January 14, 2008 Categories: Health | 5 Comments  

Is it possible to catch two strains of the flu during the same flu season? Cause two weeks ago I had the extremely sore throat, achy body, head-in-a-vice headache, mild fever kind. And now, I have the chest congestion, nasty cough, body aches so bad you want to cry like a baby, head-in-a-vice headache, mild fever kind. Or could this just be round two of the same flu? I don’t know, but I do know that I am very sick of being sick, and I sure hope this is short-lived. Ugh.


  1. Kev

    My wife has a coworker that had both the regular flu and the stomach flu at the same time. Does that count?

  2. Lisa

    VERY possible. Big bummer. Hope you feel better soon!

  3. CamianAcademy

    Yup, it’s definitely possible. The only strain you get immunity to is the strain you’ve already had. Hope you feel better soon.

  4. Crissy

    I had the second version a couple of weeks ago. Ick. I hope you’re better soon, Carrie!

  5. carrie

    Kev – actually, I don’t think the stomach flu actually counts as the flu, but it would sure suck all the same!

    Lisa and Cami – well, you learn something new every day. Next year? Flu shots.

    Crissy – how many days did you feel like you were dying? I’m on day three.