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    Default Flu that just persists

    Ok, so about a month + ago I got the flu... Was feeling awful for about 3-5 days, then it seems to clear up, only with a sniffle remaining...

    Then I started to produce a cough, and it's getting worse and worse,
    Then Today, I fell sick with full on flu, I mean dizziness, fatigue, stomach cramps the works....

    Now, i'm curious as to how this is possible, Isn't the flu in your system for like two weeks max...

    And It's not like I'm unhealthy...

    Any one with a same experience, or did i catch some chicky chonk disease in china?
    I'm new here...

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    You got SARS!

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    I either get pneumonia or nothing

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    ure not alone, i got the flu round 4th of August and im still struggling to get rid of it, was really bad round end of the month and i was booked off, i seem to be coming right after they put me on 2 antibiotics.
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    I was also really sick... to the point I had to go onto antibiotics, now 3 weeks later, I feel like I'm getting sick again. Dunno if it's the same thing.

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    Damn changing of the cold season to the warm

    Im really happy to see the spring though, Jhb is lovely warm this evening

    Grrr and im @ work
    Avada Kedavra!

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    ya, I went on to antibiotics as well... I had ear infection and pink eye and flu... now i'm falling sick again, so... Whats going on here?
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    I think you had the flu - then post nasal drip and now the flu again, which you were suspetible too because of your post nasal drip irratation.

    You in the highveld? I recommend a humidifier (R150 odd) as well as quaterzone or saline nasal spray. Also, try and make sure you dont sniff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty777 View Post
    ya, I went on to antibiotics as well... I had ear infection and pink eye and flu... now i'm falling sick again, so... Whats going on here?
    its that Ps3 dude, i think mines also infected me
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    Influenza is a virus. Antibiotics are for bacterial infections.

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    Yes, but don't you develop 2ndary infections along with the flu virus? The antibiotics then treat those...

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    I had the same-
    Had normal flu like symptoms for a week.
    Felt better for about 2 days when it hit me even harder -whole body sore, bad cough(actually broke a rib due to all the coughing).
    Only after 4 weeks did I feel normal again.

    BAD FLU going around.

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    I've never heard of someone breaking a rib because of a cough

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    I have pulled a chest/rib muscle once or twice from coughing.
    Last edited by supersunbird; 02-09-2007 at 10:47 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersunbird View Post
    I have pulled a muscle once or twice from coughing.
    Aaargh too much information! Oh wait, you meant... Never mind...

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