Flu has the following symptoms:
- Muscle Aches and Pains
- Severe headache
- Weakness and tiredness
- Loss of appetite
- Sore throat
- Chest pain
Length of Disease
Symptoms last about a week.
The illness usually lasts about seven to ten days, with the fever and aches improving after two to three days and the cough and sore throat lasting longer.
Dr. Macnair goes onto say that some people get depression lasting for weeks. Out of the dozens of flu documents and books on flu I have read, this is the first time I’ve seen ‘depression’ listed as a flu symptom. If this is the case, I would guess that it is not related to flu and you should seek a counsellor or good friend or just slow down and give yourself some TLC if you’re feeling depression or ‘down’ feelings.
Guillain-Barre Syndrome And Flu Vaccination
Guillain-Barré syndrome after influenza vaccination in adults: a population-based study.
Whether influenza vaccination is associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) remains uncertain.
METHODS: We conducted 2 studies using population-based health care data from the province of Ontario, Canada. In the first study, we used the self-matched case-series method to explore the temporal association between probable influenza vaccination (adults vaccinated during October and November) and subsequent hospitalization because of GBS. In the second study, we used time-series analysis to determine whether the institution of a universal influenza immunization program in October 2000 was associated with a subsequent increase in hospital admissions because of GBS at the population level.
RESULTS: From April 1, 1992, to March 31, 2004, we identified 1601 incident hospital admissions because of GBS in Ontario. In 269 patients, GBS was diagnosed within 43 weeks of vaccination against influenza. The estimated relative incidence of GBS during the primary risk interval (weeks 2 through 7) compared with the control interval (weeks 20 through 43) was 1.45 (95% confidence interval, 1.05-1.99; P = .02). This association persisted in several sensitivity analyses using risk and control intervals of different durations. However, a separate time-series analysis demonstrated no evidence of seasonality and revealed no statistically significant increase in hospital admissions because of GBS after the introduction of the universal influenza immunization program.
CONCLUSION: Influenza vaccination is associated with a small but significantly increased risk for hospitalization because of GBS.
GBS occurs after flu vaccination in 1 in 100,000 cases.
Arch Intern Med. 2006 Nov 13;166(20):2217-21.
Summary of Flu Vaccine Injection
- Flu feels horrible but is rarely serious and usually clears up in a week to 10 days.
- Rest and recuperation is the best tonic for flu.
- There has been no double-blinded scientific study proving that flu vaccine reduces flu.
- Flu vaccine can cause symptoms identical to flu and also additional symptoms more severe than flu.
- There is a recognised increased risk of Guillain-Barre Syndrome after flu vaccination (a paralysing disease).
- Flu vaccine injection contains thimerosal which is 50% pure mercury. This has been proven dangerous and removed as an added ingredient from childhood vaccines (although it is still used as an expicient and may be present in trace amounts in childhood vaccines).
- Flu vaccine injection contains formaldehyde which is a class 1 carcinogen proven to cause throat and nasal cancers.
- Flu vaccine injection is recommended for people with weakened immune systems, yet the vaccine may not work in people who are immuno-compromised.
- Flu vaccine injection is recommended for people who are asthmatic, yet it is known to cause allergic asthma as listed in the side-effects.