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cobguy

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Oct 18, 2013
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Hey everyone,
Just a quick note to let you know that flu season is officially here. We do rapid flu testing in my lab and I am seeing LOTS of positives now. A small bottle of hand sanitizer kept in the vehicle and used after being in public areas such as malls and grocery stores goes a long way to ward it off.

 

weezell

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Oct 12, 2011
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Got me a flu shot again this year. Feel good but know the CIA and FBI can track me now. Time to put on the tin foil hat :rofl: ...

 

pylorns

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Aug 20, 2013
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Yep, think my son might have picked it up - high fever 3 days in a row - general complaints of hurting all over.

 

taerin

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May 22, 2012
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Please do not mention the f-word any more, it's really bad luck!

 

bigboi

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Nov 12, 2012
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Man, we were seeing flu up here in Washington State back in October. Though my information comes from my Peds clinic. Children seem to catch the stuff before the adults do. Mainly because of the incubator called public school

 

taerin

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May 22, 2012
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I went down with the flue for the entire month of December. Still got sores from my experience on my poor nose and that was with the flue shot in October.

 

cobguy

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Dang Eric .. a month long bout?
Sorry brother, that is the f-word for you then!

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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Eric, that's a month of flu, with the flu shot. The CDC people who do the annual flu vaccines

ought to check that out. Someone approximated the strain of flu wrong. I guess I'll still get

the flu shot. I'm in the age group worst affected, but I hope the vaccine is at least somewhat

correct for some of the active strains. One of the senior scientists at NIH who had spent many

years working on vaccines said she'd never get a flu shot; go figure. I'd like to think that after

years of flu shots, I'm protected against many different strains, but that's the epitome of wishful

thinking. I still think it was smart of you to get the flu shot, and hope you won't abandon the

practice. It's never a guarantee, but still improves your chances. Hope you're feeling better, and

that the new year brings best of health.

 

plateauguy

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Mar 19, 2013
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My wife had it the start of September, it was 6 weeks before she felt like herself again. Of course, I got it in the middle of September and it was 5 weeks before I was my sweet, crabby self again. Now the wife's sister has it and is going on her 4th week.
This stuff starts out terrible, slow to recover, with lots of ups and downs. We all had our flu shots since we are "mature adults", but this strain seems to be pretty wicked. I feel for anyone that gets it, but if you have children, be sure to let them recover before sending back to school or they'll have a relapse.

 

taerin

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May 22, 2012
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Mso, when I didn't have the flu shot, I had it for 3 months straight. Just a month and a half is a dramatic improvement for me. I also was just really lethargic with a cough and lots of tissues, my throat wasn't sore once. When I didn't have the flue shot, I felt so much worse!
I never get sick once during the warm season, but when it becomes winter time, I spend the whole winter sick pretty much. I think the combination of extreme humidity and cold is just really bad for the human body.

 

irish

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Aug 12, 2011
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It is a bad strain for sure. Seems like it is everywhere. My wife has had it now for a couple of weeks. I went to the store for some medicine and at the local grocery store , the whole medicine isle is low! You know it is bad when the stores are even running low on medicine. :puffpipe:

 

slownumbers39

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Jul 29, 2012
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I finally got the flu bug this past Sunday, and it kinda kicked my ass big time. I was down for most of the week and still not 100%, but life goes on. My abdominal muscles are racked with pain every time I cough. I went to the doctor on Monday and got a prescription for cough medicine, but by then the damage was done and is slowly dissipating. It has probably been 12+ years since I have had the flu, and I never get a flu shot.

 

piperl12

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Apr 7, 2012
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No chance in the world anyone is sticking me with something that doesn't have ingredients on the bottle. Call me crazy but I have read too much to not be cynical.

 

crazypipe

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Sep 23, 2012
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Got my shot back in Oct 2013, and I wash my hands on a regular bases. :puffy:

I also keep a bottle of Purell in my car and I use it on the handles on shopping carts.

 

cobguy

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Oct 18, 2013
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One of the senior scientists at NIH who had spent many years working on vaccines said she'd never get a flu shot; go figure.
Well, I wasn't going to say anything but I agree. After the shots are given out by employee health they send a letter out to all departments indicating participation in the program. The laboratory, comprising the mass of scientists on staff, always have the lowest participation rates. Hmmmmm ...

 
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