Hi Everyone. I had the flu shot last fall and just to make things interesting, I now have influenza (the flu). Hubby insisted I go to ER last Wednesday because of a terrible cough I developed that day. ER ran EKG, chest x-ray and blood tests, then told us to wait in the waiting room. I was wearing a respirator mask which I brought from home, but as it turns out that was for the other patients' safety. After waiting hours I decided it must not be serious so we left.
Today he took me to my PCP and the test for flu was positive. I'm within the 72 hour window of starting Tamiflu, so I have that cough pearls. Last Friday I had a Benlysta infusion with solumedrol added. I had pretty much decided that I was not going to have any further Benlysta infusions, but this cements it. Just as well cause my rheumy wanted me to stop anyway, but agreed to let me try it with solumedrol. Between the solumedrol, cellcept, and Benlysta, flu found an easy host. Love, Butterflake