I miss the Influenza media hype

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Becoming undone
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   Posted 5/11/2010 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
...I am dealing with some narly bug...this weekend, EVERYONE seemed to be sneezing and coughing, and try as I might, I could not seem to evade the typhoid Larry's, Harry's, Terry's and Mary's...One little girl in line at target coughed(a sickly congested type)all over...I tried to move away, but there were other in line behind me...and mom didn't even bother to tell her little one to cover her mouth...(she coughed a LOT)...so, YES, I miss, miss all the media hype, cuz people were more aware of their personal habits...but not so much now, especially with it being warm and sunny (I live in AZ)...

Anyhoo, in less than 6 hours, I got sick (incubation time is WAY reduced now that I am on Cimzia 2x/month). Usually I am very good about avoiding those who are ill when I go out...Need to go to the Doc, but feel too sick to go (maybe tomorrow)...not to mention, the staff at my docs all sounded sick too...URGGGGG!!!!!!!

Okay, needed to vent...but does anyone else have issues with lowered incubation times...or am I just the weird one?
"The earth laughs in flowers"


Grandpato2
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   Posted 5/11/2010 11:20 PM (GMT -7)   
IMHO I don't think you can get sick 6 hours after exposure regardless of cimzia. You were probably exposed days earlier. But completely agree peoples bad habits with regards to contaminating others is terrible.


Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


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   Posted 5/12/2010 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Alas, esp viruses, incubation periods are a lot shorter...in the lab, we would get viral loads in cell culture after an hour in some agents...esp influenza, cali/noro virus (causes most food poisoning), RSV, ...it is one of the criteria you look at...I agree, bacterial incubation does tend to take a bit longer...

I am feeling a bit better today, so I am thinking it might have been a virus, along with, the short incubation time...hopefully it's self-limiting...just hate that sick taste in the mouth...blech!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"The earth laughs in flowers"


Grandpato2
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   Posted 5/12/2010 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok so I'll change my point of view as you obviously know what your talking about. I'm quite surprised but my view is not scientifically based. Thank you.
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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