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It's been many years since I've had the flu and I do get the flu shot every year.

However, my doctor tested me yesterday and I was positive for influenza type A.

It started Monday AM with a really bad non-stop dry cough. Tuesday's coughing attacks were even worse so I called the doc and took the earliest appt on Wednesday.

Never checked my temp on Monday but after I got home on Tuesday I had a 101.5. Since then the lowest it's been was 100.5 and the highest was 102.5.

I am utterly miserable and hope the Tamiflu starts working son.
 
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I think it depends at what stage the flu is at when you start Tamiflu. Be cautious, I understand that can have some weird side effects, not necessarily physical, but mental.


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The last time I had sho'nuff FLU, it was Flu A. They had vaccinated for "B" that year.
Anyone that shows up witha sniffle and says "oh, its just a touch of flu" is wrong.

Other than food poisoning, I've never had anything knock me down like the flu.

rest, fluids and STAY HOME!
Hope you get better soon.
 
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I have often wondered, exactly how do they test you for the flu? Is it a swab of the mouth? I honestly do not know.
 
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Originally posted by MagicHorse:
I have often wondered, exactly how do they test you for the flu? Is it a swab of the mouth? I honestly do not know.

It's a nasal swab.


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12131 is spot on.

Nasal swab that goes way up your nose. My eyes teared thereafter.

They add a liquid to a "litmus" type paper that is contained within a plastic shell. The plastic had pre-delineated spots for "A", "B", and "C".

I'm just glad the generic Tamiflu is working. This morning is the first time my temp has been in the 98's.
 
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What do they swab for intestinal flu? Just wondering.
 
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Regular old Influenza. How quaint. You have to keep up with times.

And no, h2, I'm not minimizing what you're going through.
 
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Tamiflu can have some odd physical,side effects as well. I took it for the flu a couple of years ago and it cleared up the flu symptoms EXCEPT the diarrhea, that it actually extended several days.
 
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Flu shot last fall plus the new antiviral xofluza on the 2nd day of symptoms and I broke the fever in 24 hours. Tamiflu sucks, but is better than nothing.
 
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Get better soon.

I got the Flu two years ago. Think it was Influenza A. They did the nasal swab. Fever was 102 at one point.

I can't remember being sicker ever before. Having the full-blown Flu is no joke. It knocks you down for the count.


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Originally posted by Fredward:
What do they swab for intestinal flu? Just wondering.


They use a much longer swab.

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Flu AND Corona are going around. What if you got bitch slapped by both? We just had a local doctor die of it, and another doctor now has it. It’s more wide spread than thought...


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When I was tested for the flu the doc tested for Influenza A,B,C (at least that was how the test kit was labeled).

I was positive for A and so they did not bother testing for corona.

However like you said Bubbatime, you could get the regular flu and corona too.
 
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