Super flu in Beckley
Sick of it

Chicago, IL

#21 Jan 8, 2013
Bree wrote:
Obviously none of you have had panic attacks lol.
& if med express on Harper road tells you what they told me when I was sick w/ the flu and 101 temp, they'll tell you there's nothing you can do but stay home and take Tylenol. Waste of $$ for a copay but hopefully that will save you some money instead of going there just to have them tell you that.
They gave me 3 scripts.

“Ain't you got a jack?”

Level 5

Since: Nov 11

Deepest Darkest Appalachia

#22 Jan 9, 2013
Bree wrote:
Obviously none of you have had panic attacks lol.
& if med express on Harper road tells you what they told me when I was sick w/ the flu and 101 temp, they'll tell you there's nothing you can do but stay home and take Tylenol. Waste of $$ for a copay but hopefully that will save you some money instead of going there just to have them tell you that.
None of us has had panic attacks? Really? I had a debilitating panic disorder for years. I know that pain all too well.

Level 7

Since: Jan 13

Beckley, WV

#23 Jan 9, 2013
Try coughing/sneezing in the bend of your arm to prevent the aerosals and the use of your hands in spreading the germs. But yeah, keep the hand sanitizer and antimicrobial wipes on hand still. Drink plenty-o-fluids if you're losing body fluids on either end. ;)
Dawn

Beckley, WV

#24 Jan 9, 2013
hourglass wrote:
<quoted text>
Are febrile seizures common in adults?
No, they are relatively common in young children, but not adults. They can and do still occur into adulthood, rarely. She should continue seeing a doctor to find out if that is what she's experiencing or if she has a neurological disorder.

Since: Aug 12

Beckley, WV

#25 Jan 9, 2013
sabercat3452001 wrote:
Thanks everyone but I also have seizures that sometimes come on in the middle of a panic attack! I've talked to doctors and they've done brain scans that prove there's nothing wrong with my head yet they still come on mostly when I have a fever!
oh Goodness ....i hope you can find out what is causing this.....and it gets better for you soon.

Will be thinking about you and sending Goodness, Strength, and Healing your way :)
concerned parent

Princeton, WV

#26 Jan 9, 2013
I heard that this flu going around is flu b and it has vomiting and everything too unfortuneately my son was negative for that too and they are treating him saying its bacterial.

I have panic attacks, angina, and occasionally mild siezured in my hands when over stressed from a concussioon I had a few years ago. But I know that when my temp. goes up my heartrate tends to speed up and that causes panic and panic can cause a seizure... Not sure if that helps any but i would say take some ibuprophen to keep your temp normal as possible and it may help keep you from panicking urself into a seizure if that is what is happening with you.... Just a thought ... Hope it helps and hope you get to feeling better...

Level 3

Since: Jul 12

Beckley WV

#27 Jan 10, 2013
Wishing everyone that is sick with the flu a speedy recovery. it seems to be very bad this year even for those who had the flu shot. I do know that there are some nursing homes going on lockdown and not allowing visitors to help with the spead of the flu to the elderly patients.
Dawn

Beckley, WV

#28 Jan 10, 2013
This current strain of flu is more severe than most. Average length of this flu is 9-10 days. That's days spent with a fever, body aches, vomiting, & plain agony. Please take precautions to not catch or spread this. Hopefully if people are aware of it this massive outbreak will subside soon. If you have the flu do NOT go to nursing homes, hospitals, stores, daycares, or work. A little common sense and courtesy will go a long way in curbing this.
ms beadle

United States

#29 Jan 10, 2013
How many cases have been reported in Raleigh Co.?

Since: Jun 10

Topix

#30 Jan 10, 2013
Best wishes and prayers to all those affected. According to the CDC, influenza A (H3N2), 2009 influenza A (H1N1), and influenza B viruses have all been identified in the US this season. They haven't updated this map since the new year began...

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/usmap.htm

Seasonal Flu and Staph Infection

Questions & Answers

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/flustaph.htm

Since: Jun 10

Topix

#31 Jan 10, 2013
- USA Today -

Chances are that you or someone you know has been chained to the bed recently with fever, fatigue, sore throat and muscle aches.

That's because the current flu season is turning out to be a bad one, affecting more people than usual, starting earlier and covering a broader geographical area. Government health experts say 18 children, under age 18, have died because of the seasonal flu and 2,257 people had been hospitalized with flu symptoms through the end of 2012.

"The sense that everybody has is that there's been an extremely rapid increase in influenza," says Trish Perl, co-leader of a flu study encompassing about 100 clinics in several cities. She is also an epidemiologist for the Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore. "It has been relatively widespread across the United States."

The public should be concerned, says Gregory Poland, professor of medicine and infectious disease at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

"A decade ago, when we had widespread circulation (of the seasonal flu), we had 70,000 deaths in the U.S.," says Poland, who directs Mayo's Vaccine Research Group.

"We have this cultural thing in the U.S. about,'Oh, it's just the flu.' I was telling a group yesterday, imagine in October I said,' We expect a virus to be circulating in the U.S. and it will kill 30- or 40,000 Americans.' Can you imagine the panic that would ensue?"

More:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...
Bree

Beckley, WV

#32 Jan 10, 2013
Super Nifty Name wrote:
<quoted text>
None of us has had panic attacks? Really? I had a debilitating panic disorder for years. I know that pain all too well.
A "debilitating" panic attack would be one where you CAN'T focus on breathing, or taking a hot bath, or thinking about farts or telling yourself "it'll be over soon," WHILE it's happening.

Funny the only thing that goes through my mind when I have an attack is "this is it, this is my last panic attack because I'm going to die this time."

So maybe you've had some panic attacks. But obviously not as debilitating as you make it sound if you can focus on other things during the attack.
FLuuu

Beckley, WV

#33 Jan 10, 2013
If you already have other health issues (such as asthma), if your chidren are young, or if your symptoms are severe, please go to see the doctor. The flu can weaken your immune system and you may end up with a secondary infection. The flu is severe this year and those that are already a bit vulnerable need to be seen by a medical professional. I think some extra precautions could help everyone stay well. Make sure you are not touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth with unclean hands. Use sanitizer, but make sure that anytime you can you are washing your hands normally with soap and warm water. Sing the Happy Birthday song all the way through while washing and you will know you have washed long enough. Spray a bit of Lysol on door knobs, computer keyboards etc. Perhaps use an antibacterial wipe on a "company" phone used by everyone. Make sure you are not run down. Get enough rest, eat well, and take vitamins if your doctor thinks they are safe for you. Also, for those who already have the flu, monitor your symptoms. If they continue to get worse or you are having significant difficulty breathing, visit your local emergency room. As for the emergency rooms, remember before you go, these are for EMERGENCIES. You will be exposed to germs and viruses while you are there. If you have a problem that could be treated at your local doctor or at Med Express, please go there. The emergency rooms are packed and your wait times will be long. Also, if you are already sick, let's try to stay home and get well. Perhaps it isn't the time to venture out until your fever subsides, your intestines settle down,and you feel a bit better. FLu shots are still being given all over town. Most pharmacies are giving flu shots and can bill most insurances for you. Just give them a phone call and ask if it is covered by your insurance. FOr those that are not sick, maybe this is a good time to catch tissues and cough medicine on sale. Get in a bit of popsicles, Gatoraide, or Pedialyte if you have small kids. Just have a little bit on hand that way if you need them, you don't have to trek out when your fever is high or your belly sick. A little bit of planning and prevention and soon this flu season will be over. I do hope that everyone that is sick gets well quickly. I know you've weathered a miserable one.

“Ain't you got a jack?”

Level 5

Since: Nov 11

Deepest Darkest Appalachia

#34 Jan 11, 2013
Bree wrote:
<quoted text>
A "debilitating" panic attack would be one where you CAN'T focus on breathing, or taking a hot bath, or thinking about farts or telling yourself "it'll be over soon," WHILE it's happening.
Funny the only thing that goes through my mind when I have an attack is "this is it, this is my last panic attack because I'm going to die this time."
So maybe you've had some panic attacks. But obviously not as debilitating as you make it sound if you can focus on other things during the attack.
I've had literally hundreds like what you've mentioned, and they will overtake your life. However, they can be overcome when you stop feeding them with constant fear.

“Save me!!!!!!!!”

Level 8

Since: May 09

raysal

#35 Jan 11, 2013
Yes nifty that's how it feels! Feels like you cant breathe and are choking! Makes me feel weird like I'm not really hear and like your hearts beating so fast you are going to die! My fever is starting to go down blood pressure is fine gave me an antibiotic and cough medicine! Sleeping is the hard part I finally got to sleep last night than woke up to a panic attack it's messing me up especially when I need to sleep any advice on how to control sleeping panic attacks?

“Save me!!!!!!!!”

Level 8

Since: May 09

raysal

#36 Jan 11, 2013
spelled here wrong above!

Since: Aug 12

Beckley, WV

#37 Jan 12, 2013
Sabercat ...I know your hurting and it seems scary ......i sure hope ya feel better soon .... I have had numerous panic attacks (one made me go to go to the ER and i never go to the ER) but it was in the early part of getting these..... i've learned to deal with them over the years (yes went to doc's and everything) mostly for me i had to learn how to control my emotions and ( thing's that made me panic) as if there is not enough in this world to make ya panic most of the time anyway :/

But Go to the doc they can help you. you may write a journal..... and put something good in it every day even if it is only one good thing like...( i didn't have a panic attack today ,and this is good) i wish you the best of luck and goodness to you.:)

“Save me!!!!!!!!”

Level 8

Since: May 09

raysal

#38 Jan 12, 2013
Thanks!
not on the check

Alexandria, VA

#39 Jan 14, 2013
I am tired of people saying if your sick stay home. Have you heard of work or are you one that gets a check like a lot of people around here. I don't get paid to sit on my lazy ass and do nothing all day I have to work for a living or I don't get paid which means my kids don't eat.

“Pro Union - Enviro Vigilante”

Level 1

Since: Feb 12

Craigsville , WV

#40 Jan 14, 2013
not on the check wrote:
I am tired of people saying if your sick stay home. Have you heard of work or are you one that gets a check like a lot of people around here. I don't get paid to sit on my lazy ass and do nothing all day I have to work for a living or I don't get paid which means my kids don't eat.
You go to work & make your coworkers sick ... Either your employer or your coworkers will do you in .. Dumbazz!

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