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Old 10-09-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I got mine on a saturday and felt like crap through tuesday. Body aches, runny nose. Wednesday I felt better. So it took about 5 days. I also had a lot of soreness in the arm where the injection was.
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I got mine a week ago and no problems. I never have symptoms after the flu shot!
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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I got mine on a saturday and felt like crap through tuesday. Body aches, runny nose. Wednesday I felt better. So it took about 5 days. I also had a lot of soreness in the arm where the injection was.
isn't that about how long one feels crappy if they have the flu???

Man,oh man...............I am so leaning toward another year of NO flu shot.
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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No, being crappy with the flu lasts about 2 weeks. And crappy doesn't begin to describe it - having to get better before you can die comes close.
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:31 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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No, being crappy with the flu lasts about 2 weeks. And crappy doesn't begin to describe it - having to get better before you can die comes close.
yikes!!! That is bad.
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Last time I ever got a flu shot was in the Military. Was on a friday just after lunch.....early liberty after the shots.....everyone was excited. Got that d*mn shot and was real sick all weekend....last flu-scam-shot I will ever get.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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Default why is it that

during the rare times that I have the flu (1994 1993 and 1983 were the last times) I never have vomiting like someone else just posted. It is purely respiratory with a fever and slight nausea or poor appetite. my boss however has days of vomiting when he gets the flu. i feel so bad for him because the thought of it gives me the creeps

a few years ago i vomited a clear liquid and had a temp of 99.9 which eventually came down

every few years between Christmas and New Years i get a headache, nausea, bodyache and low grade fever. i usually call in to work sick the night before and by about 9AM next day or so it's gone

what accounts for this? something in my immune system that prevents a stomach bug? i often eat a lot of plain yogurt, could that do it? i tend to take supps like vitamin C and garlic, could it be that?
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:16 AM
 
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I get free flu shots anyway.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I've always worked for companies that gave flu shots for free and basically demanded that employees get them every October. Never had even the teeniest problem. Until 1997, the year I was between jobs and didn't get a shot. I got the flu -- first time in my life -- in January of '98. Sickest I have ever felt and it lasted more than a week. I NEVER want to feel like that again, so I get the annual shot even if I have to pay for it myself.

If you are one of the people who refuse to get the shots then please stay away from children and elderly people. The flu could be fatal for them, as well as any adult who has bad lungs or a compromised immune system. I hear a lot about how terrible and unnecessary flu shots are -- but I have never heard that song and dance from a licensed medical doctor or anyone who worked in public health.

Get a flu shot, people. If not for yourself or your family, then for your community.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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isn't that about how long one feels crappy if they have the flu???

Man,oh man...............I am so leaning toward another year of NO flu shot.

no it's not. Those aches are nothing compared to the real flu. There are some people who still remember what the real flu felt like not the flu like symptoms of aches that people get today. Yeah for some it's aches and pains and some soreness where the shot was given which I attribute to the person giving the shot. That's why I like to ask for someone I know and go to my Doctor where I get the shot from the Nurse who I know isn't going to hurt me. Anyone who's ever gotten the real flu knows what I mean. If you never got the flu then you should be ok not to get the flu shot but if you get the real and I mean the real flu you'd not worry about a few aches for a few days. I envy anyone who had the flu and didn't vomit almost literally non stop like I did. Jesus it was horrible even when I had nothing left to come up my body found more but it wasn't food, ewww, Ok enough I won't get too graphical.
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