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posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 06:15 PM
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Man I'v had a ridiculous cough with Flem constantly coming up about every half an hour for two months. Most nights I wake up coking on Flem and struggle to get my breath back. My sister who does not live in the same house as me has also got it. I have never smoked and am otherwise quite healthy.

I went to the Docs and he looked at me like
and said its just Flem the bodies natural effect drink more water. The only think he did was look in my ears...and make me say aaaah.

So if I don't post back within a month from now...I died in my sleep most probably. Whats freakier I just had a strange dream about a light that comes to collect us and take us away, I looked it up in dream meanings and it said "Bright light dreams are sometimes common for those who are near death" sucks to be me right now.

www.dreammoods.com...
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posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 06:41 PM
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I think I'd go get a second opinion if I were you...

We have this here in Colorado too. I know someone who went to the Dr. yesterday for this crud. He has an infection in his lungs, was given an antibiotic shot, and put on two prescriptions.

Sounds like this stuff is all over the place.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 06:51 PM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
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There is a nasty respiratory illness going around my office and kid's school at the moment. My 4 year old has been teetering on the brink of pneumonia for 2 weeks now. It gets a little better and then comes back. One of my employees has been out for a week with a virus that turned into pneumonia, and 2 of my other co-workers have had similar battles.

So far, nobody is dying, but this respiratory thing going around is fierce and hard to kick. I hope it doesn't get any worse.


My cousin just died of pneumonia , he was not feeling well went to bed and his daughter found him the next morning , they blamed it on pneumonia as the cause .



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 06:54 PM
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What part of the country are they in?

I usually blow these things off pretty quickly, but the Maryland story has me concerned about the local folks! So far it seems many of us are immune to it. I have been repeatedly exposed and all I got was a little bit of a sore throat, but others have been battling this illness for weeks or months!



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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This just happened in my family. It started with a friend's daughter, then my friend, then my son, then me, and now my mother, step-father and both grandparents. I had to go in for a breathing treatment, I've been sick about three weeks and am a smoker prone to pnuemonia. When I went to get my medication filled to treat it the Pharmacist said "This is the most popular combination of perscriptions this month" apparently everyone has it. It's terrifying


They actually ran out of the medications in my area.
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posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 07:13 PM
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i got sick a few days ago,(still stick) i haven't been sick in years. I have a strict diet and work out routine so i'm pissed.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 07:53 PM
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Wow, this is getting a little concerning.

I live in central Texas, and my husband has been fighting crud in his chest for almost a month now. Several other people he works with have had the same thing. No one has died or been hospitalized, but it's hard to shake. So far, my daughter and I are fine. Let's hope it stays that way, and husband gets better.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 07:57 PM
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Actually the height of flu season is February though April.Though it is a light version this year because of the abnormally warm weather.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 08:56 PM
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the only people that died are the family members.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 09:12 PM
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I just wanted to comment on my recent upper respiratory illness.

Day 1: Severe body aches. No other symptoms.
Day 2: More body aches.
Day 3: Scratchy throat, fever to 102.
Day 4: Runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever steady near 102. I started antibiotics this day.
Day 5: Increasing cough, congestion, I sensed something serious so I quaranteened myself in an empty spare room away from others. Nose and sinuses completely filled without HUGE amounts of mucus. Throat soreness now working its way down lower into my chest.
Day 6: Cough coming from deeper in my chest (pneumonia?). Persistent fever 101 to 102.
Day 7: Headache, lightheadedness, racing heart, intermittent chest pains, shortness of breath, periods of feeling faint. Fever went down to 99 but jumped back to 102. I told my significant other that I thought I might die. I started taking increased antibiotic dose.
Day 8: I lived through a rough night. Headache continued. Fever now down to 99. Huge amounts of mucus from my lungs. Still feeling woozy when I stand up.
Day 9: No fever. Coughing lots of mucus about every 10 minutes. Lots of nasal drainage.

My opinion: This was no "normal" flu. I feel glad to just be alive. For your information, I'm a healthy 50-ish male (maybe not so healthy any more).
Location: I have been staying in texas for several weeks prior to my illness.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 09:12 PM
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The flu leads to bacterial infections. It weakens the immune system, and then the lungs get infected.
That is what tends to kill people.

super bacterial infections from flu



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 09:16 PM
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Honestly this scares the crap out of me.

Really, it does. That said, there are a LOT of deaths that occur that are flu-related or reported as 'flu like symptoms' involved. I mean, I read a story about how this child got sick on a friday and was dead by sunday. Turns out it wasn't the flu, though there was 'flu like symptoms', it was some form of meningitis. (Of which, I can't remember)

There will always be some sort of novel flu or what have you developing...the key is to staying aware...



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 09:18 PM
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Thanks for the link.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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Crazy # going around. My 10 month old son has been fighting a respiratory illness damn near all winter long. He had to be hospitalized back in Oct of last year. Got better then sick again bout a month later. Took him to pulmonary specialist and got him on some meds for a good month. He got better but just in the last week he's been hit again. I had walking pneumonia the last 2 weeks and finally had to go to the Dr. and he put me on an antibiotic for 2 weeks.

My Theory is with such a mild winter all the germs that normally get killed with our cold winters was able to stick around this whole damn winter.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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I did some digging and found some more info:

Maryland Flu Deaths Mysterious

Makes me feel a wee better.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 10:06 PM
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Originally posted by Sundowner
I did some digging and found some more info:

Maryland Flu Deaths Mysterious

Makes me feel a wee better.


So then then the question is - would the flu shot have prevented these deaths altogether? The conspiracy theorists would say no - but I say yes. I got my flu shot, so I'm not too worried now.

Having said that, I still think there is some kind of respiratory bug going around that isn't the flu. My husband has it, and he never had real flu-like symptoms - no high fever or body aches - just chest congestion that stays around for a while.

Thanks for the link.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 10:13 PM
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Oh no... just in time for spring break. This is scary news thanks. I have a son who had RSV as a bay and is so vulnerable to upper junk. This is really rotten news.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 10:24 PM
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Originally posted by Sundowner
I did some digging and found some more info:

Maryland Flu Deaths Mysterious

Makes me feel a wee better.


Reading that article made me less sure that this was isolated. It says the 81 year old's sister was also hospitalized now, and that all these people attended a funeral the week prior. There was a rumor that a funeral director died, so am wondering if this was truly isolated to a sickly family only. Hmmm.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 10:27 PM
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I hate reading these threads when I'm sick, it's like reading 'The Stand' with the sniffles.

Here in Indiana we have the same symptoms as other posters have reported. I've been fighting this thing for weeks. Starts as the worst sore throat ever then a dry cough like an itch you can't scratch that goes on and on.

A few weeks ago I took my daughter to the doctor and she was diagnosed with an ear & sinus infection and put on antibiotics. She just finished those up and appears to have the same cough and me and my husband. I seem to have the worst of it. I've taken to disinfecting every single surface we have.

At this time I have several family members in the neighboring state of Illinois with the same bug. Almost every other on post on Facebook seems to have people complaining of being sick.

I really thought perhaps it was due to this crazy weather but perhaps not.





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