View Full Version : SO WHO HAS EXPERIENCED H1N1 ALREADY?
10-22-2009, 03:53 PM
i have been sick for the last 3 days. i went to the doctor they said i have all the symptoms of H1N1 flu virus. this thing is kicking my butt!! has anyone else had a chance to enjoy this virus yet? any there is no sign in the future of when the flu shot for H1N1 will be out. sorry but i think its too late
10-22-2009, 04:21 PM
Problem is they don't know for sure if you have it as you didn't do a blood test. From what I heard, the tests only have a 50% rate of getting it right anyway.
Nope, haven't had the chance and hope I don't get to.
10-22-2009, 04:30 PM
i know half my school has!
10-22-2009, 04:39 PM
So far, so good for my family, but I have co-workers that are experiencing it. Nasty crap! I remember back in the mid 1970's a simular strain of flu made pandamonia.
10-22-2009, 04:57 PM
Our next door neighbor said her sister in law and mother in law have it.... And she and her son have been sick for over a week.( but they dont think its H1N1) I started getting a sore throat yesterday!...... They closed a school in St. Charles Il.
10-22-2009, 07:49 PM
I was just back in the hospital for a day and a half last week (for a 'nuther 25 minute heart catheterization). While there I also got the "normal:" flu shot (not H1N1), and a "pandamonia" shot as well.
It looks like maybe the latter was a good idea, eh?
(Does that mean the pandas at risk too? Hmmm … or maybe that was "newmonia"? ) http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif
10-22-2009, 07:53 PM
It is the flu. Nothing more. Just another strain that the media blew out of proportion.
10-22-2009, 07:59 PM
My family and I have not had it. Pleanty of reports from the school that it is going around. A couple of co-workers have had it. I work at a medical facility, so I was able to get the H1N1 nasal spray. Cross my fingers that it works. It sounds like it is nasty stuff!
10-22-2009, 08:21 PM
Whole family has been passing it back and forth for about two weeks. Now youngest one has streped throat and wife has also. Three local schools shut down from tues till the end of the week. I know I could sleep all day if I could. But I gotta get my jdfix.....
10-22-2009, 08:24 PM
I think formanek is right. Just a way to "prepare" us for a bird flu.
My wife has it right now, I'm just hoping not to get it.
Think Snow! -Dave
10-22-2009, 09:15 PM
formanek - well put!
10-22-2009, 09:21 PM
I have my own version of the H1N1 shot. It consists of 1 shot Hennesy and 1 shot of Nyquil, repeat until all symptoms are gone or until you could care less.
10-22-2009, 10:22 PM
ive been laid up since last friday, finally feelin like a normal person again, penicillian works wonders.
10-23-2009, 08:03 AM
If penicillin fixed you, then you didn't have the flu.
10-23-2009, 08:42 AM
<font color="0000ff">I AM the Flu</font>
<font color="0000ff">Sure hope I don't "catch" it though. YUK!</font>
10-23-2009, 08:53 AM
Had strep throat last Friday. I haven't had that since I was 10, that's 24 years ago. Thought I was coming down with H1N1 though. Glad I went and got a throat culture. I have not gotten either flu shots yet, and don't know if I will.
10-23-2009, 12:05 PM
Well said Formanek, the Flu is the Flu. A couple years ago I missed getting my annual Flu shot and low and behold I came down with the Flu. Knocked me right on my *** for over a week. Any strain of Flu is NASTY. Just my 2 cents.
10-23-2009, 12:08 PM
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/10/21/Special-Swine-Flu- Update.aspx (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/10/21/Special-Swine-Flu-Update.aspx)
10-23-2009, 12:16 PM
polarisrider1- Would that be a "flu bomb?"
Most of us have had some bug here at work. You feel like crap for two days and then it goes away. No big deal. From what I have read everyone responds a little differently. I have had worse hangovers.
10-23-2009, 12:49 PM
Formanek, I agree. Nothing more than a media frenzy, anything they co do to instill fear in everyone. Once this passes, then it will be the gas prices for next summer....
10-23-2009, 01:21 PM
Scared people are easier to control.
10-23-2009, 04:22 PM
i had it then it turned into pnumonia and put me in the hospital.just got out of quarentine.hope to get out soon
10-23-2009, 05:09 PM
now that im 3 days into it being sick ive lost my high fever and now getting a killer sinus infection and cold. i love it!!
10-23-2009, 06:33 PM
What do you want to know about it? I've exhibited all of the signs since Monday night. My fever is gone, and most of the body aches, as well as the throbbing headaches and chills. What remains is a raspy noise in my chest (possible pneumonia symptom) and slight fatigue, in spite of being in bed 20 hours a day for the last 4. Oh yeah..the cough is still there.
Media Frenzy? Everything is a media frenzy. That much is true. The H1N1 strain is different in it's attack on the respiratory system. I've witnessed that first hand. I can state with certainty that this is one bad boy flu bug. The worst I've had in 50 years.
10-23-2009, 07:19 PM
Oh my so much whining, Its the flu. Get over it. Nyquil it to death. It's the who cares if I live or die medicine. I don't get paid sick days so I just skip the whole flu scene. 1 shot Hot dam, 1 shot Nyquil. works every time. H1N1 flu antidote.
10-23-2009, 07:49 PM
Polarisrider... I tried the flu bomb.. It snucks!
Here's a better one
Rocks glass with ice
1 shot of Nyquil
2 shots of Jaegermeister
Dash of lemon juice
packet of Sugar in the Raw
top off with Red Bull
MUCH tastier than the previous Flu Bomb. Also, after three or four of these, you cant even remember what "Flu" is!!!
10-23-2009, 08:03 PM
I grew up on a pig farm, so I should be immune.
10-23-2009, 08:31 PM
My son had it, missed 5 days of school but didn't feel too bad. A little girl about 30 miles down the road passed away after about 24 hours with it. You just never know.
10-23-2009, 11:12 PM
You can't watch any news show without some mention of the H1N1 flu update. The media frenzy is sending to many people in a panic. I am a nurse in a hospital whose supply of H1N1 testing kits are quickly being depleted due to the fact that anyone with any aches and pains, cough, fever, sore throat etc. wants to be tested for H1N1 and receive treatment. One woman was so desperate to be started on Tamiflu that she insisted that she knew she had the "swine flu" because she had gotten bit by a pig.....:/
10-24-2009, 01:35 AM
fcat700 - sorry to hear about the little girl.
folks can make all the jokes they want about h1n1
but just wait til it takes someone close to them,
family or friends.
10-24-2009, 09:50 PM
I agree...The flu is the flu. We may all get sick for a week and I am sure that it will affect us all in some way. Why don't we have this sort of coverage for all the people that actaully die from cancer each day in the US?
I can't wait for shark attack season again, then H1N1 will fall off the radar.
10-25-2009, 01:40 AM
It's a scare tatic so the gov. don't get stuck with alot of vacines like they did a few yrs. back. Create a demand for the product, sell the vacine. make money. Sure we all get the flu every so often, and it sucks, thats life.
10-26-2009, 01:32 PM
Gov stuck with vaccines? I've been on active duty with the Army for over 19 years now. Long story short, my wife took my 3 kids last week to get the regular flu shot, and she was told they were all out "indefinately". If dependents can't get a reg flu shot, we have a major issue with our gov't. It's a sad day when a civilain can go down the local drug store and pay $25 for a shot, and a Soldier's family is told were out "Indefinately" NO???
10-26-2009, 03:24 PM
All flu viruses are not created equally. Each strain is slightly different and each year they try and figure out what strains will be prevalent and then inoculation comes from those efforts to hit the right ones....some years it works, and some it doesn't.
What makes the H1 different is the way it has developed and modified itself so quickly. How this H1 affects you depends a bunch on how strong your health is at the moment, how susceptible your system is to flu in general (how does your body handle the virus) and other things that would take forever to explain here.
This flu has shown amazing transformations...and it is NOT your ordinary flu bug. It might mutate into a very very nasty bug which NOT unlike world war one vets, MORE PEOPLE DIED FROM THE FLU THAN FROM BULLETS AND BOMBS. These were otherwise healthy MEN, not children.
This bug is sweeping across the planet right now with wild fire speeds. Surely most of you who scoff at all this news must realize that the depth and speed this virus is moving is NOT like the usual flu bugs we have endured in the past.
Here's the good news....this can sweep around the globe several times coming back each time slightly different than what it was like the first time thru, and infecting you again, and again.
This is why the CDC is so concerned, and when you realize that this thing can kill you...your attitudes will likely change.
If you're lucky, it will be like ordinary flu...over and done in 24 hours...but if you aren't lucky...well, make sure you leave your sled to this writer who warned you about the chances of you gettin into heaven first. We all know about the snowball chance factor, right???
Life is a fast spin, and then you die...what can I say!
Smart people aren't fooling with this one...get the shot and be around next winter to laugh again.
It seems like a well orchestrated campaign to scare everyone from looking at the real problems of the day. Unemployment, underemployment, slowly rising gas prices, a recession that is slow to respond to the "stimulus" package, etc. We can focus on H1N1 now, and for the next 6 months, but regardless, what else is getting done in government? Absolutely nothing!!!!
10-26-2009, 07:01 PM
Thank you jroz. well said.
10-26-2009, 07:22 PM
Love that flu bomb drink i'll have to try it if i get sick! but i dont know about the "its just the flu" thing over 1000 people have died already.
10-26-2009, 07:37 PM
Only 1000? 33000 more to go then..
10-26-2009, 10:17 PM
Well said anonomoose. What's especially alarming is the rate at which children are dying.
It's only a matter of time before a really nasty pandemic sweeps the globe, both past and recent history show that we are overdue. Will the H1N1 turn out to be that much feared high mortality pandemic? Only time will tell.
For the folks who want to think it is just the governments attempts to draw attention away from domestic issues, Oh well what ya gonna do, at least it ain't Ebola.
10-26-2009, 11:04 PM
Oh yea, one other thing, I think my local hospital is in on the scam too. I live less than 5 miles from this hospital, and it's where I would be taken if I called an ambulance.
Naperville Hospital Restricts Visits, Citing H1N1 NAPERVILLE, Ill. (STNG) ¯ Click to enlarge1 of 1
Edward Hospital in Naperville is restricting visitors to the hospital for the first time due to concerns about spreading the H1N1 virus.
All visitors under age 18 are prohibited, including those who want to visit a newborn sibling. Mary Anderson, Edward Hospital infection control manager, said the hospital is relying on the public to do the right thing to protect health care workers and the community.
"Edward has always had a very open visitation policy," she said. "We have not restricted numbers of visitors or ages of visitors or even times visitors can be here. This is a major departure from our normal procedures."
Edward Hospital put the following guidelines in place at all sites Monday:
• Visitors under age 18 will be prohibited from visiting the hospital, unless they have a medical issue.
• All others, regardless of age, are asked to refrain from visiting, if possible. You should not visit if you have any upper respiratory signs or symptoms.
• Patients and visitors with any upper respiratory signs and symptoms such as cough, fever, sore throat or general fatigue will be asked to wear a mask from the time they arrive until they leave or are instructed otherwise.
Edward plans to inoculate its staff as soon as it receives a supply of the H1N1 vaccine. The above measures will remain in place until there are clear signs the present H1N1 wave of infections has subsided, according to the hospital.
Anderson said an infection control group that meets weekly decided the current outbreak made the new policy necessary.
"We're particularly concerned about limiting visitors who have signs of respiratory illness because there's so much influenza-like illness in our community right now," she said. "We're also limiting children because locally and nationally, they are the most likely to become infected."
10-30-2009, 09:28 AM
10-30-2009, 12:56 PM
my test came back positive yesterday, it has passed now, pretty nasty stuff
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