The 1st Round Pick
- Mar 25, 2012
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Grand kids here for the day only and I'm sick with a cold and 100 degree fever. Will not risk giving it to them. Nice laughter in the room next door. Torture.
Flu shots most definitely help against colds. Pretty much zaps them.
It's not lecturing. And I am confident your doctors don't know more than the CDC.Extreme - just stop it with the memes and lecturing. This comes from my team of doctors - I've been a medical patient for more than a decade now and I'll trust them before I trust what you have read on the internet.
As my wife and daughter, who both got their flu shots a month ago are currently both in bed with the worst colds they've ever had.And don't give me the lecture about not getting a flu shot when someone has a cold. My only advice is to get a flu shot and it will help to keep the flu away and it will keep any colds gone or very, very short in duration.
It could just be weaker strains honestly, because I was having a similar discussion last winter with some friends about how we all either don't get sick anymore, or it's quick and weak when we do. Out of 5 of us though, I am the only one in the group who gets a flu shot regularly, so it's completely unrelated.I actually have noticed the past two years I've gotten a flu shot that my colds were much shorter in duration and nowhere near as severe as they have been in the past. I don't know if that is just coincidence, or if the flu shot had an effect, but I'll take it either way!
Flu for seven weeks? My hat's off to you. You are officially the toughest guy here. The longest I ever had it was 12 days, and it got so bad I ended up in the hospital hallucinating that I was deadWell, my docs did work on this stuff for three years. That's where it is with me. Some of the stuff they do is experimental and you have an entire team that is always thinking outside the box. We tried three different approaches each year - last year when I had the actual flu for seven weeks, it was nothing I would care to repeat. But we did get a lot of answers.
That's more or less what I was talking about. There's a lot that might work for you that might not make a difference with other people, but then again a lot of things are like that I suppose. My dad is constantly having to do things as far as medicine and tests and such that would be a non-factor for most people, but he has to do it to ensure his health.Working with medical staff nearly every day of the work-week does afford me some insights, but only in areas that affect me.
Ugh indeed, I feel for you man. Hope all is well.Well, that's all. And speaking of medical stuff - back to Philly tomorrow - holiday break is over. Ugh.