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my fella went to docs tonight....

kirstyPM5L Avatar
7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
and is now being treated for suspected swine flu :( he's confined to the bedroom and has been pescribed tamiflu stuff. I've had to take the night off work to look after the kids. has anyone else been treated for it? chemist said it is just a precaution. I'm a bit (alot) worried!
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banned#1
My cousin and his 18month old son have it. They were not prescribed Tamiflu as it is not dangerous to healthy individuals. x
#2
H_K
My cousin and his 18month old son have it. They were not prescribed Tamiflu as it is not dangerous to healthy individuals. x


my fella is healthy, hasn't got any medical conditions? wonder why he has been given it?

hope your cousin and his son get better soon x
banned#3
are they actually testing for this, or just going on symptoms?
#4
sassie
are they actually testing for this, or just going on symptoms?


just going on symptoms, dr said they aren't doing swabs anymore.
#5
kirsty1981
my fella is healthy, hasn't got any medical conditions? wonder why he has been given it?

hope your cousin and his son get better soon x


They give you Tamiflu as it eases the symptoms and thus helps reduce the chance of it spreading ,
banned#6
kirsty1981
just going on symptoms, dr said they aren't doing swabs anymore.


tinkerbell28
They have stopped testing in most areas and gone over to clinical diagnosis.............


oh ok thanks, not sure its a brilliant idea dishing out this medication on symptoms alone, arent they the same symptoms as the flu? seems very strange we seem to be unindated with cases where other countries havent
#7
H_K;5706584
My cousin and his 18month old son have it. They were not prescribed Tamiflu as it is not dangerous to healthy individuals. x

Any flu is dangerous to anyone lol..
#8
tonyg1962
They give you Tamiflu as it eases the symptoms and thus helps reduce the chance of it spreading ,


do you think my kids would've caught it by now if they were going to catch it?
#9
nikkib123
Someone in my work "thinks" they have it. What are the symptons your OH has?


he's felt unwell since sunday, no energy, tired, sore throat, temperature, ache all over and bad pains in his lower back and head aches. he's not been really really poorly, not how I'd imagine swine flu to be like (if it is swine flu) he's just been very quiet and grumpy!
1 Like #10
kirsty1981
he's felt unwell since sunday, no energy, tired, sore throat, temperature, ache all over and bad pains in his lower back and head aches. he's not been really really poorly, not how I'd imagine swine flu to be like (if it is swine flu) he's just been very quiet and grumpy!


They have said the symptoms in healthy people have not turned out to be as bad as other cases of Flu. The only thing with swine flu is there isnt a vaccination yet for high risk people,
#11
nikkib123
Its funny you should say that because I have been calling her a "moody cow" today (joking with her) because she has been grumpy!


yer I was telling him to cheer up cos he was a miserable pig yesterday!! lol honestly!! as I left for work yesterday thats what I said to him lol.
#12
sheeesh ..man flu:roll:
banned#13
tinkerbell28
Well, indeed, so yes ordinary flu/colds/bugs may well be "mixing" the figures, you cannot 100% say it's Swine flu without tests, but it's now down to clinical diagnosis to decide..............some are being diagnosed with quite mild symptoms too, so maybe over cautious over here?


yes i will assume it is, pretty poor really, how far are they going to let this get without any evidence these people have swine flu, pretty poor really, yes treat them incase but surely also test them to so we know how widespread this really is
#14
I had a chat with the staff at the chemist when I collected his tablets and they said all the cases that have been confirmed have been very mild and it is only seriously effecting people with under lying health issues. doesn't stop me worrying thou! one of my children has got asthma
1 Like #15
i should go docs tomorrow as i feel rubbish.
My throat hurts i have a temp and my arms are really painful like someone is stickin a knife in.But it comes and goes. and i have a bad tummy bug with it. My asthma is kicked in too. I hate wasting docs time though.
#16
queenlush
sheeesh ..man flu:roll:


thats what I've thought all week! he's had no sympathy from me! :oops::-D
1 Like #17
Hi

I work in a hospital and the doctors there are saying that it is best to get swine flu now rather than later on. They were saying it really isn't anything to worry about as the cases were people have died are people who have had multiple other health issues. I was worried last week as my son's nursery has a child with it and the nursery didn't close. We were told to send him just as normal, I was a bit freaked out by this but have been reassured that it is ok. Hope your husband gets better soon :thumbsup:
#18
My son has come home from school with a letter, there is a suspected case there. They are debating closing the school though, its a special needs school so lots of underlying health issues there.
#19
cherishu2
i should go docs tomorrow as i feel rubbish.
My throat hurts i have a temp and my arms are really painful like someone is stickin a knife in.But it comes and goes. and i have a bad tummy bug with it. My asthma is kicked in too. I hate wasting docs time though.


You're hardly wasting docs time! If you have asthma, you should definatly see your doc hope you feel better soon x
#20
kirsty1981
thats what I've thought all week! he's had no sympathy from me! :oops::-D


What would you say were the first symptoms he got, Runny nose .Sore throat or aching and tiredness ?.
banned#21
so let me get this right, those who suspect they have swine flu are openly walking into gp practises where the most vunerable of people will be, that is pretty shocking
#22
DEBS&DAN
Hi

I work in a hospital and the doctors there are saying that it is best to get swine flu now rather than later on. They were saying it really isn't anything to worry about as the cases were people have died are people who have had multiple other health issues. I was worried last week as my son's nursery has a child with it and the nursery didn't close. We were told to send him just as normal, I was a bit freaked out by this but have been reassured that it is ok. Hope your husband gets better soon :thumbsup:


thanks x now he is taking these tablets does that mean if it isn't swine flu he has got now, that he wont catch swine flu? does that make sense?? :oops:
I balled my eyes out at first cos I really panicked :roll:
#23
sassie
so let me get this right, those who suspect they have swine flu are openly walking into gp practises where the most vunerable of people will be, that is pretty shocking


this is exactly what is happening at my docs apparently:x
#24
tonyg1962
What would you say were the first symptoms he got, Runny nose .Sore throat or aching and tiredness ?.


erm I think his first moan was that he didn't feel right, had no energy and ached badly then it went onto sore throat bad head sweaty and feeling poo!
banned#25
cherishu2
this is exactly what is happening at my docs apparently:x


i would imagine half the cases are not swine flu, would be very surprised if the perctage was any where over a tiny amount, but our country dont seem to be handling things to well
1 Like #26
kirsty1981
thats what I've thought all week! he's had no sympathy from me! :oops::-D


joking aside i hope he is ok x best to be on the safe side, especially if you have young ones. They say the full blown symptons will materialise in winter so maybe you will be lucky and build a bit of immunity to it if this is what he has, and the virus doesn't mutate.
banned#27
sassie
i would imagine half the cases are not swine flu, would be very surprised if the perctage was any where over a tiny amount, but our country dont seem to be handling things to well


And you're basing that on what exactly?
#28
sassie
so let me get this right, those who suspect they have swine flu are openly walking into gp practises where the most vunerable of people will be, that is pretty shocking


yer, he didn't even suspect he had it, we thought he was maybe anaemic or something cos of his lack of energy. we thought he was maybe just run down and I thought he'd come back saying it was a "virus"
#29
sassie
so let me get this right, those who suspect they have swine flu are openly walking into gp practises where the most vunerable of people will be, that is pretty shocking


which they have been told not to do, phone NHS direct and there are special clinics set up if they think you have symptoms. I would hate to think i'd infected an old person with heart and breathing problems or a pregnant lady or a small baby.
banned#30
kirsty1981
yer, he didn't even suspect he had it, we thought he was maybe anaemic or something cos of his lack of energy. we thought he was maybe just run down and I thought he'd come back saying it was a "virus"


so if he was already at gp you think they would have tested him anyway, to rule it out, even if just for the figures
#31
queenlush
joking aside i hope he is ok x best to be on the safe side, especially if you have young ones. They say the full blown symptons will materialise in winter so maybe you will be lucky and build a bit of immunity to it if this is what he has, and the virus doesn't mutate.


thanks x
he is better than what he was at the begining of the week
thanks again x
banned#32
queenlush
which they have been told not to do, phone NHS direct and there are special clinics set up if they think you have symptoms. I would hate to think i'd infected an old person with heart and breathing problems or a pregnant lady or a small baby.


without testing people i think it has all been blown out of proportion, but i suppose it takes the limelight off other things
banned#33
sassie
so if he was already at gp you think they would have tested him anyway, to rule it out, even if just for the figures


I feel I should point out that Sassie doesn't seem to have a clue what testing for swine flu involves, and the large number of tests that would be needed making it unworkable.
#34
sassie
so if he was already at gp you think they would have tested him anyway, to rule it out, even if just for the figures


I do think they should test people they suspect to have it, they can still start the treatment straight away but it would be nice to know for definate if he has it or not.
#35
FilthAndFurry
I feel I should point out that Sassie doesn't seem to have a clue what testing for swine flu involves, and the large number of tests that would be needed making it unworkable.


the pharmacist told me it was an oral swab?
1 Like #36
kirsty1981
I do think they should test people they suspect to have it, they can still start the treatment straight away but it would be nice to know for definate if he has it or not.


sounds a bit vague tbh,thought they would give a definite answer

hope it works out alright for you
banned#37
kirsty1981
I do think they should test people they suspect to have it, they can still start the treatment straight away but it would be nice to know for definate if he has it or not.


it would also help stop people panicking, i would imagine anyone who even has a cough now will be on the phone as it looks like its becoming widespread, when in fact there maybe very few actual cases
#38
sassie
without testing people i think it has all been blown out of proportion, but i suppose it takes the limelight off other things


To be honest i don't think i would go to the docs with "flu" like symptons ..i've only ever had proper flu once and i couldn't even move my head of the pillow anyway. My personal view is that the government are being over cautious and it's causing mild mass hysteria.
#39
FilthAndFurry
I feel I should point out that Sassie doesn't seem to have a clue what testing for swine flu involves, and the large number of tests that would be needed making it unworkable.


leave sassie alone ...i take it you are a medical expert then ?...or just a busy body that trys to bellitle anyone with a bit of passion in what they say, backed up by fact or not....this is called "NORMAL" conversation in my world
#40
queenlush
To be honest i don't think i would go to the docs with "flu" like symptons ..i've only ever had proper flu once and i couldn't even move my head of the pillow anyway. My personal view is that the government are being over cautious and it's causing mild mass hysteria.



if I'm really honest I dont think its swine flu, I'm no dr but I think he is just run down, shattered and has a bit of a cold (do I sound mean? I don't mean to) I know he has felt rough, rough. but I thought swine flu was some major illness where the person is bed ridden, unable to move or do anything? maybe he does have swine flu and its not as bad as what everyone is making out? I dont know :thinking:

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