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Posted: 5/1/2009 5:34:01 AM EDT
My little brother has a mystery flu. They had to send a sample from him to the CDC and no one has heard back yet. Now, my parents are being rushed out to get their Tamiflu by the doctors –– they aren't having much luck finding it in stock, even in downtown Chicago. I said to my dad, "I know you like to make sport of my lifestyle sometimes, but if you need it, I already have tamiflu if you want it."

Fingers crossed.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:19:26 AM EDT
Sad to hear that but I guess there is still good in your situation. How much was the Tami flu that you bought?
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:20:31 AM EDT
hope your brother is ok.  and i hope your dad gets it now.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:29:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By humzai:
Sad to hear that but I guess there is still good in your situation. How much was the Tami flu that you bought?

I bought the Tami-flu some time in the past when other flus made demand exceed supply. I spent about $150 bucks on it. I am hoping that this is all just another manufactured crisis, but I would hate to be the one guy who didn't jump the one time it was time to jump. Right?

Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:31:40 AM EDT
150 per dose?
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:58:37 AM EDT
how does one get tamuflu and such without a friendly doc willing to write a script when you don't "need" it
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:20:44 AM EDT
Chances are he will be fine. Even if this were the 1918 Spanish Flu, and this was 1918, he'd still have 98/100 chance of getting better, and way better odds than that with modern antibiotics.


Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:30:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dunndw:
how does one get tamuflu and such without a friendly doc willing to write a script when you don't "need" it


Ironically, you'd have to go to Mexico.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 9:41:28 AM EDT
I hope your bro's ok
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 10:16:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By humzai:
150 per dose?


No, this was enough for make a stock for the family.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 10:20:13 AM EDT
Thanks for the kind wishes all. I didn't start this thread fishing for them, but I appreciate them. I think my purpose with this thread was just to demonstrate how any event can touch any community. 330 confirmed cases worldwide, but how many like my brother that aren't "confirmed"? This event also makes me ask the question, how many regular flu sufferers have convinced themselves that they are about to be seriously ill because they are afraid of the bug dujour?
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 1:03:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cohort:
but if you need it, I already have tamiflu if you want it."


Daddy didn't raise no dummy, did he?  Good job.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 3:57:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hqmhqm:
Chances are he will be fine. Even if this were the 1918 Spanish Flu, and this was 1918, he'd still have 98/100 chance of getting better, and way better odds than that with modern antibiotics.




Uh, influenza is caused by a virus.  Antibiotics are useless.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 4:20:38 PM EDT



Originally Posted By molar:



Originally Posted By hqmhqm:

Chances are he will be fine. Even if this were the 1918 Spanish Flu, and this was 1918, he'd still have 98/100 chance of getting better, and way better odds than that with modern antibiotics.









Uh, influenza is caused by a virus.  Antibiotics are useless.


Uh, read up on secondary infection.


http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/secondary+infection
 
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:13:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By molar:
Originally Posted By hqmhqm:
Chances are he will be fine. Even if this were the 1918 Spanish Flu, and this was 1918, he'd still have 98/100 chance of getting better, and way better odds than that with modern antibiotics.




Uh, influenza is caused by a virus.  Antibiotics are useless.


not for the possible lung infection later .......
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:13:12 PM EDT
What is the shelf life of Tamiflu?
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:17:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VaFarmBoy:
What is the shelf life of Tamiflu?


3 years
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:39:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RoadWarrior:
Originally Posted By Cohort:
but if you need it, I already have tamiflu if you want it."


Daddy didn't raise no dummy, did he?  Good job.


this.  you are a blessing to your family.  prayers are going up for your brother and other family members.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:18:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By donne3:
Originally Posted By RoadWarrior:
Originally Posted By Cohort:
but if you need it, I already have tamiflu if you want it."


Daddy didn't raise no dummy, did he?  Good job.


this.  you are a blessing to your family.  prayers are going up for your brother and other family members.


You're the White Knight, man. That's what preppin' is all about.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:14:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cohort:
Originally Posted By humzai:
150 per dose?


No, this was enough for make a stock for the family.


It is now up to $150 per dose

TAMIFLU
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:33:43 PM EDT
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