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Re: Complete and utter exhaustion. Advice.

Post by offroadscholar » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:12 am

If you get blood tests, you might want to get tested for Typhoid as well, given Typhoid can lead to pneumonia.
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Re: Complete and utter exhaustion. I Advice.

Post by taabarang » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:25 am

Morning KFH,

The posters here are a well meaning, but highly unqualified group to proffer medical advice. You need some lab work done which will suggest appropriate prescriptions. The symptoms you describe need empirical data from medical tests to seek a cure. Your insight and suspicions may be right on, then again...So please get you, your.ass and your camera to a QUALIFIED sawbones. I wish you a speedy recovery.
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Re: Complete and utter exhaustion. Advice.

Post by GMJS-CEO » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:04 am

Go for the antibiotics. If they don’t work go to the doctor.

Don’t think you need to rush out to fly to Bangkok without trying out the meds first.

Keep us posted, hope you a speedy recovery.
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Re: Complete and utter exhaustion. Advice.

Post by hanno » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:30 am

GMJS-CEO wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:04 am
Go for the antibiotics. If they don’t work go to the doctor.

Don’t think you need to rush out to fly to Bangkok without trying out the meds first.

Keep us posted, hope you a speedy recovery.
Chugging antibiotics without medical advice is never a good idea. One of the main reasons that more and more illnesses become resistant to antibiotics; the amount of antibiotics dished out in SE Asia is staggering, often with no reason.....
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Re: Complete and utter exhaustion. Advice.

Post by GMJS-CEO » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:55 am

hanno wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:30 am
GMJS-CEO wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:04 am
Go for the antibiotics. If they don’t work go to the doctor.

Don’t think you need to rush out to fly to Bangkok without trying out the meds first.

Keep us posted, hope you a speedy recovery.
Chugging antibiotics without medical advice is never a good idea. One of the main reasons that more and more illnesses become resistant to antibiotics; the amount of antibiotics dished out in SE Asia is staggering, often with no reason.....
“Chugging” is not the term I would use. I.e. I used to get chest infection and needed antibiotics, in 5 years I bought them 3 times and worked as expected.
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Re: Complete and utter exhaustion. Advice.

Post by hanno » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:06 am

GMJS-CEO wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:55 am
hanno wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:30 am
GMJS-CEO wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:04 am
Go for the antibiotics. If they don’t work go to the doctor.

Don’t think you need to rush out to fly to Bangkok without trying out the meds first.

Keep us posted, hope you a speedy recovery.
Chugging antibiotics without medical advice is never a good idea. One of the main reasons that more and more illnesses become resistant to antibiotics; the amount of antibiotics dished out in SE Asia is staggering, often with no reason.....
“Chugging” is not the term I would use. I.e. I used to get chest infection and needed antibiotics, in 5 years I bought them 3 times and worked as expected.
Fair enough. Remember taking my daughter to see a doctor. Turns out it was a common cold but he still wanted her to take three different kinds of antibiotics plus assorted other pills and stuff. My Missus seriously thought this was a good idea but then she would take antibiotics for a headache; the more the merrier.
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Re: Complete and utter exhaustion. I Advice.

Post by Mishmash » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:30 am

taabarang wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:25 am
Morning KFH,

The posters here are a well meaning, but highly unqualified group to proffer medical advice. You need some lab work done which will suggest appropriate prescriptions. The symptoms you describe need empirical data from medical tests to seek a cure. Your insight and suspicions may be right on, then again...So please get you, your.ass and your camera to a QUALIFIED sawbones. I wish you a speedy recovery.
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I wish you get well soon bro..
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Re: Complete and utter exhaustion. I Advice.

Post by taabarang » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:56 am

Mishmash wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:30 am
taabarang wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:25 am
Morning KFH,

The posters here are a well meaning, but highly unqualified group to proffer medical advice. You need some lab work done which will suggest appropriate prescriptions. The symptoms you describe need empirical data from medical tests to seek a cure. Your insight and suspicions may be right on, then again...So please get you, your.ass and your camera to a QUALIFIED sawbones. I wish you a speedy recovery.
Yep...

SAWBONES - :D

I wish you get well soon bro..
I really don't wish to press the point since I am no more qualified than any other poster to offer an astute diagnosis. Part of the difficulty is that two people could have the same disease but manifest differing symptoms. Having said that I would still advise you to mention the problem you experienced in or near the patella. It might be another symptom and not an unrelated problem. I don't mean to sound like your moms, but like others here I would like to see you fit and mobile going camera crazy once again.

By the way, where is Kuroneko, the cat man, when medical ex(purr)tise is called for?
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Re: Complete and utter exhaustion. I Advice.

Post by Mishmash » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:20 am

taabarang wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:56 am
Mishmash wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:30 am
taabarang wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:25 am
Morning KFH,

The posters here are a well meaning, but highly unqualified group to proffer medical advice. You need some lab work done which will suggest appropriate prescriptions. The symptoms you describe need empirical data from medical tests to seek a cure. Your insight and suspicions may be right on, then again...So please get you, your.ass and your camera to a QUALIFIED sawbones. I wish you a speedy recovery.
Yep...

SAWBONES - :D

I wish you get well soon bro..
I really don't wish to press the point since I am no more qualified than any other poster to offer an astute diagnosis. Part of the difficulty is that two people could have the same disease but manifest differing symptoms. Having said that I would still advise you to mention the problem you experienced in or near the patella. It might be another symptom and not an unrelated problem. I don't mean to sound like your moms, but like others here I would like to see you fit and mobile going camera crazy once again.
Saying that I have zero faith in doctors here. As previously posted my wife gets the snivels and off she trots - comes back with a 25kg bag of mixed 'drugs'.

Personally I NEVER visit a doctor and never will. I just stay home and eat broth and let nature take its course.

Of course, this is not for everyone.

If I snuff it through my decision - hey great - no more work and no more taxes!

And I'll give the grim reaper the best I can to punch him on his nose and 'GOD' himself for heaping suffering upon the Human Race.

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Re: Complete and utter exhaustion. Advice.

Post by sigmoid » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:42 am

I think people missed a key part of my statement:

"So, at the very least, you should send someone to a pharmacy to get some antibiotics, some efferlgan codeine or tablets, some electrolyte powder, maybe some vitamins, and try to eat some fruit."
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