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Flu from Hell

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Flip_Pallot, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Jan 20, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    Flip_Pallot

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    I had to get my H1N1 vaccination and regular seasonal flu shot the other day for work and I now am probably the sickest I have ever been. Anybody got some good home remedies or advice on taming this beast?
     
  2. Jan 20, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    Lots of fluids, zinc might work a bit, bed rest, OTC pain relievers.

    Wait 2 weeks. Maybe 3.




    I always laugh when my patients that whine and say the vaccine gives them the shot - obviously they've never had the flu for real.
     
  3. Jan 20, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    and Heroin...:laugh:
     
  4. Jan 20, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    was you sick before,or did the shots make you sick?
     
  5. Jan 20, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    That's a good question. I didn't feel sick at all before the shots, but most people I've talked to have said you probably were it just hadn't shown up yet.
     
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    sorry to hear,i've had the flu several times and it aint no fun,get plenty of rest and fluids.peace out.
     
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    I had to get my H1N1 vaccination and regular seasonal flu shot the other day for work and I now am probably the sickest I have ever been. Anybody got some good home remedies or advice on taming this beast?


    Not getting it next time!!!
     
  8. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    LOts of water, Tamaflu, Zicam and sleep. Also what made me happy was watching The old school miami vice season DVD's...Just sayin.
     
  9. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:16 AM
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    07trd4x4, Some of us don't have a choice about getting vaccinations. If I didn't have to get it, I wouldnt have.

    I'm drinking tons of water trying not to get dehydrated, seems like I just throw up within the hour though. I"m at war with myself lol
     
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    i havn't had the flu since elementary school and i never get teh shot. i know i will eventually get it again but its been almost 20 years since i've had it. i can't even remember how bad it is, i just remember hurting all over. hope you get well soon. trip some acid, it probably helps somehow
     
  11. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    where do you work..??
     
  12. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    Where do I work or where does Caduceus work. I'm in the coast guard
     
  13. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    him, I work in the Hampton Roads area too, and was curious.
     
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    i feel bad for those whom it is mandatory to get the shot even if you dont want it. what happened to rights?
     
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    Doesnt the flu shot inject you with the flu? I thought it gave you a low dose of it. I got the regular flu shot a couple years ago and I got sick from it, I was fine before. Never again.
     
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    For large organizations such as the military, it'd be a shame for one person to bring down an entire unit because they refused to get a vaccine that could have prevented them, and/or their entire unit, from getting sick in the first place.
     
  17. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    not exactly
     
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    I'm pretty sure the shot injects you with dead flu cells so your body can attack them and build anti-bodies....I'm sure someone smarter can clarify
     
  19. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    I think I have heard that before. I knew it injected you with something.
     
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    True. The shot is dead/inactivated. That "feeling sick" is your body's immune system working properly - making a fever, feeling blah. Influenza lasts weeks sometimes.

    The spray, however, is live still. Theoretically you could get sick off it, though it's supposed to be not able to replicate.
     
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