HI! I post this only as a warning and NOT for the MUCH DESERVED sympathy. Got the "stomach flu" --not influenza but perhaps norovirus or food poisoning Tues..and was nonstop vomitting from 3 am - 10 am every 10 min with all the "extras" and finally told family I needed to go to the hospital....where the doctor said I had INDEED needed to come to the hospital. I had quickly become totally dehydrated, would not have kept the prednisone down, and one nurse said the retching would have carried on for a long while. I was given IV of hydrocortisone (they knew how much per my prednisone dose, odansetron hydrochloride (world's GREATEST anti nausea drug) and 2 liters of saline solution. AND I slept in the ER for 7 hours then was given choice to be admitted for the night or leave. I went home and am tired but fine this morning. The Warning is.. if you are REALLY sick don't tough it out. Our immune systems are compromised and the doctor said she would have worried about an adrenal crisis had I not come in. Get thee to the emergency room! Also they asked me for my health care directive...which is ALWAYS asked for here..and I said.. it's the flu.. RESUSCITATE! NOW back to my jar of GOOD THINGS. I've had the bad thing for 2018 ON to the GREAT and FUN things!!!