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I feel quite sick
My symptoms indicate death
I have been puking for days on end
My hair is a mess
I feel bloated beyond belief
And with my fever I will be dead by the end of the week

What am I, and what disease am I suffering from?

Hint

I forgot to mention that I some pretty extreme heartburn as one of my symptoms.

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    $\begingroup$ ...Are you sure you shouldn't be going to a hospital instead of posting on Puzzling.SE? :P $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Jul 15 '16 at 1:50
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know if the 3 I's are anything $\endgroup$ – bleh Jul 15 '16 at 2:03
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    $\begingroup$ @Deusovi Nah, I think I will be just fine. Probably just a case of riddle-itis, lol. $\endgroup$ – The Great Duck Jul 15 '16 at 2:06
  • $\begingroup$ @bleh I cannot say. XD $\endgroup$ – The Great Duck Jul 15 '16 at 2:36
  • $\begingroup$ Gluten poisoning? $\endgroup$ – Mithrandir Jul 15 '16 at 8:00
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Are you a:

Volcano undergoing an explosive eruption?

I feel quite sick, My symptoms indicate death, And with my fever I will be dead by the end of the week:

The violent nature of the eruption may be sickening if a volcano were to be a sentient being. After an eruption, a volcano can be dormant.

I have been puking for days on end:

This may be in reference to the magma and ash released. The eruption may take place over several days.

My hair is a mess:

This may be in reference to the cloud of ash that forms above the volcano that may resemble messy hair.

I feel bloated beyond belief:

An explosive eruption occurs when gas buildup causes pressure that can't be easily released. Again, if a volcano were a sentient being it may feel bloated.

Hint:

The heat from the magma may be the cause of this. More physiologically, heartburn is caused from acid entering the esophagus, and in a volcano magma travels from under the earth's surface up through the volcano.

Disclaimer:

This post is based entirely on my limited knowledge of volcanoes, and may contain factually inaccurate claims.

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm actually a mountain with a disease thank-you-very-much but I'll let the prejudicial remark stand. ;) Under that context think what my hair might have actually been before it got removed and made a mess all over the place. I like to die my hair, btw. $\endgroup$ – The Great Duck Jul 17 '16 at 7:05
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I think you are

A massive star

And you are

Going supernova.

I feel quite sick

The balance between gravity holding the star's matter together and the core pressure caused by nuclear reactions is finally upset once the nuclear fuel is exhausted.

My symptoms indicate death

A supernova is an event that occurs during the latter stages of a massive star's life.

I have been puking for days on end

When a star explodes as a supernova, the outer parts are expelled violently into space.

My hair is a mess

This reminds me of the No-hair theorem in which hair refers to information about the matter forming the black hole. In the case of a supernova, you could say there is a lot of hair and it is very messy.

I feel bloated beyond belief

The core of the star becomes massive.

And with my fever I will be dead by the end of the week

In many cases, the core of the star collapses into a black hole ("death")

Hint

"Extreme heartburn" could refer to the increased temperature inside the core of the star during this phase of its life.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope, it is not a star! $\endgroup$ – The Great Duck Jul 17 '16 at 3:06

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