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My husband had the flu really badly about 3 weeks ago. I…

My husband had the...

My husband had the flu really badly about 3 weeks ago. I have not gotten a shot, but feel like I am getting the flu (headache, eyes hurt, no energy), but I don't have a fever. Is Tamaflu a better option at this point than the flu shot?

Doctor's Assistant: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?

Intermittent nausea last 2 days, but woke up this am with a headache and eyes hurting.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No, very healthy otherwise. I am 68 years old.

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Since it sounds like you're coming down with the flu the vaccination wouldn't help you at this point

So Tamiflu is definitely the right option for you

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The hard part is that I do not have a local primary physician. It is Sunday and holiday tomorrow. Urgent cares are 3 hour wait. Hate to be in there with everyone sick. If I don't get Tamiflu, what do you suggest OTC?

I'd suggest oral probiotics, zinc lozenges, vitamin C supplements and tylenol for now

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
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