Just a quick note to all of you who took the flu shot–I did too, and I still came down with the flu. The good side to it (if there is a good side) is that I went to the doctor within 48 hours of the symptoms starting. I do not self-diagnose.
I thought I had a cold because of the stuffy nose and chills. When I couldn’t easily walk up two flights of stairs at work I knew something was wrong. Since it was late in the day, I made an appointment at a local healthcare facility, and yes I did have to wait, but it was worth it. The nurse swabbed my nose, and 15 minutes later the doctor delivered the news. She informed me that she would give me Tamiflu since I had come to her within 48 hours. She also informed me that the flu can be very dangerous, it can lead to pneumonia and other deadly complications.
I was told to take the meds, drink plenty of liquids and rest–I did. We as women never take the time to take care of ourselves, and we always diagnose our own medical conditions.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”–go to the doctor when you don’t feel well. By the way even with insurance Tamiflu may seem a little expensive, but feeling better is so worth it.