posted on May, 14 2009 @ 09:52 PM
I am 51. When I was a wee sprout, I was forced to get a flu vaccine. For three years, it was like choosing when to get sick. Finally, my parents
allowed that it was not all that great, and I was granted a pass. I've not taken a flu vaccine since, nor will I ever.
Last time I had the flu was in February of this year. It was weird. In fact, it was SO weird that I was searching ATS and other sites for hints of
some manufactured pox. I was out taking sunset photos, and had rush home (across the street) because I had gastric explosions. An hour later I
was vomiting, and this pattern replicated throughout three days. I suspected food poisoning, and even had figured out the probable source.
This thing ran the island, and everyone reported very similar symptoms. I wasn't able to hold down even small sips of water until the second day.
I stayed hydrated after that, and avoided hospital. About that time, my Uncle and Aunt in the U.S. reported the very same thing, and that it was
running their area. They live in the deeeep south -- U.S.
No fever. No chills, no sinus problems, no aches, just bipolar emissions. Middle strangeness.
Prior to that, my pattern is to get a REAL flu about every other year -- usually around November/December.... our peak tourism months.