Author Topic: Benzo withdrawal and COVID 19- I have it.  (Read 4498 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Benzo withdrawal and COVID 19- I have it.
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2020, 11:31:21 pm »
I'm in the US.
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[Buddie]

Re: Benzo withdrawal and COVID 19- I have it.
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2020, 11:34:03 pm »
I agree. Stay safe and take care of yourself. Would you let us know how you are doing? All of us are scared. And I am so sorry you are ill right now. Be gentle with yourself, okay?
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[Buddie]

Re: Benzo withdrawal and COVID 19- I have it.
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2020, 11:37:13 pm »
I'm in the US.

Do you have someone in your household to help you, cook for you and have a look on you?
Just try to stay hydrated and eat healthy.  :hug:
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[Buddie]

Re: Benzo withdrawal and COVID 19- I have it.
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2020, 12:07:52 am »
I think I caught it too 10 days ago after only 20 minutes or so with my son back to home. He traveled during the worst time of the virus spreading in us.

Cold sx are mild started with sore throat, then low grade fever and very bad headache on and off in the first 7 days, no minimal sx if any since day 8. But the wd sx were ramped up huge back to the worst ever stage.

Be extremely careful as this virus transfers in an unbelievable manner especially for ppl with compromised immune. We were very cautious basically just being in kitchen area together for that short time.

Freaking a lot hot water is what I have been doing which helped with the cold sx.

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[Buddie]

Re: Benzo withdrawal and COVID 19- I have it.
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2020, 12:37:03 am »
I'm in the US.

Do you have someone in your household to help you, cook for you and have a look on you?
Just try to stay hydrated and eat healthy.  :hug:

Oh yes. My husband. I'm not going through this alone. Thank You!
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[Buddie]

Re: Benzo withdrawal and COVID 19- I have it.
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2020, 01:04:13 am »
Okay if you were exposed to someone who tested positive for the COVID 19 virus, you need to be tested.  My niece is a RN and works in a huge ER here in the states.  They are not telling people they have the virus unless they tested positive.  If you are having symptoms contact your local Health Department or Doctor to be tested.  You will be monitored, your location will be back tracked for the protection of others.  Anyone you came into contact with will be told to isolate.  They are taking this seriously.  Please be safe and smart ALL!

That doesn't seem the case in my state. They only do 160 tests per day for the 5.6 million people. They only do tests if you end up in the hospital. Been traveling or have been exposed to someone with a positive test AND you have to be showing symptoms. There are only a limited amount of tests. They do tell you if they believe you have it but they can't put it in as confirmed tests. My state has only done a little over 7000 tests. That's it. But the hospitals are starting to fill up. You must be in a state that can test large amounts of people. I guess in LA they are turning away hundreds of people from hospitals even though they know that they have it. They are treating it like the flu. They know you have it but don't test for it. The numbers are very misleading. I could tell you where I got it but I doubt that person was tested for it.

This is what my state is saying "COVID-19 tests are only available to high-risk patients, so please donít come into a  facility for testing unless a doctor refers you. "
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[Buddie]

Re: Benzo withdrawal and COVID 19- I have it.
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2020, 02:48:34 am »
Take care, [...].  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Benzo withdrawal and COVID 19- I have it.
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2020, 05:39:08 am »
I think I caught it too 10 days ago after only 20 minutes or so with my son back to home. He traveled during the worst time of the virus spreading in us.

Cold sx are mild started with sore throat, then low grade fever and very bad headache on and off in the first 7 days, no minimal sx if any since day 8. But the wd sx were ramped up huge back to the worst ever stage.

Be extremely careful as this virus transfers in an unbelievable manner especially for ppl with compromised immune. We were very cautious basically just being in kitchen area together for that short time.

Freaking a lot hot water is what I have been doing which helped with the cold sx.

I know that it is sooooo contagious. Pretty sure I caught it from a man that I was 3 ft away from for 3 minutes. He had a mask on and looked like he was feverish. I got away as fast as I could but it was to no avail. I got it.
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[Buddie]

Re: Benzo withdrawal and COVID 19- I have it.
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2020, 05:52:56 am »
I wish that every state had the capability to test everyone but they don't. You can call the Department of Health but they'll tell you the same thing. Not enough tests. Even the CDC says don't take a test unless you meet the criteria. At least in my state, it's the counties and cities that seem to be taking this the most seriously.

Anyway, it seems like this virus can make sx of withdrawals worse. I am in day four and my temperature finally came down to normal. I took a small cut last week, before symptoms and so far I'm doing better,sx wise, than I expected. I know that [...] said that it made hers worse.

I'm sure there will be a lot more people going through withdrawals that will get the COVID 19 virus too. I think anything that anyone can contribute will help us all.
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[Buddie]

Re: Benzo withdrawal and COVID 19- I have it.
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2020, 11:22:16 am »
Wow. Same story in New Hampshire. Low-ish number of "confirmed" cases but that's because they are not testing much. Hospitals filling up already, definitely way more cases than official numbers.

You are saying you think you got it from your son who was an asymptomatic carrier?

Anyway, take care of yourself [...], our prayers are with you. Keep us posted.
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