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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Avatar for terreinarkansas
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Registered: 10-05-2000
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 10:38am

Wow Karen , that's terrible. I agree, they need to  find another way to culture it. I'm sure there are many others out there that are allergic to eggs so it's very much needed. Hopefully, one day!

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Registered: 10-05-2000
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 10:36am

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

Gaye - I do that all the time, mostly when I sneeze LOL


Avatar for terreinarkansas
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Registered: 10-05-2000
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 10:36am

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

Gaye - I do that all the time, mostly when I sneeze LOL


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Registered: 11-01-1999
In reply to: glebou
Wed, 01-16-2013 - 10:41pm

Tamiflu worked.  I feel nearly 100%

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Registered: 02-27-1999
In reply to: k_roni
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 6:45pm

I'm high risk, too, Terre, but I have egg allergy.  I can't get flu vaccine until they find a better way to culture it.  I'm hopeful that some of those nasal mists will be an acceptable alternative for those of us with the egg allergy.  

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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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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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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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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: 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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