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    She’d not been feeling herself for a few days

    Dear teachers,

    Yesterday I read a passage of a medical book, where I noticed some discussing problems. In the beginning was the following expression “ She’d not been feeling herself for a few days and I thought she had a respiratory tract infection”.

    Later there was the following expression “ She has feeling very unwell and yesterday she developed a rash on her arms, the palms of her hands and the soles of her feet. She also got a very sore mouth.”

    If the expression “not feel oneself” has a meaning “you feel slightly ill” as in:

    I haven’t been feeling myself since I stopped taking the medicine”

    And we can understand that as “ indisposed”, “unwell”, “poorly”, “seedy”. “out of sorts”, “be ailing”, “not feel quite well”, “not feel up to the mark “ then what is the meaning of the expression “She has feeling very unwell”.

    The second question is regarding to the word “heartburn”. Why there is the root “heart” and the meaning of the whole word “acid dyspepsia” does not concern the heart but the gastro-intestinal tract?

    Thank you in advance for your efforts.

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    Re: She’d not been feeling herself for a few days

    Hi Vil, I quess you posted it before but no one felt up to answer it, so these are my suggestions
    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Later there was the following expression “ She has feeling very unwell and yesterday she developed a rash on her arms, the palms of her hands and the soles of her feet. She also got a very sore mouth.”

    If the expression “not feel oneself” has a meaning “you feel slightly ill” as in:
    Yes.I don't feel myself=I feel something is wrong with me, perhaps I am ill.

    I haven’t been feeling myself since I stopped taking the medicine”


    And we can understand that as “ indisposed”, “unwell”, “poorly”, “seedy”. “out of sorts”, “be ailing”, “not feel quite well”, “not feel up to the mark “ then what is the meaning of the expression “She has feeling very unwell”.
    I can not see any trick here. Simply, she was really ill. You feel unwell if you have a cold, and you feel very unwell if you get flu.


    The second question is regarding to the word “heartburn”. Why there is the root “heart” and the meaning of the whole word “acid dyspepsia” does not concern the heart but the gastro-intestinal tract?
    This is a good point. The pain is felt in the cheest so perhaps this is why.

    Thank you in advance for your efforts.

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    V.
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    Re: She’d not been feeling herself for a few days

    Usually its: I'm not feeling like myself today.

    She's not feeling like herself lately.

    Heartburn is called that only because the pain in near the heart.


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    Re: She’d not been feeling herself for a few days

    And is why so many heart attacks are misdiagnosed as heart burn.

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    Re: She’d not been feeling herself for a few days

    Hi banderas,

    Thank you for your convincing reply. Your first answer corroborated my initial speculation concerning the importance of the difference in the degree of the illness by determination of the patient’s condition namely “in a normal state”, “in good condition”, “out of condition”, “past cure or in a hopeless condition”.

    Thank you also for the explanation concerning my second question. It sounds verisimilarly.

    Regards.

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    Re: She’d not been feeling herself for a few days

    Hi Susiedqq,

    Thank you for your original explanation. Your modifications of my initial expressions sound more agreeably and intelligibly.

    Regards.

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    Re: She’d not been feeling herself for a few days

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your reply.

    You are bloody right. I know the likelihood your statement from my bitter experience. I was that sort of affected by a heart attack a few years ago. During the hard moments when I become aware that I am in a critical situation I thought I have heartburn. What indefinsible ignorance!

    Regards.

    V.


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    Re: She’d not been feeling herself for a few days

    I hope you are well and truly over it!

    It is one of the most common misdiagnoses made by doctors - sadly it can be a fatal one.

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    Re: She’d not been feeling herself for a few days

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your kind thought of me. Now I am keeping in good health. Certainly, with the help of a intensive medical aid.

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