There're 3 stages of a cold: a
Stage 1: You have a bit fever and some sneezes
Stage 2: You cough a lot and have a runny nose
Stage 3: You cough less and less and the cold will be over in a few days.
Is it correct that we can only say "I am getting sick" in stage 1, but not 2 and 3?
Similarly, when do we say "I am getting hungry". Say, normally you have dinner at 6pm but now is 7pm and you start to get some feeling of hungriness and you say "I am getting hungry".
But say now is 10pm and you haven't been eating anything since afternoon. The state of hungriness lasts for about 3 hours from 7pm to 10pm.
Is it still correct to say "I am getting hungry" now (10pm)?