I highly recommend that, if you're going to smoke or vaporize or even eat it to relieve any flu-like symptoms, you should use a strain that's mostly indica or 100% indica if possible.
I'd never felt the medicinal effects of marijuana until I bought some Mango Kush, which is 100% indica. It's an incredible pain killer and it lifts anxiety and depression so quickly, which lord knows is useful when you're stuck inside with the flu.
As far as the delusion and bunged up head goes I recommend chili's and milk.
Get well soon!
This is an old post and I thought since it is not archived I would revive it.
Smoking may be bad when your sick but I wonder how many that smoke cigs actually stop when they are sick?
I know that it can lower the immune system but look at it this way. It is already low and most things other than vitamins will lower it further so if your going to consume at least consume something that is going to make you feel better.
It seems there are mixed feelings about smoking and flu, some people seem 100% better some seem 100% worse. I think a lot of it IS strain related and Indica Sativa related. In addition I feel that it is partly psychological as well. Some people may have a harder time with the alteration of their perception when it is already altered by being ill. For me I find that generally I feel like hell for about 5 minutes after smoking and then 5 minutes after that I feel great or at least great enough not to care so much about sickness and can rest much easier. I know this much at the very least. I find I feel much better with weed as medicine than taking flu or cold medicine to relieve symptoms which for me it never actually does. I just usually feel worse. With herb I almost always feel better and in our western culture of treating symptoms rather than causes this is about the best we can do short of changing our lifestyles to live a much healthier existence. That in the long run is the best medicine and I am a testimonial to that. I have only gotten the flu once in the last 10 years and I attribute it to a healthier lifestyle and diet. Exercise I swear is the best medicine I ever found for not getting sick in the first place.
I have the flu right now and it is terrible. Not because I am that sick but because it has been so long since I had it I forgot what it felt like... balls... where is that pipe...