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Old 10-08-2011, 11:15 PM   #1
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One seriously nasty virus...

Good Grief! Has anyone had that virus that is going around in Florida right now?

I'm just recovering from it, and I'll tell ya what; That is the worst I've felt for that long, in years. It started with sneezing, runny nose and a slight fever. That went to my entire body feeling like a truck backed over me about a hundred times. Holy sore muscles Batman! Then it was 98.1 for about 5 days, no appetite, nausea, dizzies, 16 hours of sleep each day and zero energy.

I just woke from a 4 hour sleep and was drenched in sweat and feeling better than I have since it started.

I had a flu shot! I swear! Man, that was like a nightmare! I lost 5 pounds.

It was all I could do to eat a can of soup once a day. I drank as much juice as I could.

Nasty stuff! I hope none of you get it, whatever it is!

My house is a mess! I didn't do ANYTHING for almost a week. Stuff is out everywhere!

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Old 10-08-2011, 11:26 PM   #2
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Oh Tim! I hope you are now on the mend. That sounds positively awful. I haven't had a flu shot yet, but your experience makes me want to get one ASAP!
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:42 PM   #3
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Geez, Tim, hope you feel better soon! That sounds terrible!
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:42 PM   #4
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When was the flu shot, in correlation with you getting sick? I have had quite a few friends get the exact same thing you have described after getting vaccinated for the season. I wonder if it is something with the batch?
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:48 PM   #5
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My mother used to get sick every year right after her flu shot. I will not get one because of that.
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:43 AM   #6
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When was the flu shot, in correlation with you getting sick? I have had quite a few friends get the exact same thing you have described after getting vaccinated for the season. I wonder if it is something with the batch?
I had the Flu shot on the 18th of September and came down with this bug on the 3rd or 4th of October.

I know the Flu shot only covers the Flu strains that are the most dangerous for that year, and not even close to all of them, so it's entirely possible that I caught a strain that wasn't covered by the vaccine.

I haven't been that sick in quite some time. I'm literally feeling better by the hour, but my sleep cycle is messed up good now. It's 3:45am and I'm just now getting sleepy enough to go to bed.

It's going to be interesting to see what I feel like tomorrow.

Thanks for all the kind words, folks. Your caring made me feel good.
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:05 AM   #7
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hope you're feeling better, tim.

dw has been bugging me to get a flu shot every year. i do everything i can not to, and pray i'm not making a mistake if it gets her, my boy, or someone else sick.

i may get one this year, though.

it's no win.

who with me with imperfectly righteous, blind hope?
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:36 AM   #8
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A former roommate got a flu shot that made him deathly ill for about a week. I won't get one for that reason.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:41 AM   #9
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I've had a flu shot annually since 2003. I've never gotten sick afterwards and I do react to things.

I did have e-coli a few years ago. I thought I was going to die. My temp cycled from below normal (95) to 104 every 20 minutes or so. I couldn't hold a glass of orange juice I would shake so much. The sheets were soaking wet with sweat. I ended up going to emerg. after 48 hours of this. The doctor tried to pan this off as the flu, I insisted he do bloodwork. I ended up in emerg for about 10 hours. And, they put me on a drip because I was also dehydrated from all the sweating. Timothy, I'd go to the doctor. It took 10 days for me to get "over" the e-coli, but almost 6 weeks to regain my energy.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:04 AM   #10
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Sorry to hear of your dreadful experience, Tim. Glad you're better. Is there any possibility that your beloved sushi played a part? Reading the newspaper reports of food contamination - that nasty e. coli CWS speaks of for one - is enough to make a person germ-phobic. These days I'm doing a more thorough job of wzshing veggies to be eaten raw.
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