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Why did I get a flu shot?

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#1 purrfected

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    Posted 18 July 2009 - 09:23 AM

    I got a flu shot this year as a precaution. Why do I have the flu? I am miserable and have been in bed for a few days. We leave for Jamaica in a month and I still have so much to do and I don't feel like doing anything but staying in bed. Now I am a week behind with work.... I went to the dr and he gave me antibiotics and a cough syrup with codeine. (I have this horrible cough that really hurts.) I still feel lousy. I drank a hot toddy last night before bed so I got a couple hrs of sleep. Next year, no flu shot for me!!!!

    #2 Vikki

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      Posted 18 July 2009 - 01:12 PM

      Aww honey I'm sorry. Just try to relax and let your body recuperate so you can get back to work-and the rest of your wedding projects.

      My FI had a bad reaction once too and ended up having to get injections of antibiotics. Some people just react poorly I guess.

      I hope you feel better soon.

      #3 Ginalyn

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        Posted 18 July 2009 - 01:45 PM

        Yikes...that sucks...get some rest and I hope you get well soon!

        #4 DGG

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          Posted 18 July 2009 - 02:01 PM

          Hope you feel better soon! Drink lots of fluid and rest a lot and hopefully you'll be back to yourself (and your wedding planning :)) soon..
          Unfortunately, the flu shot was for a different strain than this virus - the same way you need a new vaccine every year it's because the flu strain changes every year (and unfortunately this summer too..) The vaccine was only to help protect you from the strain over the winter.. so don't give up on it yet :)

          #5 stefnicole

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            Posted 18 July 2009 - 05:46 PM

            Flu shots are made a year in advance so they have to predict which strain will be most prominent. The flu virus that you're suffering from is probably different from what the flu shot protected you from. Or, your flu shot could have worn off by now. Flu season is officially over around March, and the vaccination tends to only last around 6-8 months or so.

            Also, if you have the actual flu, antibiotics won't help because the flu is a viral infection, not bacterial. Do you have an infection instead?

            #6 Carlitarenee

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              Posted 19 July 2009 - 12:06 AM

              That sucks... Murphy's Law always seems to ensure I get sick before or during vacation, so hopefully you will be all better before you leave. Get Well Soon!!!

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