I have swine flu

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Butterflake
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   Posted 1/14/2010 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
My BF took me to the ER and they did a chest x-ray, blood work and nasal culture. The nurse called me yesterday to say the culture is positive for swine flu. I got the seasonal flu shot, but not H1N1. darn. Get your H1N1 swine flu shots! Love, Butterflake
Systemic Lupus ('05), depression, fibro, sjogrens, cns issues, diabetes, gerd, hypertension, colitis, stage 1 kidney disease  Rx: Cellcept, plaquenil, prednisone, celebrex, prozac, wellbutrin, klonopin, neurontin, ambien, lisionpril, actos, nexeum, simvastin, lomotil, cholestryramine, claritin, nasonex,  PRN: tylenol arthritis, flexeril, phenegren, vitamins, Acupuncture.  Donna 


redrose77
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   Posted 1/14/2010 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Wish I could, every time I get a shot for the flu I get a lupus flare. my body doesn't like vaccines. I hope you feel better soon.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sj√∂gren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 1/14/2010 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry, Butterflake. Nothing is much more miserable than being sick on top of being sick. Hope it passes soon.
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aimsgirl16
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   Posted 1/14/2010 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Bah!!!! Sorry Donna, Hope it passes for you quick.

MJLD
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   Posted 1/14/2010 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Girl...i'm so sorry you are so sick! Take care!!! Drink lots of fluids!! Judy

Barbara Lee
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   Posted 1/14/2010 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Butterflake:

I'm so sorry that you've gotten the swine flu. I had it back in November and it really was the pits. My whole family had it, I needed 3 rounds of Tamiflu before I was able to kick. If you're not on it, maybe you could discuss this medication with you doctor. I agree with Lynn there nothing worse than being sick on top of already being so sick. I wish you the best and many (((((hugs))))) to you. I'm hoping you'll feel better tomorrow.

Love,
Barbara
dx fibro, SLE, glaucoma, cateracts, bells palsy, depression, migraine headaches, gastreopaersis, chronic anemia, RA,MDS (Blood Cancer). Tons of meds.


PattyLatty
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   Posted 1/14/2010 7:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna,

Ouch! That's too bad. I had both of my flu shots (regular and h1n1) last year, but thanks for the reminder. I hope you recover soon. Take GOOD care of yourself. I know two people who ended up with pneumonia. Let us know when you're back in the saddle.

Pat
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jhmom
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   Posted 1/17/2010 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
(((( Donna ))))) I am so sorry you have the flu, I pray you are feeling better today!
Stacie
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Butterflake
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   Posted 1/18/2010 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much everyone for the positive energy and prayers. I finished my Tamiflu and it's been a big help. I'm also taking Levoquin antibiotic. I'm still in bed most of the day, but I'm improving. I really appreciate your well wishes. Love, Butterflake
Systemic Lupus ('05), depression, fibro, sjogrens, cns issues, diabetes, gerd, hypertension, colitis, stage 1 kidney disease  Rx: Cellcept, plaquenil, prednisone, celebrex, prozac, wellbutrin, klonopin, neurontin, ambien, lisionpril, actos, nexeum, simvastin, lomotil, cholestryramine, claritin, nasonex,  PRN: tylenol arthritis, flexeril, phenegren, vitamins, Acupuncture.  Donna 


mmmj
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   Posted 1/18/2010 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello,

I am new to this forum and relatively new to a Lupus diagnosis. I am still trying to understand the in and outs of the disease. I do have one experience to share though, and that is that I had a flare at the same time I had swine flu. I am sorry that you have this unfortunate timing as well. Stay hydrated and take care of yourself. It took me a month and a half to recover from that, but have been well since.

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aimsgirl16
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   Posted 1/20/2010 5:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Donna, sounds like they had you on the same meds I was on when I had the H1N1. Also had my on Tamiflu and Levaquin and Bactrim. The worst part and the part that lasted the longest was that dern cough...How are you feeling?
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