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Wed Mar 28, 2018, 12:17 AM

Did you know you could have the Flu AND Pneumonia

At the same time?

Lucky me.

Guess what I saw on the news after I was diagnosed: Influenza B is on the way back. Now they tell me.

Wash those hands!

😷

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Reply Did you know you could have the Flu AND Pneumonia (Original post)
AwakeAtLast Mar 2018 OP
mrs_p Mar 2018 #1
AwakeAtLast Mar 2018 #3
RKP5637 Mar 2018 #2
AwakeAtLast Mar 2018 #4
Skittles Mar 2018 #5
AwakeAtLast Mar 2018 #7
shraby Mar 2018 #6
AwakeAtLast Mar 2018 #8
Laffy Kat Mar 2018 #9
AwakeAtLast Mar 2018 #13
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2018 #10
ProfessorGAC Mar 2018 #11
AwakeAtLast Mar 2018 #12
Phentex Mar 2018 #14
AwakeAtLast Mar 2018 #15

Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 12:22 AM

1. Im so sorry you are sick

Yes, pneumonia is not uncommon with influenza. Usually due to secondary bacterial infection.

Hope you feel better soon!

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Response to mrs_p (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 12:25 AM

3. Thank you!

The Pneumonia is worse than the Flu. Thank goodness for Z-pack!

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 12:23 AM

2. OMG, wow! I've been getting lax on the hand washing, I thought it was over. Good reminder!!!

Get well soon!

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 12:26 AM

4. Thank you!

If one person avoids this because of my PSA, it's worth it!

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 12:30 AM

5. oh dear

I had the flu once and it was so bad I vowed I would do anything and everything to avoid getting it again

PLEASE do what your doc says and make sure someone is checking on you!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 12:55 AM

7. Thank you!

Luckily I have good caretakers. Forcing myself to rest is the hard part.

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 12:45 AM

6. Many people died from pneumonia in the 1918 flu also. I put obituaries on my website and

many in that flu epidemic had cause of death as pneumonia after they came down with the flu.

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Response to shraby (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 12:58 AM

8. I got to the Dr. as soon

as I suspected pneumonia. He wasted no time prescribing a Z-pack with orders to come back in 2 days if I'm not better and he will put me on something stronger.

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 01:06 AM

9. Please take care of yourself!

Rest, rest, rest.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 09:32 AM

13. I am, thank you!

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 01:31 AM

10. It's my understanding that pneumonia is a common

complication of flu.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 09:26 AM

11. I Believe That Is Accurate

Flu is, among other things, an attack on the respiratory system, and obvious so is pneumonia. I know i had both once. I've had pneumonia as a extension of bronchitis once too, but didn't have any symptoms of flu before the bronchitis.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 28, 2018, 09:31 AM

12. I've had Pneumonia and Double Pneumonia a few times

First time for the Flu - combined with pneumonia is not a pretty picture!

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 05:34 PM

14. Feel better!

I only knew this because someone at work's son got pneumonia and flu together.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 29, 2018, 06:24 PM

15. Thank you!

I am feeling a little better, not as fast as I would like. I'm not good at complete rest....

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