UGH! I had some flu like symptoms for a few days, then woke up one morning with a lacy red rash covering my body. I went in to wake up my daughter and she had a red lacy rash all over her face. To the doc we went and she told us it was most likely fifth disease. Fifth disease is a virus that goes around in schools causing a rash, flu like symptoms and various other things. One thing I have now (started yesterday) is severe joint pain and inflammation in every one of my joints. In reading up on this virus, I see that this is a very common symptom especially for adult women. It says this symptom can last for up to several months
I certainly hope it doesn't since this is EXTREMELY uncomfortable. Have any of you had any personal experience with this virus? Any advice or personal stories you can give me would be greatly appreciated.