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Flu

Postby wully » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:01 pm

6 days lost to it so far.

I’ve been spending more time asleep than the cat and even sleeping is tiring me out.

Hope the worst is over now as I’ve managed eventually to eat something and am even sipping some cask malt medicine - which worryingly seems to taste different.

Anyone tried the flu vaccinations before? I don’t fancy this again.

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Re: Flu

Postby Jerry » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:11 pm

I recommend having the jab. Had it each year now since it was offered, quite a few years ago. Not suffered since. It's only the weather holding 'boatie' activities at present - meaning prep. for the season.
Get yourself down to the surgery and roll up your sleeve. You probably won't feel a thing, I did not feel any after effects either.

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Re: Flu

Postby sahona » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:26 pm

I sympathise Wully, this year's was worst ever, I wasn't sure I'd be spared to see the New Year. I've been jabbed for years and can only say that if it's worse without them it must be truly hellish. Don't plan anything too soon, it lingers...
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Re: Flu

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:44 pm

I am one these 'at risk' people and get the annual flu jab. I have nit had any flue like symptoms for many years but still have man flu, aka common cold,from time to time. Daughter came down with flu last week, 2 nights with fever, 40 Celsius, shaking like leaf, heart racing - very frightening. FIL now has it as well. So, I would recommend it.

Hot toddy time. Best wishes, hope you feel better very soon. Up at the boat on Friday if yer around.
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Re: Flu

Postby mm5aho » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:29 pm

I had the jab for the first time last autumn, after being encouraged to for a couple of years by the medics.
I've had the worst winter I can remember. Two separate bouts of flu (fever, cough, diahorrea, congestion and all over aching) and we're not even at the end of February!
I'll be pretty reluctant to have another jag.
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Re: Flu

Postby marisca » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:49 pm

mm5aho wrote:I had the jab for the first time last autumn, after being encouraged to for a couple of years by the medics.
I've had the worst winter I can remember. Two separate bouts of flu (fever, cough, diahorrea, congestion and all over aching) and we're not even at the end of February!
I'll be pretty reluctant to have another jag.


Well, what did you expect? This year's strain is Australian. Of course it went for you with a vengeance!

I've been getting the jabs for the last 10 years or so and reckon I've come off a lot better than most though I did go down with something after the Xmas drinkypoos.

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Re: Flu

Postby mm5aho » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:53 pm

Perhaps I should have for the syringe to be held upside down?

Or had the jab in the under-arm?

Or the nether regions?
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Re: Flu

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:06 pm

The jab is a best estimate of the strain that will become dominant in the year that the protection is for. Apparently a person at the WHO uses information to determine which flu is going to be the one. WHO man then tells the suppliers who crank up the vaccine machines and knock out a billion or so jabs. Sometimes another nasty flu comes along and all the effort is wasted. Still, considering that many millions can die of flu in one year, it is worth it.

I sit here typing this with sore knuckles, general ache, gut cramps, wooly head, drooping eyelids and a general ache all over and wondering if I am sickening for something. I will not be at the boat tomorrow and have a long haul flight on Saturday - patient zero I am. :oops: :mrgreen:
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Re: Flu

Postby mm5aho » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:45 pm

That guy at the WHO, is probably a doctor (of medicine).
Does that make him Dr Who?

Well, hope you get better soon before disappearing back to work!
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Re: Flu

Postby DaveS » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:20 pm

I had a flu jag for the first time this winter, since I'm now officially an auld blimey. I was also given a pneumonia jag, which is apparently a one off. No flu so far (fingers firmly crossed).

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Re: Flu

Postby marisca » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:16 pm

When I got my shingles jag I was advised it cost £200 - not sure that is cost effective for coffin dodgers.

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Re: Flu

Postby mm5aho » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:42 pm

Didn't know you could get a shingles jag. Related to chickenpox or summat isn't it?
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Re: Flu

Postby marisca » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:53 pm

mm5aho wrote:Didn't know you could get a shingles jag. Related to chickenpox or summat isn't it?


You gotta be old.

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Re: Flu

Postby claymore » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:30 am

Whit some folk wull do tae avoid their round.....
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Re: Flu

Postby wully » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:19 pm

claymore wrote:Whit some folk wull do tae avoid their round.....


Learnt it fae you, the maistir o’ the beer body swerve..


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