Just getting over the Swine Flu.....Sharing
I got the H1N1 vaccine on November 15. I felt so safe now. Well, on November 24, it started with a right side sore throat. Next day, upper respiratory/sinuses. That night I slept for 12 hours. Woke to coughing and slight fever. I never thought it was swine flu as I had the vaccine. Little did I know at that time it takes 2 weeks for the vaccine to take effect. I was never told this. Otherwise I would of gotten the Tami-flu. By Thanksgiving, I was vomiting and fever hovered at 99.9. The coughing was horrific and getting the mucous up produced vomiting. I had no appetite and was so weak, I could not stand more than 2 minutes. The wheezing was horrible. The shortness of breath was bad. I lived on Camplbell soup and saltine crackers. My husband who did not have the vaccine got it Thanksgiving night. Same MO identicle. We called the 211 number for information and was connected to the Health dept in Austin. Yes, we had the seasonal vaccine weeks earlier. What I described to them was classed as Swine flu. They informed me that it takes 2 weeks for full immunity after the H1Ni vaccine. They wanted me to see a doctor but I vetoed this as we could not stop coughing, were too weak and I did not want anyone to get this mess. Hubby did call someone and we each received a Z-pak (antibitoics) and an albuterol inhaler. Told to stay well hydrated as this is what can get us into trouble. I am an asthmatic and a heart patient. I survived 11 days of this and I am 70 1/2 years old. Today is the first day, I feel human. I wish this virus on no one. Get your vaccine....I just wish mine had kicked in before I got this virus. It is awful.