DOOD Aftoonoon. (Good afternoon) I have been informed that I have the H1N1. The phone nurse at the hospital said that it's too early for the regular flu, so they are assuming (not testing, it's too expensive) that anyone who presents with the flu-like symptoms I have are infected with the swine flu. GREAT! argh I have a niece and nephew who are high risk (due to ages, 1&3) and sister in law who recently had a knee replacement and is a diabetic, all of whom I've spent time around since I began to feel like I might be coming down with a head cold. I began running a temperature yesterday afternoon, but started to feel crummy on Tuesday. Non-productive cough, sinuses that ran non-stop (they quit that last night, thank god my nose couldn't have taken much more), achey, head full of crud and then low grade temp (highest 101.3). So my question, to all you medical type people, is it really too early for the regular flu? or could I possibly just have a cold?