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Be Honest, how many of you already have symptoms?

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posted on May, 2 2009 @ 06:06 PM
I have been sick with a bad cold since Tuesday. I got it from my 2 year old son who was coughed on on Saturday by a 3 year old cousin. He broke out with a fever on Sunday night... but pedialyte, some baby tylenol, sleep and TLC and the fever was gone by Mon and hasn't come back. Now all he has is a little bit of a cough and a runny nose left.

I have a sore throat, cough runny nose, a headache from heck... and every once in awhile I get nauseous, or a bout of diahreaa. Do I think we have the Swine Flu? No... and I'm not that worried about it either because other than it hanging on longer than it normally does for me were getting better. I will have to go to the doctor on Monday though if I am still all clogged up... just to get an excuse for work because if your sick, or even cough they send you home so I haven't been to work for about a week because of this.

posted on May, 2 2009 @ 06:09 PM
I don't know of anyone in my area with anything like this flu.

No one at all.

posted on May, 2 2009 @ 06:35 PM
I'm four short from all the symptoms. i dont have diarrhea, aches, fever, or vomiting. I do have a nasty cold though.

posted on May, 2 2009 @ 08:27 PM

Some people are saying yes...

Very interesting, people taking this as a regular flu

I wouldn't want to go to the doctor either, just, can't be sure how it will be taken, quarantine etc, etc...

It seems few will report this in the first place unless so sick they have no other choice.

posted on May, 2 2009 @ 08:39 PM
The only things that I"m showing symptoms of is the rocking pneumonia, and the boogie woogie flu. (flue?)

posted on May, 2 2009 @ 08:47 PM
I do not know a single person that has had any flu like symptons. Nor have I seen any body out in public that appears to have them.

I have not seen anyone wearing those masks like they show on the news all the time either.

Although, according to the news, there have been several reports of swine flu right in my area, litterally just a couple miles away from me.

No one seems to be to worried about. Well not individuals. I see big institutions freaking out about it though.

For instance Fort Worth ISD has closed down all schools untill may 8th. So has Louisville ISD here in Texas.

Several individual schools have done so as well, even though the school district is still open.

I have not seen any rush or crowding at stores. My mom who is a nurse at a hospital says that the ER does not seem any busier than usual even though reports are saying that ER's are becomming over crowded. That is not to say that is not the case for most places, it just is not the case for her hospital.

That is my basic experience here. I have seen no signs of people with swine flue, however there have been reports of people in my area catching it and several schools have been closed down.

If they come out with a vaccine, I will not get it. I have no reason for that other than personal preference though. there is no conspiracy theory behind it. It is just that I have not gotten ANY flu vaccine in years and have not gotten it.

Twice when I did get it, I ended up with the flu anyway. If I get it, I get it, and I will take care of it, but I refuse to panic in the face of the over reaction of the media and the surrounding institutions in my area.

Sorry for this long rant, but I just wanted to share a few thoughts.

Peace and love!

posted on May, 2 2009 @ 09:08 PM
One of my clients telephoned me this evening to say he had been very ill with what might have been the Swine Flu in Broward County/Ft Lauderdale Florida but is now fully recovered.

Evidently he was so ill for a period he was completely unaware of media reports regarding the swine Flu. He says that on this past Monday upon being informed by some concerned friends that it might have been the Swine Flu that he went to the Hollywood Florida Hospital Emergency room, and that they drew blood and asked him several questions regarding is symptoms and made extra sure that his contact information was valid and up to date.

At no point did he feel threatened or was treated as a threat in this process, at no point was he discouraged in the process as many people claim some people are being turned away from Emergency Rooms without being tested.

Evidently through the course of the interview the Hospital did feel his blood did warrant testing and they did inform him that they would be testing it for the Swine Flu and would be contacting him with the results when they recieved them.

He was not calling from a FEMA Camp, he does not think an RFD Tracking Chip was placed in him, he is relatively sure the Anti-Christ did not infect him, and there are no Men in Black sitting in Buick Centuries outside of his home or following him...

He is the only person of 540 who have their telephone numbers stored in my Cell Phone who has to date told me that they think that they have or had it, and in his case it's had it, and he is alive and kicking and feeling well.

I will be meeting him in person to conduct some face to face business with him tomorrow and I routinely have breakfast in a crowded Miami Beach Hotel's restaurant/dining room from a buffet with shared serving utensils that guests from all over the world use.

I am as scared of getting this Flu as I am the Koodies from a girl...

Actually I am more afraid of Koodies...

If any of you are single women living in Miami and have Koodies please let me know so I don't accidently ask you out. If you just have a runny nose...hey, that's ok!

posted on May, 2 2009 @ 10:39 PM
about a month ago i got a the Flu real bad worse than iv ever had it. I normally never get sick except for the occasional cold. My family and friends think it was Swine flu however i never went to the hospital for it and recovered within about 6 days (was most likely just normal flu).
im most worried about my mother She works in Las vegas at a casino and im constantly asking her to remember to wash her hands and stay away from people.

to be honest im not that worried about this particular man made/enhanced swine flu. It's just a beta test for whats to come.

posted on May, 2 2009 @ 10:58 PM
I currently don't know anyone with symptoms of H1N1. About 6-8 weeks ago, some of my co-workers came down with some kind of nasty "bug" or "flu" which according to them, was the most severe flu they ever had.

One co-worker went from feeling fine the entire 10 hour shift I worked with him to being hospitalized later that night with severe respiratory problems and high fever.

posted on May, 2 2009 @ 11:00 PM
reply to post by son of PC

looks like were gonna have to wait and see what takes shape.
by the way, that was a good way of putting it.

posted on May, 2 2009 @ 11:42 PM
I work at a hotel in Madison AL. Wednesday they had two probable cases at a school and other children with similar respitory conditions. As many as 10 children that go to all the closed down schools in the area stay at my hotel, a couple of them sick. There is an older couple that stays back in our extended stay apartments that are both ill as well. And another female guest of mine is also sick, so I expect her kid and brother to get it as well, they stay in a tiny little regular room.

They seem to have the symptoms but it could just be the regular flu. I've been worried about going into work because I have a 3 month old and I don't want him getting sick. You can say I'm paranoid but it's better to be safe than sorry when it comes to my baby!

No one in this stupid city is taking precaution. They are letting their kids run around town to like, every public place imaginable. This isn't a freaking vacation! Like I said, better to be safe than sorry.

posted on May, 2 2009 @ 11:49 PM
I was the sickest I'd been for the last few weeks. A week ago I was having temps up to 102 causing confusion (yes, more then normal
) and other digestive issues. I went to the doctor on Monday and he said it was viral but didn't test for H1N1 (!!!)

Friday, my daughter comes home with a note stating a child in her school district has a confirmed case. They closed that school but not her school. It's within a few miles of me and within blocks of the park we frequent. I will be keeping her home even though her symptoms are slight just to see how she progresses and how the community as a whole progresses.

They've also enforced new hospital visiting policies on all the major hospitals in Indianapolis. Only spouses or parents are allowed to visit patients, even in the emergancy rooms. I've never seen the health community react to any threat like this ever.

All masks are sold out in the area however, I haven't seen anyone wearing one. I did wear gloves to the grocery store today regardless of the crazy looks I received.

By the way, wheter it was H1N1 or some other bug, I recovered just fine - period of sickness lasting about ten days.

posted on May, 3 2009 @ 12:30 AM
reply to post by AlienChaser

your symptoms will probably be gone but this flu will possibly be the emergency obama needs to ram through his version of health care reform. he uses emergencies to get his stuff through. no time to discuss; no time to read the bill; quick, pass it before the world ends! in this case he might be forced to say it could have been the big one, we can't take a chance on next time. at this point it doesn't look like there will be enough deaths to get people motivated, but I'm already seeing on tv how with all the "cuts" the public health agencies were not prepared for a big problem. Mark my words: obama's health care bill will be passed within the next few months because of the swine flu.

posted on May, 3 2009 @ 02:05 AM
I don't know, I got sick a week ago and still my lungs are completely congested and my ribs ache if i breathe to deep. I certainly don't believe this is the swine flu and am 95 percent sure its bronchitis. I suffer from chronic bronchitis and its something i just have gotten use too. There is one confirmed case of swine flu in the county below the one i live in, about 45 miles from my town...

[edit on 3-5-2009 by iamjesusphish]

posted on May, 3 2009 @ 03:42 AM
I haven't been sick at all since September 2006 and I hope I don't get sick anytime soon. I live in central California and I don't know anyone who is sick in any way. I really can't decide if this thing is being downplayed or totally blown out of proportion...

posted on May, 3 2009 @ 09:51 AM

Originally posted by mopusvindictus
Okay most of you probably don't wish to say YOURSELF in a public forum, so lets just agree to say... who knows anyone or has seen those with symptoms already.

Phoenix AZ

I can name at least 3

One of them works in a night club where he greets rich ans famous people who fly regularly

Another has a roomate who works in fast food... he himself will be giving out flyers door to door this week.

No one seems to want to go to the hospital or risk quarantine etc, etc...

From the street

What are you seeing?

Here's the thing. Those symptoms can be a lot of different things. To just assume someone has swine flue because the exhibit symptoms is irresponsible.

posted on May, 3 2009 @ 10:04 AM

Originally posted by Gouki
reply to post by son of PC

looks like were gonna have to wait and see what takes shape.
by the way, that was a good way of putting it.

hmmm something to watch for but still i dont think the effects would be worse than the typical 500000 that the seasonal flo kills worldwide in all liklihood anyway

so sure it could come back in the winter but still very high % it would be comparable to seasonal flu at worst

but of course the Media would pounce on it and the sheep would be runnng hysterical probably causing more heart attacks and car wrecks ....especially should a few thousand deaths pile up....(even thought this would be minor compared to the 500,000 who die annually for the seasonal flu)

[edit on 3-5-2009 by cpdaman]

posted on May, 3 2009 @ 10:25 AM
The more I read, the more scared I get....

I have a feeling 'swine flu' is not the only thing going around right now. I finally figured out where mine came from, and how it ties into everything. I feel truly terrible as hell if I am the one that made my family members ill.

Not sure where to put it, or if it would even help...

Hopefully this stuff isn't serious, and is going away.

If there is something else, and the 'secondary infections', and it coming back.... Not gunna go there.

How can we compile all of our info, and figure out what is going on?

posted on May, 3 2009 @ 10:53 AM

Originally posted by Gouki
how long does it take for mutation to occur? what virus would it mutate with?

The flu virus is always mutating. The issue is humans have their own constantly changing flu viruses, and birds have their own too.

Swine are unfortunate creatures in that they are capable of catching both human AND bird flu virii. Because they can catch both, that means they provide an environment where the human and bird flu virii can cross breed and mutate. Pigs do not have their own strain of flu, but when a human/bird flu virus mutates in a swine host it is called the "swine flu".

Also consider some people caught the bird flu a couple of years ago, the worry there is that people can also carry the human flu and if they cross they may be capable of rapidly spreading between humans.

Flu viruses mutate constantly but only 1 in a billion (guessing) mutations is capable of taking hold and being easily TRANSFERED, most mutations can't effectively transfer (via the air for instance) so they disappear.

The paranoia about bird flu was that the bird flu has been fatal strain the last few years killing millions of birds, whereas in normal years it is like the average human flu and only kills a few. The fact it was so deadly made everyone worry that if a human/bird flu hybrid mixes it will be disasterous. Of course I am sure no one worries when a fatal strain of the human flu (Spanish Flu for instance) crosses over and becomes lethal to birds.

[edit on 3-5-2009 by Sonya610]

posted on May, 3 2009 @ 11:29 AM
I had a flu in mid-March. It set in about 48 hours after I returned from a trip to NY City & I didn't touch or go within 6 ft of the woman who was sick. I felt better by Easter, but it was hell. My son got it & was fine after about 6 days.

My daughter is currently sick, she goes to the doctor on Monday again. She has a flu, don't know if it is the swine flu since they won't test her because she has had no contact with anyone who traveled to NY City or Mexico in the 7 day period before she got sick. She has had every symptom the CDC has said to look for except for the headache. My other daughter and myself are both feeling under the weather so I'll probably have the doctor check us out as well while we are there.

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