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(Guardian)   Everybody needs a flu buddy. Have you picked your flu buddy yet?   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 69
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2009-01-08 09:30:31 AM
Yes, but that damn restraining order Halle took out against me makes it difficult. Maybe she'll open that envelope full of "special" bodily fluids I sent her, and we can be "flu buddies" together that way!
 
2009-01-08 09:41:35 AM
Believe me, they'll be surprised ;)
 
2009-01-08 09:42:25 AM
I'm not your buddy, guy.
 
2009-01-08 09:47:41 AM
All of this has to take place within 48 hours of the onset of the flu symptoms, otherwise the drugs do not work.

Have any of you had a flu that took 48 hours to settle in? When I feel the first symptoms, it takes about 4 hours until I'm totally down.

Plus, how helpful is that advice if you're literally phoning it in?
 
2009-01-08 10:55:04 AM
That has to be one of the most cumly pictures I've ever seen

.
 
2009-01-08 11:07:19 AM
Dibs on Ms Hayek.

/giggity
 
2009-01-08 11:28:18 AM
I've never had the flu. But I would gladly accept Christopher Meloni's infected fluids and give it a go.
 
2009-01-08 11:28:45 AM
Can I use my priaprism buddy for flu, or is that a buddy faux pas? Both involve fluid emissions, so in theory it should work.
 
2009-01-08 11:30:39 AM
No YOU'RE a Towel: I'm not your buddy, guy.

I'm not your guy, pal.
 
2009-01-08 11:31:04 AM
What does a flu buddy do? Flooboddydoo?
 
2009-01-08 11:31:50 AM
theorellior: No YOU'RE a Towel: I'm not your buddy, guy.

I'm not your guy, pal.


I'm not your pal, friend.
 
2009-01-08 11:32:47 AM
I'll get stuck with Trashcan Man.
 
2009-01-08 11:33:22 AM
Does it have to be someone different than my crabs buddy?

/hypothetically, of course
 
2009-01-08 11:35:05 AM
He's coming for you, Larry!
The man with no face!!
 
2009-01-08 11:35:59 AM
i280.photobucket.com

/not the first The Stand reference
//first with an image of Flu Buddy TM
 
2009-01-08 11:37:20 AM
www.fireplacemall.com
www.newprophecy.net
 
2009-01-08 11:37:30 AM
I got the flu shot this year, I guess that means I have to abstain this go. But a few years ago my wife and I caught a nasty strain on a plane coming back from DC. WOAH NELLY! That was some serious poopin' n' pukin'. Gatoraide and pedialite popsicles were our only saving grace. I seriously thought about a popsicle suppository at one point.
 
2009-01-08 11:40:25 AM
Farkwaddle: I got the flu shot this year, I guess that means I have to abstain this go. But a few years ago my wife and I caught a nasty strain on a plane coming back from DC. WOAH NELLY! That was some serious poopin' n' pukin'. Gatoraide and pedialite popsicles were our only saving grace. I seriously thought about a popsicle suppository at one point.

Woaaaaah there. TMI, dude.
 
2009-01-08 11:40:42 AM
Farkwaddle: I seriously thought about a popsicle suppository at one point.

Dude, that wasn't the flu. You caught teh ghey.
 
2009-01-08 11:41:08 AM
Farkwaddle: I seriously thought about a popsicle suppository at one point.

There's a fascinating mental image!
 
2009-01-08 11:41:36 AM
Farkwaddle: I got the flu shot this year, I guess that means I have to abstain this go. But a few years ago my wife and I caught a nasty strain on a plane coming back from DC. WOAH NELLY! That was some serious poopin' n' pukin'. Gatoraide and pedialite popsicles were our only saving grace. I seriously thought about a popsicle suppository at one point.

Yeah, that one is ripping through the northeast. Grandma was down for days. I hope it doesn't make the rounds down here.

And she did get a flu shot. So that stomach bug is probably unknown or a variant.
 
2009-01-08 11:42:34 AM
What's next? Syphilis buddy?
 
2009-01-08 11:42:51 AM
"Opium suppositories. Ideal for your purposes."
 
2009-01-08 11:46:26 AM
Diogenes: All of this has to take place within 48 hours of the onset of the flu symptoms, otherwise the drugs do not work.

Have any of you had a flu that took 48 hours to settle in? When I feel the first symptoms, it takes about 4 hours until I'm totally down.


Sort of. It's more like it takes 48 hours for it to reach it's worst point. After that, things start to get a little bit better.
 
2009-01-08 11:48:21 AM

theorellior


"Opium suppositories. Ideal for your purposes."


"But this was not the normal run of things..."
 
2009-01-08 11:48:32 AM
I always figured I'd go to work and play Pandemic II. Farking Madagascar. Maybe with all the customers out with the flu I'll have enough time to get a random enough seed to win the game for once.
 
2009-01-08 11:48:42 AM
Disturbing visual image - check
Creating quesey stomachs - check
General social awkwardness - check

My work here is done.

/get a flu shot before flying
//seriously
 
2009-01-08 11:52:32 AM
I was just diagnosed with Mono so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2009-01-08 11:53:21 AM
I'll stick with my Pau D'arco tea thanks. Fixed my lungs up after modern medicine shot craps for 4 months.

(Also stopped my anal bleeding and made my peener 3" longer but that's a different story)
 
2009-01-08 11:55:08 AM
Mayhem of the Black Underclass: /not the first The Stand reference
//first with an image of Flu Buddy TM


came for the cheesy commercial reference, leaving satisfied.
 
2009-01-08 11:56:48 AM
No YOU'RE a Towel: I'm not your buddy, guy.


now you gone an give him the blues
www.seatwave.com
 
2009-01-08 11:59:35 AM
MayoBoy: I'll stick with my Pau D'arco tea thanks. Fixed my lungs up after modern medicine shot craps for 4 months.

(Also stopped my anal bleeding and made my peener 3" longer but that's a different story)


well, since Farkwaddle shared, I think you should too.
 
2009-01-08 11:59:38 AM
Poopin' and pukin' is not the kind of flu they mean. Flu pandemics and flu shots are all about respiratory flu. Why in this day and age are there still people younger than my parents who don't understand that?

/Sheesh.
 
2009-01-08 12:03:50 PM
I have a chlamidia buddy, just in case the galloping knob rot leaves me housebound.
 
2009-01-08 12:04:12 PM
I have an exit buddy, does that count?
 
2009-01-08 12:08:32 PM
Penguin_named_Nori: Poopin' and pukin' is not the kind of flu they mean. Flu pandemics and flu shots are all about respiratory flu. Why in this day and age are there still people younger than my parents who don't understand that?

/Sheesh.


Sadly. It frustrates the hell out of me.
 
2009-01-08 12:10:59 PM
Penguin_named_Nori: Poopin' and pukin' is not the kind of flu they mean. Flu pandemics and flu shots are all about respiratory flu. Why in this day and age are there still people younger than my parents who don't understand that?

/Sheesh.


Well the doctor told us it was definitely the flu, so we trusted him on it. Not sure if there is a difference in a stomach flu and a respiratory flu, but this was diagnosed by a genuWINE doctor.
 
2009-01-08 12:13:31 PM
It's worth repeating...

The flu == influenza. It's an upper respiratory virus with symptoms like fever, muscle aches, fatigue, and sometimes headache and sore throat. If you can think back to a time when you had a high fever, felt generally terrible, and were so weak you could barely get out of bed, that was probably the flu.

Anything involving pooping and puking is not the flu. There are other viruses and bacteria that cause that, but none of them are even related to the flu. People call that kind of sickness "stomach flu" sometimes, but that's incorrect terminology.
 
2009-01-08 12:17:47 PM
Farkwaddle: Penguin_named_Nori: Poopin' and pukin' is not the kind of flu they mean. Flu pandemics and flu shots are all about respiratory flu. Why in this day and age are there still people younger than my parents who don't understand that?

/Sheesh.

Well the doctor told us it was definitely the flu, so we trusted him on it. Not sure if there is a difference in a stomach flu and a respiratory flu, but this was diagnosed by a genuWINE doctor.


Your doctor was probably using incorrect terminology too. From Wikipedia:

"Influenza can produce nausea and vomiting, especially in children,[1] but these symptoms are more characteristic of the unrelated gastroenteritis, which is sometimes called 'stomach flu' or '24-hour flu.'"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza

A lot of people, even doctors, use "flu" as slang for many different illnesses. But when you see articles talking about flu pandemics or flu shots, they are talking about the specific virus, influenza.
 
2009-01-08 12:19:37 PM
Snopes:Rummy and the Flu (new window)
 
2009-01-08 12:22:16 PM
Zombies should also not be brought to the hospital in case of an outbreak.
 
2009-01-08 12:28:34 PM
I have a nine-month old son...that is the definition of a flu-buddy, right?
 
2009-01-08 12:28:55 PM
Cue the Pandemic2 Madagascar president...

/Just started playing that game 2 nights ago
//already hate madagascar
 
2009-01-08 12:30:34 PM
Ah-chu! I pick you!

/Puke-mon?
 
2009-01-08 12:31:12 PM
I came here for The Stand references. Am not disappointed.

/it's going around my school right now
//regular flu, not Captain Trips
///hope I don't get either
 
2009-01-08 12:33:28 PM
MayoBoy: I'll stick with my Pau D'arco tea thanks. Fixed my lungs up after modern medicine shot craps for 4 months.

Never heard of Pau D'arco tea, looking it up now, but, it helps clear up lung issues?
 
2009-01-08 12:34:08 PM
The poopy-pukey stuff is definitely not influenza, and that shot would not protect you. It's usually norovirus (or rotavirus in kids), which comes on very suddenly, lasts a few days (normally, except in immune-compromised individuals).

Norovirus is highly contagious, just a couple of virus particles are needed for infection. There's no vaccine, and infected people shed the virus for 3 days, up to a couple of weeks, after symptoms are gone. Link (CDC FAQ, new window)

Rotavirus tends to hit just infants and children, and there is a vaccine for that. Link (CDC again, new window)

Food handlers are a great vector for spreading noro...

/the More You Know
 
2009-01-08 12:52:16 PM
silentsentinel: MayoBoy: I'll stick with my Pau D'arco tea thanks. Fixed my lungs up after modern medicine shot craps for 4 months.

Never heard of Pau D'arco tea, looking it up now, but, it helps clear up lung issues?


Worked for mine. I went through 3 rounds of progressively stronger antibiotics, steroids, etc. They helped for a week or so but the underlying problem kept coming back. I'm not big into homeopathic medicine but after one of my wife's friends started helping and I started getting better, I decided to give the tea a try. (She gave me a tube of frankincense and marjoram oil to help my lungs - after 1 day, I could breathe better and was able to dump the Albuterol inhaler. I'd just inhale some when my lungs started constricting)

The tea is nasty tasting stuff. It's made from the middle bark of the Pau D'arco tree in South America. I got mine here (new window). You boil it for about 20 minutes and then drink it. I added honey and lime juice and eventually got used to it (never really acquired a taste for it though).

I believe my underlying problem was a fungal infection in my lungs from black mold. After about a week of drinking the tea, the symptoms went away. I usually forgot about making it on Fridays and Saturdays and by Sunday I'd start regressing. I finally stuck with the tea every day for a month straight and got better. I've weaned off of it and the problems haven't come back. I'm even able to do some Wii fit stuff now and will start on the elliptical next week.

Mind over matter or actual medicine? I'm not sure but it helped me. I'm not sure I'd believe all the claims on the web but I think there's something to it.
 
2009-01-08 01:14:21 PM
Thank goodness I didn't read this earlier in the week...finally went to see the dr after having a flu bug for three weeks to find out it's bronchitis. If I'd avoided going to the dr's much longer, it could have developed into something much worse.

Responsible journalism at it's best.

/hate taking those horsepill antibiotics
//sick of being sick :(
 
2009-01-08 01:36:20 PM
FortKnox: Cue the Pandemic2 Madagascar president...

/Just started playing that game 2 nights ago
//already hate madagascar


Don't have that one. You'll have to settle for this.

img.photobucket.com
 
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