So I never get sick but when I do it is usually near death lol..I think I've been sick like 3 times my whole life.The last time was last week. It started New years eve and lasted exactly a week. I was freezing even with the heat on on and turned all the way up, I was coughing, had sore throat, congested and very sleepy. I was so sick I even ended up with a huge fever blister. I didn't go to the DR. because I am single mom who has to go to work and I have no insurance but I'm pretty sure it was the flu. Anyway, since I just got over it I am paranoid lol. I just saw a news article saying the flu is spreading across the U.S. and has caused 7 deaths. Is there a ''thing'' with the flu to where once you've had it it doesn't come back soon or can I easily get it again? Man this crap was horrible.
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Ok, I don't mean to bore you with all of the details but I want you to be aware. The news should stick to reporting the news, not fabricating and manipulating it. causes panic among average people such as ourselves and causes you to feel as if there's a plague sweeping the nation. I am a Fire fighter/Paramedic and I see this every year, flu season starts back, the news hypes up the recorded "death toll" and scares people into thinking that need every shot known to man to save their families. Here's the fact: the anonymous guy said it best; there are many types of flu viruses out there. Just because you put swine before the name and make it sound exotic doesn't make it any more dangerous. You mentioned that you rarely get sick, and when you do its very bad. That is a good thing. You have an amazing immune system that is able to fight off 90% of the bs that floats in the air. My advice to you is: stay healthy, stay fit, eat right and take your A B C D vitamins to help support your body systems. You won't fight off every virus but if you take care of yourself your body will keep fighting off most of them. What the news doesn't tell you is that on average, most of the people that die each year are primarily made up of elderly people with an already weakened immune system. And for god's sake, don't get the shots. Again, I am a fire fighter/paramedic and I refuse the shot every year. Trust your body . We've lived for a very long time without this new shot. And now because people are so scared to get sick they're passing it out like candy without even testing it for side effects.0