The Flu Is Here

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by Beef, Nov 5, 2005.

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  1. Beef

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    On the past Monday I began feeling bad and took with a fever. As each day pasted it got worse. On Thursday at 5 p.m. I just totally collapsed .

    Since then its been rough fighting fever as high as 103. Mainly I remained in bed not by choice but because this flu just puts me to sleep....several times a day.....never known anything like this! Head was staying in a fog like state.
    Had some medication brought to me.....an what worked best was:

    Robitussin DM Cough > coughing severe > very sore throat

    Alka Seltzer Plus Flu > for head and body pain

    For the fever.....now no laughing it worked > one table spoon vinagar in four ounces of juice. Was the ONLY thing that brough the fever down.

    You do not want to get this bug......its severe....a child would take it very hard an need constant monitoring......the sleeping part is bad because you just can't wake yourself ....your body becomes that weak....for a child that could be dangerous. An the older folks as well

    Its now been six days an I do not feel much better....the fever seems to be under control until I lay down then it returns. The high fever by far is the worse......at one point I layed in a bath tub of cold water....was un able to locate the phone to call for help........

    been spleeping on average of 12 hours a day on and off....an still tired.

    ironically I am to get the flu shot next week.....


    oh, no sodas....the carbonated water made it difficult to breath.....go for water or juices.

    For the most part my body is very strong but this flu brough me to my knees.....an it just lingers for days.....expect to see some improvement by the sixth day....not sooner!
     
  2. Primrose

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    I feel your pain.:oops: Hope you get well soon..:(
     

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  3. FanJ

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    Best wishes, Beef !!!

    Get well soon !!!

    Most warmest regards, Jan.
     
  4. Devinco

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    Beef,

    Sorry you are feeling so lousy. I had one of those knock down drag out flus this year too, not fun.

    I know you've heard it 10,000 times, but do drink a lot of fluids. What kept me hydrated was Gatorade sports drink. Pretty awful tasting (the green one they claim is lemon lime is the most palatable), but it works. Get a few gallons and drink like a fish throughout the day and night (you can dilute the taste with water too). Sweating also helps flush out toxins (but don't keep wet clothes on the chest for long). Fevers seem to have a tendency to go up in the evening. And get plenty of rest.

    Everyone has there own remedies which works best for them (kind of like antivirus software). I don't know if you like natural remedies, but the Boneset herb works really well. It is available in pill form and cut herb for making tea. (I used the cut herbs)
    It should be taken for no more than ten days at a time. It is most effective when taken at the very early onset of symptoms (like when you think there might be a catch in your throat, etc.). It has worked for me on numerous ocassions to greatly lessen the intensity and duration of colds and flus.
    It also works well if you already have the full flu symptoms, though the results are not as dramatic as early treatment.

    Hope you feel better soon. :)
     
  5. Beef

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    My sincerest thanks to everyone.........your good wishes gratefully accepted.

    Last night was yet another rough one with high fever........Devinco, your advice is well taken.....unfortunately it wasn't until about an hour ago that I would trust myself to drive........went to the market an loaded up on soup and drink....also juice............

    ouch,,that big needle reminds of my upcoming flu shot......LOL

    Have been working ten hour days then going to school at night another three hours...on the road at least a couple of hours as well......an this flu hit.......guess my body is just exhusted as well as sick.......

    My heart is sad just thinking of all those little ones out there who will eventually be getting this flu...............
     
  6. Primrose

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    Well you take care of yourself..and thanks for helping out here in the Wilders forums with your knowledge.
     
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  8. Beef

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    BB.., thats just beautiful.......made me actually smile.....thank you from my heart....
     
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    Don`t forget to eat lots of chicken soup...not beef. :) Take care.
     
  11. beetlejuice

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    I've been lucky and missed out on the flu for the last 2 years. :D
     
  12. Beef

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    RITA

    Thanks ever so much for the beautiful flowers......never had a lady give me flowers..this is a real first......an the colors I like most at that.




    BJ

    oops.. read your advice after having ate beef soup.....have already had all the chicken soup that was in the house.


    Thank you guys...I consider your kindness as a very special sharing and caring.............wish I could say that I was better.....but am not....if this continues I will go have the hospital check me out....
     
  13. hollywoodpc

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    See . If you would have used some advice from the " wannabees " around here , you would be safe !
    teasing you my friend . Been there and done that . Get well soon . I mean that . That thing is a real pain .
     
  14. Beef

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    LOL......got to just lorv you hollywoodpc....your post caugh me off guard an had me laughing and coughing at the same time......


    Thanks for sharing..........enjoyed meeting......


    With this illness I think I best go to bed now.....


    Goodnight all you nice people......warmest regards
     
  15. Beef

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    Just thought to let you nice folks know that over night my condition has worsen an just as soon as I feel strong enough to drive I will go the hospital........have them check me out........can barely breath.
     
  16. Beef

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    Have returned from the hospital............what began as the FLU ...became an inflammation of the main air passages to the lungs due to Bronchitis........

    This cost me $2800........an had to put off purchasing inhalers which would cost $99........

    Hopefully AB meds will clear the infection......the doctors suggested I remain in the hospital but I wasn't much on that idea......

    Until Later
     
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  18. controler

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    Hey beef all ya need is good antibiotics now

    I have some extra I can send ya . Otherwise Epsomes salts work good for the flu, clean the system right out. That is what they used in the 1918 pandemic.
    A guy live3d thru that and is 91 today.
    I bought my first herbs book in 80. There is two very strong herbs that fix this kind of crap. Goldenseal-Echenecia.

    controler
     
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