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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-29-2005, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cold or Flu???

For any that don't know the difference in the symptoms....

The flu has a sudden onset with symptoms that include high fever and chills, cough, runny or congested nose, sore throat, intense fatigue, severe muscle aches, and headache.

The common cold is much less severe, with symptoms such as low-grade fever, cough, runny or congested nose, sneezing, and mild sore throat.



My son unfortunately has 103 fever.. and is definately starting with the flu which is already fast traveling thru AZ... 808 cases with 424 from just last week...
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-29-2005, 09:51 PM
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Goin round out here too. Everbody at work, home, daughters school when I picke her up.

But I never get a flu shot either.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-30-2005, 01:46 AM
 
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that sucks... i was sick for 4 weeks a little while ago...wasn't fun....but now all of my roommates have it and its funny know i gave it to them
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be careful with the flu shots everyone, I just found this out from my new neighbor's-

My new neighbor is a quadraplegic in a wheelchair, and when he first moved in I was talking to his brother, both of them are in there late 30's early 40's, in conversation I asked what had happened to his brother. After he told me he was a Navy fighter pilot, I thought perhaps it was a combat injury, he then told me that he was also a fireman for several years, so I then ask if it was a fire fighting accident, to which he again told me no.

This was the result of a flu shot he received at the VA hospital, and that at the time, 20 other patients received shots from the same lot of syrum, with similier debilitating symptoms. Within 48hrs. after the shot he lost all feeling & use of his extremities below the waist. Within another 24hrs. he was comotose, when he came out of the coma, he is as he is today, a quad. The syndrome is attacking and eating his nerves, it is irreversable and fatal, it is only a matter of time.

This is so tragically sad that something as minor as a flu shot can strike down an unbelievable heathy and verile young man, as quickly as it has, and not be treatable.

I was told this story 2 days after I got my flu shot.

this is what my neighbor has-Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
What is GBS?
Guillain-Barré (pronounced ghee-YAN bah-RAY) syndrome is a disease in which the body damages its own nerve cells (outside of the brain and spinal cord), resulting in muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. GBS can last for weeks to months. Most people eventually recover completely or nearly completely, but some people have permanent nerve damage and between 5% and 6% of people who develop GBS die. GBS affects people of both sexes and all ages, and has been reported in all races.


What causes GBS?
It is thought that GBS may be triggered by an infection. The infection that most commonly precedes GBS is caused by a bacterium called Campylobacter jejuni. Other respiratory or intestinal illnesses and other triggers may also precede an episode of GBS. In 1976, vaccination with the swine flu vaccine was associated with getting GBS. Several studies have been done to evaluate if other flu vaccines since 1976 were associated with GBS. Only one of the studies showed an association. That study suggested that one person out of 1 million vaccinated persons may be at risk of GBS associated with the vaccine.


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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-30-2005, 10:59 AM
 
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I got sick twice in one week....both fever/chills/headache etc
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-30-2005, 11:57 AM
 
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I dont get flu shots.

I tough my shit out....period...no drugs, no pills, no nothing
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I dont get flu shots.

I tough my shit out....period...no drugs, no pills, no nothing

I'm the same way. In fact its been years since I've had a cold or flu. Flu ant shit try getting nailed by a gila monster If you want to know the meaning of pain. I did and I toughed It out, no doctors, no drugs, LOL


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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-30-2005, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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I rarely get sick.. if I do it's like 24 hours tops.... unlike others in and out of my house .... :laugh

My son kicked the fever for the most part... down under 100 finally...
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I'm the same way. In fact its been years since I've had a cold or flu. Flu ant shit try getting nailed by a gila monster If you want to know the meaning of pain. I did and I toughed It out, no doctors, no drugs, LOL


you too???

never go camping here with out some first aid I found out!!!
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