Who else is sick? - page 2

Started with a sore throat, progressed to nasal congestion and drip cough, aches in every joint and muscle, GI discomfort, progressed to wet cough with heavyness and occ. chest pain, aches continue,... Read More

  1. by   NurseDennie
    Whoooo - this is scary, isn't it? It's definitely pandemic. I work with a doc fellow from Finland, and she went home this weekend, telling me that her husband has been sick for over 3 weeks. The kids got sick, he cared for them, they got better, he got sick and hasn't gotten better. She's pretty worried for him.

    You guys sound like you have the pneumonia I had last Dec. The pain was incredible, and just lasted and lasted. I still have the occ. "twinge" on the right.

    Everybody stay calm, take as much time off as you can/need. Sometimes you do just have to admit that you're sick and lie down and get over it.

    I hope you get over it soon, all of you!


  2. by   carlalogan
    Well, add me to your list...me and my two sons have had this over the past month and just keep going through the cycle of getting sick, feeling better, and then getting sick again. I finally took antibiotics but I do not think they did any good. The boys' docs don't want them on antibiotics. Very scary stuff with all of the violent coughing and chest congestion. Especially since my little one has GuillainBarre, which they think can be triggered from viruses or antibiotics! We are just hanging in there and hoping the warm weather will bring some good health restoration with it! Good luck to you all
  3. by   plumrn
    Mine sounds similar.Started 2 weeks ago. Sore, scratchy throat, sinus headaches, earrache, sneezing, sniffles, then cough that just won't stop and now I constantly have to clear my throat and HACK! Thought it was gone, then tuesday night felt achey all over, mild nausea, and felt feverish, but NO fever! Feel okay today except for this interminable cough. Hospitals are full to capacity here.
  4. by   kids
    Originally posted by Healingtouch
    ...a 23 year old girl who was in excellent health. Noxious, mysterious lung infection came upon her very quickly--now with a bronchial-pulmonary fistula...Doctors still haven't completely figured out what happened to her...39-year old male who was in relatively good health (hx of asthma). Came down with a virulent pneuomia which completely whited out his left lung in a matter of HOURS. Very sick...
    I don't know what state you are in but have they ruled out Hanta virus? It is not restricted to hot dry climates.
    Last edit by kids on Feb 24, '02
  5. by   NurseDennie
    Kids-r-fun -

    Now *That's* *REALLY* scary. It's how my pneumonia hit me. I was fine on a Wednesday at 1400. By 1800 I had a major fever, SOB, cough, chills, aches., etc., etc., ... completely sick. Scary - my first thought (of course, I am paranoid) was anthrax, because it hit so fast.


  6. by   GreytNurse
    :kiss I hope that makes all of you feel better.......really!! When your the 'caregiver'.....it really sucks when you need special attention.
    Anyway, not as bad here, but I was just wondering. One of you stated that you thought this could be terrorist related and some say no.....someone from another country was sick and therefore it 'couldn't be related to Sept. 11'.......
    Then........another one was at Universal Studios....'with alot of foreigners who were ill'.......Hello??????
    Never rule out that 'something funny' is going on here and could possible be 9/11 related. I'm not trying to scare anyone, but these wackos don't care. American's getting sick, really sick, CAN effect other countries.......people come here to visit AND have been here since 9/11. Look at all the Olympic athletes who 'could possibly' take 'something' back to their countries......thus spreading a germ 'first class' the way idiots would want. Just make sure you spend 'quality' time getting better, seek prof. help by seeing your MD and always be suspecious. Our world here in the USA has changed.......
    Good luck to all of you and I truly hope your feeling better!!
  7. by   NurseDennie
    GreytNurse -

    You have a point. A very scary one, but you're right - it's something we shouldn't discount out of hand.


  8. by   Huganurse
    I wouldn't doubt that this flu is causing and going to cause greater loss of USA and world productivity thus possibly affecting the economy. Weather it's 911 related or not. Guess we'll all wait and see. And pray it goes away soon!
  9. by   prmenrs
    I have been disgusting healthy all winter after having had pneumonia in September, and needing to go to the ER for a breathing treatment (I just thought it was a cold aggravating my asthma, but sats were down below 95, and they did a CXR-->pneumonia). Anyway, got my flu shot and a 2nd pneumonia shot (last one about 10 yrs ago) like a good girl.

    Did great until about 2wks ago, got a cold, asthma kicked up again so it's hanging on, finally getting better. I was supposed to take my son skiing, but doc said not above 7000ft, you're not, so bummed. :<(( I don't think we'll be getting up there next month, either.

    Reading about all of you poor things, I don't have much to complain about--

  10. by   semstr
    o come on, when this would be something from terrorists, I don't believe we would be alive right now!

    Things like this happen, every few years, and of course they're not getting better, because of the ever growing list of resistant bugs.

    Husband was checked on Anthrax though, because it was found in the mailroom of his work, about two months ago.
    But he (and his collegues were ok), post was in a special pouch and the bugs didn't had a chance to come out. Thank God for that!

    I felt better after being in the mountains though, the real good, fresh, not too cold air at 1500 meters was great!
    that was while skiing, although I did not ski a lot, was too exhausted, but it was just great to be able to breath air and not gasses and polution!!

    Take care of yourselfs, Renee
  11. by   mcruss
    I'm here in the Pacific Northwest-and we definitely have something similar going around here...I came down w/Strep throat over night-then got the flu 3 days later.....All to be followed by sinusitis...So, 2 antiobiotics( and 8 weeks) later, I am fine. However now the rest of my family is fighting....It literally takes weeks to get over..

  12. by   NurseDennie
    I don't know, Renee. They're terrorists, not supermen.


  13. by   zumalong

    Don't believe it is terrorists, but we have had 4 cases of beta hemolytic strep A in the last week. One 13 year old died of this on Friday.

    Two are adults, and one is another teenager (prayers welcome). None of them had any connections. People are flocking to Dr. for strep cultures.