posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:36 PM
reply to post by ShakaDoodle
Pardon my delayed response as I have a load to get done today.
It seems as of late, the doctors I have had experiences with have simply run off of some decoder-wheel type chart on their laptops. Example: My son
had a kruppy cough that sounded like it hurt for a couple days and missed school because of it (this was last month). After a test for whooping
cough, which I could tell really sucked for him to take, she prescribed antibiotics and codeine cough syrup for evenings.
Three days later the cough persisted, so I took him back in (now a whole week missed from school). She stated that it "must've" been a viral
attack, hence the antibiotics not working. In actuality the antibiotics were killing off even the good fighting bacteria
Gotta love todays healthcare! Then she prescribed an expectorant and some double strength codeine cough syrup I took him home. Gave him one dose of
the night syrup without the antibiotics (which she said to take "just in case") and let him fight through it the next day. He was fine after
Point is, I don't think this doctor had a clue. All they are allowed to do these days is go off of a chart of suggested symptoms created by
algorithms in a computer network it seems. It is no wonder they have a pill for everything and I have a hunch that the big pharm companies have a
lot to do with that.
Originally posted by Forevever
Originally posted by forall2see
I rarely get sick myself. This last couple weeks I have had a weird cough thing going on at random... mostly when I sleep.
Mine is also mostly when I sleep, but I just assumed it was because the coughing mechanism shuts down and at some point during the night my lungs need
to catch up with the fluid building up over a few hours of not coughing (I also have asthma, that doesn't help, but still it was out of the realm of
I too have had asthma for my entire life. So really it is hard for me to tell whether it is an allergy issue or something else. What i can say is
that along with the coughing fits at night, I have had to use my inhaler a lot more than usual. I have assumed it was from that darn cat.
Anywhoo, back to the grindstone. Restoring a 90 year old home exterior out in the good ol' radiation zone!