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post #151 of 172
Nope. I'm probably immuned, being of the older generation.
post #152 of 172
If you have the flu now, or in the next few weeks, the odds are good it's H1N1. The normal flu's peak usually happens around the first of the year, and it's not showing up much right now.
post #153 of 172
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If you have the flu now, or in the next few weeks, the odds are good it's H1N1. The normal flu's peak usually happens around the first of the year, and it's not showing up much right now.
depends entirely on where you live .. first h1n1 here a few weeks ago but about end of august first legit flu case
post #154 of 172
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
If you have the flu now, or in the next few weeks, the odds are good it's H1N1. The normal flu's peak usually happens around the first of the year, and it's not showing up much right now.
I agree with the above poster - it depends on where you live. There have been 2 deaths of young people (13 and 15) here in Southern Ontario already.
post #155 of 172
There is STILL no H1N1 vaccines in my area - not even for health care providers, and this area has been relatively had hit by it. DH and I are getting the vaccine next week when we go back to Australia - it's been available there for ages.
post #156 of 172
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
If you have the flu now, or in the next few weeks, the odds are good it's H1N1. The normal flu's peak usually happens around the first of the year, and it's not showing up much right now.
See, now I have read that most of the time when people think they have the flu they don't even really have it. I guess if you are sick and have body aches you have the flu, but hard telling which kind.
post #157 of 172
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See, now I have read that most of the time when people think they have the flu they don't even really have it. I guess if you are sick and have body aches you have the flu, but hard telling which kind.
Well, it's been said there is no such thing as the "24 hour flu" or "stomach flu." Usually, those are actually food poisoning, which is a lot more common that most of us realize (the average person gets it 2 or 3 times per year).
post #158 of 172
For those of you still researching, there's a wealth of information over at Dr. Mercola's H1N1 Swine Flu Alerts website.
post #159 of 172
What amazes me is that in many parts of the country, many many people have gotten H1N1 vaccines, and they aren't just going to high risk groups, they're going to everyone, whereas in my county, there are still NO vaccines available, and in pretty much the entire region, the only place you can get a H1N1 vaccine is through Kaiser, and if you're not with Kaiser, then you have nothing available to you.

Luckily, I'm flying to Australia on Friday, where I will be able to get the vaccine immediately. I just have to hope I don't contract it in the airports/planes on the way there.
post #160 of 172
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What amazes me is that in many parts of the country, many many people have gotten H1N1 vaccines, and they aren't just going to high risk groups, they're going to everyone, whereas in my county, there are still NO vaccines available, and in pretty much the entire region, the only place you can get a H1N1 vaccine is through Kaiser, and if you're not with Kaiser, then you have nothing available to you.

Luckily, I'm flying to Australia on Friday, where I will be able to get the vaccine immediately. I just have to hope I don't contract it in the airports/planes on the way there.
That's sad Sarah. I hope you do get the vaccine in your area soon. They are saying there is a shortage and only high risk groups are getting it here, but then another person was on this morning saying that there isn't a shortage. They said because the rolled out the innoculation process a week early that they are experiencing a temporary shortage and that by next week all will be on course.

At this point only the clinics are actually giving out the shots rather than our own family doctors so I won't be going and standing in any 6 hour line.
post #161 of 172
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we stood in line for an hour--in the rain to get the kids shots!!
post #162 of 172
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we stood in line for an hour--in the rain to get the kids shots!!
That's pretty lucky for you. The folks here were lining up at 4 am for when the clinic opened at 10 am and still had to wait many hours after the clinic opened. That's why I won't be going to the clinic for my shot.

They recommended bringing a thermos and snacks, reading material, blankets to keep warm, games and toys for the kids that had to wait in line with parents, so waiting an hour seems pretty good.
post #163 of 172
Some news info on the safety of the vaccine:

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...TorontoNewHome

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Millions of doses of H1N1 vaccine have already been administered, and so far, no unusual side-effects have been seen, reports The World Health Organization.
post #164 of 172
I can tell you first hand that you will have a very sore arm.
post #165 of 172
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I can tell you first hand that you will have a very sore arm.
Yep, I agree!!! My arm was throbbing last night It's not too bad today - better than the seasonal flu shot.
post #166 of 172
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I can tell you first hand that you will have a very sore arm.
that is actually very strange.NONE of my kids said their arm was sore. NONE complained of ANY side effects.
post #167 of 172
I don't need to worry about the vaccine now, because I am just getting over the flu. Not sure if it was H1N1 or not, but I was pretty sick with a 102 fever and missed a couple days of work. I am feeling better, but still have a lot of congestion in my lungs. Never went to the doctor though, so not sure which flu I had/have, seasonal or H1N1. Felt like I just got beat up by my cougar
post #168 of 172
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Originally Posted by AmberThe Bobcat View Post
I don't need to worry about the vaccine now, because I am just getting over the flu. Not sure if it was H1N1 or not, but I was pretty sick with a 102 fever and missed a couple days of work. I am feeling better, but still have a lot of congestion in my lungs. Never went to the doctor though, so not sure which flu I had/have, seasonal or H1N1. Felt like I just got beat up by my cougar
to the above just minus the outward scars
post #169 of 172
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to the above just minus the outward scars

I was telling someone at work. I hurt all over and even my butt hurt so it made it hard to get comfortable
post #170 of 172
I was notified this morning that I've made the "top 40" on my doctor's waiting list, and to make sure I leave my cell phone on throughout December so that I can come in at short notice, i.e., after work.

I'm not worried about myself, but now that it's been confirmed that cats can get H1N1 from humans, and that Jamie has heart disease (HCM), I'm afraid of getting it and infecting him.
post #171 of 172
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Originally Posted by crittermom View Post
that is actually very strange.NONE of my kids said their arm was sore. NONE complained of ANY side effects.
There was a doctor on the radio the other morning saying it is pretty normal to be sore for a day or two after the shot.

The shot is available to everyone now here in the Toronto area so should be for other areas soon if not already.
post #172 of 172
I was sore the day of the shot, and my arm ached that night but that was it. DH got it while we were in Australia, but he had no side effects.
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