Has anyone had a flare/reaction from taking Tamiflu?

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 3/7/2008 12:02 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband has a severe flu bug (high fever/aches for going on 4 days now) that my doc is worried will spread to me (the Crohnie) and my 3 young kids (non-Crohnies).  They prescribed Tamiflu for all of us (holy break my checkbook, by the way) and I'm nervous about 1) all this talk about kids in Japan dying from taking it/psychotic reactions, etc. and 2) setting off my Crohn's
I trust my pediatrician on her judgment for my kids HOWEVER, it still makes me nervous.
Any Crohnies have experience with Tamiflu they would like to share?
I have a message into my GI doc but not sure if I will hear back in time b4 I need to start taking this.  Thanks!!!

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 3/7/2008 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Although my daughter doesn't have Crohn's she did have that influenza bug about 2 weeks ago. She had high fever for nearly 6 days (she's 17). We kept her away from everyone, washed our hands diligently, used a lot of Lysol, and thankfully no one else in the family got it. (She now knows what it means to be quarantined!) We did not use Tamiflu. I hear mixed reviews on it. A close friend used it for her son who's 12, and he was sicker longer than my daughter. They felt it did not work.

I hadn't heard about the negative reactions in Japan, though! confused ....scary....
Mother to 15 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.

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