I am keen for parents (and doctors!) to know how to support a physiological fever and to stamp out fever phobia - teach parents to check for a dangerous underlying infection rather than checking temperatures.
Havinga W. Giving paracetamol is unnecessary. BMJ 1997;314:discussion 1692-3
Havinga W. Time to counter...
I am a 55 year old woman living a life that includes COPD / emphysema. While my diagnosis four years ago did change some things about me - I retired from teaching to avoid colds and flu, for example - it did not change who I am. I am an active, productive and happy woman - I write, I engage in several (too many?) hobbies, I care for my granddaughter while her mother works. I believe in the title...
I lost a kidney and have just recently found a path to take because a Doctor took the time to listen and realized I was not a hypochondriac or a big overly sensitive, stressed, depressed woman. (yes, lots of justified sarcasm).
I was athletic, very lean and continued to stay fit by enjoying bike rides and playing recreational co-ed softball. However, when I started a family at 25, I had...
I survived Dengue Fever twice.
All you can do is making sure you don't get bitten by the aedes mosquito.
You can read how on my website but basically:
* these mosquitoes attack from 17.00h to 09.00 and
* mosquitoes can't get through mosquito nets.
Creating new recipes, like creating new works of art, is one of my passions in life. For the past twelve plus years, I’ve been a self-taught cook out of the necessity to feed myself allergy-free foods. This blossomed into a career I never imagined when I began cooking for people with special diets at a healing and spiritual retreat in Warfordsburg, PA about 3 years ago.
I have had epilepsy almost my whole life. First from a high fever-febrile seizure. About a year later, came back hard...now back in the 70's fewer options, especially small town in MI. So Phenobarbital was the answer. My whole childhood had atypical absence seizures-felt them coming on. They took a brief turn in my teens (hormones) And with stress after I got married 1st time-they started to...
Have had FMS for 3 years since its onset caused by a flu shot. Then had big MVA resulting in soft tissue injuries and whiplash- just for some more fun;-(
Getting better but VERY slowly. Still have sleep issues and tire easily. Am using alot of supplements and try to exercise (walking and yoga) when I can.
Presently not working but hope to be soon. Planning a trip this spring.