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How many people around you are feeling sick or out of energy?

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posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:07 PM
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Just a little curious about something that has been bothering me the last few weeks. I have noticed (myself included in this) a large number of people coming down with unexplained illness - cold like symptoms, upper respiratory illness, bronchitis, lack of energy, feeling worn out, headaches, uncontrollable coughing fits and bad almost allergy symptoms and sinus issues/infections - in people not prone to allergies. And almost everyone I talk to is either having issues or knows someone close that is having issues.
I have actually taken note of people complaining of these things...seems mostly the respiratory illness and cough and lack of energy....and the numbers are getting a bit up there. I would say out of 50 or so friends, family and co-workers, about 35-40 are experiencing or have experienced this. I am now going on 3 weeks myself with a cough that just won't go away - was told it is acute bronchitis.
I was just wondering if any members were to take a look around them and see if they notice anything out of the ordinary, or if they themselves have noticed already or maybe are suffering from this. I know it's a good time for allergy flare ups this time of year...I am keeping that in mind, but unless A LOT of people are suddenly allergic to something in the air...it seems a large amount of people not usually effected, suddenly are.
The doctor excuse seems to either be summer cold or allergies. In my case it was a severe allergy or cold that irritated my bronchial tubes....it will go away in a few weeks. I am hoping that's all, but the lingering cough is really getting on my nerves (and I am sure those around me)...and it feels like my lungs just itch when I take deep breaths. I have had allergies before, but nothing like this. ps I am not a smoker or around smoking much at all.
Anyway....just wanted a few thoughts on this. May be nothing, may be something. Figured I would put it out there to see what people chime in with.
Thanks.




posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:08 PM
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Change your lifestyle, quit blaming others.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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Hang out in a healthclub for a couple months and see what results you come up with. I assume they would be different.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:12 PM
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Care to explain that one? What exactly does my supposed lifestyle have to do with this?
Just more background...I am a normally very healthy and active person...care to elaborate a bit on that?

please, keep this open to a useful topic of discussion. Thanks.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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I have noticed this with people of all walks of life...healthy, active, not so healthy and active....it cuts across a wide spectrum of people. And the number of people is more....I just used an example number...my co-workers alone number more than 75-100, just to note.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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Wow everyone so far has been rude with their answers. I myself have noticed this. And just a piece of FYI... I am extremely healthy. My kids and myself take vitamins made of whole foods (versus synthetics) I exercise moderately 4 times a week as well as run. I'm training for a half marathon. Just had to throw that in there for people who think it's lifestyle.

But both of my boys came down with odd viruses. My oldest presented with strep symptoms, but the test came back negative. 3 weeks later, my son presented with the same symptoms but got extremely ill and tested positive for strep. This was before school started. I know you can get strep anywhere.... but it was just odd!!
Especially since neither have had it and my youngest is a little young for it.
Anyway, I have been COMPLETELY DRAINED!!! I slept for a total of 17 hours on Sunday. I have NEVER done that. My kids have been tired and sleeping in. They are always up at 6. (WERE always up at 6) And my oldest has been complaining of "allergies". He has never had them. My little one always gets seasonal allergies and has been fine. Go figure!
But I feel like total and complete crap with no real explanation. No lifestyle changes. No real schedule changes. Who knows!



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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Not sure how you were blaming others.



I had some sort of allergy that left me with a migraine for several days, and aching muscles for the next few.

I have a very healthy lifestyle overall...

It just seems to be a sign of the times. Lots of factors combining to make people a little I'll in general.

It seems more people will go from being sub-clinically, to clinically ill as the years pass on.

That's what happens when you poo where you eat, so to speak.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:17 PM
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Have you contacted the CDC yet if it's so prevelant? Always go to the source for your answer as I'm sure they'd be aware of any outbreaks happening or at the least you could alert them to it.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:17 PM
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Actually its funny that you mention that. I, along with alot of my friends have been experiencing the same and similar symptoms as you described. With all of us its a light cold, with lots of flem, coughing and feeling drained. We live in the Kansas area, and I have to say that the symptoms probably started 3 weeks ago for me, while my friends are just beginning to get them as 2 weeks ago.

Weird, I dont know whats up. I have 0 allergies and usually dont get sick.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:18 PM
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Good idea. I also have a few friends that are nurses...they have taken notice to this as well for the amount of urgeht care visits and ER trips. People with existing respiratory troubles are having even more issues. Again...could be just a really bad allergy season combined with odd weather and poor air quality over the last month.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:19 PM
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Tired eh, quit working over 35 hours a week, take a months vacation each year, get 8 hours sleep every night, if you get sick (IF) take oh lets see, up to 120 days sick leave each year, healthy breakfast in work... no need to worry about healthcare bills...

Oh wait,.. sorry that's the European lifestyle, that is bad. My bad. sorry.


edit on 8-9-2011 by Anonymouth because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:22 PM
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Yes, but that is because I have been in Arizona working for about 6 months and went outside (couldn't avoid it) during the HUGE dust storms they have been having.

I had to go to the ER which was cram packed with people suffering from the same symptoms. They suggested I get tested for valley fever (mold spores in the air) because of the dust storms, but I was too busy at the time.

This has been ongoing since the first big dust storm at the end of July. There were a few days when I didn't even have enough energy to get out of bed.

It's been so dry here, with many windy days, I wouldn't be surprised if some of this Arizona dust and dirt isn't making it's way around the country.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:24 PM
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I too am active, drummer, mountain biker and total NON couch potato...always try to stay fit.
I am sorry to hear about the little ones, but that is kind of what I am hearing (and also what I have been feeling as well). I also don't tend to sleep in (always up by 6 am weekdays and by 8 on weekends...my sleeping patterns have been way off and I just feel like I need more sleep than I am getting. At my worst I slept one weekend pretty much 11-12 hours each day...no explanation...was told fatigue and fighting an illness.

Thanks for chiming in on this. I am just curious as it caught me off guard the other day when I was discussing it with a few co-workers....too many people seem to be seeing this or experiencing it.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:24 PM
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I think I might be the first to suggest this, but has anyone ever heard the link between chemtrails ( the spraying of aluminum barium in our atmosphere) to upper respiratory infections? the fact that this is a wide spread illness and the fact that chemtrailing ( no matter what your take on it it is happening just look up) is happening all over the world. I think there could be a connection. We are beathing this toxic material in on a daily basis and maybe it has finally built up enough in our systems to cause damage. I have been suffering from a cough, weakness, massive ammounts of phlegm and half a dozen trips to the doctor over the past 6 months and every time get the same diagnosis, "I'm not sure why you have these symptoms"



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:26 PM
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Carbon monoxide as well as Carbon Dioxide exposure!!! Check your surroundings, exposed chemicals; poor ventilation; gas appliances; poorly maintained furnace/heater; all of these can expose anyone in a confined location to become ill, or even die. Do some investigating or by a carbon monoxide/dioxide detector and keep it with you at work or were you feel you become sick.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:28 PM
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No not yet on the CDC...may head there after I log off here. Didn't think of that until you mentioned it
thanks

It's more a curiosity at this point...not looking to create the tag line for the Outbreak II movie....just yet lol


I will do more digging.
edit on 8-9-2011 by bw_drum because: typo



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:28 PM
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Let me guess the solution... call the doctor and ask for a pill.

Good approach to healthcare you got there.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by bw_drum
Anyway....just wanted a few thoughts on this. May be nothing, may be something. Figured I would put it out there to see what people chime in with.
Thanks.


To answer your question specifically: None. Everyone I have been around the last few weeks has seemed healthy and fit with sufficient energy. Most people seemed happy. I have noticed no coughing or incidents of upper repiratory distress. I've been to a wedding with 100 guests, a party with 60-80 guests, in several large retail establishments like grocery stores with hundreds of people present, and several smaller establishements (like my dentist).

Nothing to report.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:29 PM
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I'm sorry but NO-ONE IS TAKING THE RADIATION FROM FUKUSHIMA SERIOUSLY.

This is your little sickness. This is the cause. It's only going to get worse.

GET A DAMN GEIGER COUNTER AND WHEN IT RAINS NEXT TEST THE WATER.

I live in Australia. Perfectly safe. It's only in the Northern Hemisphere.

EITHER TAKE HEED OF MY MESSAGE, OR DENY AND LIVE IN IGNORANCE, ALL THE WHILE YOUR HEALTH CONTINUALLY DETERIORATES.



posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 07:30 PM
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...maybe its sleep deprivation - thats the only thing i'm really an authority on - except for the bad attitudes and lousy habits that develop due to lack of proper sleep...


...speaking of bad attitudes - people who type in all caps have mental issues far surpassing my own...

edit on 9/8/11 by Wyn Hawks because: ...cuz i got a bad tude all the sudden...





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