Flu Shots
#21
(10-10-2011, 10:59 AM)miss_fluffy Wrote: What I was taught is that the flu affects you everywhere, head, throat, chest, stomach, bowels, etc.  Combined with a high fever that can last for days and severe weakness.

Sounds like mono.
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#22
Mono has fewer acute symptoms than the flu, but the weakness and fatigue associated with mono can last many months.
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#23
(10-10-2011, 12:03 PM)miss_fluffy Wrote: Mono has fewer acute symptoms than the flu, but the weakness and fatigue associated with mono can last many months.

I had mono once and was running a high fever for several weeks without any let up.  All in all, it took me months to recover and be able to get up and have a normal day.  It was the sickest I've ever been.  Nasty bug.
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#24
(10-10-2011, 12:49 PM)Walty Wrote: I had mono once and was running a high fever for several weeks without any let up.  All in all, it took me months to recover and be able to get up and have a normal day.  It was the sickest I've ever been.  Nasty bug.

Wayne Campbell Wrote:I once thought I had mono for an entire year. It turned out I was just really bored.
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#25
(10-10-2011, 04:39 PM)WhollyRoaminCatholic Wrote:
(10-10-2011, 12:49 PM)Walty Wrote: I had mono once and was running a high fever for several weeks without any let up.  All in all, it took me months to recover and be able to get up and have a normal day.  It was the sickest I've ever been.  Nasty bug.

Wayne Campbell Wrote:I once thought I had mono for an entire year. It turned out I was just really bored.

I've been bored my whole life.  This was something different. 
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#26
I’ve never had the flu in my life. I only got the shot a few years in high school because my mom made me. I don’t get them.
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#27
I had the flu as a freshman and as a masters student...Both times I was laid up for days with severe aches, fatigue, and cold-like symptoms.  Terrible.  A few years ago I had...something.  Mono, maybe.  I had no appetite and the symptoms lasted a month.  I felt horribly fatigued and just wanted to lay down all the time.  I lost 20 pounds.  I don't generally visit doctors except when I have an ear infection.  I hate those!

I forgot to mention that I rarely get sick (once or twice per year), and I don't usually get a flu shot.  There are just too many variables in immunizations and inoculations for my taste.  I try to avoid.
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#28
I would avoid them. Most of the time they are ineffective. Some are grown on aborted babies. I avoid them like the plague.
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#29
(10-11-2011, 03:27 PM)Scriptorium Wrote: I would avoid them. Most of the time they are ineffective. Some are grown on aborted babies. I avoid them like the plague.
None of the flu shots are grown using aborted babies.
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#30
The flu shots are developed using chicken embryos.  There is some evidence that this has led to a higher incidence of egg-allergy in flu shot recipients, especially when given to small children.
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