Swine flu is making me crazy

BLC
By BLC Latest Reply 2009-10-27 20:47:38 -0500
Started 2009-10-18 22:44:51 -0500

Maybe I'm overreacting I don't know. My six year old son was running a fever of 101 tonight so I call and cancel all my appointments for tomorrow and emailed his teacher to let her know he wouldn't be at school and am taking him to the doc. in the morning. I am concerned that maybe its swine flu. I am also concerned because I have not had a vaccine for it yet. So how at risk am I being type 1 diabetic? How at risk is he being a child and how at risk is my husband who works in health care and hasn't received his vaccine yet. I gave my son Tylenol and his fever has broke. He has been playing and laughing. So now I'm thinking I completely overreacted. And I am also worried that I have put myself behind at work and him behind at school because we are taking off tomorrow. Maybe I shouldn't take him to the doc. and risk us both getting H1N1 (swine flu) if that isn't what he has by sitting in the docs office. I don't know this is just stuff I have sat here and mulled over in my mind. Sorry for all the rambling. I just needed to get some of these thoughts out of my head and somewhere else. I have worried about swine flu all weekend. It is driving me crazy. We had a young man in our community to die from it this weekend and he had no underlying health problems. It has been a shock to all who knew him. I didn't know him. But feel so sorry for his family. Thanks everyone for listening.


33 replies

Anonymous
Anonymous 2009-10-27 11:43:07 -0500 Report

And for good reason that swine flu is driving you crazy. Why would the World Health Organization raise the pandemic to the highest level of 6. Why would Obama declare a national emergency? When the swine flu is no worse than the regular flu? Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. And we all better wake up & stop panicking about the wrong things & start doing something about the right things, before it's too late!

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Hinboyz3
Hinboyz3 2009-10-27 09:28:08 -0500 Report

swine flu has everyone going crazy!! Everybody just has to take better care of themselves, And exercise much more hand washing all day long.

Rawline
Rawline 2009-10-24 13:52:15 -0500 Report

My sympathies to the family of that young man. I am tired of hearing about swine flu. I have only taken one flu shot in my life and afterward became very ill. I am doing very well and have had sniffles only, and that happened this week. Keep your chin up and we will come through this just fine. I am a type 2 diabetic and have been for 7 years. I am doing very well, no medication of any kind and take a vitamin regimen, exercise daily, and drink lots of water (6 or more glasses daily).

type2diabeties
type2diabeties 2009-10-27 09:23:47 -0500 Report

i have had a flu vaccine twice since i was diagnosed with type2 diabetes. i will not tak the vaccine for swine flu i've never gotten sick after taking the regular flu vaccine.

DerylSr
DerylSr 2009-10-24 12:57:53 -0500 Report

Hi folks, First, I'm glad to hear that your family is doing well following the H1N1 innoculation. An ounce of prevention is always worth a pound of cure. I'm a diabetic (type 2) and have been for over two years now. I'm 55, and retired in 1992 from the Air Force. I've also have COPD. I'm sure you can imagine the number of inhalers I use every day (to include nebulizer treatments) and pills I pop daily, not to mention the insulin shots twice a day as well. Because of the risk factor, I take the flu shot as soon as it becomes available every year. It just makes sense. While it hasn't been 100% preventative for me, I can only imagine the alternative. I know our government makes a lot of careless mistakes. I realize they're not perfect. But I think they're doing what they should, what they can, and I really believe they got this right. Just didn't have it done sooner. But I also want to tell you that this swine flu injection is no joke. It's important for all of us and our loved ones. The first swine flu outbreak that I'm aware of (and was around for) occurred in 1978. Back then, it seemed to attack our seniors mostly, and those with a heart or respiratory condition. Today, this strain seems to be the cause of a respiratory condition, resulting in pneumonia, and subsequent death. Anyway you look at it, it's bad juju. My family and I had the regular flu shot yesterday. In 30 days, we'll follow that up with the H1N1 shot. This preventative measure is the least we can do for ourselves and those we love. I thank God and my country for the availability of this miracle drug, and I pray that everyone who wants it (for them and their families) can get it. We don't need to "react" in fear, we simply need to make ourselves knowledgeable of the facts, and then "act" accordingly for us and our respective families (which many of you are doing or have already done). Well, that's my two cents. Warmest regards, and again, glad to hear that your family is doing well.

2009-10-27 01:06:00 -0500 Report

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kdroberts
kdroberts 2009-10-27 11:26:14 -0500 Report

"I have done alot of research on this H1N1 vaccine, and have discovered that it has mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde,and foreign protein particles."

Interesting statement but can you prove it? There are 7 different versions of the vaccine from 4 different companies. I know what they all contain and not one of them contains all those ingredients, none contain aluminum and less than half contain thimerosal which isn't exactly mercury but is a mercury derivative.

http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vac...

jayabee52
jayabee52 2009-10-27 20:47:38 -0500 Report

Thanks for your service to our nation Vitalsolutions. [ My oldest son is in the USN in FL repairing Frigates. My other 2 sons are in the Army.] I am wondering, if the info you shared with us is classified, how did you find it out, and why would you risk sharing it with us? My son was on a destroyer for years and the saying was "loose lips sink ships."

BLC
BLC 2009-10-23 18:01:18 -0500 Report

And one more thing…I am having trouble finding the seasonal flu vaccine. My doctor's office didn't have it today and neither did my pharmacy. Anyone else seeing this?

BLC
BLC 2009-10-23 17:59:50 -0500 Report

Just wanted to let everyone know me, my little boy and my husband all got the H1N1 vaccine this week. Me and my husband got the shot and our son got the nasal mist. We have all done well with it. And from what I have been told by doctors, nurses and health clinic workers it is the BEST H1N1 prevention. I had struggled and worried about what to do about having my family vaccinated and what kept coming to my heart and mind was that I have seen many die from the swine flu but no one from the vaccine. I hope I made the right decision. Thanks to everyone for your opinions and advice. I really appreciate everyone's input. BLC

Anonymous
Anonymous 2009-10-22 09:01:49 -0500 Report

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tabby9146
tabby9146 2009-10-22 09:42:34 -0500 Report

I can understand the concerns and I am worried myself. I don't know what to do about getting a swine flu shot for myself, or my children ages 18 and 8 getting it. I do wonder how safe is it. I have had my regular flu shot. I am concerned about being diabetic and being more at risk for swine flu…however, I try to think of how I am controlling it by diet and exercise right now, I am not even on pills, and how I never ever get viruses or colds…so… I don't think I have a weakened immune system, although I am 'supposed' to since I am diabetic. So I don't know if I will be more at risk for catching things down the road, the longer I've had diabetes, but I am assuming so. I try not to really worry too much. I will check out that NCD stuff. I am always skeptical of these 'natural' things but will read the article. Thanks for all the info.

mamaoak
mamaoak 2009-10-20 10:30:27 -0500 Report

you did the right thing it is best not to take chances.

Gene Pool
Gene Pool 2009-10-20 12:05:13 -0500 Report

Im so nervous i have type 2 diabetes and usually I catch everything, I watch my grandson who gets sick once or 2x a year with flu or colds runs a high fever and gets a seizure at onset with frightens me to death, this swine flu is scaring me to death first for the baby he is 4 and goes to pre school and home to me and also my diabetes low resistance any ideas what I should do to protect me and to make sure his onset doesnt cause a febral fever.?

BLC
BLC 2009-10-20 17:54:11 -0500 Report

I know exactly how you feel Gene Pool (Cool name by the way). I have worried all day about whether I should or should not get my little boy this vaccine. I know they say don't panic…but it is very nerve racking!

jandj528
jandj528 2009-10-21 23:34:55 -0500 Report

I have had a course of the swine flu after volunteering at a local school, I did not go to the doctor right away because I figured I would feel beter soon, well it was three weeks of feeling really bad and a week so far of being so tired I cannot do anything, but that could have something to do with my fibromyalgia I do not know. My doctor said when I am fully recovered he wants me to come in and get both flu shots.

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Lynn T - 63395 2009-10-22 19:51:28 -0500 Report

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Gabby
GabbyPA 2009-10-20 07:03:38 -0500 Report

You are just doing what any mom would do. Take care of your family. If the fever is gone, take him to the doctor anyway. Wear a mask while you are there to prevent the spread or even pick it up from someone else. Take all the precautions your heart is telling you to take. Everyone is going to be jumpy this flu season.

I am not a fan of the vaccine, or any vaccine for that matter, and if he had it, then he has immunity to it and doesn't need the shot. So find out what he had, and you can take it from there.

PAT L
PAT L 2009-10-19 22:35:27 -0500 Report

i have had 3 come down with the flu, it started with what looked like a head cold an then a sore throat an a fever, gave them amoxicillan for 1 day, seem that the flu makes bacteria in the body go nuts an that what does the damage to ones body. keep control of the bacteria an it goes away in a hurry.. thats what we have done. hope this helps

BLC
BLC 2009-10-19 16:06:49 -0500 Report

We went to the doctor and he tested negative for flu. So I feel better about that. I talked to his doctor about getting him vaccinated for swine flu and he told me to do it. He said he would be fine getting the nasal vaccine. So our local health dept is having a mass flu clinic on Thursday afternoon so I am taking him to get the nasal flu vaccine. And my husband is getting vaccinated also. I am going to the doc Friday for my A1c results (dread) and check up and I will see what he wants me to do. Thanks everyone for your thoughtful replies.
BLC

jandj528
jandj528 2009-10-21 23:22:51 -0500 Report

I have been told by my daughters friend who has recovered from the swine flu that if the regular flu test is negative it then has to be sent to the CDC to be tested for the swine flu.

sweething
sweething 2009-10-19 09:49:23 -0500 Report

I agree. Better to miss a days work than live with knowing you let your child be sick longer than he needed to be. There can't be second guesses with swine flu. We need to take it seriously. I know I am, and I am 59—only at a higher risk because of my asthma and diabetes. Let's hope he has a 24 hr. bug and that's all!

Barbi
Barbi 2009-10-18 23:14:44 -0500 Report

The Swine flu shouldn't make you crazy it should make you more aware. Children are (at this point according to my Dr on Thursday) more at risk than adults. According to my Dr. children will be recieving the vaccine first…then the "at risk" sections of the populations. My Dr said at this point the Fed's own all the vaccine and are deciding who gets and who doesn't get and all you can do is inquire if you are in the "at risk" catogory. Many children in my school district have come down with the "swine" as they call it with no lasting ill effects…Thank goodness. It is better for you to error on the side of caution at this point (by taking the day off and calling your doctor) than ignoring any flu like issues. Good luck.

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2009-10-19 10:52:12 -0500 Report

Good response on your part. The only thing that worries me about the whole thing is what you said " at this point the Govt. owns all the vaccine" I wont take the swine flu as I don't trust the whole way it has evolved. But I also never take the regular flu shots either.

That's just my opinion, and of course not what I would reccomend to anyone. It is always better to be safe than sorry.Work will always be there, and school work can be caught up on pretty easy.

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2009-10-19 11:54:31 -0500 Report

From everything I've read, the swine flu vaccine has been developed exactly the same way the seasonal flu vaccine is developed every year. In fact, if the swine flu virus had been isolated just a few weeks earlier, it would have been included in the seasonal flu vaccine.

You may choose not to trust vaccines in general, but to suggest that this vaccine has been developed in some new way or that it was rushed simply isn't consistent with the things I've read. Do you have a source for your information?

Here's a link to check out:
http://www.diabeticconnect.com/news-articles/4857-many-americans-still-leery-of-swine-flu-vaccine

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2009-10-19 13:15:54 -0500 Report

It wasn't my intention to mislead anyone on how or how fast it was developed. No sources cited, as I said, it was just an opinion from an old geezer. Hope nobody took it the wrong way.

doris
doris 2009-10-24 12:41:21 -0500 Report

I caught a cold from my health care provider and it's a doozy. Dating myself hnnh? I find myself buying more tissues. Wishing maybe I had taken that flu shot. Not because of your warning but my own personal reaction.I suggest some should take a second look. Dealing with a couple of other life threating diseases make me leary. As for the swine flu shot I suggest they had a supply already on hand developed from other technologies.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2009-10-22 09:14:10 -0500 Report

I disagree with taking the flu vaccine - look at the ingredients - bad stuff in it, especially for children. My 3 1/2 year old grandson has never been sick in his life and has not taken any vaccines. He has been on Natural Cellular Defense since he was in the womb. The product helps stop replication of any type of virus. Look at www.Cause4Health.com or www.NCDsupport.com. Amazin product everyone you know should be on!

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2009-10-23 15:30:48 -0500 Report

It's not really fair to just claim "bad stuff in it." Please provide specifics and references so that we can decide for ourselves.

And by the way, it appears that you might be trying to use the site for free advertising for the two websites you've listed. It's fine to recommend products that work for you. But you agreed to abide by the terms of use when you joined the site and the terms of use strictly prohibit using the site to promote products or services from which you benefit.

jazzmomma
jazzmomma 2009-10-23 20:27:08 -0500 Report

The government and media have caused a frenzy over the swine flu. They ahve a caused a lot of anxiety over getting the vaccine and I have had some comment that they can't get vaccinnated due a shortage of the vaccine. And yet we are told it's wise to have this in our system. I realize that it's wise to be healthy and take precautions when you can, but for panic to be spread is just wrong.

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