here, Christina Randall and then up there
at the top where it says like videos playlist that thought the thought, there’s a tab that says community and
if anytime I’m going to be sick or something’s happened or whatever, I will
always try to update you guys there. A lot of y’all did see my update there letting you guys know that I was
sick so I never want to leave you guys out of the loop unless I just
absolutely have no other choice. I’m always thinking about you guys
and I appreciate you guys so Let’s talk about what happened. Now. I have never had the flu before. My dad actually told me that I had
the flu when I was a little girl, but I don’t remember that. And
this all took me by surprise. So what happened was last Tuesday
evening, if you guys don’t know, my husband travels for work,
he’s out of town a lot. And so during the week it’s mainly me, my baby boy and all of our cameras
and security system don’t get crazy. And it was Tuesday night and you know, I had started developing a cough but the
weather’s changing so I didn’t really think too much of it. Right? Like a
lot of the times when the changes, I live in Florida and he got really,
really cold here. It’s cold here now. It’s actually really nice being chilly
for once, but it got really, really cold. So I started developing a cough. But I
didn’t pay any attention to it. You know, it’s just kind of like one of those things
when you just kind of get a cough or you kind of get the sniffles and I still
don’t know if those two things make a difference. But I did not have the
sniffles. I only had a cough. Well, Tuesday night I laid down with Jaden to
go to sleep and I woke up in the middle of the night with a you guys a
headache. But, but not a headache. Okay. It’s not a headache is like ow
painful. Let me take some Tylenol. Let me lay down. This was literally like my brain was
exploding from the front of my head. I would sit up and I would, I was crying
in my sleep. I was laying there crying. I could barely get comfortable. I remember at some points that
like Jaden was like waking up, rubbing my back saying,
mommy, are you okay? And I didn’t even know how to handle it. My head was hurting me so
bad and I was pouring sweat, but I was freezing at the same
time. So I’m under the covers, I’m soaking wet, the sheets are
soaking wet where I’m laying my shirt, I could feel it like sticking all under
my boobs. You know how it is ladies, when we got boobs and we’re
sweating, it’s like a puddle. Okay. And I’m telling you guys I was miserable
but my head was what was killing me. Like anytime I moved or anything
it’s just was throbbing, throbbing, throbbing and listen you guys not
throbbing like a headache. Throbbing. Like my brain was exploding
from the front of my head. I was literally crying in my sleep. So I get up the next morning and
my head is just sore and tender, like I had been like hit in the head
with a baseball bat or something. I got Jaden on the bus and I immediately,
as soon as my doctor’s office opened, I called them and made a
sick appointment and went in. And anybody that knows me knows that
for me to go to the doctor or to the emergency room or something,
it is like last minute. Like, I will grind out whatever I can to
avoid having to pay to see a doctor or anything like that. Matter of fact, there was about five years of my life
that I did not even see an MD doctor. I only saw a naturopath, so whatever. So the doctors give me an appointment
for like in a couple hours. So it was like at 11 o’clock and I
was so miserable from my head hurting all night long that I could
barely even get dressed. I was literally in my jammies. I put on a robe and some sunglasses and
I put the cap of the robe over my head because the sun, anything
was like hurting my head. Anything you just about anything. But
I knew I needed to get to the doctor. I didn’t know what was going on because
you know, it’s like, you know, a cough, a sniffle, throw up, you know,
diarrhea, whatever you may get. Like I can handle all those things. But this pain that I was having
in my head really scared me. So I went into the doctor’s office and
immediately they tested me for the flu and they went and I had my
sunglasses on in the doctor’s office. Like I could barely even like hardly get
in there. I was like, Ugh, go in there. And they, I’d never been tested for
the flu before and they gave me, they had this like long thing.
It looked almost like a, almost like an eyebrow brush, you know those bristles and she sticks
it all the way up my nose into my brain. It does not feel good. It actually
hurts. It’s not super painful, but it’s very uncomfortable up
one side and up the next side. So this was the nurse coming in testing
me before the doctor comes in to give me my results. So she tests
me, she gets out of there. I’m literally in the chair in the
doctor’s office with the robe over my head with my sunglasses on, like leaned
up against the wall, like miserable. And the doctor comes in, he’s awesome.
He’s so funny. He’s, he’s just a, he’s just a great guy. He kicks the door open and he’s got
a mask on and he opens his like this. He’s like, you’ve got the Flu. He
didn’t even come in there. He’s like, you’ve got the flu. And he was like,
you’re gonna feel like **** for two weeks. I’m like, what? I don’t have time to have the flu.
No, no, no. See no. See doctor, what you don’t understand
is I’m a mother. Okay, I don’t have time to have the
flu. And he was like, Christina, you’ve got the flu. He said, I’ve
called you in some prescriptions. You need to go to Publix, pick
up your prescriptions, go home, get in a dark room, lay down,
don’t move. I’m like, what? Like what? He’s like, you are
going to feel like crap for weeks. And I’m thinking to myself
like, I can handle this, right? Like I can handle this. Okay, let me go get my medicine and I’m
going to be able to handle this. So I drive up. I said, how long until
you call in the prescriptions? He said, I already did it before he
even came into the room. He had called me in like all
this crap, like the Tamiflu, the freaking cough syrup. It was like five or six different
prescriptions like I don’t even know. So I get to Publix, I get a bunch
of soups and stuff like that, some Pedialyte and my
prescriptions and I go home, I’m going to be fine, right? I’m
just going to take my medications, I’m going to be fine.
You guys, this headache, I don’t even know what to
call it if it’s a migraine. If it was like it was
not a normal headache, it was like a head
combustion. It was so painful. Started coming back and I was
just laying in a dark room. I’m like barely getting through and
I’m laying down and I’m just like not understanding why I’m in so much pain. So that continues and you know
the cough that I would have, which is like this deep painful
cough. If you’ve ever had the flu, then you know what I’m talking about. This cough is very painful and see some
of the symptoms of the flu is like body aches, sweating, fever, chills,
all this that and the other. But I’m thinking like I can handle the
body aches, I can handle the back pain, the cough, whatever. But this
head thing I couldn’t handle. So I go to sleep that night
and the same exact thing. But I ended up sleeping in the living
room because it’s like I could not get comfortable and I had to like kind
of sit up while I was sleeping. But I would go to sleep for 30 minutes
and I’d wake up and I’d literally sit straight up, well I was already
kinda sitting up, you know, I’m laid back on the couch, but I’d
sit up and in the middle of the night and I’m like crying. But the more that
I cry, the more that my head hurts. I feel like my temples are exploding.
I feel like my head is exploding, my eyes hurt, everything hurts and like
I barely get through the night. Okay. Then I get Jaden on the bus.
The next day comes anyways. By day three Jeremy gets home and there was so many like those two
nights before the third night if Jeremy would have been home, if somebody
would’ve been here with Jaden I would’ve called 9-1-1
and called an ambulance to come and get me. That’s how bad my head hurt.
Like literally I’m like ah ahh like crying and sweating and like why
does my head feel like this? Right. So by the time Jeremy gets home that
night I woke up in the middle of the night again, same thing. I’m like, ah.
I would try to like move around. I would try to like try to like lay
my face down and then it was like my, my forehead was just like throbbing. My eyes felt like they were
popping out of my head. My head was just hurting so bad. I
finally got up, I woke up, Jeremy, I said, you got to take me to the emergency
room. Something is really wrong with me. I don’t know what it is. This is day three
and this is not normal. So we got up, got everything together, took me to the emergency room and I
went straight in and sat in the lobby. He handled everything and like
I could barely walk you guys. My head hurt so bad, like I would cry, but
the pressure of crying, if I had to cough, I would have literally rather jumped
off of a cliff than cough at that point because every time I cough
my head and I’d be like, ah ah ah so they finally get me into the
back. They hook me up with um, IVs and then they start going
through the whole process with me. They’re trying to talk to me. Every
time they tried to talk to me, my head is exploding. I’m
shaking, I’m convulsing. My head is hurting so bad at this
point. In the back of my mind, I can barely even communicate. In the back of my mind I’m thinking
I have a tumor. I’m thinking, I have a brain aneurism. My grandmother,
the one that y’all know, her mother dropped dead in the
kitchen when she was like, what 50 or 60 years old from a brain aneurism. She was just literally in the kitchen
cooking and boom dead. And so I’m, I don’t, I’m, I’m, there’s
something wrong with me here. So anyways, they ended up giving me like some
Benadryl or whatever to calm me down, which was helpful because it calmed
down like my anxiety or whatever. But the pain was still there. The doctor, Oh my gosh, the doctor, the
nurses were so, Oh, amazing. They were so gentle and so
thorough, but they’re like, you’ve got to get a CT scan. So
they take me, I did a cat scan, they did my blood work and um,
everything came back normal. There was no bleeding in my brain. There
was no, um brain aneurism No anything like that that they could
see from an actual CT scan. Okay. And my blood work, he said
my blood work was great. And so then they ended up doing a spinal
tap on me to see if I had meningitis, which I’ve had a spinal tap before. And
if you’ve never had one, it is not fun. It’s actually quite scary.
So many things can go wrong. But what ended up happening was he had
me sit in the bed and I had to hunch over like this and arch my back like this. And he goes down at the bottom in
between like your little spinal things. I think. I’m not a doctor,
I can’t see back there, but this is the gist that
I was getting from it. And they go into your spine and
they drain out spinal fluid, which actually comes from your brain.
Okay. And then after they get that fluid, they test it. They look at the
color, they do all that stuff. And then you have to lay down flat for
like an hour plus because if you don’t lay down flat, so many things can go
wrong. I actually have a very, very, very good friend of mine, Holly,
shout out to you. My girl Holly. I’m gonna tell a little bit of your
story. I won’t tell too much. But, um, she had a spinal tap before and something
ended up going wrong and she was leaking brain fluid for a while and
ended up having to go into the hospital, had to lay down on her back for three
months because her brain was leaking fluid from that spinal tap. So it’s a very
scary procedure. But he ended up doing it. Everything looked good. I did not
have meningitis or anything like that, but I was still in a lot of pain. What they ended up saying I was going
through was dehydration from all of the sweating. I mean, when I tell you guys
that first night I was soaking wet, sweating like I’m talking
about face stuck to my hair, stuck to my face, terrible. And
I don’t know about you guys, but if that type of pain
comes from dehydration, Oh my gosh. Please let me know if any of you guys
have had a dehydration headache before because, Oh my gosh. Oh. So anyways, I ended up staying
there for most of the day. They got me pretty calm.
I was still very sore. My head was hurting a lot and my husband
ended up bringing me home and I laid in a dark room. You guys,
for the next two days, my, my head continued to hurt and when I was
in the hospital they gave me three bags of fluid and that is a lot of fluid,
you know, when they give you IVs And I was still still
hurting for days afterwards. It wasn’t until about three days ago that
my headache actually started to break. So today is day nine, so I’m going to say a good six days.
I was in severe pain with my head, you know, the rest of it I could deal
with, but whatever that was in my head, the dehydration headache that
the flu caused. Oh my goodness. I remember about three days ago when
I had my last really painful bout. I was laying in the bed and I
started getting nauseous to get sick. And you know, the last thing you want to do is throw
up when you’re already dehydrated. Right. But I had the
flu. I couldn’t help it. I rushed to the bathroom
and I grabbed the toilet. I got sick and as I got sick, the pressure from getting sick
made my head boom explode again. I hit the floor in the bathroom, I’m
shaking, I’m crying, I’m telling Jeremy, I’m like, Jeremy, like I’m going to have
to go back to them. You can’t leave. He was getting ready to go to work.
I’m crying, I’m begging him. I’m like, you cannot go back to work.
You cannot leave me like this. Like I’m going to end up in the hospital
again. Like you cannot leave me. And thank God he was able to fix things to stay because I was terrified
of being home alone with Jaden with that type of thing going on. So I
ended up, I chugged a lot of water. I drank water, I drank Pedialyte and I laid in a dark
room and I stayed away from everybody and I’m like, I said, yep. Eventually. Yesterday was the first day
that my head was not killing me. I woke up in the morning
and I was like, wow. Uh, the day before yesterday I had like
a 30 minute bout were my head wasn’t hurting, but then it came back and I actually
jumped on Instagram and talked to you guys for a few minutes and I was like, I think there’s a light
at the end of my tunnel. But the headache did end up coming
back. Not severely but, but painfully. And then you know, today
I’m feeling better. I’m still not at 100% I’m
still not like ah Christina. But, and that’s what I’m saying you
guys like as far as the flu baby, I can handle the cough, I can handle
the sweats, the fever, the body aches, whatever else you bring
at me. But whatever that was, that dehydration headache. I was so scared you guys. I was so scared. I was in so much pain dude. It was crazy. It was so, so scary. So crazy. So that’s what I’ve been going
through the past nine days. I am excited to get back into it. If you guys have not heard, I am going to be doing a very special
giveaway on my second channel Casually Christina if you guys are not subscribed,
the link is in the description box, it’s going to be coming out very soon. This particular giveaway is going to be
dedicated to the single parents for the holidays. And by single parents, I mean just a mom that’s raising her kids
or just a dad that’s raising you know, their kids or just a grandma
or a papa or a single. this for the single
parents. Uh, me and Jeremy, we’ve been talking a lot and we
know how difficult it is during the holiday season, especially for
everybody. Everybody gets stressed out. Everybody does. Everybody
has those moments. Unless you’re just like a multimillionaire
billionaire and you have no stress. If you do good for you, you should
be helping somebody. But for this, this one is going to be dedicated
just for the single parents. Okay. And I’ll tell you guys why more about
that over at my second channel. So make sure you guys keep an eye
out for that. Other than that, I’m excited to get back into it. Thank you guys for so many of you guys
told me that you guys were rewatching my videos while I was gone and just loving
on me that way. So many messages, so many comments on my community
post over there about me being sick. Just I cannot thank you guys enough. Um, I love you guys and yeah, so thanks for
your prayers and your good thoughts. And I’m excited to be back
so as always my loves. Please don’t forget to like this video. It’s a free way that you can help
your girl out. And until next time, I love you guys so, so, so very much.
And I’ll see you in the next video. Bye.


  • Reply FIBRO MOM November 15, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Girl, that's why I avoid those vaccines they get me SO so sick. Glad your feeling better ???

  • Reply Crazy Chick's Opinion November 15, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Oh my goodness! That's how my migraines get. When you said you would cry and it hurt more. ? So relatable!
    I'm so sorry you had to go through that. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. I hope you feel better soon mamas! ???????

  • Reply Jamie November 15, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Why didn’t the ER Dr. give you something for the headache the pain ?‍♀️??

  • Reply Sandy Beebee November 15, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Well if anybody ever wants to know what detoxing off of opiates is like, this is it, accept times it by 10x and that's it

  • Reply Marti Romero November 15, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    OMG I don't know about a dehydration headache but that sounds like my migraines I get…man I get them and wish I would just die or sleep or something to make it stop…in fact I have to give myself injections to relieve it so I couldn't imagine having it for six days straight the longest mine has lasted unmedicated was three days and I thought that was bad…take care of urself girly….lots of love from my family to urs…

  • Reply Bee Bee November 15, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Autoimmune disease germaphobe over hear.. I got flu shot.. Today.. I feel comfortable watching now… WTH… Im so weird… Glad you feel better.. <3

  • Reply Alison November 15, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    I love you, and I'm so sorry that you were sick but yoy were sick with the flu. I don't think this is the kind of content you want linked to your channel. Personally, I don't feel like this is the kinds of videos that are true to your brand.

  • Reply Claire Wiersma November 15, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Benadryl to calm down your anxiety and migraines? What…..?

  • Reply Angel Lopez November 15, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    I'm so so so glad you're feeling better. I didn' t know about this dehydration headache but thank you.

  • Reply Amber McCarty November 15, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    I’m so glad that you’re ok. I’ve been praying for you. I had seen you had the flu. And when I saw you hadn’t posted I was worried something was wrong. I’m glad that you’re starting to come around the mend. Continued prayers are being sent your way to full healing!

  • Reply Holly Ross November 16, 2019 at 12:17 am

    Hey Christina so sorry that you had to experience that I get headaches like that when I have a sinus infection it's the absolute worst pain ever.

  • Reply Deonna Driscoll November 16, 2019 at 12:37 am

    I just want to clarify that a Naturopathic Physician is an MD. They are real doctors and go through the same exact schooling as a regularly doctor. The difference is they go through EXTRA education to learn preventative medicine

  • Reply Julie Storie November 16, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Alcohol dehydrates you and that's part of what causes hangover headaches I can imagine I've had migraines a couple times but if it lasted 3 days you better believe I'd be finding anything I could to help the pain!

  • Reply MaLinda Venegas November 16, 2019 at 12:53 am

    Girl sad to say but i get them all the time i try to drink enough water. They are terrible like put a nail in your coffin and get ready because ur going on a ride painful.

  • Reply Danielle Henry November 16, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Soo glad you're feeling better Love!!! Looking BEAUTIFUL in that Pink today too ????.

  • Reply MaLinda Venegas November 16, 2019 at 1:01 am

    Christina would you say your headache from your broken tooth was worse then the dehydration headache?

  • Reply Kirsten Ornelas November 16, 2019 at 1:16 am

    That's a freaking sinus infection! That describes PERFECTLY the symptoms I get with every sinus infection oof I'm so sorry girl I know what that feels like.

  • Reply Amy Follmer November 16, 2019 at 2:37 am

    I am glad you are feeling better. Sorry you were sick.

  • Reply Jillean K. November 16, 2019 at 3:08 am

    You are such a good storyteller, you make it feel like I’m watching your story happen. You could tell a story about a rock and a stick and it would be interesting.

  • Reply Melisa Scoggins November 16, 2019 at 3:27 am

    I’m just curious. Did you get a flu shot this year?

  • Reply Gracewinseverytime November 16, 2019 at 3:36 am

    You poor woman! I’m so glad your feeling better!

  • Reply The Payne Squad November 16, 2019 at 3:49 am

    My mom got really sick one time .. she could barely get up & walk to go to the ER.. she was dehydrated as well..

  • Reply Toni McSpadden November 16, 2019 at 3:53 am

    I’m so sorry you were sick but you still look amazing glad you’re feeling better love ya

  • Reply Katlyn Anderberg November 16, 2019 at 4:09 am

    I’m only 9 minutes into this but I’m pretty sure you had a migraine. I have chronic migraines and you describing a textbook migraine. I will vomit uncontrollably from mine, I know my triggers so I can avoid them but, sometimes they just hit without reason. If I can catch it early enough as it’s starting (you can tell when it’s not a normal headache) I can avoid the vomiting but if it starts when I’m asleep I’m absolutely screwed. I will pretty much vomit non stop. The only thing I can do is Benadryl and my imitrex injections, I know I’m going to throw it up (throwing up Benadryl is absolutely horrible) but I get enough into my system so it will hit me enough to put me asleep. Then I get in the shower with no lights or sound and just sit on the floor of the shower while the water runs down my neck. I will stay there for hours and actually fall asleep. Then I get into bed with an ice pack on my face and fall asleep (or pray to) I’m out for hours. I have to call off work and the next two days after I have what’s called post migraine hang over. You legit feel like you are swimming through pudding. It’s the worst. So sorry you experienced it, it’s the absolute worst. Praying for you mama Kristina. I get them about 1 or 2 every other month but sometimes I will get them more frequently depending on weather, stress, hormones, etc. I’m a migraine preventative which does help a lot but I do still get them. I had one yesterday and had to leave to go home from work. I’m much better today but just very very sluggish and weak. So happy that Jeremy and your beautiful baby helped to take care of you. My husband (WE GOT MARRIED LAST MONTH EEEEEEK) is absolutely wonderful and helps take care of me when I’m sick so I’m super lucky. I don’t know what I would do without him. Praying for you to stay well mama Kristina!!!! Love you girl!

  • Reply Pugg November 16, 2019 at 4:16 am

    I have demyelinating disease that started w the flu so this sounds like a Day In My Life vlog lmaoo

  • Reply Sandi Hartke November 16, 2019 at 4:41 am

    Ohhh girl I get super severe migraines for over 16 years. Head pain is the absolute worst!! Hope you never feel that again!!

  • Reply Sandi Hartke November 16, 2019 at 4:56 am

    They didn’t give you any pain meds in the ER?

  • Reply Haley Easthom November 16, 2019 at 5:14 am

    i had dehydration after the norovirus, the worst pain i’ve ever had in my life (i even had H1N1 flu) and i couldn’t stand up i was that dehydrated

  • Reply Courtney Blake November 16, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Dehydration can mess your whole body up. My husband is on dialysis and he gets dehydration cramps and headaches frequently. Also, same things happen to me when I get sick and sometimes if I can't keep my fluids down, I'll have to be treated in the hospital on IV fluids. I feel for you girl.

  • Reply Jaime Monaco November 16, 2019 at 7:38 am

    AAHHHH I’m so sorry about that health scare! ?? So glad to hear that you’re feeling better though. We love you to the moon and back, Christina! ❤️XOXO

  • Reply Kendall Lawson November 16, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Can I nominate someone who’s a single parent that I believe deserves whatever it is? I’m not a single parent and I feel my family and I are very blessed. But when I hear the words an amazing single parent who deserves to win ANY kind of giveaway one particular person immediately comes to mind.

  • Reply Neetzy The pixie November 16, 2019 at 10:37 am

    You poor thing! I feel you, I had it in my early twenties. I lived alone at the time and remember crying sat on the loo shivering and so much pain wrapped in a duvet! I have never felt pain like it. They intially thought I had Meningitis too!
    My Mum came to the rescue me in the end thankfully. I prey to god I never have flu again!!! People that say " I've had a little flu " are out of their everloving mind!!!
    Much love Grandma Christina xxx

  • Reply CarolinaGirl76 November 16, 2019 at 11:49 am

    So sorry you went through this. Sp many people get a little cold, then say oh I had the flu……….NOPE! If you have the actual flu, its a whole different beast! My baby sister died last year from the flu. She was 19 years old. The worlld just stopped. I never knew the flu could be so bad. I am so glad you are feeling better, and happy to have you back in your videos! Huge hugs, lotsa love!

  • Reply Ashley Hamilton November 16, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Missed you mama glad you’re feeling better ?

  • Reply Mady Bondy November 16, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Fluuuu suckssss

  • Reply Mady Bondy November 16, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Christina you don't gotta tell us twice we know you're always thinking about us haha♥️♥️

  • Reply Jack Byrnes November 16, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    how have you lived 30+ years having never having a flu! i get the flu multiple time a years due to being immunocomprimised and having other chronic illnesses. people dont realise how bad it is and think that its not worth getting the vaccine. but the flu is a) horrible b) communicable c) deadly. So it doesnt make sense that people wouldnt just get the vaccine for their own sake, let alone others.

  • Reply key meadows November 16, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    I had the flu when I was 19. It was so bad it put me in a depression for about a week. Glad your feeling better.

  • Reply Storm Robyn November 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    I’m sooooo glad you’re ok Christina wow. You’re a tough cookie coming back so soon, I’d be traumatised. I know that “headache”, you’re talking about. It’s serious. I’ve experienced it before and I literally wanted to end it all to get away from the pain, it was that bad. I can’t imagine having it for 6 days. ??. Again, I’m so happy you’re here and well. Thank God!! ♥️♥️♥️

  • Reply Sweet V. November 16, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Why do they have to stick your brain to see if you have a flu

  • Reply Sweet V. November 16, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Caffeine is good for headaches

  • Reply Sweet V. November 16, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    I was thinking to write drinking water helps for headaches but no one ever listen to me when I tell them that. I know it helps me

  • Reply Evonne E Fisk November 16, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    I have a couple of the dehydrated headaches they suck so bad. I'm sorry that you went though that

  • Reply Meldoesmakeup November 16, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Omg i’m usually anti flu shot but you made me want to go get one STAT! I was sick all week and woke up every morning at 3am with a migraine. I almost passed out getting in the shower but i work as a caregiver and there is no missing work for me. So I worked 12 hour days just dying but it was nowhere near what you experieneced. I would have thought I had meningitis if my head was hurting that bad. I’m so glad you are feeling better! I bet you are appreciating your health so much right now!

  • Reply Tiffany Macdonald November 16, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Going through this right now. I want to die

  • Reply Cubs Fan November 17, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Did you get your flu shot

  • Reply Hippie Gal November 17, 2019 at 1:19 am

    So glad you feel better!!????

  • Reply Canadian Mama x4 November 17, 2019 at 2:19 am

    I had the flu two weeks ago!! I’m also a single mother of four children!…
    it all started after I got home from shopping late morning, I put my little one down for a nap and I decided to lay down with her, about an hour later I had a high high fever, then developed a deep cough shortly after! My fever & chills lasted 8 days!! I also had that exact headache that you are talking about! For four of the nights I woke up exactly at 2am and my head was pounding so bad ?
    Anything that I tried to take for pain, or to take down the fever didn’t do a damn thing!…
    After 10 days of hell I finally started feeling some what human again, still to this day I have a nasty cough ? I have never been that sick in my entire life, I’m thankful that three of my kids are older so they helped with my youngest who’s two years old…
    I don’t wish this on anyone

  • Reply Hannah Reitsch November 17, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Damn I'm so sorry you got sick sis ! It makes me so happy to know you're a Believer ? prayer works!! Love you, keep doin you ??

  • Reply Brenda Mason November 17, 2019 at 6:48 am

    So glad you're getting better! Sounds super scary! Love you & your amazing family.

  • Reply Halfofmyheart November 17, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Oh girl I had the flu when I was 17.. It was a good while ago, but I remember it vividly.. I'm so glad your better now ?

  • Reply A. I. November 17, 2019 at 9:50 am

    I am so scared to get the flu this year

  • Reply Kerri McVinney November 17, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Omg could they not have given you some kinda pain killer?!? Talk about ridiculous and mean!

  • Reply Stephanie Jones November 17, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    I’ve had the exact same headache with the flu! I went to the er thinking I had a tumor or meningitis as well. It was dehydration. I think it was the worst pain ever. I ended up getting admitted and hydrated for 2 days. I’m so happy you got through this. The flu is no joke. My youngest son ended up in the hospital because he woke up one morning and couldn’t walk! It was also caused by dehydration! He was admitted for a week.

  • Reply Lady Yazzington November 17, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    When I got tonsillitis so bad last year, my tonsils were that swollen I couldn't swallow enough water properly – the headache I had was INSANE.

  • Reply Jenchanted Journals November 17, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    I feel ya i have 6 auto immune disorders and 21 opperations I've had the flu 7 times in my life that headache I know so well it's debilitating I suffer dehydration alot from my illnesses and always hate it because the ed leaves me ages before giving me fluids and I don't want to go all the time because of the wait and the process most of the time I use ice packs they help all the bit I wish I could have in home care or do fluids myself because I can't get them in enough and they don't stay in me so everyday is dehydration that headache can take the strongest of people out it's unrelenting x

  • Reply xxBrixx November 17, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Maaaan I remember when I was getting the flu twice a year ??‍♀️

    Ended up in urgent care one of the times and the doctor did that swab test and told me I had contracted both strand A & B and that he’d never seen it before (since it’s a rare occurrence)

    Lord when I tell you I was sick as a doggg ?

  • Reply Ashley T November 17, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Hate spinal taps. If I knew before what I know now I would have never gotten it. I couldn’t sit up or stand for more that 2-3 mins for literally 2 weeks. Also I had one at 16 months and at 25 AND the fluid does not come back so once it’s taken out it’s gone.

  • Reply Katherine Pietras November 17, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    The flu is no joke!! Most people actually just have a bad cold, once you've had the flu, you'll beg to have a bad cold. Good thing you went to the doctor, while not too much can be done, they can give you things to help symptoms and maybe get over it faster! Prayers your little boy doesn't get it! So many people die every year from the flu, it's a serious illness! Go get your flu shots peeps!!

  • Reply Dr. Dehning November 17, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    I got reallllly sick with the flu like that a few years ago. I ended up in the ER

  • Reply Dr. Dehning November 17, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    They gave me pain meds when I had the flu I felt like I was dying!!!!! Sweaty but shivering omg the WORST!!!! My parents helped me with my pain meds 🙂 bc recovery

  • Reply Dr. Dehning November 17, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    I was crying too!!!

  • Reply Dr. Dehning November 17, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Yup had to change your bed sheets every 2-3 hours bc the sweat was sooooooo bad!!!!! Miserable

  • Reply Dr. Dehning November 17, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Also my temperature was SOOOOO HIGH like 104-106

  • Reply Esmeralda Castro November 17, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Love you Christina

  • Reply Bernie Cat November 17, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    I'm too familiar with that headache. Also the flu. Knew as soon as you described it, what it was. So glad you are feeling better.❤️

  • Reply Lacie Branza November 17, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    I’ve had a dehydration headache. THEY ARE AWFUL. So glad your ok. ???????

  • Reply Juliana Milano November 18, 2019 at 2:40 am

    not flu-related but pain-related- I remember before I got diagnosed with endometriosis I thought I legit was dying at some points with the pain I was in so I understand how scared and miserable you were. glad you're feeling better

  • Reply Kellee P November 18, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Omg hope u feel better ❤️

  • Reply haiguise100 November 18, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Your headache sounded kinda like meningitis I would’ve been terrified

  • Reply SINternet Entertainment November 18, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Happy to see your back.

  • Reply Laura Feltmate xox November 18, 2019 at 6:57 am

    They said the headaches were caused by dehydration, BUT they also said that your bloodwork was perfect..
    Thats very conflicting because they can see when you're dehydrated just by looking at your platelets and red/white blood cell levels – and thats the first thing on every single blood test
    I would keep looking into it, maybe chiari malformation? I have it and it can be really painful, especially when I'm sick. But I'm no doctor, just a lady thats been through too many medical issues
    Glad you're feeling better love! ♡

  • Reply Jonbenet Porsch November 18, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Your so beautiful

  • Reply Madi Boo November 18, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I’m sick too ? going on 2 weeks

  • Reply Donna Davies November 18, 2019 at 10:54 am

    You poor thing ..I had a cough then bug I caught from work and got bollocked as I didn’t ring …but guess what I’ve had 3 days off sick in 14 years …I panic when I’m sick …I drink lots of water all the time ..4..5 ..small bottles a day with lime in …and in the night may be one need to go for walks x

  • Reply Kel Del November 18, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Im so sorry to hear about this Christina! I’m glad you are doing better now. I can relate I had the worst flu when I was a kid and it got so bad my dad took me to the clinic. I thought he was being dramatic… but I was diagnosed with dehydration and immediately hospitalized for a few days. The pain was so bad in every way that I passed out. I was so weak I couldn’t walk for a few days. I know what you mean by when you get sick you GET SICK. Take care and keep resting as much as you need ??

  • Reply lexi kennedy November 18, 2019 at 11:49 am

    I know what you're talking about. It hurts so bad

  • Reply Naomi Corley November 18, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    I had the flu last year around December and again in January. So I understand your pain. Sending positive vibes your way hun!!

  • Reply Tori Haskins November 18, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    If you ever get a headache like that again…put your feet in some warm water and an ice pack on your neck for 15 minutes. It works. It circulates the blood flow in your body ❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply so so lu November 18, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    ohh girl!! you should’ve went to the emergency room and asked for the migraine protocol.

  • Reply Jackie Lortz November 18, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    I got the flu for the first time last year. The headaches ARE REAL. Coughing with a headache like that is horrible. The sweating, the chills, this storytime is bringing back phantom pains. Ahhh. Glad you're better Christina.

  • Reply Kaylea Miller November 18, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    I have the flu right now? I don’t have time to go to the doctors I had 3 days to rest and take Advil and cough syrup. I’m at work right now sick as fuck because my boss needs me in ?

  • Reply Kim Greene November 18, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    The flu makes you feel like you are going to die and sometimes you come pretty close. So glad u r feeling better.

  • Reply Robin Posten November 19, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Damn girl, I've never had it and hope I never do ? Glad you're better ??

  • Reply Aimee Burch November 19, 2019 at 1:56 am

    I had this last year over Christmas break. It lasted for weeks. It was horrible. I still had to take care of my family and do housework. Then I had to go to work. Fun times.

  • Reply Jackie Gaines November 19, 2019 at 3:18 am

    girl- i was just admitted to the ICU here in Houston for four days with postpartum preeclampsia (2 full weeks postpartum)…i was sitting at my 6 year olds school at parents lunch, eating chikfila with my buddy, feeling FINE and all of a sudden it felt like someone walked up behind me and shoved an icepick through my head. i genuinely thought i was having an aneurysm and was fixin to drop dead in my first graders cafeteria. long story short, i was admitted to the ER with BP over 240 (holy sh*t!!) and they were giving me all kinds of stuff to prevent a possible seizure and/or stroke. it was WILD AF but the way you described that headache and those symptoms, aside from the cough, was the way i felt and it took a good 2-3 days with morphine and dilaudid to get rid of that headache. i’ve had two babies, both ways, and have never ever felt pain like that in my life! i was trying to drive myself home and thank god there was another parent who was a fireman who saw me in the parking lot and immediately called an ambulance just from looking at me. us moms have to take care of ourselves too…so SO glad you’re feeling better ? i hate to think someone else experienced anything like that, especially someone as awesome as you! take care girl!!

  • Reply Serena Caban November 19, 2019 at 3:21 am

    They say when you withdraw its like the flu I literally never had the flu but I went through withdraws and that's no joke so I feel your pain

  • Reply Stacy Marie November 19, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    The flu this year has been putting a lot of people on their ass. Completely out of commission and for at least a week. Ughh ALL I could do was lay in bed in the dark. So glad your feeling better

  • Reply Mama M November 19, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    I was nervous to give my kids the flu shot because of all of the hype around it, but I decided to have them get it and they have always been totally fine. My son actually got the flu last year (diagnosed at the dr) and because he got the shot his flu was super mild. It only lasted a few days and his fever only lasted 2 days. It’s scary as a parent because all you want to do is protect your children, but when you hear two totally different sides of the debate it so confusing! I do believe in getting vaccinated and protecting them is best. I trust the Dr.s. ❤️

  • Reply In His Spirit Adventures November 20, 2019 at 12:03 am

    I’ve had the flu several times. Unfortunately I used to get it every 2 or 3 years growing up. Wound up with the flu that went into double pneumonia as a kid with a 106 fever… that one was awful. Since flu shots really came out as commonly maybe around 20 years or so, I usually get one and don’t get the flu. One year I did get the shot then wound up with the flu later that week, but people were at my dr office when I was getting the shot that already had the flu. I got it from them ☹️. Already got my shot this year!

  • Reply Kelly_LNA November 20, 2019 at 3:54 am

    I am so glad your feeling better. I am nursing assistant going to school for my RN. Been doing it for 8 years and it so painful dehydration headaches. I am glad they checked you for meningitis because that’s what I was thinking you might’ve had. I am so glad that you’re doing better and so sorry that you were so sick. I’ve been praying for you. I love ya girl!!!???

  • Reply Stephanie Miller November 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Sounds like (the head pain) meningitis. I had it 2 years ago. Went to the ER, was told it was a migraine, gave me IVs and sent me home. The next day I went to another hospital and got scans and tests and it was meningitis. If I moved, it was back. Couldn't handle moving, light, sound, anything. I was barely conscious for days. The only difference was my neck was stif on one side. I actually have permanent hearing loss in my right ear from it! Should add, I have viral meningitis, not bacterial.

  • Reply Marilyn Rivers November 20, 2019 at 6:27 am

    i call that kind of a headache a ‘head cold’. it’s so unbearable… crying and thinking about it makes it so much worse.. and also the flu dreams and sleep is the WORST… i’m sorry to hear about how awful that experience was, sending you love beautiful… xoxo ✨?✨

  • Reply Meghan Gandy November 20, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    A few years ago I had the flu like this. I’ll never forget the pain of the headache that came with it. No pain would help. Even sleeping it was excruciating pain?? the flu is no joke. Glad your feeling better ?

  • Reply Sierra Stawicki November 20, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    Yeah dehydration migraines/headaches are literally the worst thing I’ve ever experienced in my life. I’ve been shot, I’ve broken ribs, I’ve had meningitis, etc. but I’ve still never had a pain as bad as headache from dehydration. Now I’m so paranoid I drink over a gallon of water a day and constantly have to pee ?

  • Reply Katie Williams November 20, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Ooh I had a spinal tap when I was a teenager & it was the worst thing I have EVER experienced. So sorry you had to go through that. Get well soon! ?

  • Reply Mama Bear November 20, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    That headache sounds like my chronic migraines I end up having to get injections in my butt for. Nothing else gets rid of them and the comb with light sensitivity & sensitivity to smells, especially if anyone is cooking

  • Reply Danielle Wittsell November 20, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    The whole time you were describing the headache, I was thinking that has to be dehydration. I’ve had that kind of headache, not quite to that extreme but that hurts soooo bad! I’m so sorry, glad you are on the other side of it. Love and light friend.

  • Reply Sophie Wesselman November 21, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    i would of been popping all the excedrin for a migraine that bad. omg those are the worst.

  • Reply switchfoot881 November 21, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Best part of the video 9:37 – 9:40 ???….ughh sooo sexy

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