Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by outofstep, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. outofstep

    outofstep Member

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  2. Nanie46

    Nanie46 Moderator


    Tamiflu usually works well if started within the first 48 hours.

    Just wanted to mention that there is also an over-the-counter homeopathic remedy available that has antiviral properties and can fight the flu.

    It is called Sambucol Black Elderberry Extract (Original Formula).

    There are a number of studies about it's ability to fight the flu on PubMed.

    A couple years ago, my daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandsons all got the H1N1 flu.

    My youngest grandson was the only one to take Sambucol elderberry extract and he recovered much faster than the others.
  3. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Active Member

    which also has echinecea and astralagus in it. Unfortunately I didn't start until about the 7th day but I'm still taking a tsp. of it in my bottle of water which I also add my liquid vit. D, mineral drops, PH drops, and some lemon juice. My "cocktail" twice a day! It helps mask the awful taste of the mineral drops.

    I agree Jam. If something is being highly advertised I'm leary.
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  4. hermitlady

    hermitlady Member

    My sister swears by Wellness Formula by Source Naturals...I got some and am a believer also. This wk I was getting a cold, felt the beginning stages so I took these supps 3x a day. It kicked it out of me, I was sure by Thurs I was going to be really sick, but thank goodness I wasn't. (knock on wood)
    You can take it as a maintenance dose or a higher dose when you're getting sick. I didn't get a flu shot either, but will keep using this stuff...and will call for Tamiflu if I do get sick. I took it a couple of yrs ago and it shortened/lessened the severity of the flu.
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  5. Forebearance

    Forebearance Member

    I'm really glad we have Tamiflu.

    However, not all of us can tolerate it. I tried it when I had swine flu and couldn't tolerate it. Luckily I was able to get well by taking Lauricidin. So there are options for both drug-tolerant and drug-sensitive people.

    Hey, Jam, I have seen ads for Oscillo!

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