Help ATS with a contribution via PayPal:
learn more

Is Anyone From a NonGulf State Getting Summer Time Colds?

page: 2
3
<< 1    3  4 >>

log in

join

posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 10:53 PM
link   
reply to post by TheMythLives
 


Hope you feel better soon! Do you know if other people are getting sick, or at least more than usual in your area.




posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 10:55 PM
link   
Another New Englander here who smokes and is fine. Don't know what you people are experiencing, but hope you all get better soon.



posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 10:58 PM
link   
Another thing to consider is the swine flu hysteria last year. A lot of people early on thought they had it when in reality it was just a cold or regular flu. My point is that there's too much attention going to this one issue, so this is probably just a bit of hypochondria/hysteria. All the same it seems possible that these chemicals will get into the atmosphere and rain down over the U.S. over time. Best to keep an open mind, I guess.



posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 11:38 PM
link   
I'm a combat tested and proven veteran of 16 years. I'm not a hypochondriac and not prone to hysteria. In fact I usually tend to down play events and happenings. The weather down here in the southeast is usually brewed straight out of the gulf. The same way the weather in new england usually comes down out of canada throught the arctic corridor. There is definitely an odor when it rains, and it is a chemical odor. I know for a fact that this wasn't present before the oil spill and it just started occuring two-three weeks ago. I'm not saying that all these illnesses and symptoms are a direct result of the spill, but there does seem to be a correlation between some of the things we are experiencing down here.



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 05:10 AM
link   
sw va here....
sore throat and earache (haven't have an earaches in years.)
I'm still blaming the house air conditioning for this, my husband has to have it set so low, I wear sweaters all year long! but, well, the air conditioning at work have been down so we've been keeping the windows open at work, which means I'm being exposed to more of the unfiltered outside air, so who knows...
maybe...

but, I still say it's the air conditioning in the house, or maybe going from one extreme to another, it's been over 100 degrees I think in the shop.

[edit on 28-6-2010 by dawnstar]



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 07:33 AM
link   
Thank you for all the replies. My concern is the chemicals used in this spill, will somehow get into our jetstreams or air currents, and carry it to us in the air.

I was tested for strep and flu, both negative. Just acute bronchitis, nonsmoker.



Again, thank you all for your replies.



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 10:55 AM
link   
reply to post by hotbakedtater
 


Yes, as a matter of fact. I live in southern Ohio, and I started getting sinus infections soon as Spring got here. I have a pocked of sinus stuff caught in one of my sinus cavities, and will have to have it cleaned out surgically. One morning I had puss coming out my nose. My wife and adult son also have this thing, as do my neighbors, and even a friend in Alaska. My friend thinks this is caused by chemicals spread in the air by planes. Something is up. I have never had a flu vaccine, and penicillin usually clears up any kind of infection I happen to get. Recently, when I had that nose thing, the docs put me on Amox. That stuff makes you sick as a dog after you take it.



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 11:22 AM
link   
reply to post by hotbakedtater
 


Both of My Wife's Nephew's kids have really bad colds and I think I'm coming down with one(really stuffy).



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 11:31 AM
link   
No colds here in my part of town-Southern California. At least no one around me has a cold.
I am around kids and sports teams at the moment and everyone is fine.
Of course, we do not receive the gulf stream air (well not yet, with any strength).



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 11:55 AM
link   
Michigan here....I have had a sinus infection/allergy type thing for 2 1/2 weeks now. Fluid on ear, cough, sinus pressure. I have not had anything that has hung on like this in a long time.

I have been hearing from ALOT and I do mean alot of people saying they have the same thing. Tremendous amounts of people I am hearing about with ear infections/fluid on the ears.

I didn't realize it was so widespread.



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 12:00 PM
link   

Originally posted by aimlessly
Michigan here....I have had a sinus infection/allergy type thing for 2 1/2 weeks now. Fluid on ear, cough, sinus pressure. I have not had anything that has hung on like this in a long time.

I have been hearing from ALOT and I do mean alot of people saying they have the same thing. Tremendous amounts of people I am hearing about with ear infections/fluid on the ears.

I didn't realize it was so widespread.


It is the worst year for allergies on record. This might be what is aggravating quite a few of you. It's so bad I regularly find pollen dusting on my car.



posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 10:07 PM
link   
Yeah, seems allot of us are in the Ohio Valley / Kentucky region which is very prone to allergies.

Louisville is like a sick-house the last couple of weeks.



posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 10:14 PM
link   
I've got a summertime cold here in NYC
but I don't think its related to the spill for two reasons. 1. my roommate isn't sick 2. I just got a new air conditioner and I don't think my body was ready for how cold it makes my room. Though I did start feeling sick before the a/c I think this may have something to do with cigarettes. Anyway I digress, there's just too many variables to relate it to the BP spill

edit: have only heard of one other person here feelin sick

[edit on 1-7-2010 by jacktherer]

[edit on 1-7-2010 by jacktherer]



posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 10:49 PM
link   
Hi there- Im in Lexington and so far I know of no one here in Lexington that is sick.

Edit: Maybe, since you are on the Ohio River, that the Gulf spill and its chemicals have made its way up to us already. Hmmm


[edit on 1-7-2010 by xynephadyn]



posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 10:54 PM
link   
I live on the coast as the wind blows not far from ground zero.
I just heard that they have sprayed over 100 thousand pounds of corexit in the gulf.
The smell reminds me of the way a yard smelled when I was a kid after it had been sprayed for bugs, they used much stronger chemicals than is now allowed.
However combine the chemicals in the oil, the chemicals in the burned oil and the use of corexit throw in some heated water and you have a toxic soup.
It takes very little time for the winds to pick up moisture from the gulf and spread it inland all the way to Canada.
I got over my spring allergies oak, and grass, was OK. The very night the rig exploded we had the windows open fans on. I woke up about 3am with a very bad headache and have not felt well since. Keep in mind I had no idea an oil rig exploded.
Lets take chemtrails out of the picture.
Everybody down here is sick with what they are calling "the summer flu" that is what they call everything they can't explain.
I would love to see the results of a chem panel run on some of the people who are sick.
We can smell it in the air, I live in the country so there is no way I should be smelling any chemicals at all.
Go to a weather map and check the winds out, maybe you can keep a simple record of symptoms and the winds, rain and such. I can tell you this. In the summer the winds are out of the south, hardly any winds from the the north, check the polar jet stream.
We always say that if we get rain this time of year it's gonna come out of the gulf.
If this had happened in the winter we would have no problems.
Corexit is on the EPA's list of acceptable chemicals but is in the highly toxic range. Mix it all together and I have no idea how lethal it is, wish I did. I just know it's bad.



posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 11:01 PM
link   
I'm currently in Ohio and sicker than I usually get in the summer, though this could also just be a terrible allergy season. I've been overwhelmingly exhausted, headaches and sore throats, as well as fever and slight nausea. Not sure if this helps you out at all



posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 11:10 PM
link   
I'm from Ohio. I've had a ridiculous runny nose and allergy like symptoms the past couple of days. I also caught myself wondering why this is happening in July!

The only reason I can find to explain it is that we've had some blistering hot and humid weather recently, and the past few days it has cooled off significantly (down to 48 @ night). Sometimes extreme weather changes like that can affect a person.



posted on Jul, 1 2010 @ 11:19 PM
link   
reply to post by hotbakedtater
 


Definately having some respiratory and sinus issues here, North Ga, me and my hubby have been hitting the nasonex for the last 2 weeks, he has reactive airway disease (since the Gulf War) and this last week he had to go to the doctor for relief.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 01:15 AM
link   
I'm in Louisville and I've been much sicker this summer than usual as well. My boyfriend has had a sort of respiratory "crud" for around four weeks now that he can't seem to get rid of. I've been having more difficulties with my asthma than usual and it's almost as if my allergy medication doesn't work anymore.

So...this IS the Ohio River valley, it's pretty bad for allergies anyway, but I am now curious to know if there may be some sort of tie.



posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 01:19 AM
link   
I live in Memphis TN and I am still trying to get over strep throat/flu for 2 weeks now...

The same day I went to a doc, my cousin said she was at the doc for the same thing and then my son in Colorado Springs also had the severe Strep/ flu

I also am noticing that the meds and antibiotics don't seem to be as effective; I've already had to go back and get a stronger antibiotic.

The doc said that they had been seeing a rise in summer colds/ strep/ flu and it was unusual to see them at this rate this time of the year.

[edit on 7-7-2010 by ButterCookie]





new topics

top topics



 
3
<< 1    3  4 >>

log in

join