FYI-- getting treatment when there's a pandemic

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   Posted 5/16/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I know in the past there have been debates on here about whether we would be given drugs in the case of a pandemic if there is a limited supply to go around. Just wanted to let you guys know that it might not be so bad.

My hubby had the swine flu. The current recommendation is not to give Tamiflu to people unless they are really sick, but my doc moved quickly to Rx some for me the moment I got a sore throat and a low-grade fever. I'm pretty sure my CD was the deciding factor (but I am also the sole caregiver for hubby and a baby, so that may have made a difference). Seems like, at least for now, we will be getting priority for these things.

By the way, it REALLY worked.

Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.

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   Posted 5/16/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks HJ that is good news. I pretty much figured that they would want to treat us rapidly, as we are immune compromised and those are generally the ones who get the sickest. Thanks for sharing!
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