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!