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Iíve got the flu #4629441
01/09/18 04:04 PM
01/09/18 04:04 PM
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5600 feet elevation, Arizona
double vanos Offline OP
double vanos  Offline OP
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5600 feet elevation, Arizona
Going on 4 days and itís got me folded up. Anybody got a secret way to get this off of me?


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Re: Iíve got the flu [Re: double vanos] #4629447
01/09/18 04:07 PM
01/09/18 04:07 PM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 11,878
In the shop
53' Stude Offline
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In the shop
Lots of fluids like water and I like tea. Homemade soup or chicken noodle soup I find helps. And Mucinex DM ďmaximum strengthĒ always worked for
Me


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: Iíve got the flu [Re: double vanos] #4629448
01/09/18 04:09 PM
01/09/18 04:09 PM
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The Midwest
skyactiv Offline
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The Midwest
Did you take Tamiflu within 48 hours of onset?


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Re: Iíve got the flu [Re: double vanos] #4629449
01/09/18 04:11 PM
01/09/18 04:11 PM
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Dallas,Tx USA
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Dallas,Tx USA
If you have any congestion whatsoever,grab some Mucinex D (the kind you have to show an ID for) and you'll feel like a million bucks!! I get ear infections all the time and that stuff is worth its weight in gold!!


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Re: Iíve got the flu [Re: double vanos] #4629450
01/09/18 04:11 PM
01/09/18 04:11 PM
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South Florida
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South Florida
Children's pedialite is the best way to get fluids in you. It has zinc, salts and electrolite and a few other minerals to combat fluid loss. Drink 2 liters a day plus other fluids.

Tip- Was in the dollar tree today and saw that they have 0.5L bottles for a dollar, which is $2 per liter, or about 30% the price of the pharmacy.

The flu is REALLY bad this year and could be a historic season.


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Re: Iíve got the flu [Re: double vanos] #4629454
01/09/18 04:15 PM
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San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, TX
Get that 12 hour Sudafed they keep behind the counter at Walmart. They make you show your I.D. and sign a logbook before buying it. While you're there, pick up a bottle nasal spray for 88 cents. It's the Equate brand and in conjunction with the Sudafed, works very well at keeping your sinuses clear. Take Ibuprofen for the aches and pains. Last but not least, lots of chicken soup.

Re: Iíve got the flu [Re: double vanos] #4629459
01/09/18 04:18 PM
01/09/18 04:18 PM
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Upstate NY
Donald Offline
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One of the strains is a bad strain of flu. So take care of yourself. Fluids, sleep, take temperature. People have been hospitalized because of this strain of flu.


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Re: Iíve got the flu [Re: Donald] #4629464
01/09/18 04:19 PM
01/09/18 04:19 PM
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San Antonio, TX
das_peikko Offline
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Originally Posted By: Donald
One of the strains is a bad strain of flu.


Yes and I've heard the flu shot is having no affect on it.

Re: Iíve got the flu [Re: 53' Stude] #4629465
01/09/18 04:20 PM
01/09/18 04:20 PM
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n.c.
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Originally Posted By: car51
Lots of fluids like water and I like tea. Homemade soup or chicken noodle soup I find helps. And Mucinex DM ďmaximum strengthĒ always worked for
Me
. My wife and I started feeling bad Christmas Day and followed this exact same regimen, even down to the chicken noodle soup. We just started feeling better the last few days. Good luck

Re: Iíve got the flu [Re: double vanos] #4629468
01/09/18 04:21 PM
01/09/18 04:21 PM
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Posts: 1,121
upstate NY
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upstate NY
First of all, I wish you the best in getting over it. I'm curious if you got a flu shot in recent months. Strictly curiosity about this year's flu shot effectiveness. I've had good luck in recent years and if nothing else, I think the vaccine helps lesson the agony and length of the flu. The vaccines can be hit and miss, I guess.


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Re: Iíve got the flu [Re: double vanos] #4629474
01/09/18 04:27 PM
01/09/18 04:27 PM
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Fairfax, VA
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Fairfax, VA
This year they missed the flu shot big time. It's only about 7% effective compared to other years where it's 60%+. A friend of mine from college who works in medicine says it's one of the worst on record for being this far off woth the vaccine.


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2006 Toyota Matrix XR AWD (Wife) - 130k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
Re: Iíve got the flu [Re: double vanos] #4629480
01/09/18 04:30 PM
01/09/18 04:30 PM
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Lakeside, CA
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I just heard on the radio that San Diego alone has had over 10,000 Flu cases so far this season. And that is only the reported cases.


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Re: Iíve got the flu [Re: double vanos] #4629491
01/09/18 04:43 PM
01/09/18 04:43 PM
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Posts: 14,564
Silicon Valley
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Silicon Valley
Test it and see if it is Influenza A, if it is take Tamiflu. If it is not, well, just rest and stay hydrated. Your body can fight it off in about 10 days.

Get well soon.


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Re: Iíve got the flu [Re: bubbatime] #4629494
01/09/18 04:45 PM
01/09/18 04:45 PM
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Posts: 18,283
Elizabethtown, Pa
Al Offline
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Elizabethtown, Pa
Originally Posted By: bubbatime


The flu is REALLY bad this year and could be a historic season.

I keep hearing this but I think its overhyped. We have a total of 4000 cases in PA. and one 90 year old death. smirk

Last edited by Al; 01/09/18 04:45 PM.

Re: Iíve got the flu [Re: double vanos] #4629500
01/09/18 04:51 PM
01/09/18 04:51 PM
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Orlando, FL
Mr Nice Offline
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Orlando, FL
Many hospitals require their employees to get the flu shot.

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