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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:59 PM

Who here has the flu, had it or knows someone who has it or had it?

I am curious how big this thing is.

And, if you had it did you also have the flu shot?

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Reply Who here has the flu, had it or knows someone who has it or had it? (Original post)
Eliot Rosewater Feb 2018 OP
ExciteBike66 Feb 2018 #1
Freddie Feb 2018 #2
rzemanfl Feb 2018 #6
Freddie Feb 2018 #10
rzemanfl Feb 2018 #11
Freddie Feb 2018 #15
rzemanfl Feb 2018 #16
pandr32 Feb 2018 #3
rzemanfl Feb 2018 #4
Jack1963 Feb 2018 #5
RKP5637 Feb 2018 #7
Shrike47 Feb 2018 #8
Croney Feb 2018 #9
handmade34 Feb 2018 #12
rzemanfl Feb 2018 #18
flotsam Feb 2018 #13
Historic NY Feb 2018 #14
mercuryblues Feb 2018 #17
shenmue Feb 2018 #19
lark Feb 2018 #20

Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:05 PM

1. My kid had the shot and some symptoms months later on,

but the clinic had run out of tests so we just treated for flu without being sure.

Personally I don't think he had it since he has had those same symptoms before without having the flu, and also he had no aches and pains.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:06 PM

2. I had it in Jan.

I did not get the flu shot. I normally do but just didn't get around to it last fall. Will never do that again! My daughter had it also and as a hospital nurse she did get the shot.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:11 PM

6. Can I ask how long it was before you were completely back to normal? n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:18 PM

10. Over 3 weeks

Was acutely sick for a week and then felt weak and tired for 2 more, finally felt back to normal during the 4th week. The cough was the worst, just wouldn't go away - a "productive" cough as I had a lot of crud in the lungs. I'm a little north of 60 and normally quite healthy.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:23 PM

11. That's not good news. I have that cough, still have night sweats and feel weak, can't get

motivated to do much. Usually I get exercise (swimming or laps or walking) every day. Oh well, at least I'm retired. Thanks for your response.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:51 PM

15. You will feel back to normal eventually

It just takes longer than you'd think. I took a couple sick days but still worked through most of it and I babysit my grandkids after school every day (they had the shot and didn't get it). Getting up and moving around is important as I've heard that people are getting pneumonia from staying in bed and the "crud" settles in your lungs.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:59 PM

16. Thank you. n/t

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:06 PM

3. It is spreading around Hilo right now

I had a flu shot, yet got it myself and am only starting to feel better after a week. I have been hearing that many of our friends have had it or currently do. Misery.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:08 PM

4. I am on day 8 and well on my way to recovery, but not back to normal activities. I had the shot.

This flu is really awful. It made my fingernails hurt. Terrible hacking cough, fever, chills, night sweats, day sweats, muscles and bones ached. The weirdest part was the second day I felt better and did things, thinking I had a mild cold. I am seventy and can see how this monster could kill older people. I did not take any prescription meds. I would love to hear from someone who is completely over it.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:10 PM

5. I had it in December

I had the flu shot in October, and had the flu in December. Got Tamiflu at the signs of the first symptoms, and still was down for a full week. It was nasty. And ironically, others I've known who got the shot, also got the flu; while many that didn't get the shot have not yet had it.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:11 PM

7. Yes, we had the high dosage flu shot plus the pneumonia shot, excellent drs. here. We apparently had

the flu, I guess, but it was very mild. Minor aches and pains, minor sore throat, no real temperature, a little bit of coughing and feeling out of it, but it did not progress. It certainly was not just a cold. We did not take Tamiflu, but we had it on hand, but nothing got that serious. I guess we had a mild case of the flu, some minor strain it seems.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:12 PM

8. Got the shot, got the flu. Still coughing (2 and a half weeks).

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:14 PM

9. My granddaughter, her husband, and their two young children

have had it for a week but are recovering. They are anti-vaxxers. I’m sad for them and I think they’re stupid.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:25 PM

12. don't know if it's the flu

but my partner and I have been in bed for the past week struggling to get through each day (both got flu shots)

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:00 PM

18. Muscle and joint aches are a pretty strong indicator it's flu. n/t

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:41 PM

13. No flu shot

After a week of what I thought was a cold I woke up unable to breath. Tried to get to the bathroom twenty feet away and got half way there and called 911. In and out for the next three days the outcome was pneumonia and evidence of a very recent "cardiac event"...Went down January second and went home the following week and am now still dealing with multiple doctors and trying to get back to where I started. In short I was an overly confident idiot and I'll never again miss a flu and a pneumonia shot as winter approaches. I thought it was being overcautious to take preventative steps. I was wrong.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:47 PM

14. I got my shot, I had some respiratory ailment...

probably from the 1830 house we were working in. A few days of a productive cough and used neti pot and I was fine. I'ts been bad in the area. If your not getting any better and coughing or having problem breathing get yourself to the ER, its sepsis that killing most people. You may need a couple rounds of antibiotics z-packs to clear it.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:59 PM

17. All 4 of us

had it in my home. None of us had the shot this year.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:04 PM

19. I had it after the shot

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:36 PM

20. Thankfully I retired.

Flu hit my old job hard right after I left. A number of people were out for 2 weeks with the average of 5 days off work.

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