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Old 02-18-2011, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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I called my Doctors office this morning asking if I could get something for nausea. The receptionist says she'll pass the request on to the dr.

I finally get a call at 7:45 tonight from the doctor stating she doesn't give out medicine to patients unless they come to her office. She already "diagnosed" me on Wednesday. I just needed something for nausea instead of Pepto.

Aww. What a bummer!
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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We had the flu at my house too. Tamiflu knocked it out pretty fast though. Now we have Bronchitis and double ear infections.......it's been real fun......
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:14 PM
 
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I haven't had the flu, but I've had a nasty cold that just does not go away...add my asthma to that, and it's been an exciting two weeks....ugh. Feel better...
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:55 PM
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guys, the doc doesn't give you antibiotics for the flu, he gives it to you if he thinks that you have a bacterial infection somewhere...and often times that's why we get fevers (our body fighting and using energy against the infection). The flu nearly uses up your entire body's immune system, making it easier for bacteria to creep into the blood stream. Antibiotics are prescribed to help your immune system fight the infection, not the flu virus. I can see how people get confused and wonder why the doc is prescribing antibiotics if one has the flu.

The doctors are fully aware that antibiotics do not help eradicate the flu virus.
Not sure who you're talking to here....... I was given antibiotics because he dx'd an upper respiratory infection. I tested negative for flu. I should have tested positive for "felt like I got hit by a bus" if there was such a test. I honestly don't ever recall feeling this way.....the closest is once when I had bronchitis years ago as a smoker.
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Schertz, TX
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Well... now I too have the flu.

Started noticing mild symptoms during the day on Thursday with
occasional coughing... Thursday evening it got worse.

By Friday morning I had that "hit by a bus" feeling. Felt very sore
and achy... as though I had an overall severe attach of arthritis.

Rather than let this develop I went to the doc Friday afternoon.
The nasal swab turned up negative for flu but they suspect with
my symptoms it is the flu.

Now I'm on Tamiflu and have the next 2 days to rest at home.

I think I picked it up from the kids my co-workers bring into the
office... same thing when I was sick back in November. Why kids
are allowed in the workplace is beyond me.

Guess my bad for not washing my hands often enough or being too
close to their rugrats... I have no rugrats myself.

I had the flu vaccine but the doc told me this years flu vaccine
is essentially last years and there are some new strains. Great.
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Well... now I too have the flu.

Started noticing mild symptoms during the day on Thursday with
occasional coughing... Thursday evening it got worse.

By Friday morning I had that "hit by a bus" feeling. Felt very sore
and achy... as though I had an overall severe attach of arthritis.

Rather than let this develop I went to the doc Friday afternoon.
The nasal swab turned up negative for flu but they suspect with
my symptoms it is the flu.

Now I'm on Tamiflu and have the next 2 days to rest at home.

I think I picked it up from the kids my co-workers bring into the
office... same thing when I was sick back in November. Why kids
are allowed in the workplace is beyond me.

Guess my bad for not washing my hands often enough or being too
close to their rugrats... I have no rugrats myself.

I had the flu vaccine but the doc told me this years flu vaccine
is essentially last years and there are some new strains. Great.
Yep, I felt the same thing you described where I had a minor cough before I went to sleep and next morning ! This happened to me on saturday and I am just now getting back to 90%.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:28 AM
 
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Not sure who you're talking to here....... I
I'm not sure who I was talking to, either

Hope ya get better soon!
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Yeah the flu was around... and I hope y'all are feelin' better.

...and now it's time to prepare for all the good stuff like gardening, toobin', knockin' the rust off the grills and slappin' a side of cow onto the grate! Thank the lord this odd winter has moved back up northwards!
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Going 4 days with fever symptoms...so bad I can't sleep. In one minute I'm freakin' freezing, the next I'm boiling with sweat. Thankfully I'm experiencing the bulk of the pain over the weekend so I don't miss too much work, but it looks like I'm gonna have to stay in Monday, too. I already missed one day last week.

Just wondering how long this particular flu strain is lasting in San Antonio. Probably the worst one I've ever had in my life.
Geez, I just saw this. Truthfully, and I know this could be construed as unthoughtful, but you really shouldn't go in to work and possibly infect others with this. I DO hope that you can see a Doctor and get better soon TexasNick.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Only flu I've had was back in early 80's just flat knocked me out. Went home hit the sack and don't recall when I got up. I'm supposed to be getting flu shots but haven't for several years. Get well soon everyone.
Same here. Haven't had the flu in decades <knock on wood>. When I did, and I was a LOT younger, it kicked my a**.
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