The doctor thought I had a virus similar to mono - and I agree. My throat was sore for six days, I didn't eat or really drink and had a low grade (101+ fever) for four+ days. And my body ached from head to toe. I did get over this virus faster than when I had the quasi-viral resurgence about four years ago. I nearly didn't make the trip as I wasn't sure if I had enough energy to travel alone with baby.
I'm glad I did make the effort as my mom had taken off a week of work and this allowed me to rest up. The one main problem was that because I was given an antibiotic I had to pump and dump for five days. With traveling I only had enough milk to make to Minnesota with two extra bottles. I discovered on the plane that Colton no longer thought formula was an acceptable form of beverage so when my mommy supply nearly stopped I began to get quite anxious.
I'm glad I packed the herbal more milk plus pills. These along with Gatorade and pumping every 1 - 4 hours (day and night) finally got my supply back up to 24+oz/day. This is still 12 oz short of what I was making prior to falling ill, but at least it's enough for baby C to get what he needs.