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    hey everyone,
    I just want to rant about how being sick SUCKS.
    So wednesday I wake up with a sore throat, lucky for me I had both wednesday and thursday off work.
    But by friday it's fullblown into a cold.
    Sore throat, stuffy nose, raspy voice, great.
    I go to work anyway, since I figure its not that bad, people are keeping their distance of course haha.
    Saturday i wake up and I can barely breathe, im so stuffed up, my throats on fire , im coughing nonstop.
    I have to call in sick. So I do, and hope that I'd be better by today (sunday).
    Last night around 7, i realize yea it's gonna take another day before I can go outside, so I phone my work (its retail so its still open) tell the boss that I'm not coming in sunday.
    So now I've lost 2 days of pay because I'm bloody sick!

    Saturday it was mainly a raw throat and coughing, today its full stuffy less raw throat, less coughing, although I did spend like 1/2 an hour this morning trying to clear my airways lol ew

    I've been chugging buckleys (disgusting) taking cold pills, drinking a crap load of tea.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to kick a cold to the curb?

    (I've already checked my throat out to make sure its not strep in case anyones wondering if it could be)

    Thanks for listening to me whine, I'd whine to my mom but I don't live with her anymore and she's probably still sleeping haha
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    Aw, sorry you are sick! Chicken soup (even from a can) is a big help! Hope things get better for you soon!

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    So sorry you are not feeling well, try to gargle with warm salt water for your throat it will help a lot, as well if your sinuses are full you can snort some salt water or get a neli pot (whatever they're called) Lol hope you feel better soon and it doesn't linger on to long. I'm on my 7th week of recovery from bad cold or whatever it was, it blew out both my eardrums so it takes bit to heal.

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    If it's really bad I'll take some Cold FX and some gatorade, it doesn't make the cold go away, but at least I'll feel human

    PS-- hope you feel better
    Last edited by MamaF; Sun, May 6th, 2012 at 10:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaF View Post
    If it's really bad I'll take some Cold FX and some gatorade, it doesn't make the cold go away, but at least I'll feel human

    PS-- hope you feel better
    I thought cold fx was for when you feel a cold coming on? lol


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    Cold prevention is somewhat easier than lessening the duration once it has become thoroughly ensconced.
    You are at the symptom alleviation stage, plus rest and good nutrition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c_mcarthur View Post
    hey everyone,
    I just want to rant about how being sick SUCKS.
    So wednesday I wake up with a sore throat, lucky for me I had both wednesday and thursday off work.
    But by friday it's fullblown into a cold.
    Sore throat, stuffy nose, raspy voice, great.
    I go to work anyway, since I figure its not that bad, people are keeping their distance of course haha.
    Saturday i wake up and I can barely breathe, im so stuffed up, my throats on fire , im coughing nonstop.
    I have to call in sick. So I do, and hope that I'd be better by today (sunday).
    Last night around 7, i realize yea it's gonna take another day before I can go outside, so I phone my work (its retail so its still open) tell the boss that I'm not coming in sunday.
    So now I've lost 2 days of pay because I'm bloody sick!

    Saturday it was mainly a raw throat and coughing, today its full stuffy less raw throat, less coughing, although I did spend like 1/2 an hour this morning trying to clear my airways lol ew

    I've been chugging buckleys (disgusting) taking cold pills, drinking a crap load of tea.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to kick a cold to the curb?

    (I've already checked my throat out to make sure its not strep in case anyones wondering if it could be)

    Thanks for listening to me whine, I'd whine to my mom but I don't live with her anymore and she's probably still sleeping haha
    You could try some Vick's Vaporub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poirot View Post
    You could try some Vick's Vaporub.
    yea ive been using vicks as well


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    OMG I totally feel for you...I'm pregger's and can barely take anything. Both my DH and I are sick but you know what I find works best for me...a positive attitude about getting better. Do ANYTHING to make yourself feel human and push yourself to be well. That and soup, tea, & vicks on the bottom of your feet with socks on while you sleep!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zia_Stephie View Post
    vicks on the bottom of your feet with socks on while you sleep!
    :O Does that really work?
    i usually put vicks on my throat when going to sleep


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    Warm lemon juice and honey works well for sore throats. it has the advantage of being pregancy friendly too....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Penguin View Post
    Warm lemon juice and honey works well for sore throats. it has the advantage of being pregancy friendly too....
    I am with you, Darth! My go-to cold remedy is something my family refers to as hot lemon: basically a piping hot cup of weakly-steeped tea (just "pass the bag through" - it should be very pale) with a teaspoon or two of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey if you want (I don't like the taste so I skip this part). Breathe the warm vapour from the cup and sip it slowly. You also have the added advantage of being able to drink cup after cup without worrying about too much medication

    Feel better!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zia_Stephie View Post
    vicks on the bottom of your feet with socks on while you sleep!
    You know what? it worked!!
    friday and saturday i got zero sleep because i kept coughing myself awake!
    sunday night, i lathered up my feet with vicks, threw some socks on, took some nightime buckleys and i only woke up once!
    I feel so rested!

    maybe it worked because I wanted it to, or maybe because the combination of that plus the buckleys? who knows, im feeling ALOT better!


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    Sorry your not feeling well! Hope you get better soon! I just got over a bad cold it suck!


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    i might have to try that one next time... happy you are feeling much better

    Quote Originally Posted by c_mcarthur View Post
    You know what? it worked!!
    friday and saturday i got zero sleep because i kept coughing myself awake!
    sunday night, i lathered up my feet with vicks, threw some socks on, took some nightime buckleys and i only woke up once!
    I feel so rested!

    maybe it worked because I wanted it to, or maybe because the combination of that plus the buckleys? who knows, im feeling ALOT better!

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