My husband came down with a really bad upper respiratory infection about a week ago. He called the doctor who sloughed it off as allergies. Love when they do that. Anyway, he started running a fever, bad sinus congestion and finally cough and chest congestion. So, Friday morning, I gave him Cipro that I had lying around for the last six months. It was still good. Well, he started to improve almost immediately. I know you really shouldn't do this. But our family doctor...or I should say a whole slew of doctors, doctor assistants and nurse practioners....are not available over the weekend and something just had to be done. Today, my husband is much improved. Needless to say we have been sleeping in separate bedrooms. I am on 6MP and my last white count was only 2.9, so I am just keeping my fingers crossed I don't come down with this bug.
I haven't gotten a flu shot for the last three years. The reasoning behind this is that every darn time I get a flu shot, I come down with the flu.
Eva...don't panic. I think the news people love all this hype. But, if I were you, I wouldn't plan any trip to Mexico in the near future..lol. I won't either.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!! Hope I don't jinx myself. Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks. Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.