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Old 01-11-2013, 01:50 AM   #11 
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RegisterUser, I didn't get the bad flu like everyone else. I have had at least 2 colds along with the 24 hour flu. We are having an outbreak of really nasty (think flu-like symptoms with no fever) colds in the area.

If I were you, I would ask a doctor. As I mentioned earlier, there may be factors in your life that we can't take into account. You may be better off taking a flu shot if you or your doctor feels that the flu can complicate any existing conditions.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:57 AM   #12 
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Flu shot? Is it really necessary? . . . . wait on - I thought flu = cold.
Where I'm at viruses flourish during season change and many will catch (what I thought was) the flu/cold. Symptoms sometimes differs but generally its a runny (?) nose making hard to breath which in turn leads to headaches. Sore throat and cough, the whole body aches, sometimes bones (specially joints) also aches, weakness/lethargic(?), sometimes followed by fever (when this happens there's usually some sort of infection and antibiotics are needed).

Generally all that are needed are really vitamins - healthy body = good immune system = no viral infection. But without other meds this may take a long time (once you're sick). In my case, I'd rather heal longer than taking too many chemical meds. As a matter of fact, I'm into my 3rd week. The aching has gone so I can function but I still have a runny nose and sore throat. With our current weather, it would probably take a few more weeks before I am really cured.

This made me read about influenza (wiki). Though I don't really understand, I think I got the common cold which is said to be similar to influenza.

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Old 01-12-2013, 03:33 AM   #13 
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Haven't had the flu since that nasty swine flu a few years back. I never get flu shots either.

Then again I've only been sick once in the past two years since I stopped going to regular school and started doing online school.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:10 AM   #14 
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I hope I don't get sick after saying this but I have not had the flu since I was 10! I have also not had a flu shot since I was around that age!
I don't like medicine.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:44 AM   #15 
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I've been pondering getting a flu shot though. It's really bad here this year.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:38 AM   #16 
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We never get the flu shot. It doesn't cover this year's strains or even ALL of the strains out there. Why bother?
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:47 AM   #17 
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I hit peuberty got the flu shot got sick for 6 months; after some debate it was deemed it was best to avoid the shot.

I don't have the flu but I do have a chest cold; go figure. FLU FLU STAY AWAY!
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:35 PM   #18 
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I have it currently! I'm already getting better tho. Headache, aches and pains, cough, chills and heats, sore throat, runny nose, drowsiness, etc. I have a strong immune system and eat well so I usually get over things quickly, and there's no way I'm injecting mercury and formaldehyde into my body (getting a flu shot).
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