Are You Interested in Fighting Off the H1N1 Virus Until You Can Get Your Shot???

@LadyMarissa (12161)
United States
September 3, 2009 5:13pm CST
http://www.wyff4.com/news/20669596/detail.html This link suggests ways to improve your immune system so you're not as susceptible to getting sick. There is a video in the upper right corner giving more information. I have a friend who practically lives in this woman's shop & swears by every word spoken by Terry!!! http://www.wyff4.com/health/20710080/detail.html This link tells you how to make an emergency H1N1 Flu kit for under $20.00. This is to help you maybe fight off the virus until you can get your shot. I don't know about most of you, but the thought of an H1N1 shot scares the hell outta me!!! The drug companies are rushing the vaccine through so fast, I fear the side effects!!! Since they are insisting it will be the young people affected by this virus (& I'm NOT young anymore) I may just go for the regular flu shot & use an emergency kit as a backup. What are your plans for this flu season???
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• China
5 Sep 09
I agree that the best way to avoid getting this virus is to wash your hands.At sometimes you should improve your inmune system, eat a well balanced meal.Then you will not get sick.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
5 Sep 09
Good article. Thanks for posting. I plan to get the regular flu shot and the 2 H1N1 shots offered. The side effects can be uncomfortable but in the longrun think it would be better than actually getting the flu. Am also entertaining getting the pneumonia shot. I am not real fond of shots but am willing to lend my arm to something that may prevent the flu.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
4 Sep 09
I sure hope my family does not get this, this year. We cannot afford it for one without insurance and we work seven days a week as it is anyway. I hope that my family will eat right and take their vitamins to reduce the risk for it.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
4 Sep 09
I worry more about my 13 year old niece & my sister-in-law who is a teacher than I do about myself. If they get it, I don't have to be around them. The company I work for is beginning to let us work from home as long as we can keep our work current. I've been doing real well with that!!! So, if we get many sick at work, I can switch over & work mostly from home.
@marguicha (97140)
• Chile
3 Sep 09
I am 64 years old and I´ve never had a flu shot in my life although once a friend of mine got the shots and brought her daughter in law who was a nurse to do it at my home. I said, no, thank you, and served coffee. I´ll do the same now. My inmune system better behave. I won´t wear masks either. In my city, in the Metro, one sees people looking like they have come right out of a sci fiction movie. Masks and all. If you want to improve your inmune system, eat a well balanced meal, forget MacDonalds and eat honey. Bees know best. Take care
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
4 Sep 09
I had a rather nasty illness almost 20 years ago & my doctor insisted that I take the flu shot every year from then on. I didn't like the idea, but I'm used to it now. I've also found that I get less colds & other illnesses during the winter so now I make sure I get the regular flu shot every year!!! I normally wash my hands a lot & I've gotten in the habit of using the hand wipes & the hand sanitizer frequently, so I'm feeling pretty safe. People our age are supposed to be one of the LAST to catch H1N1. So I'll let a young person who it susceptible to it take my shots!!!
• United States
3 Sep 09
I think you are very wise, to question the vaccine they are planning to give. I have heard that the initial doses will not contain a dangerous chemical that the later doses will have in it. this is so they can say the vaccine is safe and then blame the flu for whatever happens to those that get very ill (or worse) from the later shots. The best way to avoid getting this virus is to wash your hands, get out in the sun and get your natural dose of vitamin D. If you can't be out in the sun, or work during the day, take vitamin D supplements. Vitamin,E and of course vitamin C will also help you strengthen your immune system. Eat healthy, lots of veggies, fruit and filtered water. The more nutritious your meals are, the better your chances for having a strong enough immune system, one that can naturally fight off the swine flu. My plan for my family is lots of veggies, fruit (organics) and vitamins. Getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of water and 100& fruit juices.
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@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
4 Sep 09
I'm already doing most of that. So, maybe I'll be safe most of this season!!! I've been taking the regular flu shot for almost 20 years & I've never had a problem with it. It's the H1N1 sot that worries me. I'm on the top of the list for people needing to take the regular flu shot & on the bottom of the list for the H1N1 shot. That also makes me feel I don't need to take it!!!
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I don't think you need to make an emergency kit for the H1N1 virus. But I think it's totally fine if you want to make yourself a generally more healthy person. It can't hurt anything to drink more OJ or bump up your anti-oxidant intake. Even if you aren't exposed to H1N1, you can fight off whatever other bugs happen to be going around.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
8 Sep 09
Thank you for sharing the link with all of us as this is good to know. I have heard that they are not sure how people will react to the vaccine shot once it comes out. It may not be good for everyone to have as it could cause bad side effects or worse. I hesitate to take shots that are new and the results are not fully known. The best thing for people to do to limit their chances of getting it is by washing their hands regularly with soap and/or use hand sanitizers. People should always cough/sneeze into a tissue or into their clothes to prevent germs from spreading. There are also face masks out there for extra safety.