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My Experience with "THE FLU"

 
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Just thought I'd let y'all know:

I live in Atlanta. I started getting "sick" Sunday. Started with sore throat, was lethargic, generally feeling like crap...got worse, then REALLY bad starting Tuesday evening. I was running a fever, bad chills, had terrible diarrhea (gross, sorry), all of my muscles hurt...I basically didn't want to move. I took a strong pain killer before bed Tues evening and revved up my vitamin C dosage (I know some people don't even think it helps, but I was trying).

Wednesday was the worst day. I worked anyway, but I can't say that I was overly productive. I kept mega-dosing vit C all day. That evening I was so sore and sick I could barely get around the house. I would’ve just gone to bed, but I have a new puppy at home and other people to look after, so I couldn’t really rest. When I finally settled down, I decided to take a hot bath. I put some Epsom salt in it, though I’m not sure why I thought that would do anything. I fell asleep, laying on the edge of the tub. I’d wake up, think about getting out, then just drain some water and top it off with some very hot water and swirl it in, fall back asleep. Finally my bf called my cell and was like “get OUT of the tub before you turn into a giant prune!” I’d been in there for like an hour and a ½. I didn’t want to get out bc I knew I’d have the chills again.

I finally got it together and got out and got into bed. He brought me a big glass of half Gatorade, half water and I drank all of that with another pain killer. I went to sleep, but woke up at about 5am to my body absolutely drenched in sweat. I went to the bathroom and my shirt, pjs, everything was soaked as if they had been dropped in water. I have sugar issues from time to time & sweat in my sleep, but never that much sweat. I assume it was from my fever breaking. I changed clothes and went back to bed. I woke up at about 8am and had TERRIBLE achy muscles. The worst thus far (this was Thurs morning). I could barely walk, felt like I had just been through a week of soccer conditioning or something. It was enough to bring tears to my eyes when I was TRYING to walk around doing my morning stuff. I just kept going though because I had things I had to do. I took 800mg of ibuprofen & kept taking the vit C.

Now, I was sore all day Thurs, but with the ibuprofen I kept the pain under pretty good control and most of my other symptoms were practically gone. Friday until today (Sunday) I’ve felt about the same, like I’m just annoyed by regular allergies. Occasional cough or sneeze, barely scratchy throat and stuffy nose in the morning. No fever, no chills, no stomach issues, no body aches.

My point with my story is that Tuesday everyone was saying “YOU NEED TO GO TO THE DR. IMMEDIATELY!!!” And I was like why? If I have the “swine” flu, they’re going to try to give me some crazy vaccine or something and I won’t want it, I’d rather just stay at home and get well on my own…48hours later I was pretty much completely well.

We get these reports of people swarming ERs, etc, but I feel like it’s a lot of panic over nothing. I had a lot of the symptoms people complain about. I was even hoarse, but I had been at a horse race Saturday, too that may have had a hand in that : ). My mother is an RN who works in CCU and ICU and she is being a little weirder than normal over all of this, and wanted me to seek medical help, especially with how bad Wednesday was, but also thought I may have some food poisoning mixed with something else which…is kinda like the flu anyway, lol.

Anyway, I think if you or someone in your immediate family gets sick with any of these “flu” symptoms, you should definitely try to self-medicate before seeking medical attention. I was REALLY sick and rode it out just a little longer than people around me were comfortable with and now I feel perfectly fine. I don’t like Drs, so I didn’t want to seek the help of one, but I also totally had it in my mind that I might get worse if I sought medical attention.

I feel amazing now as compared to Wednesday when I would've been happy to fall over and die, lol.

My 2 cent for anyone who feels sick or knows someone who does and is wondering if it’s (GASP!) “THE FLU!” s226
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Ive been waiting for a post like this thanks op
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Sounds great! I'm looking forward to it.

Glad you're feeling better and thanks for the info.
Never mind.
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You are correct that most of the current and/or upcoming flu cases are/will be just business as usual as far as 'having the flu' goes.


However, if it were me, I would have gotten tested - because I would want to know if it was indeed the flu, and if so, I would let people that had been around me know so that they could take precautions if necessary.

This actually happened to me on March 30th. I got the flu - and I don't go to doctors hardly ever, but I knew I was pretty sick and once I had the positive test, I immediately let people that I had been around know (and I self-quarantined so as not to spread it). We have a close friend who, after a stem cell transplant, has a severely compromised immune system. I let him know first, and made sure none of my family went near him for about a week.

While you may not know someone in that situation, you cannot discount that someone else you know *may* know someone in that situation (and you may not be aware of it).
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Sometimes the 'flu' becomes bronchitis and then becomes pneumonia. At my job the boss puts pressure on us to get to a doctor immediately and get on antibiotics, rather than just ride it out. Some people would be sick and off work for a week or more if they didn't get to a doctor and get on antibiotics. That's not productive.
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Nice report OP good job!
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Oh, and OP, I share your dislike of Drs. I have some fairly deep seated trust issues with Drs :)
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OP is lying, OP must be dead according to 90% of the MODS of this board.

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You're welcome. Reports now are saying the craziness is dying down with "the flu."

If you do get sick, don't panic, treat it like a regular cold, flu, stomach bug. Sanitize often to keep others from getting sick (I did, especially in the bathroom gross and my hands). I'm kinda a germ freak anyway, so I just kicked it up a notch. Drink plenty of fluids, but not just water. I never vomitted but I felt like I needed to a few times...the other can dehydrate you just as badly though.

I think in times like this (with the flu crap) people should take more vitamins than normal (like double dose), especially vit. c, but that's just me. You can usually keep fever and aches to bareable levels with regular fever reducers, but as I said, I did take "real" pain killers (left over oxy) to get me to sleep through the night. I had to get up a lot anyway because of the...om...stomach aspect. Yeesh. I really feel for any one whose child gets sick, because it would probably be a lot worse.
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i have a sore throat right lets see how it ends up... :(
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yea most people will live without treatment...

5-7% kill rate

but now you've spread it to everyone at your work

everyone at the horse race..

etc..

soo ummm

nice?
 Quoting: ^TrInItY^


Trin, the question is, where did I pick it up? And let's keep in mind I may have not even had "THE FLU."

The real point I was trying to make is that with how people are reporting on this thing, everyone was worried I had "THE FLU," but if it's so bad and I did have it, how did I get well so quickly and why are none of the people I'm around all the time ill?

People could be freaking out and not even have "THE FLU" we know that the numbers streaming through the TV are bloated and the CDC says they are having trouble processing all the requests for testing in a timely manner...so it takes longer for "suspected" cases (which people would have probably filed me under) to come back as negative or positive.
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What was your respiratory circumstances like? You didn't really comment on that.

From what I've been able to gather, lung infection is the probelm with H1N1. If it gets in there, then mortality really becomes an issue.

Sounds like you may have had just a bad case of normal flu. Is the rest of your family ok?
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The real point I was trying to make is that with how people are reporting on this thing, everyone was worried I had "THE FLU," but if it's so bad and I did have it, how did I get well so quickly and why are none of the people I'm around all the time ill?

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Could be that you had another, seasonal strain, that many of the people around you have had in the past, thus they were immune.

When I tested positive, I was floored. As mom in a family of 5, I never get sick, and immediately figured "here we go, this is gonna run through the family like wildfire".

Didn't happen. Kids never so much as had a sniffle. We've had the flu in the family twice in the past 15 years, and both times the kids were sick and I was not. I can only assume the strain I had this time, was one they already had, so that is why they never got it.
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Oh, and OP, I share your dislike of Drs. I have some fairly deep seated trust issues with Drs :)
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I have Drs in my family, so it's not that I have a problem with them personally. But yea, I feel like they are almost forced to lie to us about some things and at some point they kind-of quit caring that they have to prescribe things they don't necessarily agree with. Some are just too lazy to stand up and speak against bigPharm and their Dr. buddies. Oh well, we just have to figure things out on our own.
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Trin, the question is, where did I pick it up? And let's keep in mind I may have not even had "THE FLU."

The real point I was trying to make is that with how people are reporting on this thing, everyone was worried I had "THE FLU," but if it's so bad and I did have it, how did I get well so quickly and why are none of the people I'm around all the time ill?

People could be freaking out and not even have "THE FLU" we know that the numbers streaming through the TV are bloated and the CDC says they are having trouble processing all the requests for testing in a timely manner...so it takes longer for "suspected" cases (which people would have probably filed me under) to come back as negative or positive.



at least 5 out of every 100 people who get it will eventually end up dead...

consider yourself in the majority who survives this round...

5 out of the 100 people you infected WILL DIE if what you had was the "swine flu"

know that..

damned
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Actually 100 out of 100 will eventually end up dead!!!

AH BUM BUM BUM
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this is what worries me when this thing mutates with H5N1 and it probably will...people wont realize it and do exactley that...

glad you are ok OP

but there are lessons to be learned fo sho
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I understand there are many threads in here but all you need to know is:

* A/H1N1 was engineered, probably inside the NY plum island facilities
* The virus was created using 1918 Spanish flu, swine flu & human DNA
* Controlled releases in several U.S. locations, most likely NY & CA
* The "Pandemic" will most likely be used to initiate forced vaccinations with TamiFlu

And someone will be taking billions of your money while placing their boots firmly on your neck with more restrictions.

It is about time to review your options if you are in the U.S. before the curtain closes.
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What was your respiratory circumstances like? You didn't really comment on that.

From what I've been able to gather, lung infection is the probelm with H1N1. If it gets in there, then mortality really becomes an issue.

Sounds like you may have had just a bad case of normal flu. Is the rest of your family ok?
 Quoting: Tullamore Dew


Well, I smoke cloves. I mean, like a pack every week, just like in my commute. I have no respiratory issues from this that I know of and I live in a pretty smoggy city AND its allergy season big time in GA right now. On Wednesday I was getting that sore feeling you get in your chest when you have a bad cold where you don't want to cough bc it hurts so bad and my chest/ribs were still sore until probably Fri, but no real issues...I run about 12 miles give or take at least every week though..in this city, so my lungs are kinda conditioned to ickiness.
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What about your family and friends getting it and also spreading it to their friends and co-workers? Have you thought about that and how it's 'not a big deal'? What if someone in this group of people already had a suppressed immune system? Would it not be a big deal for them?
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Glad you got better OP. Maybe some of the stuff you did at the beginning minimized it?

That fever can get very high and cause electrolyte imbalance, 'specially if someone cannot keep fluids down.
(one reason to go to the ER unless you can hang an IV at home.)

My flu was a little worse, but I survived also. I warned everyone too. The person that I caught it from was someone that I did not even have contact with. Someone in my family was at their house when they came down with it and a week later i got it.

I have two questions that survivors want to know.
Thread: HeLP! 2 Swine-Flu Questions

All these taxpayer paid virologists and none answer this simple question.
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I think ground zero for this flu was Philly.
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Well if someone gets sick and dies, your job security just went up.
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Sounds like you may have had just a bad case of normal flu. Is the rest of your family ok?
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Sorry, forgot to address your other question. My "family" lives 4.5 hrs away in South Georgia and they're all fine. I haven't left Atlanta since January. I have two friends who basically live with me (bf & his friend). His friend was sick BEFORE me, but he definitely just has a bad cold...no stomach issues or anything and no fever. My bf has no symptoms of anything.

For Trin & others who are yelling "YOU'VE INFECTED EVERYONE AROUND YOU!"

No one I work with has any issues beyond allergies that I know of. Someone's daughter has strep throat, but that's different alltogether. I work with these people at least 8hrs/day, at least 5 days/week. The people I was at the race with are my friends who I'm around all the time outside of work as well as people I work with...and btw, horse races are usually outdoors...which poses less of a risk of getting germs, plus I wasn't coughing at all. May have sneezed once or twice...stable smells always make me sneeze, hay, maybe.
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I wanted to let everyone know that I had diarrhea yesterday, and today I feel better.
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What was your respiratory circumstances like? You didn't really comment on that.

From what I've been able to gather, lung infection is the probelm with H1N1. If it gets in there, then mortality really becomes an issue.

Sounds like you may have had just a bad case of normal flu. Is the rest of your family ok?
 Quoting: Tullamore Dew


People die from "normal flu" due to respiratory infections as well. That's why people die from the "normal flu".
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You're welcome. Reports now are saying the craziness is dying down with "the flu."

If you do get sick, don't panic, treat it like a regular cold, flu, stomach bug. Sanitize often to keep others from getting sick (I did, especially in the bathroom gross and my hands). I'm kinda a germ freak anyway, so I just kicked it up a notch. Drink plenty of fluids, but not just water. I never vomitted but I felt like I needed to a few times...the other can dehydrate you just as badly though.

I think in times like this (with the flu crap) people should take more vitamins than normal (like double dose), especially vit. c, but that's just me. You can usually keep fever and aches to bareable levels with regular fever reducers, but as I said, I did take "real" pain killers (left over oxy) to get me to sleep through the night. I had to get up a lot anyway because of the...om...stomach aspect. Yeesh. I really feel for any one whose child gets sick, because it would probably be a lot worse.
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The Vitamin C probably saved you.
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I understand there are many threads in here but all you need to know is:

* A/H1N1 was engineered, probably inside the NY plum island facilities
* The virus was created using 1918 Spanish flu, swine flu & human DNA
* Controlled releases in several U.S. locations, most likely NY & CA
* The "Pandemic" will most likely be used to initiate forced vaccinations with TamiFlu

And someone will be taking billions of your money while placing their boots firmly on your neck with more restrictions.

It is about time to review your options if you are in the U.S. before the curtain closes.
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Ummm... you can't vaccinate with tamiflu. That is a course of 10 tablets one takes orally, by the mouth.
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Glad you got better OP. Maybe some of the stuff you did at the beginning minimized it?

That fever can get very high and cause electrolyte imbalance, 'specially if someone cannot keep fluids down.
(one reason to go to the ER unless you can hang an IV at home.)

My flu was a little worse, but I survived also. I warned everyone too. The person that I caught it from was someone that I did not even have contact with. Someone in my family was at their house when they came down with it and a week later i got it.

I have two questions that survivors want to know.
Thread: HeLP! 2 Swine-Flu Questions

All these taxpayer paid virologists and none answer this simple question.
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My fever "felt" high, but didn't get high enough to REALLY freak out. And yes, I dehydrate easily...this was my Mother's issue about me seeking attention. She even called my bf's Mom (who is a Dr) to make sure I wasn't downplaying anything...I was like lady, I'm complaining A LOT but it's not any WORSE than what I'm saying.

I kept hydrated as possible and used sports drinks to try to keep the electrolyte bit in cheque.
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OP---I have a connection to horses also, maybe we had equine flu?

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