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Hey, everyone. I’m 24 years old and I know in some places, water can be very dangerous if not handled correctly. So I’m in Fort Walton Beach, Florida for a short vacation. I’ve already been here since Sunday, and I’ll be leaving this coming Sunday. I’m in a small condo with my mom, my dad’s mom, and my two sisters in a five-star building called “Vista Del Mar” that’s petty much right on the water. You could quite literally throw a stone and it would land in the ocean or on the beach. This complex is a REALLY nice place, for real somebody could live in one of these condos and they’d be satisfied. A few hours ago, I accidentally got water up my nose in the shower while laying on my stomach to wash my back. I have short arms so I wanted to get in a position where I could wash the sand and everything from the ocean off my entire body. There wasn’t a lot of water that went up my nose, and it seemed like it got out of there, but I have terrible anxiety about this sort of thing. I dread the fucking amoeba more so than I dread COVID-19. So, with all this in mind, what are my chances of getting infected with the brain-eating amoeba? I had no symptoms last night, which is good. I felt slightly uneasy around then, but that’s because of the anxiety. It’s now a day later (3:06 PM CDT) and I still have no symptoms as far as I know, and I can still taste. Just a few minutes ago, I got out of the ocean with my family, and the uneasiness is still there along with the tiniest headache imaginable. I made some cereal for breakfast and it was really good. I could also taste the salt of the ocean’s water, which is a good sign. Furthermore, I just ate a banana and it was really good. I’ve never been able to smell, but my sister took a shower after me last night and said she smelled chlorine in there, which I hope is another good sign. I’m just really scared, still. I can’t escape the fear of a severe migraine starting inside me head. I really don’t know what the hell is gonna happen, but I hope things don’t turn out badly. Please answer guys, I’m afraid I’m gonna die or some shit. If anyone could help ease my stress, I’d greatly appreciate it.
Today was a very bad day. Let me preface this by saying I'm having a very unsuccessful time quitting smoking. I've done it before but I picked it up again about six months ago and it's been hard to quit. I did a stupid thing and I fished a pack I'd tossed out of the trash can (gross, I know) and smoked a few. Now I've got a sore throat and I'm convinced I've basically killed my self. Whether that's what kicked off today's panic attack, my first in years, I don't know, but I had a BAD one. Totally convinced I was having a heart attack. Had to drive home from work in a state I can't even describe but I just KNEW I was gonna get in a wreck or just stop in the middle of the highway or do something crazy or something terrible was going to happen. I don't even know. Well, now that my heart attack fears have calmed down I'm now certain I put salmonella in my lungs and throat and will be dead soon. I dont even even know how to chill this one out. Also: long time reader, first time poster. Hi!