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post #31 of 47
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Originally Posted by cla517
Eeek. It sounds like you have strep throat. Ouch!! I'm sending some serious feel better vibes. Someone above mentioned an urgent care clinic. That's a really good idea if there is one near you. They can prescribe antibiotics and you don't have to have an appointment. Feel Better!!
Debby, I'd suggest that, too. A couple of years ago, I woke up with a bad sore throat on Saturday. By Sunday, I could barely eat, and was running a fever. On Monday, I couldn't swallow water or open my mouth, and was hospitalized and had an emergency tonsillectomy. I had blood poisoning, and the doctors told me I could have died. Don't take chances!
post #32 of 47
If it is indeed strep, it needs to be treated. Unresolved strep can cause kidney damage.
post #33 of 47
Debby - So sorry to hear you're so sick.

Whenever I had strep, cold, flu, etc, gargling with salt water always helped me, but my favorite was chicken soup and decaf tea with a BIG glop of honey in it, or just honey by itself.

Sending healing vibes to you, see a dr. real soon.

For some reason I'm glad I'm not married.

Jill and Candy
post #34 of 47
I have asthma, a heart murmur, and endometriosis...so when I get sick I GET SICK. Unfortunately, I don't have health insurance. :spew:
post #35 of 47
Debby honey, get to the doctors now! insurance or none! you need to be seen! it sounds like you have a severe infection if not maybe penumonia. Please go to the doctors!!!!!!!!!
post #36 of 47
HI Debby, Hope you feel better soon.It is so horrible to be that sick and then not even be understood or taken care of a little bit even. I know it's a drag. Have you tried to swallow chicken soup broth? It's warm and soothing and I thought I heard it has a chemical in it that's good for fighting infections with respiratory things. Is Amber your cat? Sorry I didn't know, I haven't been by here in a while, and I may not be able to anymore. Hope you go to the doc tomorrow or soomething and get well soon! your friend hootiecat
post #37 of 47
You take care of yourself Debs.

My next door neighbour was in hospital las week and on a drip for 2 days because his tonsils were so infected.
When he tried to drink they were so swollen that any liquid came down his nose!

Hope you feel better soon
post #38 of 47
Sounds like strep to me also... I used to get strep once every 2 or 3 months. I ran the efever had the white bumps etc. I am 24 and FINALLY got my tonsils out 2 years ago. They say that once you get your tonsils out you aren't supposed to get strep, but I have had it 4 times since It is horrible and hurts so bad, I know exactly how you feel. Please get to the doctor and I hope he gets you feeling better soon. Keep us updated. One word of advice though, if he gives you antibiotics you will probably feel better within a few days, make sure you still continue to take ALL of the antibiotics he gives you. Otherwise, you will just get it again in a couple of weeks.
post #39 of 47
I concurr with all the "doctors" here. I'm diagnosing strep too. The most important thing is to keep yourself hydrated and see the doctor. No more beers...they will actually DE-hydrate you. Drink some sports drink watered with about 1/3 water.
post #40 of 47
Debby, if you do have strep, do you have Siamese cats? When my children were small, one of the girls continually had sore throat, ear infections, strep. The doctor said that the Siamese cats can carry the strep germ and spread it. Please be careful.
post #41 of 47
Debby, I hope you had the chance to go to the doctor, and that you feel better. When I have a sore throat, I drink pineapple juice mixed with honey. Just add a few teaspoons to a glass of juice. Sounds weird, but it works!
post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by KittenKiya
Debby, if you do have strep, do you have Siamese cats? When my children were small, one of the girls continually had sore throat, ear infections, strep. The doctor said that the Siamese cats can carry the strep germ and spread it. Please be careful.
Actually, it doesn't have to be a Siamese - any cat can carry streptococcus. I've read a couple of warnings about that recently.
post #43 of 47
Thread Starter 
I just want to say thank you for all the good wishes and advice! It was indeed Strep. But with lots of medication, I am feeling much better now, and in much better spirits! Thanks for being there for me to vent to, guys! I love ya!!!
post #44 of 47
Glad you're feeling a lot better Debby
post #45 of 47
I'm so happy you're feeling better, Debby! Thanks for letting us know!
post #46 of 47
I am so happy you are feeling better
post #47 of 47
Glad to hear you're recovering. I hope your hubby feels guilty about not helping you out when you were sick!
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