Vaine, if you haven’t gone to your doc within a day or two on the onset of symptoms, no prescription med is gonna help you. Just try to rest up and drink plenty of fluids. It should run its course.
And just an aside here, but I think most people who say they have “the flu” usually just have an upper respiratory tract infection. Vaine, not mentioning you specifically, just making a general comment. People who’ve had influenza know the difference. The flu feels like death warmed over. The two times I’ve had it in my life, I laid in bed for 3 days or so each time. I ached all over and couldn’t get comfortable to save my life because my head hurt so bad. I had chills constantly and ran a high fever. THAT is the flu. People who go to work and tell you they have the flu don’t have it. If you can function halfway normally, you don’t have the flu. True influenza is serious and potentially dangerous. Believe it or not, it kills more people in this country per year than does the complications of HIV/AIDS.
Sorry for my rambling rant.