Due to the current swine flu hysteria gripping the UK and therefore most probably everywhere else in the world. I thought I'd post up some guidelines I have found regarding this form of flu. Obviously with CF, we are high risk and therefore it's probably good to have the information to hand just incase. Anybody else who has any information or experiances with swine flu, can post here. I think that one thing that always helps is having the knowledge about the things we're dealing with.
Here are the guidelines from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:
And here are the Cystic Fibrosis Trust official guidelines (UK info but a lot of it is still valid for elsewhere in the world):
Hope everyone is well, and avoiding the flu!
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Diagnosed with: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, ABPA, Clinical Depression, Mild Liver Cirrohsis, Mild Osteopenia, Erythema Nodosum. Waiting for final diagnosis on Muscular Dystrophy type symptoms.
Medication: Creon 10,000, Vitamins A,D+E, Serevent, Salbutamol, Paracetamol, Tramadol, Nefopam, Ursodeoxycholic Acid, Trazodone, Slow-Sodium, Azithromycin, Metachlopromide, Omeprazole, Tobi Ineb, Fresubin Liquid Feed, Skandishakes. I use PEP device as my physio.
Had a Port-a-cath fitted on chest wall since Nov 04
Sometimes, I feel that I should go and play with the thunder - then I get scared and run away.