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Please Let It Be Strep Throat....


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#1 barefut

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 08:05 PM

Yea, how many people hope for strep?

If it isn't strep then it's something a lot more serious and I don't want to know. :(

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 02:51 AM

Why would you hope for strep? And what is going for you to say that? Maybe you need to call the doctor today!!! Sam
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 02:59 AM

I agree with Sam, why hope for strep?!

A few weeks ago I was so sick with a sore throat and headache. The dr thought I had strep but I didn't. It wasn't until 5 days later that my ears filled with fluid and it was just an ear infection. :)

Don't think the worse case scenario!

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 06:58 AM

I'm down with one of the worst sore throats I've ever had right now. Have been since Sunday. This is the time of year for this type of stuff, I'm sure that's all it is! Go get it checked out if you are really concerned, then let us know. :)
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 07:18 AM

Well, I was exposed to someone with strep on Saturday and my throat started hurting Monday evening.

I've aslo been having an uncomfortable increase in my GERD symptoms even though I take Prilosec 2x/day. So, I'm worried about esophageal damage.

I have also tasted blood a couple of times from the back of my throat. Hopefully that could have been nasal related because I get nose bleeds time to time in the winter, but I'm worried nevertheless.

I see rheumatologist next Tues. I'll ask for a gastro referral. Haven't seen one yet. Not looking forward to tests and proceedures :( and 2 1/2 hours travel one way and finding babysitters and all the expenses again. I've JUST gotten within 2 payments of paying off ALL my medical bills and now here I will go racking them up again.

Just got back from my strep culture. Nurse said it looked red and tonsils a bit large. I'll know tomorrow.

Thanks for your replies. Hope you feel better soon Pam!

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 07:30 AM

Hi Barefut,

I am glad you went to the doctor to get a culture. Hopefully it isn't strep or anything else bad...but just the guck going around!! Do keep us posted and I hope you feel better soon.....you too, Pam!

Warm wishes,
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 03:16 AM

Have you heard back from your strep test?
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 05:54 PM

Hi Nan,

Thanks for asking. As a matter of fact, I haven't heard back yet so I assume no news is good news because my throat feels better anyway.

Guess it was just a case of the crud. I'm still trying to shake the last of it.

Thanks for your concern. Hope you are doing well! :)

Love, Barefut