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Any smokers here have had c19?

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oldbagface Mon 13-Apr-20 15:47:09

Just that really. I'm a smokers of over 30 years. Been in hospital this weekend and worried sick I will have caught it and will now die

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gamerchick Mon 13-Apr-20 15:48:26

Is it enough to make you quit though?

oldbagface Mon 13-Apr-20 15:50:37

Yes of course. However it is difficult because it's my crutch. I suffer with severe anxiety. I don't have any other vices

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TorysSuckRevokeArticle50 Mon 13-Apr-20 15:50:37

Helpful @gamerchick are you perfectly perfect in every way?

bigchris Mon 13-Apr-20 15:52:03

Sounds hard op

What were you in hospital for ?

Have you ever taken anything for the anxiety ?

gamerchick Mon 13-Apr-20 15:54:49

Helpful *@gamerchick are you perfectly perfect in every way?*

I'm curious. It isn't for my husband.

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 13-Apr-20 16:04:22

I used to work in addictions. Times of high stress are not times to quit. And I'm doubtful that giving up now would really have an effect if someone got sick now.

Maybe time to plan to give up in the future, when the world's less pandemiccy.

oldbagface Mon 13-Apr-20 16:06:36

I take lots of medication for it.

I was taken by ambulance on Friday morning as I had a seizure. I've never had one before. They discovered I am severely anemic so gave me a blood transfusion. I will have caught it and I have special needs children

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cookingmywaythroughlockdown Mon 13-Apr-20 16:16:07

Hospitals are carefully keeping covid-like and non Covid-like patients apart. I'm sure you will be ok from the pov of catching this now but you do need to stop smoking immediately. No excuses. You must stop.

QM2QEQV Mon 13-Apr-20 16:17:51

Hi OP sorry to hear that you are unwell at the moment.

I am a longer term smoker in 40s and I’m current petrified of catching the virus. Struggling at the moment as DS just came out of his room after suffering symptoms so I’m just waiting.

It hasn’t helped reading threads with people saying over and over about smokers.

One thing to remember is that high risk doesn’t mean it’s inevitable. There was the story recently of the BBC news reader who has stage 4 cancer and only suffered mild symptoms.

One other point I’ve been thinking about is that alcohol use is not discussed much. I’m not a drinker so apart from lungs everything else should be ok? Drinkers cause organ damage too and aren’t liver and kidneys the things that tend to pack up when ventilated? Lungs get the help to recover.

cookingmywaythroughlockdown Mon 13-Apr-20 16:22:06

One of the problems with smoking is that it impacts on cardiovascular health and the kidneys in particular are very much affected by cardiovascular disease. Drinking to excess is really bad for you, so is smoking, so is being obese. These are all things we need to change.

oldbagface Mon 13-Apr-20 16:29:40

Thank you. I'm not obese, I no longer drink at all but I am sedentry due to disability. Worried sick

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Snog Mon 13-Apr-20 16:33:17

@cookingmywaythroughlockdown take a look at posts on the thread for nurses - Covid and non COVID patients are now being nursed together on the same wards.

oldbagface Mon 13-Apr-20 16:38:35

I haven't seen that snog. They told me they were hot and cold wards

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Bluntness100 Mon 13-Apr-20 16:42:27

Op, smoking is an odd one, they have no conclusive evidence, but on one hand they think smokers are less likely to catch it and they don’t know why, but if they do it can be worse, depending on underlying health.

The stats are not showing a higher proportion of smokers dying, yes it is a risk, but not one worth worrying yourself sick over, in addition being in hospital is not some form of guarantee you’ll get it. If it was every single person who works in a hospital or visits one would have it. They don’t.

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