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Old 02-01-2018, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default Flu... who has had it?

I'm about 10 days into Type B. Feeling much better, just don't have any energy and my mind is still pretty foggy. Coughing some and head congested.

Curious how many have had it so far, how long it lasted, and did you get a flu shot this year? I did not get a flu shot.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:20 AM   #2
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I had it. Lasted about 10 days or so. Took longer to feel like doing anything other than laying around and watch tv. Would try and do things and just get weak. Felt helpless.

Did not get a flu shot.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:20 AM   #3
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had my flu shot and still got it for about 3 days, weak with headaches for about 3 more days
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:24 AM   #4
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I have 3 in my house with it. I'm walking around with face mask, hand sanitizer, and Clorox wipes
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:26 AM   #5
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I have it now, started running fever last night. Woke up with no fever & feeling great, but have trended down since breakfast.

10 days- sheesh I canít be down that long
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:29 AM   #6
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i had it knock me down the first weekend in January. came on fast and had me down and out for 4 days. then felt week, cloudy, sluggish for another 4-5 days after that.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:31 AM   #7
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Thought I was coming down with it last Saturday, turned into some type of stomach bug. That was bad enough.

Apple Cider Vinegar knocked it out pretty quick once I started taking it.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:32 AM   #8
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Just now feeling 100% after type A. About 5 days of serious fever and chest congestion then a week of nasty head congestion and draining. Still coughing up crud. Diagnosed 3 weeks ago today. No flu shot. Will in the future though.

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Old 02-01-2018, 10:33 AM   #9
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Me, my wife and 2 kids had it. Have a baby as well and fortunately he didn't get it. Kids and I had a very minor case of it. Wife was hit hard for 2 wks.

She had a rough last 3 months. Bed rest for 3 wks prior to labor, C Section after that and then hit with Flu. Middle January she was finally back on her feet and going.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:33 AM   #10
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Never in my life but got my first flu shot this year so we'll see. That would be my luck.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:35 AM   #11
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The flu has taken more than 2500 lives in Texas this year alone
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:37 AM   #12
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The flu has taken more than 2500 lives in Texas this year alone
It has taken 2 of my cousins. One here in Texas and one in California.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:39 AM   #13
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Im on day 5 since starting tamaflu (spelling?). I went to the Dr fast and am back at work now. I never had much of a fever but had congestion, headache, and my entire body hurt like i was in a car accident. Still don't have much energy or an appetite but feeling better. On the plus side im already down 8lbs.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:46 AM   #14
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Wife and I got our flu shots yesterday. Havenít had it yet, but did have a sinus infection at the beginning of January.


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Old 02-01-2018, 10:46 AM   #15
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I know a lot of people that have had it this year and swear by this combo right here. . Symptoms drastically reduced in couple of days.

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Old 02-01-2018, 10:51 AM   #16
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I had it. I have always heard people with a cough or something other out and about say, I have the flu, not feeling so well. The flu is brutal!! I didn't do a dang thing for 2 or 3 days. It was so much worse than I thought of the flu being. I'm convinced after my debacle that if you are talking to me face to face with a slight cough, you don't have the flu! Lol
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:06 AM   #17
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I haven't had it yet, but it is bad in central Texas. A couple schools are closed because of it.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:07 AM   #18
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Started feeling rough around the first of January. Didn't go to the doctor until a couple weeks ago. She thinks I had the flu first and then it turned into pneumonia. Awesome. Been coughing for a freaking month now but finally starting to feel better.

And did not get a flu shot. Now I'm wishing I had. This has sucked.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:09 AM   #19
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Had it. Don't wish that mess on anyone. was horrible.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:10 AM   #20
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Got my flu shot last earlier in the week, I now have the flu..... Foggy head, headache, etc.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:10 AM   #21
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My 14 month old boy has it officially as of this morning.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:12 AM   #22
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Had the flu June 9th. Strain B and brutal. In December I came down with a bronchitis that turned into an infection that lasted 5 weeks.

I had the flu in 1997 and 2017 never had a flu shot. My wife and kids get a flu shot every year. I may start getting one.


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Old 02-01-2018, 11:14 AM   #23
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Caught it (or what I believe was it) on New Years eve. The bad stuff lasted about 3 days and I didn't get to feel 100% until about 12 days later. The second and third day were bad. Whole body ached so bad i couldn't get off the couch.

This is the first time I've had something like that since I can remember. I'm glad I don't get it often.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:17 AM   #24
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I know a lot of people that have had it this year and swear by this combo right here. . Symptoms drastically reduced in couple of days.

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That combo is hard to find right now in Dallas. My wife was going everywhere looking for it but seems the internet has cleaned out most pharmacies of these two items.



My 7 year old got type A Saturday morning. He had a fever for 3 days and went back to normal. We all had the flu shot. Seems like even at only 30% effective this year it has really helped those who got the vaccine and still contracted the flu. My 7 year old had a fever and was tired, but none of the other symptoms and was back on his feet after 3 days. The Dr also prescribed Tamiflu for the rest of us just in case, but so far we've all been free (knock on wood).

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Old 02-01-2018, 11:23 AM   #25
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This morning was the first time I felt half way decent in 12 days. Same as others have said-it lasts a loooong time. Coughing and just plain fatigue for days.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:27 AM   #26
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4 days in with Type B.

No shot.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:37 AM   #27
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Tussin DM (Robitussin or generic but make sure it's the DM) Oh and get the large bottle!

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Old 02-01-2018, 11:44 AM   #28
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First time in my life I had it. Was down for 2 weeks feeling bout 85% now, wife got it to, Tamiflu worked for us both,
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:46 AM   #29
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I feel I should sanitize after reading this...
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:02 PM   #30
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Never in my life but got my first flu shot this year so we'll see. That would be my luck.
I work in healthcare and am surrounded by flu patients every year. I dont ever get the flu shot. This year the flu shot was a miss again. Many people that got the flu shot at work got the flu.
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:05 PM   #31
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I work in healthcare and am surrounded by flu patients every year. I dont ever get the flu shot. This year the flu shot was a miss again. Many people that got the flu shot at work got the flu.
That's what I've heard. At my new job if you get certain things throughout the year they will give you $100. That's the only reason I got it.

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Old 02-01-2018, 12:33 PM   #32
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I had H1N1 "swine flu". I got a flu shot and Tamiflu within 24hrs. Mine only lasted 3 days.
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:44 PM   #33
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Haven't had a flu shot since high school and first and only time I got it was my junior year. Stuck to my bed for 2 days, 3rd day I had to crawl to the living room just to watch some tv. 100% again after 5 days
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:52 PM   #34
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All 5 in the house had flu B. No flu shots, took Tamiflu, lasted about 3 days.
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:56 PM   #35
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I'm about 10 days into Type B. Feeling much better, just don't have any energy and my mind is still pretty foggy. Coughing some and head congested.

Curious how many have had it so far, how long it lasted, and did you get a flu shot this year? I did not get a flu shot.

You need to make sure you don't have a case of pneumomia. The flu typically doesn't last that long without seeing a drastic change in symptoms at day 10. Pneumonia secondary to the flu is what kills people. I just had 6 days of the flu and have been battling pneumonia now for 6 days. If you still have a low grade fever, you need to get a chest X-ray.
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:06 PM   #36
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I’ll regret typing this but I have not had it in 10 years (4 college, 6 teaching) and I’ve never got a clue shot *bang on wood**bang in wood*

It has knocked about 20% of our hs and jr high out though. I’m around it all day so I’m kind of surprised but I start taking pills anytime I feel bad and will drink some theraflu on top of it
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:15 PM   #37
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For the first 2 days all I wanted to do was sleep. After that it was not too bad.

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Old 02-01-2018, 01:33 PM   #38
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First time in my life I had it. Was down for 2 weeks feeling bout 85% now, wife got it to, Tamiflu worked for us both,
Generic Tamiflu was a $100 copay with my insurance because of the first of the year deductible. I skipped. Mistake number two.

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Old 02-01-2018, 01:37 PM   #39
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I've been home all week with the flu AND strep throat. Started Tami-flu and a Z-pack on Tuesday. Also have cough medicine with codeine. Fever finally started to break this morning.
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:03 PM   #40
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Do yourself a favor and go get your flu shot. If for no other reason than to eliminate a reason for your wife to be mad at you for not taking every precaution available! And it might even work!

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Old 02-01-2018, 02:45 PM   #41
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I was diagnosed with type A on Saturday, dr did not prescribe tamaflu , just cough syrup (codine) and mucinex D , still weak and sleepy, just talking to the office wipes me out ! Very shaky
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Old 02-01-2018, 03:15 PM   #42
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I can't ever remember having a diagnosed case of the flu. Sinus infections, ear infections, strep, food poisoning...yep. Flu...nope. I get my flu shot every year so maybe that has helped.
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Old 02-01-2018, 03:26 PM   #43
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3 mo old son has it. Got him on Tamiflu. Another young kid in daycare had it.
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Old 02-01-2018, 05:49 PM   #44
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I had type A a month ago and I still feel bad and coughing alot
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:00 PM   #45
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Two weeks today. Didn't go to doctor or get tested. Also didn't get a flu shot.
Getting to feel a little better every day, but sure not much energy or motivation to do anything. Wife also got it a couple of days after I got it. She developed a sinus infection and went to doctor Monday. She is getting better but it takes a while. Of course, we are pretty old.
Oh yeah, both me and the wife ran fever for at least 10 days.

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Old 02-01-2018, 09:04 PM   #46
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Kids are on 2nd round. 1st was before holidays
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:07 PM   #47
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It sure kicked my butt. Fever up to 103.6 laying under 3 blankets shivering for a whole day when I first got it. Each day since has been a little better.

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Old 02-01-2018, 11:26 PM   #48
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Had it a few weeks ago. Ran a fever for 6 days and that was with Tamiflu etc. Sadly my parents brought it with them when they visited for the holidays. My Dr said ironically most of the people they were seeing had the flu shot, both my parents did, and both succumbed for several days. Definitely donít mess around and try to tough it out. See a Dr get tamiflu and REST.
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:26 AM   #49
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I got it on December 28 th of last year. It took me close to two weeks to get back to 100%.
Missed the first week of NM archery deer hunt because of it.
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Old 02-02-2018, 03:13 AM   #50
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Got the flu shot and still got the type A flu. 3 days and I was good to go again.
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