Hope none of you have been hit by the flu bug!

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   Posted 1/16/2009 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I just did today, and I even got a shot in November mad (I'm in IL by the way, seems like it's spreading here pretty quickly)
Fortunately my next Humira injection isn't for another week.

Anyone else get it yet? Any suggestions to deal? Haven't had the flu bug in years...
20 y/o, diagnosed 6/2007. On Humira, no wheat or corn syrup, low sugar, low dairy.

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   Posted 1/16/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi You let the flu bug get you eh ? I guess you got captured. Tylenol and gravol and liquids is pretty much my cure with lots of rest. Hope you feel better soon. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail

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   Posted 1/16/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a bad case of bronchitis in December. Six weeks later and I am just beginning to feel normal. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids, use acetaminophen to treat fever and headaches, and rest as much as possible. If you develop shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sudden dizziness, confusion, or severe or persistent vomiting, seek medical attention right away. Those symtoms can be signs of complications of influenza.

Also, if you get a productive cough and the sputum gets yellow or green, you need to see a doctor. Green sputum is very often a sign of a bacteria infection.

Hope you recover quickly!
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   Posted 1/16/2009 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm with Ides, I got bronchitis at the beginning of December. I just started to feel better around the first of the year, but I start to cough again yesterday, yuck.

For the Flu, I swear by chicken broth, either as soup or just the broth. Lots of rest, and make sure if you are vomiting watch for signs of dehydration. The last bad Flu I got I ended up dehydrated in less than 4 hours.

Best Wishes and try to take it easy this weekend.

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 1/16/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I got symptoms of a cold about 4 nights ago just before going to bed so the next day I was out and grabbed some cold FX, the 3 day pack and it's worked pretty good, I'm still a bit mucousy, but it kicked the sore throat and dizzy head right out.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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