2
   

Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot Yet?

 
 
JoanneDorel
 
  1  
Reply Tue 19 Nov, 2002 11:55 pm
Well folks all the tests are in and I am totally healthy and my chest is clear. Now what am I going to do for the incentive to quit smoking, sheesh.
0 Replies
 
blacksmithn
 
  1  
Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2002 08:27 am
Got my shot about a month ago and it's saved me from the most awful flu that's been making the rounds of the uninoculated. Like others here, I skipped last year and suffered for it. It cost me $20, but I figure if I HAD gotten the flu instead of the shot, I'd have spent at least that much in Kleenex and over-the-counter meds. From now on, I get one every year!
0 Replies
 
Phoenix32890
 
  1  
Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2002 08:32 am
blacksmithn- Smart- very smart that you got the shot. Years ago, probably when the flu vaccine was in short supply, it was reccommended for the elderly, and those with chronic ailments, like asthma.

Now I have been reading that MDs feel that the flu shot is valuable for everybody. I have a friend who is a nurse. She was working for a service that was giving out flu shots all over the area. She told me that she was surprised to see so many kids taking the shot!
0 Replies
 
littlek
 
  1  
Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2002 08:41 am
Glad to hear it JD! Now, quit smoking!
0 Replies
 
New Haven
 
  0  
Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2002 02:31 pm
No! I will not be getting a flu shot. I 'm pretty healthy and so, I don't anticipate getting the flu.
Drunk
0 Replies
 
blacksmithn
 
  2  
Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2002 05:34 pm
NOBODY anticipates getting the flu. Then you get it.
0 Replies
 
ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2002 05:39 pm
blacksmithn's got that in one.
0 Replies
 
Matrix500
 
  1  
Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2002 10:11 pm
Joanne...

Glad to hear you're doing so much better! If you need help quitting smoking, just ask on here, and your friends will give you encouragement. We care, and we know you can do it.
0 Replies
 
Matrix500
 
  1  
Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2002 10:13 pm
New Haven...

You are a very brave person. There are 5 different strains of flu in vaccine this year. That's a lot. Usually there are only 1 or 2. The odds are not in your favor...I'd get a shot.
0 Replies
 
JoanDark
 
  1  
Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 03:42 am
I got my shot a couple of weeks ago. Like Joanne, I had a very hard time recovering from the last flu I had.I've gotten the shot ever since.I have a $10 copay at my doc's office, so that's what I paid. but there are lots of places around which are giving them for free. (Mostly in the mornings, or before 2 or something. Too early for me.)
My ex is a mailman. He would get the flu every year. It's VERY hot in the PO, where they have to stay for a few hours, getting their routes ready to take out. The mailmen pass the flu around every year-it's like a flu breeding ground in there. So of course I was treated to it every year. The last time I caught it, not only was I weak for months afterwards, but that flu went through my entire body, so that every muscle in my body ached severely, in turn, for about 5 days. A regular anatomy lesson. So educational....NOT!
The only thing I learned was..to get mt flu shot every year hence!
0 Replies
 
JoanDark
 
  1  
Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 03:50 am
As to sinus trouble-I'm the queen. My doc had me on daily Claritin for years. But Claritin didnt really do the trick. I had a very bad sinus infection a couple of years ago and saw a specialist. HE put me on Guifenisin, which is like Robitussin in pill form. Helps enormously w/post-nasal drip. And then one-spray-a day Rhinocort(water-base). They've been doing VERY well for me. I use them both year-round.

And Echinacea and Astragalus tinctures all winter.
0 Replies
 
williamhenry3
 
  1  
Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 07:58 pm
My doc wants $25 for the flu shot. I said, "no. Your price is too high."

Maybe a less mercenary provider will appear before it's too late to get the shot. (I am over 50, have respiratory problems and should have the shot. But $25 . . .?)
0 Replies
 
Tommy
 
  1  
Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 01:43 am
Yes, and never again. I was so ill for about two weeks.
0 Replies
 
Phoenix32890
 
  1  
Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 01:49 am
Tommy- Did you have flu like symptoms, or was your illness an allergic reaction to the shot?
0 Replies
 
littlek
 
  1  
Reply Fri 29 Nov, 2002 10:02 pm
Just re-checked the link that Phoenix posted at the top of this thread. Mass. has jumped to twice the occurance of flu reports than the nat'l average.

Gottagettaflushot!
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

Immortality and Doctor Volkov - Discussion by edgarblythe
Sleep Paralysis - Discussion by Nick Ashley
On the edge and toppling off.... - Discussion by Izzie
Surgery--Again - Discussion by Roberta
PTSD, is it caused by a blow to the head? - Question by Rickoshay75
THE GIRL IS ILL - Discussion by Setanta
 
Copyright © 2021 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.05 seconds on 03/06/2021 at 07:47:08