My dd, DH, and I all had suspected H1N1. Our state does not test ANYONE for H1N1 unless that person is hospitalized. But we tested positive for Influenza A, and our doctor said it was H1N1 since "there is no seasonal flu out there yet." or something to that effect.
We also had odd symptoms. DH had bad cough, body aches, and diarrhea. DD had fever, runny nose, lethargy/fatigue, and diarrhea. I had terrible headache, sore throat, runny nose, cough, and fatigue for 4+ days, but never any fever. (Apparently that is more common than I'd known before, see this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/13/health/13fever.html)
H1N1 is influenza, which is a respiratory infection. My understanding is that if you don't have a BAD COUGH (or at least a decent cough), you don't have influenza. Of any variety. Period.
Now, I read here and there about 'I had a fever and diarrhea" or "I had fever, a runny nose, and diarrhea"... that sounds a lot more like an enterovirus or viral gastroenteritis than influenza I've ever heard of.
So are they saying that people have tested positive for H1N1 who have ONLY had a fever and upset stomach or what have you??
This has my interest peaked because my house is currently dealing with the world's strangest "stomach bug slash cold" we've ever had. Never crossed my mind it could be H1N1.