I have the flu

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
I have the flu
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Fri, 01-11-2013 - 8:46pm

I am so bored, frustrated, and sick! 

Yes, I got my flu shot in October, but I've been sick since Tuesday PM, and it was getting worse instead of better, so I went to the doctor this morning.  Positive flu test.  How can this be?  I'm retired; I don't go a whole lot of places full of germy people (school, bus, office, elevator).  I wash my hands. 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-12-2000
In reply to: glebou
Sat, 01-12-2013 - 1:04pm

Sorry you have the flu. Glad you saw the MD. It's rampent here in Ma! The pups will take care of you !

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
In reply to: glebou
Sat, 01-12-2013 - 2:46pm

I got Tamiflu, and had to pay $106 for it, so it had better work!

Awoke to no fever this morning, and was able to eat a bowl of oatmeal.  YAY

Actually, Dylan Thomcat has been more attentive than the pugs.  Lying with his head on my shoulder and purring in my ear.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-2000
Sat, 01-12-2013 - 8:02pm

So sorry you got the flu!  The cough that goes with it seems to hang on for weeks.  It's been rampant in West Michigan.  There have been four deaths in my county.  I had a flu shot and so far, so good with not getting it. 

Oh say, can you see?


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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-1999
In reply to: glebou
Sat, 01-12-2013 - 10:10pm

The cough is so deep I sometimes wet myself (TMI)

But I got some good RX cough syrup so I can sleep.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-19-2001
In reply to: glebou
Sun, 01-13-2013 - 12:03pm

Hi Gaye - I'm so sorry you have the flu!  "They" are saying it's the worst flu season in years!  Did your doctor give you Tamiflu?  I hear that's a medication they can give to reduce the symptoms for flu.  I hope you feel better real soon!!!!

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: glebou
Sun, 01-13-2013 - 10:30pm

So SORRY!  Once again, they guessed wrong on the flu shot and it does not match the strain that has the ER's bursting and Tamiflu in shortage.  I have missed a week of work, not flu, just "the crud."  I hope your tamiflu works well for you!  The dogs are so used to me being home now, they will hate me tomorrow when I go back to work!  

Get well soon, sweetie!


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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2001
In reply to: glebou
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 4:21am

Hope you start feeling better real soon, boring as it is, try to rest and take care of yourself.

I have heard from many who had the flu shot and still got the flu,,,, must be a different strain of it... or something.  At any rate, take it easy... (())

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
In reply to: gazebo
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 2:34pm

So sorry Gaye....I keep reading about what a bad, bad, bad flu season we're having.  I never get a flu shot...but  I did think about it this year.

Hope you're feeling better soon....

Laura
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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-05-2000
In reply to: glebou
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 3:24pm

I'm so sorry you got the flu. I always get a flu shot (I'm high risk) and have never gotten sick. Just take care of yourself. How  are you feeling today?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-05-2000
In reply to: glebou
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 3:25pm

I'm so sorry you got the flu. I always get a flu shot (I'm high risk) and have never gotten sick. Just take care of yourself. How  are you feeling today?

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