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October 22nd, 2009, 12:02 PM
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Do you know if your dr.'s office or your childs dr. office is testing for h1n1?

We were in to see the ped. shortly after the school year started and the ped. informed us that they do not test for h1n1 at their office unless someone is extremely ill. Since then, they have also diverted alot of their calls to the nurse instead of making appts. because they are so busy with sick kids. I have three of my four home sick this week with varying degrees of flu symptoms. Fun fun.
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October 22nd, 2009, 12:33 PM
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Good luck and hope they get better soon


I know the drs around here don't take you
if you are really ill you can go but you gotta wait outside (of the building) and they go out to you
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October 22nd, 2009, 12:37 PM
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They go OUT to you? Wow!!! It's a different world over in your place
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October 22nd, 2009, 12:42 PM
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That is what I have been told anyways
they didn't care to make an appt when i was sick
but there is Enormous (sp?) differances in norway and us
free healthcare up to 16 or if pregnant, free dental till 18 (but discounts at both for like 20 its half, 23-5 its 15 off, etc)
and so much more..

Ok end off thread hikjing
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October 22nd, 2009, 01:25 PM
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From what I gather, the CDC requested (in July, I think?) that doctors no longer routinely test for H1N1 because of resources being "wasted" on testing each individual case.
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October 22nd, 2009, 01:34 PM
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There are lots of disputed information here about this too. Our healthlink line (a phone line anyone can call to speak to a nurse) is telling everyone to go to the doctor but the doctor offices are telling people to stay home.
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October 22nd, 2009, 02:01 PM
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Good luck and hope they get better soon


I know the drs around here don't take you
if you are really ill you can go but you gotta wait outside (of the building) and they go out to you
I had my H1N1 swap and blood test done outisde my dr office. The nurse felt so bad, but they couldn't risk letting me in either the office or the lab. I understood, If I hadn't wanted to know if I had it or not, I'd have stayed home.

I'm glad I went, I'm one of the 3000 people who at that point show full or partial immunity to the virus . Don't know how that one works, but I'm not going to complain. I also show partial immunity to several regular Flu strains. I'm surprised I'm not a gov't guinea pig yet!
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October 22nd, 2009, 02:35 PM
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Here, they aren't testing for the actual h1n1 unless you are hospitalized. They are doing the Influenza A test, and some of those are probably h1n1. That's what kills me about people freaking out about 1-2 confirmed cases in their area. It is likely that MANY more people have it. Also, they are treating it with Tamaflu, exactly as they do the regular flu, so there really is no reason to test everyone who just has flu symptoms.
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October 22nd, 2009, 02:42 PM
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Here, they aren't testing for the actual h1n1 unless you are hospitalized. They are doing the Influenza A test, and some of those are probably h1n1. That's what kills me about people freaking out about 1-2 confirmed cases in their area. It is likely that MANY more people have it. Also, they are treating it with Tamaflu, exactly as they do the regular flu, so there really is no reason to test everyone who just has flu symptoms.
They're not even doing the influenza A test here (or at least at our dr. office they're not) so by the time anyone gets sick enough to get tested, they'll probably be past the tamiflu window. Not that I'm complaining as it was annoying back in April they were testing everyone with the sniffles and handing out tamiflu like it was candy.
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October 22nd, 2009, 03:03 PM
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I was in the ER with my 12 yr old the other day. He had flu like symptoms, shortness of breath, and confirmed pneumonia, but they still would not even test him for influenza. I didn't even care if it was H1N1. I just wanted to know if it was the flu period because I have a newborn. They didn't care. They basically said it sounded like the flu so he was diagnosed with pneumonia caused by influenza. They gave him antibiotics incase the pneumonia was bacterial.
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