Written on: 04/08/2009 by reviewkitten (295 reviews written)
I have recently just recovered from Swine Flu after spending over a week in bed. Unfortunately I suffer from Asthma and had no energy to get out of bed let alone go down a set of stairs without feeling like I'd run for miles. I was prescribed Tamiflu and was sceptical about how it would work and if the side effects were worth taking it (I had no vomiting luckily and didn't want it to start!).
I took it with food twice a day and this seemed to stop any nasty stomach side effects. The one time I didn't take the Tamiflu with food I had bad stomach cramps and felt nauseous.
I didn't feel that it really shortened the time I was ill although without it I have no idea no long I could have been sick. I guess with any flu the best cure is bed rest and lots of it! Anytime I tried to get a bit more active I was back asleep for hours recovering.