Post # 1
I have the worst luck!
I am getting married this FRIDAY and I have a bad cold! Why me? Any remedies that can make it go away?!?Its basically stuffy head, painful and dry throat, and body aches. I hope I dont have a cough, Who can get through their vows with a cough?
I have a million things to do and I cant do any stuck in bed! If I go to my doctor and pay him whatever he wants, can he make me better in 48 hours??
And I need to stay away from everybody here or else a sick wedding party?
Post # 3
🙁 I think you should be better by then, it should have run its course by then. Meanwhile just take it easy (as much as possible!!), drink plenty of fluids, take vitamin C. I really hope you feel better soon!
Post # 4
How long have you had it? Usually my colds have a “peak” where it’s the worst for 2-3 days, and then starts getting better.
Zinc tablets are supposed to ease cold symptoms, but I think they’re most effective if taken as soon as the symptoms begin. A good, powerful decongestant will help. I like the 12 hour full strength kind. Lots of liquids and as much rest as you can get!
Post # 5
It started yesterday around 4 p.m. and now its 2 p.m. the next day so a little less then 24 hours. I’m sure I wont feel this way that day, BUT I’m still counting on being stuffy and having a cough =(
Im going to have Fiance pick me up some Zinc tablets and I’m on bottle #2 of water.
And I am laying down all day today and tomorrow but Its so hard when I have 200 things to do!
Thanks guys! Keep em coming!
Post # 6
Rest!! I had a pretty bad cold all last week and it didn’t get any better until I took the day on Saturday to rest up and relax.
Also, Advil Cold and Sinus works wonders, I find.
Post # 7
My secret trick is garlic! Take a clove, put it in the bottom of some soup (I use chicken noodle) and then microwave. Make sure you slurp it down when you get done with the soup. I know it’s kind of gross (unless you’re me and LOVE garlic) but I swear by it!
Post # 8
HONEY! I promise. Research suggests that honey is just as effective as OTC medications.
Try boiling some water, put a tablespoon of raw/organic honey and drink. I normally have this a few times a day when I’m sick (of course, I don’t know if it really makes a difference how many times you have it). Traditionally, it’s actually recommended to have honey straight up by itself when ill, I can’t stand honey by itself, though! I know the drink may sound gross, but it tastes like tea! It’s delicious to me! Add some lemon and you have the classic “hot toddy”– except I don’t like the taste when lemon is added.
Taking too much OTC medications actually masks the symptoms instead of getting rid of the symptoms. So i would suggest those if you still feel sick on the day, versus the days leading up to your wedding so your body can try to get rid of it yourself. You are sickest the first few days. Once you start having symptoms, you are less contagious. But definitely get your sleep and rest when you can! I realize you have things to do, but your body does need to rest. So drink fluids, get a full night’s rest, and sit and relax as often as possible in between things you have to do.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2011 - ceremony in our family's Catholic church in Watsonville; reception at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Oh no! I swear by Coldcalm and TheraFlu during the day, Alka Seltzer cold fizzy tablets at night, they will make you drowsy. I know this is not a good time to have a day off, but rest/sleep will work wonders for your recovery. Feel better soon 🙂
Post # 10
Pop Vitamin C like nobody’s business. You can’t take too much- whatever your body can’t process, you’ll pee out.
When I was younger and would start getting a cold, my mom would make me take 6 tablets at once, then I would have to take a tablet every 4-6 hours after. I wasn’t sick that much… so I always assumed that it worked?
Post # 12
A lot of people swear by Cold FX.
Get lots of sleep. *try* not to stress about being sick. lots of fluids. Use a humidifier.
Finally, if needed, totally drug yourself up for the wedding day, cover up your nose with concealer and enjoy marrying your soulmate
Post # 13
As the posters above have said – you have to get into bed and STAY THERE.
Rest is the only thing that will help you recover from a virus. Meds etc. will help the symptoms but to properly recover you have to let your immune system kick in and fight the bugs off.
Good luck! Hope you get better quickly! 🙂
Post # 14
Cold FX – sounds odd, but that stuff works like nothing else. Since this is extreme pay the extra money and get the EXTRA STRENGTH variety!!!
Take 2 per day and get as much rest as possible while guzzling OJ – that’s how I got rid of mine super fast! Start ASAP!
Post # 15
2,000mg a day of vitamin C. Seriously. Pair that with what others have suggested and you should be fine!
Post # 16
Well i’ve been in bed or on couch all day yesterday and today. Lots of Nyquil, Chamomile tea, Soup, cough drops etc. Woke up this morning with my voice going in and out and a cough. Going tomorrow to my doctors, hopefully I can get a b12 shot the day of the wedding.
I sent Fiance to do some things for me at the mall….lol it was stressful. But it got done. I pushed all my nails and waxing to Thursday. ugh what bad timing!
Thanks everyone! I’ll update again tomorrow!