Beware of the flu

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  1. Buickcub

    Buickcub Well-Known Member

    I was feeling a little under the weather so I went to the doctor Wed afternoon. Was not feeling too bad but as a teacher by trade I try to catch things as early as I can. I had sinus issues and some chest congestion. The doctor informed I had the flu, something I never expected. I had a flu shot last fall but according to the doc, it is a different strain.

    That night I felt worse and coughed like the devil, so much so that I threw my back out.

    So just a work of warning to get checked out soon if you suspect you have anything, I got on the tamaflu and as of tonight my fever has broke. Now if I get get my back straightened out that will help. I have quarantined myself in the bedroom since I returned from the doctor to hopefully prevent spreading it to my family.

    So just a word of warning. Stay well!
  2. sriley531

    sriley531 More Luck than Skill....

    CDC said the flu shot is only 10% effective this year so supposedly it's a bad flu season this go around. Supposed to "peak" this week according to a report on the radio. We shall see.

    Hope you get well soon!
  3. steve covington

    steve covington Well-Known Member

    Great.:rolleyes: Just what i really need.
  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yes but it still lessens the severity of the symptoms flu if you catch it.
  5. superlark

    superlark Ruthy

    I hear this year normal healthy people feel like they are dying, and are out for 5 or more days.
    This is one freaky mutation. Viruses are so weird. Just information, but not an organism. Creepy.
  6. sriley531

    sriley531 More Luck than Skill....

    You're telling me, I've got an infant to take care of! :eek::eek::eek:
  7. rmstg2

    rmstg2 Gold Level Contributor

    I went through it last month, when I went to the doctor (not my regular doc) he told me I had a cold and to take Tylenol and drink lots of fluid. I had to bite my tongue to keep from telling him he was a quack, I never had a cold make me feel that bad. The next day I went to a different doctor, she said I had the flu, wrote me a prescription for Tamaflu. Still took two weeks to fell human again. I hope you get over it soon Kerry.

  8. gs66

    gs66 Well-Known Member

    It’s very hard to get rid of, seems to take 2-3 weeks to fully get back to 100%.
  9. Nailhead Ronnie

    Nailhead Ronnie Well-Known Member

    Beware or the flu shot some would say.

    I haven't got sick for a 1year and half and I think it's because I've been eating raw garlic before I go to sleep and sometimes in the morning (not both). And i try to do my push ups and small 10 min jogs.

    Here's a video on garlic stay healthy guys.

    Dr Budweiser lol. Have one of those too , the darker the beer the healthier too. A beer once in a while can clean out toxins too.
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  10. DeeVeeEight

    DeeVeeEight Well-Known Member

    I was sick for over a week and dropped 5 lbs. Chills, fever, sweats, severe body aches for a few days followed by head and chest symptoms. I finally feel that I am over it but it was one of the toughest seasons I have experienced.
    Drink lots of fluids, stay hydrated and remember your chicken soup.
    This weekend I am washing everything!
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  11. BQUICK

    BQUICK Well-Known Member

    Many people don't know the difference between a bad common cold and actual flu. Hospitals are getting inundated with many who don't have it. Tents are being set up outside hospitals. Considered an epidemic now.
    They should send people back home if NO FEVER but they usually don't. Probably a liability thing. Also people load up on fever reducers so hard to tell.
    Fever up to a certain point is a good thing. It's the body fighting it. Reducing may make you feel better but cuts the body's ability to fight it.
  12. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    2 weeks ago Gainesville Raceway had the New Years Nationals. Easily 500 cars there. 6 or 7 classes and the weather was cold and damp. Was out in that crap all day Fri. Made 1 bad Qual pass. Sat strapped in the car for an hour while they cleaned up an oil down that happened while I was in the water box. All in all it was a wasted day. They couldnt even finish qualifying. Offered a refund for the day I took it and ran with intentions of going back for Sundays race which also ended up being canceled. Anyway The next day I stated feeling bad. by mid week I was sick. Never went to the doc, didnt have a fever. Pretty sure it was/is just a cold. Still got a slight touch of it.
    Couple of days ago wife gets sick. 102 fever and the whole shebang. Her Doc says no flu but puts her on the Tamaflu anyway. Im hoping she dont pass whatever back to me. I'll work through it. Have no choice.
  13. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    X2. A cold comes on slowly, over 1 to 2 days, scratchy throat, sore throat, the stuffy nose/congestion. A cold makes you feel crappy but in most cases isn't incapacitating. The Flu on the other hand comes on really fast. In a matter of hours, you feel like you've been run over by a Big Buick. Aches, fever, shivering, the whole shebang, and the fever lasts for 3-5 days. You aren't going anywhere except to bed. Definitely something to be avoided at all costs. Wash your hands and stay away from coughing sick people if possible.
  14. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Seems like more of our population is just too damned busy, or lazy to wash their hands, especially after using the bathroom. I know that sickness is spread by other means as well, but by just taking the time to exercise a bit of cleanliness certainly prevents the spreading of germs.
  15. docgsx

    docgsx It's not a GTX

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  16. jay3000

    jay3000 Well-Known Member

    Larry, I edited this slightly.

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  17. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

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  18. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Not always possible unfortunately.:D
  19. faster

    faster Well-Known Member

    Personally I believe the pharmaceutical industry is almost as big a scam as the insurance industry. Yes both are essential in a civilized society but both have been allowed to have far too much power in dictating how others need to bow to them.

    Vaccines have saved millions of lives when administered and used correctly. However they have become the goose that lays the golden eggs for pharma's.
    Create some "it's for the children hype" hype, let the media run with it, get your lobbyists to be in the same room with our brain dead political leaders and voila you have a never ending gold mine.

    Personally I believe the flu vaccine is a load of horsepoopy just like the HPV vaccine.

  20. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    I think the rise of the flu along with many other illnesses is directly related to the popularity of hand sanitizers and other such hyped germ o phobe items. People have no immunity to anything because they have been sheltered from everything. I remember growing up on a farm in the 70's and hardly ever getting sick. We played in and with poop, brushed and cleaned all sorts of animals then went inside to eat lunch.
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