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This sucks.

Temp of 103+, ridiculous chills, body aches like I was in a car crash, can't turn my head at all. Need to cough but I can't because my head hurts too much. Throat feels like I swallowed a cactus. Glands so swollen and sore, it feels like someone hauled off and kicked me in the neck. Feel about half nauseous too, but I don't know if that's from the flu bug or all the Tylenol I've been pumping to keep the fever down.

Is there anything more miserable than being so sick your hair even hurts? Right now, I'd hafta say no. (Well, that and only having three sick days a year, and trying to save them in case I get 'really' sick down the road. So, yeah, I'm at work.) :doh:

Slept 12 hours yesterday :yikes: with the heat cranked up and about five blankets on. Still woke up in a cold sweat and the same friggin' chills.

Who else has the bug, and what are you doing to treat it? Any ideas for knocking the fever down besides Tylenol every 2-3 hours?

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Both my kids and the Ex.

I'm really hoping my kids don't get it. I've been calling the ex to check on them, and they're still fine. Hopefully they'll dodge it. For that matter, I hope she does too.

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Drink some Patron, ya big baby. You'll be fine. :laugh: ;)

Actually, my family just went through a similar bout with a bug, but not as volatile as yours. I don't get sick, because I drink tea like it's going out of style.

And look at the bright side Double H, you'll probably get a nice head start on the weight loss program that we agreed to. I started on Wednesday. :)

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OMG...have you been to the dr? You need to go...get some Tami-flu...You'll be better in no time w/that stuff. Seriously...if you're having a headache like that...you need to see a physician..It may not be the flu....but more than likely...it is...you never know. And you're at work? That's how this stuff spreads! I know you only have 3 sick days...but don't you think you're really sick? Adults can't tolerate high fevers like that but so long. Get to a dr and get some good drugs. I had bronchitis week before last...felt like crap...couldn't breathe...but I didn't have the fever you have. Have you taken anything over the counter besides Tylenol? Get some Thera-flu if you can't go to a dr...and go home and get some rest...that would help the most. Hope you feel better soon...I'm sure your co-workers will be thanking you for coming to work when you're this sick...they'll be thanking you from their beds btw..lol

*edit* Dang...I asked alot of questions in this post didn't I?:laugh: Get well soon!:cheers:

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I've got something, but it's wierd, no congestion, no real fever, just feel achey and have headaches. Throat is kinda sore and I have that nasty taste in my mouth. But I can get by. I stayed home yesterday in case it was contagious.

Then you don't have the Flu.

Its just a cold/bug.

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/season.htm

These are the Flu Strains for this season.

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I've got something, but it's wierd, no congestion, no real fever, just feel achey and have headaches. Throat is kinda sore and I have that nasty taste in my mouth. But I can get by. I stayed home yesterday in case it was contagious.

This might be heading over to the out of context thread...

Sounds like the date rape drug strikes again.

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Yeah, I figured as much. I get flu shots every year and was wondering if I just had a watered down version. I don't get sick much any more and when I do, it's just a bit of a downer.

:cheers:

The Flu doesn't really work like that. There really isn't a "watered down version".

Maybe your immune system can just handle it better. Strong like bull?!?

The CDC tries to guess every year what the next major strains will be. But, its getting harder and harder. So, we have what's called "Mismatch" years. Meaning the typical flushot efficacy drops when its a mismatch year.

So, when you see the strain names, usually is a code of a location with some letters and numbers. Sydney-(A3B7) or whatever. It has to do where they believe the strain originated from.

I won't lie, I work for the place that makes the FluMist.....and have been getting it free for years. Because its a weakend live virus. The Efficacy is higher than the shot.

I'm not in sales, so I don't get paid if another Mist is sold. They are under $20.

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I rarely catch anything but right after Christmas I caught something that gave me a sore throat and I coughed all the time for about 3 days. I had this exact thing back in '96...last time I remember being sick. My daughter just picked it up last week and is still coughing.

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Is there anything more miserable than being so sick your hair even hurts? Right now, I'd hafta say no. (Well, that and only having three sick days a year, and trying to save them in case I get 'really' sick down the road. So, yeah, I'm at work.) :doh:

That's just a stupid corporate policy. Studies have shown that the loss in productivity is greater when people come in when sick. Not only do they not get as much work done as normal but they make their coworkers sick who then also lose productivity. Stupid. If you're sick you should be made to stay home.

BTW, I just got over something similar. It sucked, but now that it's gone I can fully enjoy the pleasure of having 4 wisdom teeth yanked two days ago.

Hope you feel better.

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Trust me when I say this....

don't buy into the mist or the flu shots. They aren't 100% effective.

The only true prevention is a 24 hour dose of porn, cigs, and booze.

That might actually work, since it does not require going into the public, unless you run out of booze and cigs.

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