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To wish that people would stop posting that they've got flu?

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Sidge Sat 20-Dec-08 21:26:14

When they patently haven't got flu or they wouldn't be able to get out of bed, let alone be posting on the tinterwebnet? wink

A cold is not flu!
A viral illness is not necessarily flu!

Thank you. As you were.

Sobernow Sat 20-Dec-08 21:28:51

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MarkTheHeraldAngelsStretch Sat 20-Dec-08 21:29:05

Ooooh this annoys me too.

Having had flu once in my life and honestly feeling like I was going to die, so ill I laid on the floor by my open front door, in December, trying to lower my raging temperature, I wouldn't wish it on anyone!

It really annoys me when people say 'Oh yeah, I've got terrible flu'..........sniff.

nickytinseltimes Sat 20-Dec-08 21:29:52

It is very annoying.

RhinestoneReindeerHerder Sat 20-Dec-08 21:30:30


I am 40 weeks pg, I am coughing and sneezing and feeling a bit shite - but I have a cold, not flu!

psychohohohoho Sat 20-Dec-08 21:30:46

but maybe they are recovering from flu, and had for the previous week not been able to post on MN (what with having the REAL flu), and now want sympathy....


snoringnightmare Sat 20-Dec-08 21:32:47

I think it's one of those things that until you've had it you don't appreciate just what it's like.

Had it twice in my life and wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Agree with Sobernow's mum, when you've got 'flu if somebody came upstairs to your bed (yes you really can't get out of it) and told you your numbers had just come up on the lottery you really wouldn't care.

MrsMagooo Sat 20-Dec-08 21:35:06

Drives me nuts too!

I've luckily only had Flu once in my life - give my childbirth over Flu anyday!!

DumbledoresGirl Sat 20-Dec-08 21:39:04

The story I was always told was that you would not move to pick up a £20 note from the bedroom floor. Inflation, eh?

saggyhairyarse Sat 20-Dec-08 22:37:49

I had the flu once, I actually thought I might die hmm

I was delirious for a few days and couldn't even fix lunch for my kids blush DH was working away at the time and my kids fed themselves cereal until a friend/relative could come each day.

If you have a common cold/virus and can continue as normal with an over the counter remedy, you don't have the flu!

LilySwalLoosHerTurkeyBaster Sat 20-Dec-08 22:43:11

I just posted i have a cold but dp would def post he had flu!!!!!!!!!!!! hmm

pooka Sat 20-Dec-08 22:48:36

I've had flu twice. It and tonsillitis (which I've had about 3 times in the last 3 years) was so debilitating that I just lay in a darkened room wanting to die. Horrible.

Now dd has had flu I think. Raging temp for about 36 hours. No appetite. She slept from midday yesterday until about 8am this morning with only brief intervals for more medicine and fluids.

But has been much better this later am and pm. So if was flu, was quick version rather than the week long pain fest I had when I was 12. The second time I had it, was only a 48 hr thing.

TrinityRhino Sat 20-Dec-08 22:50:55

I had real flu for the first tiome a few weeks ago and you are right about the not caring if there was a million pounds in the garden
save it?
no chance I could walk for the shaking from the fever that wouldn't come down after lemsip flu plus

and the sore achey limbs, weak as a kitten etc

fuckin awful

TrinityRhino Sat 20-Dec-08 22:52:02

yeah, I would choose childbirth over flu any day

MarmadukeScarlet Sat 20-Dec-08 22:55:27

Glad it isn't just me! I thought I was being old and grumpy.

Real influenza is a little like seasickness, for the first few days you fear you may die - for the next few you fear you may not.

SugarBird Sat 20-Dec-08 22:56:36

I'm recovering from flu. Horrible. Lost nearly a stone and was in bed for several days aching, shivering and sweating buckets. It was certainly nothing like a cold. Didn't switch the computer on at all!

LyraSilvertongue Sat 20-Dec-08 22:57:51

My mum's forever saying she's got flu. Yet she's out of bed and even considering going to work. Grrr.
I've had flu twice, the last time when I was 17 weeks pg with DS2 and I just lay in bed feeling like I was going to die. I was bfing DS1 at the time and I couldn't even muster the energy for that so he was weaned off the boob overnight.
People who sit at their desk at work complaining that they've got flu really do have flu - manflu.

LyraSilvertongue Sat 20-Dec-08 23:01:24

I read once that due to the slowness of the flu virus mutating, you're only likely to get flu once a decade at most. Some people think they have it several times a year hmm

herbietea Sat 20-Dec-08 23:03:01

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psychohohohoho Sat 20-Dec-08 23:05:07

I didn;t have flu, but I had really bad tonsilitis in the summer, and I was halucinating and not even able to walk to the toilet on the first day....DH had to support me!

and I didn;t venture downstairs for 4 days either, I was that bad.

and if flu is worse......<<shudder>>

LyraSilvertongue Sun 21-Dec-08 00:06:52

Flu's about the same, psycho. Hideous.

janeite Sun 21-Dec-08 00:13:22

I think poor dd2 really has had it this week to the extent of hallucination. I've probably only had it really three times in my life. The last time was in around May and it came on completely unannounced. I went from feeling fine one moment to not being able to see and I walked out of my classroom and just about collapsed in the staffroom: I couldn't move or speak and slept for about three days.

Ihadrealfluandmylegfelloff Sun 21-Dec-08 00:15:34

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Lockets Sun 21-Dec-08 00:17:06

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Pinkchampagne Sun 21-Dec-08 00:17:44

I agree, the real flu is horrible. I have had flu once & didn't have any cold symptoms with it at all. I couldn't move from my bed for 10 days, had horrible night sweats & a raging temperature. I remember trying to have a bath & lying on the bathroom floor for an hour afterwards because I felt so bad. The flu is really horrible.

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