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How often do you get the *stomach* flu?

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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Do you get it every year?

I have not had the flu (with fever, vomiting and/or diarrhea) for at least two years, maybe even three... until now... but it seems like my kids or my husband get it every year.

What's wierd is that no one else in my family has had this... so where I got it beats me since I'm a SAHM and rarely go out. WTH? Has my immune system changed all of a sudden?

I know I'm being a huge whiny butt, but damn, this is kicking my ass! I just don't get this sick.  I do get normal sinus-symptom head colds (itchy watery eyes, stuffy/runny nose, maybe a sore throat for a day) .. but rarely coughing... which I've also been doing.

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by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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PhotoMama88
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:25 PM

 Every other year lol I rarely get sick like seriously once every 2-3 years lol But when I do I get it bad, VERY bad!!

JAJA_Steele
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:25 PM

 Stomach flu I get once about every 7 years. Reg flu ugh it's been about 10 years since I had that last. I get colds like crazy though. 4-5 times a year.

ilovejason
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:26 PM

I can't even remember the last time I had it. Maybe 2 years ago? I'm 26 and I had strep throat for the first time ever a few weeks ago. It SUCKED! My kids rarely get anything worse than a cold.

RheaF
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:26 PM

 The only time I have had the flu in the past 10 years is when I got the flu shot,lol.

wickedfiress
by Ruby Member on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:27 PM


Quoting PhotoMama88:

 Every other year lol I rarely get sick like seriously once every 2-3 years lol But when I do I get it bad, VERY bad!!

I guess that is what is going on with me. :(


I feel like doo doo and want my mommy waaaaah! lol

romanceparty4u
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:27 PM

I have not gotten the flu for as long as I can remember---I might have had the "flu" twice in 25 years.

I don't get flu shots, I eat well, exercise, get plenty of vitamin d and c, take a multivitamin, and wash my hands.

mom2ljh
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:28 PM

True flu, I've had once in my life.  I've had stomach bugs, nasty colds, etc., but I've only had influenza once.

blsdbyangel07
by Evil Food Lady on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:28 PM

 I've never had the flu as an adult until the 2nd week of January.  Lol.  Never ever ever ever ever again!  I plan on getting the flu shot every year from now on.  Infact a few weeks after getting better I got the flu shot!

kiralyn
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:28 PM

I don't think I have ever had it. Just colds.

romanceparty4u
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 9:29 PM

If you have vomiting and diarrhea, it's not the flu.

The flu is exclusively respiratory.

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