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Old 01-05-2015, 12:47 PM   #11
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My fingers are crossed for you. I'd really hate it if you had to deal with the flu AND a sick hubby.
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:53 PM   #12
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Thanks Z.

Has anyone tried Tamaflu? I was looking into taking it prophilactically, but apparently you need to experience symptoms first.
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Old 01-05-2015, 02:04 PM   #13
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Thanks Z.

Has anyone tried Tamaflu? I was looking into taking it prophilactically, but apparently you need to experience symptoms first.
Just popped in on a social visit and saw your post. The attached is interesting.

BBC News - Tamiflu: Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report

Hope everyone had a good Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.
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Well, hi, MC, nice to see you! Happy New Year to you too!

Interesting article, thanks!
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:34 PM   #15
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I have tried Theraflu. It's OTC and worked pretty well IMO. I'd buy it again if necessary.
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Old 01-05-2015, 06:40 PM   #16
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...Has anyone tried Tamaflu?...
Not Tamaflu, but back in the late '90s Goober and I had great results with Flumadine. He was in senior year at high school, doing the class prez/football/community theatre thing. I was working part time and also in the same play as Goober. He got sick first. When I took him to the doctor, he prescribed Flumadine. The kid was up and back at school and rehearsals less than 2 days later. When I started to feel sick, he told me I HAD to go to the doctor's! Sure enough, less than two days later I felt like I wasn't sick.

Hope you and DH end up not needing either of them, though. Especially DH. Sick hubby? ARGH!
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Just popped in on a social visit and saw your post...
Good to see you, MC! Miss you and your posts about Horse. Hope you're back to stay soon - I'm interested in hearing all about your travels. Maybe you'll start a thread with your adventures when you get back?
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I'm so sorry there are so many sick with the flu! I hear that this years flu shot isn't as effective as they had hoped, but it would still help with the severity of symptoms.

Did you all have flu shots, and got it anyway?

Passing around bowls of chicken soup...
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Thanks guys, fingers still crossed, though I think we're past the incubation stage. I would still like a bowl of Kayelle's chicken soup though. They showed a map of the states affected by flu on the news tonight, California was the only state in the lower 48 that wasn't affected!

Yes, the flu strain mutated, though it's still recommended to get the shot.
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Thanks guys, fingers still crossed, though I think we're past the incubation stage. I would still like a bowl of Kayelle's chicken soup though. They showed a map of the states affected by flu on the news tonight, California was the only state in the lower 48 that wasn't affected!

Yes, the flu strain mutated, though it's still recommended to get the shot.
Yes, I saw that too Dawg. It amazes me, although our buddy Cheryl has been down with it. She lives in the desert. I sure don't want it and haven't had the flu in years since I started getting the shot and hope I can dodge the bullet again this year. The last time I had it my kids were still at home and all four of us had it at the same time. I shudder at the memory. Guess which one of us didn't get to stay in bed???
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