We have been struck by a flu bug. Well, probably multiple bugs in various shapes and sizes because not a single person in the family has had the same symptoms.
It all started with a trip to the doctor last week. At that point nobody was sick I just had my 11 year old there to get his regular asthma checkup and renew his meds. The doctor came into the room and asked us if we were there for the flu and I told her no. She was surprised. Apparently everyone she'd seen that day had the flu. Remind me never to go see a doctor and camp out in a waiting room with sickies for half an hour unless I really do have the flu. Ugh!
I was a little slow on the uptake after that visit. I didn't start my campain of vitamin C that I usually force on everyone in the family and I blame my delay on the reason why everyone got sick. Of course had we thought to sterilize our bodies as we left the doc's office, that probably would've helped too. I've had good luck with vitamin c in the past and while I don't believe it'll protect you totally from all those nasty bugs, I do believe it helps shorten your illness if you get sick.
How about you? What are you doing to protect yourself from all the viruses out there? Any echinacea fans?