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Posted: 1/11/2002 9:10:54 AM EDT
... Man, I've been home sick three days now with the flu. ... Anyone else been sick this winter? ... Actually (as read as my perception) it seems this has been a mild flu season, I was thinking with all that anthrax scare stuff that more people would be out illin'. ... Thank goodness for sick days.
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 9:17:45 AM EDT
What do you describe as the "flu"?
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 9:29:26 AM EDT
Been lucky so far. Have a better one.
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 9:32:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By drjarhead: What do you describe as the "flu"?
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... Lower back and muscle pains, fever, congestion and a nasty cough. I ain't bitching I know there are a lot out there worse off then me, just venting. At least I can stay at home and "visit" with the "gang". Can't do [u]that[/u] behind the firewall.
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 9:46:02 AM EDT
That's a drag, Winston. I hope you feel better soon. Sometimes you get it because of family members who are high risk. Do you have kids? Or, a wife in the health care business? Check out this link: [url]http://www.msnbc.com/news/685319.asp[/url]
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 12:15:56 PM EDT
JOIN THE F-ing CLUB!!! I've been home since Monday Had AT LEAST a 102'F on Monday afternoon Throat so swollen I literally couldn't swallow My neck was swollen like a buck in heat Scale says I lost 8lbs. (couldn't eat..see above Slept in basement familyroom to avoid kids AR15.com & warm ginger ale buddy!!!!
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 12:53:31 PM EDT
wolf, your symptoms do sound like influenza. There are meds that can help but are much better if given very early on. Pneumonia would also be a possible. gunnut, your symptoms sound more like strep to me. If so, you need antibiotics for several reasons. Have you had Mono? If not, are you very fatigued? If strep, I've found that Ibuprofen seems to work best for all of your symptoms and unless there is a reason not to I would take up to 800mg every 8hrs with food, as needed.
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 1:07:17 PM EDT
Started the weekend before New Years. New Years Eve I felt so bad, I took Tylenol PM at 7 pm, told my brother to wake me if anything blew up, woke up at 6 am thinking, "Guess we're still all here." I finally feel better, just a little congestion.
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 1:16:54 PM EDT
I was in bed 4 days straight last week. I think I read every post ever made on this board during that time.
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 5:39:37 PM EDT
... I finally went outside today, it was nice. Sailed a radio controlled sailboat around a duck pond with a fishing line in the water. ... Ahhhhh ... It was damn good therapy. No more Thera-Flu M for me!
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 5:43:41 PM EDT
The whole family gets it and you're the "Flu Sux Clan".
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 6:05:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BusMaster007: The whole family gets it and you're the "Flu Sux Clan".
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[b]BusMaster007[/b], that was a real stinker [:D][:D][:D]
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 6:23:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2002 6:27:08 PM EDT by gunnutt]
Originally Posted By drjarhead: wolf, your symptoms do sound like influenza. There are meds that can help but are much better if given very early on. Pneumonia would also be a possible. gunnut, your symptoms sound more like strep to me. If so, you need antibiotics for several reasons. Have you had Mono? If not, are you very fatigued? If strep, I've found that Ibuprofen seems to work best for all of your symptoms and unless there is a reason not to I would take up to 800mg every 8hrs with food, as needed.
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drjarhead: 1) ...you need antibiotics for several reasons [red]Zithromax 250mg[/red] 2) Have you had mono? [red]I've been married for almost 15 years. My wife wont let me kiss her anymore.[/red] 3) ...are you very fatigued? [red]Buddy, I got three little kids, two of which are twins. I've been fatigued for 4 years.[/red] Any more questions Doc? [:P]
Link Posted: 1/11/2002 7:02:53 PM EDT
I hear ya gunnut. You should start feeling better soon. I'm so damned fatigued right now I'd almost take being ill just to get a little rest-at least until I'd actually be sick, of course. Hang in there.
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