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italienprincess
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this afternoon i was sitting at my computer, and i felt sick. i ran to the bathroom and threw up. after i thought i was done, i tried to stand up but i felt dizzy and fell down. i called for my brother and nearly passed out. he called 911 and i went to the hospital.

they told me i had toxic shock syndrom.

i never really understood what it was until it happened, and it happened so fast.

to all you girls who wear tampons, please read about t.s.s., it is really rare but really severe.

i almost never wear tampons, but im very sensitive to almost everything so please dont think that it cant happen to you.


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alaska
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Italien, honey, I strongly recommend that you call the hospital again immediately, because it would be highly irresponsible for them to let a TSS victim after one afternoon.

TSS requires intensive care treatment, and I wonder whether you got all the care you need.

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italienprincess
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they sent me home with a medicationn, some kind of antibiotic.
they gave me all the help they could have, i don't have ne insurance and i went with out a parent. my mom is on vacation right now, so they couldn't contact her.

the doctor just told me to stay home and take it easy, i still feel really dizzy when i stand up, but i take tylenol and i feel better after a while.


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Heather
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Standard treatment is about a week in intensive care on an IV.

If your local ER is a private hospital and wouldn't treat you, then I suggest you see your county hospital, unless your doctor diagnosed you with something other than TSS.

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italienprincess
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why wouldn't they give me proper care?

this scares me now cause i still feel really icky.
could they do that? just send me away?

i live in a pretty small town, there's only one hospital nearby, the rest are all in the city ( Chicago ) there's no way i can get there.

what should i do? i can't die or anything can i?


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hon...my friend had tss and she stayed for a week while they pumped her with antibiotics. try to get in contact with your parents, and the hospital again, also another hospital. i hate to scare you, but tss is a potentially fatal illness if not treated correctly.

-justine

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SlowCookie
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Are you sure your doctor diagnosed you with TSS? It's a pretty serious disease, no joke.

Didn't your mom leave you with a number where you can contact her in case of an emergency? Is anyone staying at your house with you? If you aren't feeling well, it isn't wise to stay home alone. Maybe invite a friend over.


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Heather
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Italien, if I recall correctly you live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago where there are LOADS of hospitals.

Again, it would be totally and completely unlikely, especially in a suburban hospital, for a doctor to release a TSS patient on the same day, or even within a day or two. What I suspect is either that you were not actrually diagnosed with TSS or that there is some sort of miscommunication going on here.

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