How to abate symptoms of flu?

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    Dec 01, 2014 12:52 AM GMT
    So I recently contracted the flu (happened this morning) and feel really miserable. Anyone have any tips? icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 01, 2014 12:55 AM GMT
    Rest, Ginger ale, tissues, cough drops and Theraflu! ^_^
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    Dec 01, 2014 1:11 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidGo to the Dr. and see if they will give you Tamiflu.
    It works better than any flu medication I've ever tried.
    In January, I caught the swine flu of all things, and because I got in early enough, they were able to get me on Tamiflu and started feeling better the next day. 3 days and you're back to normal.
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    Dec 01, 2014 2:01 AM GMT
    I once caught the flu while in the hospital for a COMPLETELY unrelated issue.

    If you gett the flu while in a hospital it basically means you have gotten a virus that mutated beyond the point that Our medical knowledge can combat.

    My fever went above105.

    I asked if I was going to die.

    Apparrantly even Viri cant kill Me.

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    Dec 01, 2014 4:41 AM GMT
    Nebraskakid467 saidSo I recently contracted the flu (happened this morning) and feel really miserable. Anyone have any tips? icon_sad.gif


    The worst part of the flu to me is waking up in the middle of the night SOAKED in your own sweat lol ughhhhhhh it's soooo uncomfortable but it's a good thing from what I understand...
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    Dec 02, 2014 1:43 AM GMT
    Thank you for the help everyone! So I guess I do not have the flu but today I have had completely black stool, which is indicative of bleeding in my upper gastrointestinal tract. icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 02, 2014 2:45 AM GMT
    Last time I had the flu I got a week off work and I lost ten pounds! That was many years ago. I can't wait to get it again as I have a few extra pounds I've been fighting to get rid of.
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    Dec 02, 2014 3:57 AM GMT
    vitamin C and Zinc help,

    echinacia, lavender and yarrow tea is good

    but go see a doctor if it is bad because you'll be too sick to want eat or drink any thing

    Sometimes if it is bad I like a shot of whiskey with lemon and honey warmed up
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    Dec 02, 2014 3:59 AM GMT
    Vitamin C. Eat oranges or drink pulpy orange juice. If you're not congested or fevered, try to get out and walk around for a bit. Basically, get some fresh air and get the blood circulating.
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    Dec 02, 2014 4:02 AM GMT
    Nebraskakid467 saidThank you for the help everyone! So I guess I do not have the flu but today I have had completely black stool, which is indicative of bleeding in my upper gastrointestinal tract. icon_sad.gif
    Make sure to drink a lot of water. How are you now?
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    Dec 02, 2014 4:07 AM GMT
    Thank you for continued advice and support everyone! And Henry, I am doing a little better...still scared about my poo though haha!
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    Dec 02, 2014 4:13 AM GMT
    Get enough rest.drink OJ and hot tea,I hear sucking on those Coldezzz zinc tablets can help too.Feel better soon!
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    Dec 02, 2014 4:15 AM GMT
    There are all kinds of viruses that are not the flu. Most people can't tell the difference. (Hence all the ranting about "my flu shot didn't do any good.") You may have one that primarily attacks the intestines (colloquially referred to as "stomach flu.") Influenza, in contrast, primarily attacks the lungs.
    For most viruses, there is nothing to be done but keep hydrated and wait it out.
    If your temperature goes over 103 or lasts more than a few days, or if you vomit everything you try to eat, get to a doctor. Persistent diarrhea might also be a problem.

    Many insurance plans have a "nurses hotline" that you can call for free advice - might be worth checking in to.
  • Webster666

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    Dec 02, 2014 4:38 AM GMT
    Get a flu shot, in October...
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    Dec 02, 2014 4:48 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidThere are all kinds of viruses that are not the flu. Most people can't tell the difference. (Hence all the ranting about "my flu shot didn't do any good.") You may have one that primarily attacks the intestines (colloquially referred to as "stomach flu.") Influenza, in contrast, primarily attacks the lungs.
    For most viruses, there is nothing to be done but keep hydrated and wait it out.
    If your temperature goes over 103 or lasts more than a few days, or if you vomit everything you try to eat, get to a doctor. Persistent diarrhea might also be a problem.

    Many insurance plans have a "nurses hotline" that you can call for free advice - might be worth checking in to.


    Or I like the people who are up and walking around saying they have the flu! LOL

    Trust me, if your ass really has the flu you are not walking around! Last time I had the flu every joint in my body ached, I had a fever of 104 degrees F, chills with uncontrollable shivering, and it physically hurt for anyone to touch me. And yes, they can treat the symptoms but you really have to wait it out as your body fights the virus. It took nearly a week for me to feel half way normal. I know now why the flu kills the very young and elderly.
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    Dec 02, 2014 1:58 PM GMT
    Nebraskakid467 saidSo I recently contracted the flu (happened this morning) and feel really miserable. Anyone have any tips? icon_sad.gif


    Tamiflu, taken within the first 72 hours, can greatly reduce the symptoms. It's a prescription, so see your doctor as soon as you can.