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Do I need to tell my doctor if I have Australian flu?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by veganmua, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. veganmua

    veganmua Senior Member

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    I am so ill, I have severe ME anyway. Is there anything they can do, or will they just tell me to take painkillers and wait until I'm better. Been really ill for a day and a half.
     
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    If you act very fast you might be prescribed tamiflu ... but there is no telling how you might react. On the other hand I do not know the antiviral policy in the UK. They might just say rest, drink fluids, and take some OTC painkillers.
     
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    I also do not know if Tamiflu is effective against H3N2.
     
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    I see you're in the UK. Call 111, tell them you are housebound and too ill to visit the doctor. Someone will call you back and either give you the same info that a doctor would give you (rest, take painkillers, keep taking in fluids etc), or arrange for someone to visit you. Hope you feel better soon.
     
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    It's actually not clear that Tamiflu is very effective against any flu virus, especially once symptoms have arisen. In the January/February 2018 issue of Discover magazine, the article "A Flu-Fighter's Fall from Grace" states the following:
    One independent review was by the Cochrane Collaboration, published in the BMJ as the article Tamiflu & Relenza: how effective are they? From the article:
     
  6. Joh

    Joh Inactivist

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    I have no recommendation, sorry, just wanted to send my best wishes! Hopefully you'll recover and go back to baseline soon. :balloons: Your parents seem to be supportive (from your other threads), could they phone the GP and ask what to do or ask for a home visit?

    ETA: Sorry, just saw that this thread is 2 weeks old. I was a little late! Hopefully you're already much better!
     

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