I got hit with a dose of German Measles (Rubella) last week. Felt like something was working on me early last week. Tuesday, started to feel "off", tired, sore, etc. Worked till 11pm, came home and crashed on the couch until 4:30am. Woke up, went to bed and got up for work on Wednesday. By 7m I was really starting to feel it. Called my relief, but he couldn't make it in until 10m. I made it home and went straight to bed. I was cold, shivering, sore, you name it. Remember waking up a few times to hit the head. One time I was up I asked my wife what time it was, she said 3:00am Friday morning. What the hell happened to Thursday?????? Then she looked at me and said, "oh my god!" I looked in our mirror and I had a rash all over my body! Was diagnosed as German Measles (Rubella). Yes, I had all my shots when I was a kid back in the 60's, so my mom says! LOL! By Sunday, I was feeling okay. All the symptoms, tiredness, sore/stiffness, etc has eased up but everything I ate or drank tasted like crap. Measles had effected the skin in my mouth and tongue. When recovering from the three day measles, the skin may start to flake oof. Don't see it on my body, but felt it in my mouth, face (especially around nose) and groin. The skin is very, very sensitive on the ju-ju-bees!! LOL! Doc says no work until next week. Gave me some meds to help with the itching and some to make the rash go away faster. Seems if you get this as an adult, the effects are stronger, last longer and slower to go away. Hve no idea how I contracted it. Had to be in the air and could be from someone sneezing, coughing, etc. If I ever find out who gave this to me......... At least it says I will now be immune...........LOL! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!