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My Doctor didn't practise what they preach.

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posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 06:28 AM
Ok I am a regular visitor to ATS, but I'm not really a "thread starter" now though I need advise please.
I went to my doc yesterday it was the end of day surgery and the waiting room was empty when I got there. I did as most do, I read all the info on the waiting room walls. Every other poster was one about Swine Flu, all saying things like...
Stay at home if you think you have it, wash your hands regularly. And of course use a tissue if you need to sneeze.
Shortly after I arrived a mother and teenage son arrived and they started to do as I had, reading the info provided. The son turned to his mother and said "See I don't think I have it."
My heart nearly stopped when I realised that they had come to the surgery to discuss the Flu. I tried not to breath to often (trust me I know how dumb that sounds.)
Anyway they got called into the doc before me and I was really glad when they left the waiting room. They where probably in there twenty minutes before I got called in. I wasn't feeling to confident by this time knowing that I was going to be sat in a smaller room where mother and son would have just been sitting in the seats that I would now occupy. As soon as I went into the docs office I noticed that he had his window wide open. Yesterday was a really cold wet and stormy day here, add to that I have been using this surgery for eleven years and no matter the season I have never seen this window open before. The surgery is located next to a band of shops, its on the ground floor so anyone passing by could stick there head through the window if they chose.
I thought maybe the doc was trying to air the room after the last patients, I didn't say anything although I was still nervous. Then the doctor sneezed twice into his hands, no tissue or hanky just hands! I was really shocked, like I said the surgery was full to the brim with NHS advice and he wasn't following it? He then turned to me and said I don't have a tempreture but everytime they open my office door I feel hot. I realised the window wasn't open to air the room it was because this man was not well.
He sneezed a third time and this time he used a tissue, I said to him "so what do you think of all this Swine Flu hype?" and he replied
"Well they need something to sell newspapers." He then went onto tell me he had the flu two weeks ago.
I am not a media follower I much prefer to get my news online where I can check the sources, and avoid the harbingers of doom. To be honest up to yesterday I wasn't really scared of this pandemic, I am by nature a "glass half full type of bod" today though I am none to positive. The headlines of my local paper today claim more people here will die, and that our hospital staff have now been in close contact with the virus.
So the advice I am looking for is this, anyone have any idea how long you will get the symptoms after you have been in contact with the virus? And secondly what are the best things to use to combat the illness, and last but not least in what dosages should I be taking things like vitamin C and zinc?

posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 07:38 AM
reply to post by serenecalamityz

There is plenty of info on the net for you to source, should be lots in BTS.

The period of time between exposure and showing symptoms of a virus varies. I think it can be anything from 2 days to 17 days, depending on the particular mutation.

Anyway, as a preventative measure, carry & use gel handwash. I have made up a spritz of my own containing anti viral ESSENTIAL OILS in distilled water, loosely based on the THIEVES OIL Blend. I have 200ml spray bottles of this blend, both at home and in work. I cary a 30ml spray in my pocket at all times in public and use it especially when travelling on public transport and handling money.

I have bought in extra cheap white VINEGAR, cheap basic table SALT, bottled lemon juice etc for cleaning all surfaces. I will be avoiding all harsh chemical based household cleaners, especially bleach sprays as they irritate the lungs etc.

With Swine Flu, it is important to eat the type of diet that will boost your immune system, while lessening the dangers of a CYTOKINE STORM - that's basically when you get pulmonary complications, and drown in your own over-production of mucus.

The reason young and healthy people can be at highest risk is that their powerful immune system goes into overdrive.

Look into immune system boosters, eat plenty Garlic, Onions, Turmeric, get lots of Vitamins C, D & Zinc.

Avoid foods like dairy, bananas etc, as they are mucos producing.
Don't worry, but be aware and informed. Stress weakens the immune system.

S&F for starting this topic.

posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 07:42 AM
reply to post by serenecalamityz

Try to increase your Vitamin D intake. Natural sources are oily fish like salmon and mackerel. Also if you find your way to a health food store you might purchase some Vitamin D supplements. 2000IU a day seems safe.

If the sun does ever shine over there, try to get out in it.

I live in the American southwest and we are being roasted by the sun. Short exposures keep the natural vitamin d levels up. The flu is far away. I just ordered a full spectrum light for one of my cats that can't be let outside, because he runs away.

How about a trip to the local hardware store for yourself, get a few full spectrum lights for indoors.

posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 07:44 AM
Forgot to mention Omega 3 and look into Coloidal Silver.

There are plenty of articles.

Hydrogen Peroxide is another excellent defense.

posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 07:45 AM
As long as you are healthy i wouldn't panick,like above poster said eat healthily...garlic is a must,it is brilliant for you and fighting off infections.Best way is to just swallow small..ish cloves.Dont buy garlic supplements.Take some adaptogens aswell like rhodiola rosea.All in all dont worry imo.

posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 07:50 AM
Thank you all for your input, I will definately be heeding your advice.
Peace, love and flowers folks.

posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 08:05 AM
I'd say ~7 days to see if you show symptoms, but it does vary.

Eat an orange a day and try to put cloves of garlic in your food. In UK we have had 3 days of sun this year

I wanted to add that i felt bad when i went to a petrol station yesterday and stole a whole box of disposable gloves near the pumps
After refuelling and paying, i went back to the car and washed my hands with some disinfectant and a bottle of water i had in the car.

Just rememberer to not touch your face, when you're out and about. It infects by mucus transmission.


posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 08:09 AM
Doctors are not Gods.

I had a dentist with horrible bad smelling breath and tons of fillings but he was a great dentist!

I once had a GP, who smelled like an ashtray, tell me that I should try to quit cigarettes because they are bad for me.

I had an overweight heart specialist tell me I should watch my weight because it can lead to heart problems later on in life.

I tell people that a good virus scanner is required on their home computers but I have 4 machines (two are servers) at home that have no virus protection on them.

In each and every one of these instances the "expert" was a hypocrit, but they were also 100% on-the-money.

That is the wonderful thing about advice: You don't have to follow it; Not even your own.

Doctors are not Gods.


[edit on 7.18.2009 by Voxel]

posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 08:20 AM
reply to post by Voxel

I understand what you are saying and need to make clear I totally respect my doctor like I said I have been seeing him for eleven years I feel he always does his best. I am kind of wondering if he is holding his own swine flu parties?
To err is human an all that, more angry with me than I am him, for one I have turned into a paranoid freak overnight and two I am forever telling my kids to listen to there gut instincts. Yet when my gut was shouting at me to get up and walk out of the surgery I sat there like a sheep! Grr!

posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 07:42 PM

Originally posted by PrisonerOfSociety
In UK we have had 3 days of sun this year

Where the hell in the UK do you live? ..... Underground I presume.

posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 07:45 PM
reply to post by Wotan

In yes

[edit on 18-7-2009 by PrisonerOfSociety]

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