Coronavirus (COVID-19) - information and precautions
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I thought I would open this discussion as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a constant topic in the news and the health community. It's also an important topic for us here, because those with chronic health conditions and/or those who are immunocompromised may be at a higher risk of infection.
As you know, Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which cause illnesses ranging from the common cold (some seasonal viruses are Coronaviruses) to more severe illnesses such as MERS or SARS. The virus identified in January 2020 in China is a new Coronavirus. The disease caused by this Coronavirus has been named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization.
For more information about the virus and how to protect yourself, please visit either of these reliable and up-to-date sources:
If you feel like you at are a higher risk or may have contracted the virus, please consult the CDC's guidelines on what to do:
Are you worried about the Coronavirus? Are you taking any particular steps to take care of yourself or your loved ones? Do you have any advice or opinions to share?
Feel free to share your questions, comments and concerns below.
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I do take vitamin D three and have for numerous years.
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@Marie116 my neurologist gave me ambian to help me sleep or else I'll be up also. I don't take em all the time. Just as needed
@QueenAngel55 I struggle so much to really rest & can't at all my mind is just racing all the time smh Thank you for the suggestion
@QueenAngle55...have you tried Melatonin? I researched it and you can take up to 10 mg. I take 6mg about an hour before bedtime and it helps me. I hope this helps!!! Take Care!!
I am about to start Chemo, and I am soooo afraid because of the outbreak of Covid- 19. Is anyone currently getting Chemo and how do you cope with possibly being infected by the virus since your immune system will be comprimised.??
@Littlespider Hello Littlespider, thank you for your comment. Feel free to check out the discussions in our Living with Cancer group, our members there will be in a better place to share their advice with you! Here's the link to the group:
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Courtney_J, Community Manager, Carenity US
@sbradysfv1 unfortunately, the current research suggests that anyone who is immunocompromised would be at higher risk for contracting the disease and being particularly vulnerable to its effects. However, only your medical provider can safely advise you on your specific situation since you have been on effective medications for sometime. I urge you to have that conversation in order to make informed decisions during this pandemic.
I wanted to know more about the vaccine side effects,before I make my decision about getting it,because it is impossible to stay completely safe,when you have family members come visit you,you can wash hand sanitize your home,do everything right,there is your family your children
I just want to know more about my disease. What to eat and what not to eat. And how much to eat. I planned on getting the vaccinated but I need to find out a lil more about the side effects. Especially with my diabetes. Because the one thing I do know is mostly ALL medicines have side effects. And no one is telling us about that. So until I hear more about how it will effect me. I will not be getting it. But I will continue to read up on it
I was diagnosed with MS in 2008. The last few years have been rough. The last month I’ve had bad cold burning pain in my legs from the knee down and my feet. The only relief is when I take Xanax. It brings my pain from an 8 to a 1 or 2. I see my doctor next week but would like to know if any of you have advice on what can help. I also can barely walk now and must use a walker or hold on to something when I walk
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