posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 06:46 AM
I had my standard flu vaccine, but may have picked up the Swine Flu via a third party while out shopping. I have CKD3 and CLL, along with Pancreatitis
and Spastic Paraplegia.
I rang my surgery and they insisted that I rang the Pandemic centre. My husband gave them my details and my symptoms. They issued me with RALENZA. It
is two puffs twice a day for five days. The first time I took the Ralenza; the mucous in my throat isn't so thick.
I think with the right treatment and people using anti-bacterial hand gel and cover their faces and use the gel on their hands afterwards. Also, I
carry the hand gel with me everywhere to reduce infection.
It is a Pandemic in the way it is spread, but the morbidity rate is quite low. As soon as, I took my first dose of Ralenza, I felt the benefit.
People need not go around in fear. First sign of flu-just contact the helpline and they will determine if it is Swine Flu or not. My friend had flu
symptoms, and it turned out she just had the normal strain of flu; I still had to contact the helpline.
In both cases, neither of us panicked and took precautions necessary to overcome the virus. Panicking about a virus like SWINE FLU spreads fear and
that is how it spreads, because through fear-people don't take the right precautions necessary.
It is not taking down people like the BUBONIC PLAQUE did; as we are more advanced in medicine than they were then. We have the means to reduce the
spread of the infection through the wonders of technology and knowledge.
[edit on 29/10/09 by rachel07]