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Oh my days

Morning all and hope you are all having a pain free morning

We have all had this horried virus

Head hurts eyes hurt whole body is hurting so so much throte feels like I've swollowed a razor blade

Hot and cold and all on to of the me/CFS/fibro and all the other little devils that come with them

It's strange because me and the OH had our flu jabs as we have been having for the past 5 years.

We were fine for all those yrs and now we both feel as if we have the worse bug ever. Has anyone had the flu jab and still caught the virus

It's the worse I've ever been. Hope you don't get it

Take care x

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Hi Gilly,

You sound like you may have what I had over the festive season 😿

I've not had flu jab for years as I noticed that it was making me worse. However, I've had a dodgy virus fro. Nov - very recently & it developed into LRI / ? Pneumonia.

Christmas 🎅 was cancelled & I was home alone, very grumpy & unwell. Eventually I called Helios in Kent, was dispensed some homeopathic remedies which I do think helped. Had long chat with trained homeopath, she sent stuff in the post & I gave it a go.

It wasn't a quick fix but certainly helped in my humble opinion. Might be worth considering?

It just tales time, so eat healthily, rest up & stay warm

Hope you are on the road to recovery very soon.

Take care. 😉

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Hi countess

Thankyou for your reply

I think it's a virus that's doing its rounds as a lot of people where I live have been ill with it. My daughter has had it and she doesn't take meds for anything she just doesn't like taking them. But the other night she asked me for paracetamol. So that's how bad it is. I have had paracetamol and honey and lemon. But it's not budging. I suppose it's got to run its course I hope you are well so take care and Thankyou x

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Try ginger & honey in tea, sounds gross but can help or chop ginger finely & infuse in hot water then add honey & free lemon.

Hope it helps & you feel better soo. 😉


Hi there

I had a terrible bout of 'flu after I'd had the 'Flu jab. That was a couple of years ago. I have refused to have the 'flu jab since.

I'm just recovering from pnumonia and I asked at the hospital about the 'flu jab. I was told that because there are so many different strains of 'flu they cannot vaccinate for all of them.

My son has just had the Winter vomitting bug and 'flu at the same time. He was seriously ill for more than two weeks.

Unfortunately these things have to take their course. Make sure you are keeping warm and keeping your fluid intake up. That's the best you can do.

I do hope you both start feeling a bit better soon.

Wishing you calmness and peace

Lu xx

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Thankyou for your reply it is so good that there are wonderful people like yourself to help get through the bad times

Hope you are well and take care x


Sorry to hear your family is ill.Hope you all get better soon.I think it may just have to run its course.Take care.💉💊💉💊💉

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Thankyou for your reply. Hope you are well and take care x


I am so genuinely sorry to read this my friend and I sincerely hope that you feel better soon. I always have a flu jab but have never caught anything like this before. Please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you


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Thank you Ken. I have never had it this bad and on top of everything else I have it is just so much to deal with. My body is not my body that's how bad it is

I hope it subsides soon. HOpe you are well and take care x

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