I Guess I Just Had To Join You....

@CatsandDogs (13964)
United States
February 24, 2008 5:02pm CST
After trying like a mad woman to keep from getting sick with the flu, it seems I got it anyway. I woke up this morning feeling fine and refreshed, got some brunch, took the rest of my meds and not even a half hour later, I'm dizzy and feeling a bit bla like. I cross stitched some and some more and finally it got the best of me in which I had to lay down. I thought it would be for a few minutes but it turned to be about 2 -3 hours and still, I feel the same except adding that I'm feeling a little hot. Lovely. Just lovely. So this said, I just may be off of here for a few days. Not by choice of course. ARG!! I'll try to catch up when I can. Blessings to you all!!
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@kellys3ps (3728)
• United States
24 Feb 08
I am sorry to hear that you caught it too! This year had been surprisingly good for me (I usually catch everything and this year have been relatively healthy) until 2 weeks ago when I got the fly as well. It started with a neck ache that wouldn't go away, then a fever and then the cold. No fun! Hope you feel better soon!
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
25 Feb 08
There is a new strand of the flu which wasn't caught in time before the flu shots were made and it's what most people are catching. I have lupus so I can easiliy catch anything and HAVE to have the flu shot every year. But I'm on steriods right now thanks to shoulder pain which my doctor thinks it's due to a herniated disc in my spine and I going in to have an mri tomorrow afternoon to see what is going on but in the meantime, I missed a dose of it yesterday and the day before and my mom thinks that may be the problem. I can only hope because I sure feel miserable. It's bad enough that the stuff makes one gain so much weight and then to make you feel awful? Oh man it sucks! lol
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@GardenGerty (99285)
• United States
25 Feb 08
It can give you mood swings too. I had a great niece living with me who had lots of asthma problems. When we had to put her on steroids it was a very rapid cycle from severe, crying her heart out depression to a giddy drunk running up and down the stairs. Luckily, when I had to take steroids it had nowhere near that effect. I am tending to side with your mom. I hope you feel better soon. Steroids also reduce your immune system.
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@GardenGerty (99285)
• United States
24 Feb 08
So sorry that you are feeling badly. I can only hope that it is not the "influenza" flu. That is characterized by body aches and fever,No upper respiratory, to speak of. rapid onset. On the other hand, everywhere I have been lately, people have had "stomach flu" which is technically not a flu, but is a virus. It can be the poop or puke variety, or if you are really lucky, it can be both, simultaneously. (sarcasm) Whatever it turns out that you have, please stay hydrated. Lots of water, and broth, and gingerale, and gatorade. Sleep. Take acetaminophen if you need pain or fever relief.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I was lucky this year. I had totally forgotten to get my yearly flu vaccination. I caught the stomach flu but not the influenze luckily. I avoided the aches and pains. Just the sinus headaches and what not. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
25 Feb 08
After talking to my mom, she thinks it could be the steriod that I'm taking due to a possible herniated disk in my neck which is hurting my shoulder. You know how you have to take the pills at a certain time and at the days go by the amount is lowered till the body is weaned off, well I missed a dose two days in a row so maybe just maybe I'm having side effects from that. I go in tomorrow for an mri to see what exactly is going on with my neck then we can know for sure what the heck we're treating. I do know this though. I'M SO SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND BEING IN PAIN!! :o)
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
25 Feb 08
I am so sorry that you are not feeling well. I hope that you feel better soon and get back to Mylot.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Thanks Rozie.... I just had to join in with the ranks, didn't I? lol After talking to my mom, she thinks it could be the steriod that I'm taking due to a possible herniated disk in my neck which is hurting my shoulder. You know how you have to take the pills at a certain time and at the days go by the amount is lowered till the body is weaned off, well I missed a dose two days in a row so maybe just maybe I'm having side effects from that. I go in tomorrow for an mri to see what exactly is going on with my neck then we can know for sure what the heck we're treating. And there is a new strand of the flu going around and it's rampant everywhere. The makers of the flu shot didn't catch the strand in time when the shots were made and is why so many are getting sick. I just pray it's not actually this flu that's going around and the meds instead.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
25 Feb 08
I got the new flu too. I ended up in the emergency room. It was awful.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
1 Mar 08
Aww you poor old thing. Don't worry about getting behind, as you can see, I'm way back. Hope you are feeling more the thing now. Flu can be so awful and take so much out of you. I've been lucky and avoided it for years. Last time I came close I actually had pneumonia and I was very ill.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
1 Mar 08
Thanks so much MsTickle! I'm feeling much better today, thank goodness. Whew! What a ride being sick is! UGH!!
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@mummymo (23707)
26 Feb 08
Oh No, you have succumbed to the dreaded lurgy! Poor you. I do hope that you do not get it too bad and are not laid low for any length of time! Get wells soon cats and hurry back to being totally well! xxx
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I'm feeling a lot better tonight. Thanks so much!
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@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I definitely feel for you! My whole family (except my 10 year old son) got caught with a nasty stomach bug a couple of weeks ago. It was terrible. I haven't been that sick in years. I even got my flu shot this year. Mine hit me in the middle of the night, I woke up with it. I was sick all day and night. I didn't really feel 100% for about 3 days. I hope you feel better soon.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
27 Feb 08
Thanks so much. I'm feeling a wee bit better now thanks. :)
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Drink lots of fluids and get plenty of rest. I am just getting over a bad bout with the stomach flu as well. Get well soon friend. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Thanks Grandpa... I'm really hoping against hope that it's not the flu but it's hard as **** to tell when feeling so miserable. Glad you're feeling better though!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Aww-- sorry to hear you got the bug now. Did you by any chance get a flu shot? I just heard on the news last night, how ineffective the flu shot has been this year as it doesn't prevent all strains of the flu...something like twenty types...yeesh Hope you feel better as soon as possible ((HUgs))
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Hey pye... Yeah I get the flu shot religiously. I have to thanks to having lupus. After talking to my mom, she thinks it could be the steriod that I'm taking due to a possible herniated disk in my neck which is hurting my shoulder. You know how you have to take the pills at a certain time and at the days go by the amount is lowered till the body is weaned off, well I missed a dose two days in a row so maybe just maybe I'm having side effects from that. I go in tomorrow for an mri to see what exactly is going on with my neck then we can know for sure what the heck we're treating. And there is a new strand of the flu going around and it's rampant everywhere. The makers of the flu shot didn't catch the strand in time when the shots were made and is why so many are getting sick. I just pray it's not actually this flu that's going around and the meds instead.
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• Pakistan
4 Mar 08
sorry to know that you are far from well. This is a fact. this is a life and reality of life. wish you best health. take care of your well health and be well soon. flu is common now a days. here is an herbal recipe: Joshanda is centuries old herbal tea for flu, cough, cold, catarrh, irritation of throat and fever. It is available in instantly solvable form. You can mix it in a cup of hot water or hot tea and sip lowly. Use thrice a day. If your throat is infected with onions, then you should use antibiotics after consultation of medical experts
• United States
5 Mar 08
Awwww sorry to hear that. Hope you get to feeling better really soon!