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Someone please tell me that I'm ridiculous! N. Fowleri.
« on: April 26, 2014, 06:48:40 PM »
So this morning after I woke up I had a little bit of a runny nose, so I breathed in really deep and I got the feeling of water up my nose - like when you go swimming. I'm worried about N. Fowleri brain eating amoeba. I've read that it can live in indoor dust, and that bedding/pillow/sheets/mattresses are filled with dust. I'm worried that some of it went WAY up my nose when I inhaled this morning. Someone please tell me I'm being ridiculous and why.

I know logically it's rare, and probably even more rare to contract it from dust - but it still doesn't stop the fear in the moment. No, I'm not getting treatment for anxiety at the moment as our insurance doesn't cover therapy and there are no "pro-bono" therapists where we are (rural area).
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Re: Someone please tell me that I'm ridiculous! N. Fowleri.
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2014, 06:53:07 PM »
You're worried that a brain eating amoeba somehow managed to spawn by itself in your mucus?

Yeah, that's a little ridiculous :P 
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Re: Someone please tell me that I'm ridiculous! N. Fowleri.
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2014, 07:07:12 PM »
I'm worried that I breathed in some indoor dust from my pillow/comforter/mattress while sleeping - and then inhaled it WAY up there when I cleared my nose this morning.
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Re: Someone please tell me that I'm ridiculous! N. Fowleri.
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2014, 07:07:59 PM »
I felt that burning like when you get water way up your nose.
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Re: Someone please tell me that I'm ridiculous! N. Fowleri.
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2014, 07:29:14 PM »
That burning was from your mucus going back up your nose.  Same principle.

And...yeah, it's still ridiculous. 

Stop reading about this disease.  You don't have it and you're not going to get it.  Your odds are literally greater of being killed by your toaster or a cow.  More people are killed by cows per year than this microbe.  And the chance of being killed by a toaster is something like 800% greater than either of those deaths.  And none of the reported deaths by this thing I heard about in the past year have been transmitted outside of water.  So that cuts your risk even more.  Of all the things to worry about, it's just seriously not worth it.  Stop reading about it.  Find a distraction.  Work on things to help your anxiety.  Anxiety is eating your brain, not amoebas.  I will legally marry a goat and go skydiving with it on our honeymoon and film the whole affair for youtube if you have this. 
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