As I was watching the news this morning I saw that there is a Swine Flu scare going on out there.
I wanted to ask some questions and give some opinion.
Do you feel you are more suspectible to the flu with fibro, since one of our major symptoms is feeling as though you have the beginning of the flu and could possibly have the flu when you don't even know it.. until its too late??
If you get any flu bug do you feel that because of your fibro it's difficult to battle it?
What do you do to avoid flu getting the flu during flu season?
Will you get a Swine Flu Shot, if & when they become available?
I'm worried about my fibro family and just wanted to make sure you are aware of what's on the news today. If you're not a news watcher... perhaps you should tune in.
I don't want to create any panic here... please don't misunderstand that. But I do think its important for my FibroFamily to take certain precausions since we have a tendency to feel flu-ish. So, please be sure to wash your hands every chance you get. If you're out in public & can't get to a rest room to wash your hands please use an antibacterial lotion (that contains alcohol). If someone in your life developes flu like symptoms please contact a medical professional immediately.
Please share your thoughts on avoiding or battling the flu.
Thanks and stay well,
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis.
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
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