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Well it's official, I have Swine Flu

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posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 04:08 AM
Good morning Guy's
Firstly, I wanna ask, has anyone else on the whole of ATS actually contracted Swine Flu and tried to describe how they felt each day???
(Genuine Curiosity)

Anyway, Just woke up, about 09:45, Chest is still hurting.
I also don't think I explained my cough. The best way I can explain it is too say I can only breath from the top of my lungs.
I am constantly feeling like I need to cough something up, but it only allows me to cough short, dry, strained cough's before anything shifts and it gives me a slighlty bigger more painful cough and a mouth full of yukkiness (lol).
Well these short coughs that I can't help but keep doing are hurting all my stomach muscles and all the muscles around the diaphram causing pain when I start choking uhh I mean coughing. Being a 24yr old male I can cope, but I can definatly understand how this would cause serious problems for the very old and the very young.

All I want to do is take a large deep breath and just have a big cough.
It feels like your entire lung will shoot out but it would be a relief.

Here try this: Take a slow breath for one second, that is my lung capacity right now. Anything more and I just wanna choke (well I don't want to but thats what happens).

[edit on 9-7-2009 by Chukkles]

posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 04:26 AM

Originally posted by mblahnikluver
Well I hope you feel better! Watch movies or play online, thats usually what I do when I am sick....they also say this helps
IDK know why chicken noodle soup is alway considered a good thing to eat when you are sick but here you go
For me personally when I have the flu (albeit I havent had the swine flu) the only thing I can eat or drink is chicken broth.

Get well soon!

[edit on 7/8/2009 by mblahnikluver]

Monday and tuesday I ate very little, but wednesday once I got my appetite back I found 2 rashers of bacon in a folded slice of toast works wonders (Oh the ironing). The Bacon was done in a fat grilling machine so it wasn't too fatty or greasy, Other wise I don't think I coulda handled it.

Well it looks like i'm on the mend, although in a downloaded leaflet it say's "in children the symptoms can seem to fade only to come back worse". Though I think I know what that means, because most morning's there has been a period of about 4-5 hours were i've felt Ok'ish, only to become bedridden agian at about 12:00-1:00 in the afternoon.

posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 10:15 AM

Originally posted by Chukkles
Firstly, I wanna ask, has anyone else on the whole of ATS actually contracted Swine Flu and tried to describe how they felt each day???
(Genuine Curiosity)

can honestly say that you are the only person with the piggy flu that I have had any form contact with... Sure there have been people in the same city as me who have been in the papers, a localish school had a load of kids go down with it. But you are the first person I have interacted with - can it be transmitted via broadband pipe?

posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 01:26 PM
reply to post by Chukkles

Yes I think with many illnesses you may feel better in the morning and feel much worse at night for some reason.

Hope you feel better soon!!!!!:bnghd:

posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 01:29 PM

Originally posted by Now_Then
can it be transmitted via broadband pipe?

Uh your a bit late, we all came to this thread to catch it early and get it over with. That's the whole point.

posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 01:54 PM
reply to post by badw0lf

Keywords, all but which means everything but the next word in a phrase. I do have to drink it religiously, No injecting though.

posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 04:59 PM
Firtsly here I just wanna thank everyone for their support in this thread, i'd love to be able to say i've had a fine time off work but I have been in agony most of the time and posting here when I was feeling more alive.

It's now 10:45pm and even though I still have 2 days that I shouldn't leave the house I think i'm over the worst of it all, though my chest is playing up, it may leave me with a chest infection.
My appetite kinda went away again this evening and anything I do eat has to be small, headaches are still coming and going and there have been a few times that I felt rough, BUT I actually slept last night (Not sure if I posted that this morning) and I will sleep again tonight, thats all I need right now, those first days it just didn't work.

I like to beable to give some good advice to future Swiney's out there but all i've been able to do is sit it out, other than that
DON'T get it.
You DON'T want it.....

posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 08:19 PM
Chuckles. My tip of the day...

EGGS! Eggs are great, yo can scraqmble them in a mug in the microwave (if your an expert in lazy like me) My fav is poached on toast... I'm big on hangover food, so that should translate to piggy flu food... I usually have baked beans with them with cheese and a little thyme (for the iron)... Or put English mustard in them, or cayenne pepper to clear the head. Mug of very strong tea don't hurt either.

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 11:30 AM
I forced a poached egg on a slice of toast down this afternoon, (I slept in till 1:00).
It has definatly picked me up abit. (Nice tip) Just have to get over the thought of runny greasy eggs.
CHest is still not good, though breathing is becoming easier, maybe down to the olbas oil I have been inhaleing.
No headaches to report today, unless I stand up real fast.
No body aches.

This is definatly the worst case of flu I've ever had, most times i'll just wrap up warm in bed and sweat it all out over 2 days and i'd be fine, not here though, I just can't get shot of it.

posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 02:05 AM
I dragged myself out of bed to get to my son's nebuliser (asthma pump) because it was like my lungs were trying to vomit, over and over, in desperation to get rid of the mucous clogging them up and get some oxygen.

And I figured I might post a "I've got swine flu" thread, but you beat me too it.

I got it same day you did, but in 24 hours I had pneumonia. And I don't smoke. I have a degenerative heart condition though, which doesn't help. My doctor has got used to just diagnosing, not treating, because I believe natural treatments work better for me, so he wasn't surprised when I refused to be admitted to hospital and took myself home.

Nice to know though that, being in Australia, I can get any treatment I need, at the public hospital of my choice and by whichever doctor I choose, quite free, despite being on a disability pension. And our government spends less per head on health care than the American government does. ;-)

When I can eat, my intellectually disabled son is feeding me the vegetable stew that he's become an expert at cooking.

He's also picked up basil (a decongestant) and vitamin D for us, and the three of us here shared the capsules between us yesterday, having 66,000 iu each. Still not a pharmacological dose, as a once off for treating something vitamin D can be safely given at 2000iu per kilogram of bodyweight.

My head and throat hurt like I've got mini nukes slowly going off inside, and, like you, I have to just breathe from the top of my chest to stop coughing. But then my lungs get worse and worse until I'm suffocating, so I'm using salty basil tea in the nebuliser to loosen the mucous.

By the way, my doctor said, when I asked, that if the pneumonia killed me my death would be listed as a pneumonia statistic, not a swine flu statistic. Apparently that's how my state, (Victoria, Australia,) has kept a zero death rate. He says there are definitely more people dying of this flu than have of previous flus, but it kills by causing lung problems which are listed as the cause of death.

One of my sons has now caught it too, but at least he got the vitamin D on his first day of it. And lots of ascorbic acid in drinks.

I hope we get better faster than other people are. My daughter works at two places, and the swine flu has been through both. People think they are better after a week, but in another week they are sick again. She says everyone is getting really lethargic after having it.

Perhaps the vitamin D will help that.

posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 02:20 AM
Oops, double post.

[edit on 11/7/09 by Kailassa]

posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 03:19 AM
Yep, I"m recovering from Swine Flu. I just felt it was basically a mild flu, with pretty much all the same symptoms, it sucked, but what can you do, ya know?

posted on Jul, 11 2009 @ 04:39 PM
reply to post by Kailassa

My chest is easing up now, I think i'm just getting rid of the debris.
I have just finished my last Tamiflu pill and the Virus should be dead, but the symptoms (I have been told) will stay for awhile, I hope I don't fall back again next week.

Maybe you know this already, but don't strain your chest coughing too much, it hurts like hell and just makes it worse for your breathing (not that it can necesserily be helped). I've only just got rid of that pain around my stomach and diaphram.

I hope you and your's feel better soon, I know some of what your going through and I know it's damn hard.
Just keep your spirits as high as possible .

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 12:43 AM
reply to post by Kailassa

wondering if you could help me out here. You mentioned the dosage of Vitamin D you are taking and this is something that confuses me. What is "i.u"?

The tablets i have are 2.5ug. Now i know that ug is a microgram, but how many of these should me and my kids be taking?

Dosage confuses me.

posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 10:15 AM
I am feeling so much better today, Chest still hurts when I cough, but I am out and about feeling fine, it must just look a bit odd when I crease up coughing.

The only advice I can give is KEEP IT TO YOURSELF.
Don't go out and possibly give it to a child or OAP.
Take Prescription pills to kill the virus, this is no time to be "new age hippie" about it. Sorry if that offends.
We just had the first guy in Essex die with no underlying health problems, that could have been me.

I wish you all the best in your wellness. I will be going back to my college course/work placement tommorrow. (It's what they do here in UK when you sign on for a certain amount of time but thats a whole other chapter).

Good Luck Swineys. Oink Oink.

posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 03:27 PM
Glad to see your getting better.

posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 03:59 PM
It still hasn't completely left me, I can't sleep at night due to continuous coughing, and at morning times I feel rough as anything.

My chest is just annoying me now.

posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 09:07 PM

Originally posted by Chukkles
The only advice I can give is KEEP IT TO YOURSELF.

Sound advice... I don't want it

Get better

So it hit's your chest?

posted on Jul, 14 2009 @ 01:14 PM
reply to post by Chukkles

Oh man.. Chukkles.. Hang in there man!! Im sorry if this reply is belated.. I do not find myself in the chitchat section of BTS in some time..

But I remember when you first joined! I was in your intro thread back and you always seemed like a really likable type of member on here!

I hope you get better man!

Try not to let all the stuff said and going around online and on the news affect you mentally!

Just think to yourself. Its just a flu.. And its not the end.. You will get better, and you will be back to that same great guy we have come to enjoy around these parts!!!

Get well soon my friend!!

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 07:37 AM
Just an update, I'm still getting symtoms coming and going, not too strong.
My Dad now has it pretty bad and I can feel it trying to get at me again, I still have a cough, but since my Dad has it it's getting a bit worse each day.
I haven't been to work since because of Lethargy, Sleepless nights, muscle aches and plenty of coughing.

I'm alot more mobile than that first week, but it's still attacking my system.
The second week I saw my friend who got it quite weakly, but still I could feel it trying to get me from him.

I've been surrounded by it for three weeks now and i'm concerned I may still be able to spread it, even though I took my course of Tamiflu.

Anyone know if this is possible that I may be a carrier of it???

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