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post #1 of 12 Old 07-23-2020, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Do not trust one of my Therapeutic Horseback Riding Programs

One of my therapeutic horseback riding instructors had a migraine for over 3 weeks which is fishy because most migraines only last for 3 days. Another instructor there said that she was really sick. I got sick with colds from there before because my immune system isn't that strong. I was really sick during the winter with a cold, a sinus infection, and the flu. My mom believes the instructor more than me because she tells me that I'm lying. Should I go to that program if I'm at risk for Covid-19?
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-23-2020, 08:57 PM
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Firstly, NO! if you think you may have Covid, if you have any cold or flu symptoms, SELF ISOLATE! You are contagious and should stay at home, not associate with ANYONE till you're well over your 'cold'.

Secondly, just because most people get migraines for only a day or few at a time, that is absolutely no good reason to assume someone is lying for claiming to have a migraine for weeks. Yes, it can happen(lifelong migraine sufferer here).
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-23-2020, 09:35 PM
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Maybe your instructor started with what she thought was a migrane and found to be much worse.
Lying, maybe,...maybe not.
You as a student are not owed a explanation of what was wrong with her honestly.
Maybe she has/had COVID and is only now starting to feel a little better.
Be glad she is feeling better with all that is happening with so many sick in this country.

If you are high risk, with the epidemic proportions of people ill or getting sick you would not catch me at the barn where people come and go from active lives you know nothing about, where others have been or with whom...
No way no how is your life worth a riding lesson or lack of one right now...
Wish your instructor happy thoughts knowing she is recovering/better but knowing she was seriously ill you will return to lessons in 3 weeks when you are sure she is better and better able to tend to you and your riding lesson then.

The worst day is instantly better when shared with my horse.....
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-23-2020, 09:59 PM
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Wait, are you saying the instructor might have Covid, or you might have it?

I'd get tested soon. remove the question.

My own sister is awaiting her covid test results. She's been feeling crummy for about 2 weeks.
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post #5 of 12 Old 07-24-2020, 01:52 AM
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From the age of around six, I suffered with migraines. These got progressively worse until I was fifteen and I missed over half my schooling because many of these lasted for three plus weeks before I was able to get out of bed, then a week or more for me to fit to return to school.
So, migraines can and do last a lot longer than a couple of days.

A heck of a lot of people declare they have a 'terrible migraine' when they have a bad headache. If they had a 'terrible migraine' they would be in a darkened room, unable to eat or drink without throwing up. Even a mild migraine gives you double vision.

I would think and certainly expect, anyone with Covid 19 working at a therapeutic centre would own the fact so that those in contact would be able to take appropriate steps.
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-24-2020, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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I ride at another therapeutic horse riding program, too at a State Park where I trust the instructor and the volunteers, there. My mom will die from Covid-19 if I bring it home from the place that I don't trust because she has a lung disease.
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post #7 of 12 Old 07-24-2020, 07:05 AM
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Just a heads up to all migraine sufferers - Covid-19 appears to trigger them as well.

Dear virus,

There is no need to treat WebMD as an instruction manual.

All of humanity
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post #8 of 12 Old 07-24-2020, 10:20 AM
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I can tell you that at my barn, people who are at high risk for Covid, or who have relatives who are, tend to not come in. Why take the risk?
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post #9 of 12 Old 07-24-2020, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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My mom was just taking her anger out on me because of a restaurant where we live isn't following the rules. She should take her anger out on the restaurant instead of me. I don't think she's happy where we live. She wants to own a ranch not an apartment building. She was happy when my grandparents where alive because she took care of them, but they died 9 years ago.
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post #10 of 12 Old 07-24-2020, 04:41 PM
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I'm think I understand what you are saying. Please correct me if I am wrong but I think you are saying you don't trust this place because of the migraine lasting 3 weeks and you are concerned that it's actually COVID and they aren't being 100% honest because they would have to shut down.

I would not go there if you have any concerns at all. Some people think this is an over blown media hyped political thing but I personal don't want to go off an assumption that would put me or a friend or family member at risk. I think if you are concerned - stick with the other program. Don't burn bridges with this one in case it turns out your gut feeling is wrong and you some day want to come back.

I do know that people with certain issues such as rheumatoid arthritis can have long lasting migraines. It could be something like that as well.

But to answer your question - if you are at all concerned - then air on the side of caution.
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