Quoting Faith1LovesMLP:" I had the flu a month or so ago. They gave me something for it, I can't remember what it is but it was supposed to reduce the severity of the flu and possibly shorten it."
Quoting Alyssa's mommy [EBFT]:" IF it is the flu, and your within 2 days of symptoms starting (which sounds like tis been longer) they ... [snip!] ... the flu and then you can get tamilu for your family members. It can help keep them from getting it. Hope you feel better soon!"