This is a common discrepancy..... GI symptoms with flu or not.
You can find verification on each side.
Therefore, perhaps it is illogical to engage in the discussion cuz.....who cares?
Actually, what I believe is that some people tend to react in ways just because their body has a predisposition for that. No matter if DH is getting a cold, flu, or other virus, his symptoms always begin with a head ache/stiff neck. [prolly from trying so very hard to insist that he is NOT sick]
Anyway, it's all supposed to be so scientific now, but when we were kids, anything that involved throwing up was CALLED "the flu". Might not have been influenza virus but there are many of us old enough to still say "hang up the phone". [when, of course, most of us click a button now]
Back to the question: The oscillo stuff really seems to be an excellent general tonic that works for that whole range of symptoms. It is not based on a specific virus or a specific bacteria. For us, and many people we know, it is the first line of defense. It usually knocks the WHATEVER out. If there is something that is persistent, then we resort to the expense and side affects of an antibiotic or whatever. Any time one can avoid overuse of those...it's a good thing.
BUT...there are circumstances when you go right for the BIG GUNS....and hope you get the right Big Gun. Example was my choice to renew tetanus shot AND get the recommended antibiotics when I got a deep puncture wound in my palm. Since the enviroment was ---the goat pen (and the goat horn was the weapon of this mass destruction...my fault, not the goats] , I felt it would be a very good time to use the pharmaceutical form of medication.
Just my opinion and experience.
MtRider ---good luck and sorry you're feeling sick!
Edited by Mt_Rider, 03 January 2013 - 04:14 PM.