Okay, my daughter was having the symptoms so I called our PCP's office Friday morning. She was out sick with the flu herself, so I was told a message would be sent to one of the other docs in the office. They never called me back so we went to another clinic which does urgent care at 7 pm. All reports on tv had indicated that you should call or see your doctor and get tested and get a script for Tamiflu. So that is what we got, but they did not want to test her for the H1N1 virus. The doctor said it did not matter if she had swine flu or regular flu - treatment was the same. I get that, but I had understood that the CDC was wanting to keep track of this illness. There have been schools closing in the local area, because of the number of absences due to both flus. There are other schools with higher absences that are not closing. Today the local news ran a report from the local hospital asking people not to go to the ER with flu symptoms. Also a doctor stated that Tamiflu was not neccessary. I bet to differ! The Tamiflu can make a significant difference in severity, duration, and complications of the flu and H1N1. I understand that they don't want to be overrun, but I am having a real problem with the inconsistent information about how the CDC wants to handle this. What info are you guys hearing? I am thinking of calling the CDC tomorrow to get the low down in case any one else in our family gets flu symptoms. I am slightly concerned about getting it because of the damage my former MTX treatment did to my lungs.
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