|Posted by Dee Ashley
Funny this is the first thing that popped up when I signed on just now because I'm currently sick as a dog. Not the flu, thankfully (I know, shame on me, but I've never had a flu shot before...), but one of those nasty chest colds that I was just thinking how lucky I was before Christmas to not have had to deal with in several years. Damnit.
The worst part is I'm having to take care of a 1.5 year old and I don't see how I can keep her from getting whatever I have - no matter how many times I wash my hands and use the lysol.
Edit: I'm pretty sure I have what the OP has, judging from his descriptive post. Ugh.
Sorry but not surprised to hear this
It's bad in Texas now.
It's spread by coughing and sneezing as well as touch. Highly contagious.
Pretty much impossible not to spread it if you're in close contact with someone. There are antivirals for the little one.
Most effective if used in the first 48 hours of onset, sooner is better.
If you're running a fever, runny nose, coughing, feeling like dogmeat everything hurts it's a pretty good chance that's what nailed you.
It started straight out in me with chest and neck pain. Within 8 hours it was kicking my ass proper.
After 4 days it's not as bad but it's not done. Still running a fever on and off.
I kid you not, my scalp hurts from it. WTF?
Hate these weird viruses.
Vivid reoccurring nightmares too with a touch of anxiety, perfect.
Best advice; rest, sleep as much as you can and try to stay hydrated.
14 hours in bed are not uncommon and easy to do with this bugger.
|Posted by RescueMe1060
While I truly believe the flu shot is a sham, the elderly in homes are more than likely required to have it administered.
I once told a nurse that I worked with to keep his damn poison away from me, I don't ever get the flu shot.
I agree with you. I think getting it serves a purpose(s) not fullfilled by the vaccine.
Last year ripped me up pretty good though. I was looking at the beginning of double pneumonia. Super sticky mucus that didn't want to come up. Finally resorted to the old techniques of slapping my rib cage hard as I coughed and keeping my chest higher than my head while sleeping to slow down the coughing.
A secondary bacterial infection is possible. Fight to keep your lungs clear, deep breathes and coughing are good as long as it's productive.
Lol, this is part of "resting".
The worse it gets, the harder you have to fight.
It's imperative to keep your lungs clear as possible; this is how it kills.
If you're spitting up blood, you need to get to a hospital asap.
People in poor physical shape can simple run out of heart/lung capacity as severe infections can impose a prolong and severe strain on the cardiovascular system. Hence the vaccines for the elderly.