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The Covid-19 Thread: News, Preparation Tips, Etc

Evolving78

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Thank you - I gave been drinking lots of tea. My fever keeps coming back which worries me. But I heard some people fight the fever for a week. I think the steam from shower will be nice, but I’m dizzy when the fever is up.
You have some Ibuprofen/Motrin? Can you order or can someone get you some Theraflu? The liquid in the bottle helped me. The nighttime packets helped as well. I hope you feel better soon. Do everything you can to keep that fever down, but I know you know the drill. I’m just being mommy right now! Lol
 
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Everything Zen

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^^^ Pharmacologist popping in. The active ingredients in Motrin and Theraflu are not the same. When you have a fever you want acetaminophen aka Tylenol. This is the active ingredient in Theraflu. It is a pain and fever reducer not just an anti inflammatory pain reliever like Motrin/Ibuprofen/Aleve. Also I’m pretty sure you’re not drinking but avoid alcohol when taking acetaminophen. Feel better soon!
 

Evolving78

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^^^ Pharmacologist popping in. The active ingredients in Motrin and Theraflu are not the same. When you have a fever you want acetaminophen aka Tylenol. This is the active ingredient in Theraflu. It is a pain and fever reducer not just an anti inflammatory pain reliever like Motrin/Ibuprofen/Aleve. Also I’m pretty sure you’re not drinking but avoid alcohol when taking acetaminophen. Feel better soon!
From my personal experience Motrin brings the fever down right away. Acetaminophen doesn’t seem to work as effectively, but pediatricians tell parents to use it after the 3 hour mark of Motrin that was administered for fever reduction. I know you can only give infants Tylenol 3 months of age and older. I need to clarify, since I don’t not recommend taking a NSAID and a cold medicine with acetaminophen in at the same time. I was just offering suggestions.
You of course are the expert, so just giving a mom perspective.
I know if one has stomach issues, high blood pressure, or on blood thinners, they should avoid NSAIDs right?
 

Everything Zen

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I’m no expert just trying to clarify the difference since you mentioned Morton which is ibuprofen and Theraflu the active ingredient is acetaminophen. I should have clarified yes Motrin can be used as a fever reducer and each has its benefits depending on your health concerns like you mentioned high blood pressure, stomach concerns, etc.
 

MamaBear2012

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A family friend got Covid toward the beginning of the pandemic...before the vaccines. She was somewhat overweight, hypertension, asthma, but is early 40s and was always on the go. When she got Covid, it knocked her down!! She couldn't breathe. She sent her daughter to stay with her dad. She had either right or left side paralysis after having a stroke. I can't remember. She was unable to walk. She lost her vision for a while. She had all kinds of things going on. But she survived and worked toward learning to walk again and basically all of her activities of daily living.

I hadn't heard from her in a while and sent her a text maybe a month ago. She said that she had another stroke and was again working on trying to get back to her baseline. She is definitely classified as a long hauler, and I worry for those who may still become long haulers.
 

vevster

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A nurse told me there is a bad covid outbreak in Mississippi. She said people are dying again. I can't find any news reporting it to confirm but that doesn't mean anything because the Jackson Mississippi water crisis wasn't reported on for a while either.
Yeah definitely the news is curated.
 

vevster

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A nurse told me there is a bad covid outbreak in Mississippi. She said people are dying again. I can't find any news reporting it to confirm but that doesn't mean anything because the Jackson Mississippi water crisis wasn't reported on for a while either.
It’s not the pathogen it’s the HOSTS. I bet that Mississippi population is rife with metabolic disease and insulin resistance.
 

lavaflow99

In search of the next vacation
It’s not the pathogen it’s the HOSTS. I bet that Mississippi population is rife with metabolic disease and insulin resistance.
Mississippi leads the way with obesity. :nono:



These 10 States Have the Highest Rates of Obesity​

Nine of the 10 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South.


Obesity is not a new problem in the U.S., where more than 70% of adults are obese or overweight, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But the coronavirus pandemic presents new challenges in combating the obesity epidemic, as physical inactivity, one of biggest risk factors of obesity, is on the rise in some cases.
People who struggle with obesity – having a body mass index of 30 or higher – are at greater risk for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the United States, according to the CDC. But some states are worse off when it comes to obesity than others, according to a new report by personal finance site WalletHub, which identifies rates of obesity in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

According to the report, nine of the 10 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South.

Mississippi, which has the highest rates of obesity in both children and adults, also has the highest percent of physically inactive adults in 2020. The Magnolia State is also home to the highest percent of adults with high blood pressure, and the second-highest percent of adults with type 2 diabetes, according to the report.
On the other end of the spectrum, Colorado has the lowest rate of physical inactivity in adults, the lowest rate of obese adults and the second-lowest rate of obesity in children, behind Hawaii. The Centennial State boasts the lowest rate of adults with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, as well.
The report used data from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, Gallup and the CDC, among others, to compare states and the District of Columbia across three dimensions: obesity and overweight prevalence, health consequences, and food and fitness, evaluated along 31 metrics.


Here are the states with the highest rates of obesity:
  1. Mississippi
  2. West Virginia
  3. Arkansas
  4. Tennessee
  5. Kentucky
  6. South Carolina
  7. Louisiana
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Alabama
  10. Michigan
 

Seattle Slew

WinterinAtl
So, I tested positive a week ago. It took four days for the fever to go away on its own. I had nausea intermitently. Lots of fatigue and mucous, but luckily haven’t gotten into trouble with it getting into my chest. I went back to work for one day - it was okay but I probably should have stayed home that last day. I still feel like I have a stubborn head cold. Or sinus infection. I e been using my saline rinse every day and drinking hot teas.
To me, the fever felt the worst. I couldn’t function. The highest was 102.8.
 

Evolving78

Well-Known Member
All day, every day. The mask mandate here drops on Saturday (Oct 01), just in time for mid-term, Thanksgiving and Christmas. :(
I'm stocking up on masks.
I’m not sure if there are mask mandates around here except for most schools in predominantly black communities and healthcare facilities. I haven’t stopped wearing a mask since 2020. I haven’t seen anyone’s character change since the mask mandates have dropped. Things have only gotten worse or magnified.
 

yamilee21

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Last night, I went to a local Target with my youngest kid. We passed dozens of people in the store; only 2 employees and 6 customers besides us were wearing masks. Everyone wearing a mask happened to be black.

Meanwhile, even though we are only on Day 14 of the 2022-2023 academic year in NYC public schools, between my two schooled kids, I have already received about two dozen Covid exposure notifications - even though they are not testing in schools anymore, and don’t even track the tests that the schools distribute themselves! My kids are among the very few still wearing masks at school; both of them told me they noticed increasing numbers of absent students by the end of last week. My oldest told me a teacher asked him why he was wearing an N95 every day. He looked at her, sighed, and began reciting a litany of reasons, until the teacher said, “Okay, okay, I get it,” and walked away. :nono:
 

starfish

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I just ordered more kn95 masks because we’re running out. Out of 10 people I know who caught Covid, 6 of them are suffering from long Covid. Six very healthy vaccinated people. We are not playing around and I’m thankful my husband is just as paranoid as I am. I will continue to mask and stay away from large crowds in unventilated spaces.
 

BrownBetty

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@starfish
I was talking to my girl the other day. She was running through the list of foods she can't eat. Her hair came out in handfuls. I was horrified.
She caught covid end of 2020 from a family member and is still suffering.
Long covid is my concern. There is no logic on who catches covid, gets over it and who has to contend with long covid.

Lemme order more masks.
 
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