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Have You Had the Flu This Year?

After learning that this year's flu vaccine is not matched for two of the three strains of the virus making the rounds this year, I have become a little paranoid. So far my family has stayed flu free, but anytime the flu is mentioned I superstitiously knock on wood. It is practically an unconscious move.

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Spectra Spectra 9 years
I haven't had the flu since 2000 and I never get the flu shot. I think I have a really good immune system or something because I NEVER get sick anymore.
piraterie piraterie 9 years
Nope! Although pretty much everyone in my office seems to have had it. I haven't had it in maybe 8 years. I just really don't get sick often - last time I was really sick was more than a year ago - but I still get super nervous when everyone around me is.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
I'm getting it as we speak!!! =( AND, I have jury duty. NOT fun.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i only get sick (with the flu) once every year or 2. last year i was around my cousin's son when he was sick so i got sick too. :( i don't usually hang around children, though. i hate when people go to school sick. so unfair for the rest of us.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
I haven't had the flu in about 25 years... not since I was a little kid. I haven't known very many people who have had it, either. Maybe it has something to do with living in Florida.
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 9 years
I don't get sick. =]
itsallabouttheg itsallabouttheg 9 years
if this isn't the flu, it's one hell a cold!
emalove emalove 9 years
No. I've only had the REAL flu, not just a bad cold or stomach bug, once in my life. About 6 years ago. I've never been so sick and I hope I NEVER get it again.
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
I got my flu shot back in October and caught a nasty flu early in December!! It was so bad it turned into pneumonia...which was the WORST ever!! Once i got some super duper anti-biotics in my (only 5 days worth!!) i felt better. Although my lungs took a super long time to get better fully. Just glad its over now...and im getting a pneumonia shot next year!!!
Allytta Allytta 9 years
the flue season is just getting started. ask again in a month or so ;) p.s. yeap, i did have it.
bronzebeauty719 bronzebeauty719 9 years
ive had it as well as bronchitis and i did get the flu shot :(
designerel designerel 9 years
i just had it last week. it really crept up on me and hit me hard. i lost 5 lbs. by the end of the week, which was a nice perk! but i wouldn't wish the flu on anyone.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
Not yet, but my boyfriend is staying home sick today. He woke up and said "OH MY GOD IT"S FREEZING" and I was like uhm no not really. I hope he doesn't get me sick while I'm trying to take care of him!
drucie drucie 9 years
I'm usually pretty healthy but I have two little kids so I'm constantly exposed to bugs from their school, friends, activities etc. since I'm in kidworld so much now. I started getting an annual flu shot year three years ago when pregnant with my now-two year old. This year was the first year that I got the flu in a LONG time. I had the shot early, like I think September or maybe early October, and got a bad flu the Tuesday before Thanskiving, with 40 guests coming to our house in two days! I took to bed all day Tues and had no choice but to drag my butt out of bed on Wed to get ready and host everyone on Thurs. DH is sick with a horrible flu now (he doesn't get flu shots so the fact that this year's isn't as effective doesn't factor for him.) He has been sick so far for 8 days and *still* has a fever. I am hoping he'll go to the doc this week because he's just not getting better.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
Im not sure if it were the flu but last week I caught something that smacked me down right on my @ss. I had high fevers! Body ache and a lil sniffles. Doesnt sound like the flu but it was insane. I heard its just something going around in NYC, my friend had and I know a couple of other people that got sick too. It was, by far, the worse bug Ive ever had!
DigitalAngel DigitalAngel 9 years
Nope. And I don't take a flu shot, just vitamins and Airborne :)
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 9 years
Not yet, but I hope this won't jinx me!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Yes...I am pretty sure I got it...
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
People who know me joke that I have Super-DNA because I never get sick. I haven't been sick except for food poisoning and a freak occurrence that prompted surgery, in eight years. I had the flu. Before that, it was another five or so years since I had been sick.
Beaner Beaner 9 years
Nope (knock on wood)!
lrgoldman34 lrgoldman34 9 years
not yet, thankfully. This is the first year in five years that I've skipped my flu shot (dumb,I know, but my last job paid for it and my current freelance employer - ie me - does not). I got it SO badly in 2000, right after NYE, and remember calling my parents - I was 25! - from the floor in my downtown Chicago bathroom at 3am begging them to come get me because I thought I was dying. There was a horrible ice storm outside and by the time my mom came, I was basically catatonic. Lost something like 8 pounds in a few days and couldn't even feed myself. That was fun.
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
For 2 weeks I swear half of my office was out with the flu. I started getting a cough and sore throat one day, ran out to get Zicam after work and felt better the next day. Yay!
fleurfairy fleurfairy 9 years
I've had it on and off for about a month and a half now. Seriously. And I'm too stubborn to go to the doctor.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
Not me, but the rest of my family did.
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