Glad someone asked. My experiences were that I got the flu more often during my early years in middle/high school when I used to get the shots, than I
do after I stopped getting any shots at 13 years of age. By 16 it was rare for me to get sick at all. Maybe a slight cold or sinus infection every 2
So the flu? Can't really recall. I'm guessing 10 years or so.
** Also, all of my roomates had the flu 2 months ago, I was the only one who did not get sick. They did not have it all at once either it was passed
on from person to person so we had people sick for a whole month.
I've never gotten a flu shot and I only ever get a mild cold if anything at all. I went 3 years at one point point without even so much as getting
What's really weird is I did get a horrendous flu in March. I took 2 1/2 days off from work and was sick for just over a week. The first couple of
days I had a really high fever and horrible body aches. I don't recall ever being that sick in my 28 years.
What's even weirder than that? Many I know and that are on ATS keep saying they were intensely sick sometime in March. I think there is something
definitely weird about that.
I just came down with the flu on Tuesday morning. I got the flu shot in the Fall and didn't get it through the Winter. Actually, I hope it is the
swine flu so I can develop antibodies should it come back with a vengeance next Fall....whatever.
I haven't had anything more than arunny nose or a sore throat since I honestly can't remember. The last time i can actually recall was 12 years ago.
I associate the flu with puking, and a cold is the above symptoms. Is this how you'd define it?
I get the flu once a year, every year and look forward to it. I have a couple of days of fever, sore throat, coughing, aches and pains and then it's
gone. I look forward to it because it's the only time I drink anything stronger than a beer. I make some hot totties and get seriously mellow.
This year I didn't get the flu though. I have no idea why.
I had a bad case of the flu starting on Christmas Eve and it went on thru New Year. It turned into pneumonia and I was out of work for three weeks. I
also suffered from vertigo for the duration of it. I haven't ever been that sick. I live alone and taking care of myself for that long while being
that sick was miserable. I remember a thread about the flu on BTS and posted conversation about it with other members. I didn't really think about it
until now but it was pretty nasty. I wonder if the pig bug was floating around that far back.
last time i had the flu was a couple years back, when i was high school. i havent had it since i joined the army and we get flu shots annually...come
to think of it, i havent been sick at all since i joined
Its been 24 years and I have not got the flu in 23 years, Go figure. I believe if you take it every year it actually keeps your immune system weak so
you have to get it every year or pay the consequences.
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