(Closed) Was any bride sick on their big day?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Were you sick with a flu or cold on your wedding day?
    Yes : (4 votes)
    19 %
    No : (17 votes)
    81 %
  • Post # 3
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Unless you have a history of being sick for literally, 3 weeks, I wouldn’t worry =]

    Post # 4
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    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m 2 weeks out… and I’m battling a new ailment every day, it seems.  I’ve always had the problem of getting sick before/during/after big events, like graduations, holidays, etc.  If it’s not a cold, then I pull a muscle, break an arm, or something. Oh, and there’s always the ever popular cold sore – that often happens right before work events like presentations!

    I’ve seen Disneyworld hopped up on cold syrup more than once! And family reunions while taking Sudafed are always interesting… So I can totally relate to your worries.

    What’s the solution? Beats me.  But I’m being very conscious to lower my stress levels, keep taking deep breaths, work on delegating lots of stuff, and stay in a routine that I know has worked in the past – making sure I work out (or at least take walks outside), give myself time to read and unwind in the evening, play with my cat, and bring FI into the picture so he knows what’s going on.  

    Good luck with your ailments – stay strong!

    Post # 5
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    695 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    This is my biggest fear, as I tend to get sick around important events too!! But you have plenty of time to get better! Hang in there 🙂

    Post # 6
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    2821 posts
    Sugar bee

    I had a fever 2 days before my wedding.  I was supposed to NYCwith my hub to hang out with people flying in for the wedding and I had to send him alone and just sleep for the evening.  I was dissapointed and almost went since I didn’t want to miss anything but I’m so glad I decided to stay home and rest.  Take Vitamin C and sleep and eat healthy and you’ll recover.  Honestly, I probably wasn’t 100% on my wedding day but didn’t really notice. 

    Post # 7
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    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I somehow got either a cold or had terrible allergies starting two days out.  At first I was pissed but then as things got crazier somehow I kind of just forgot about it.  I remember thinking about it at the rehearsal dinner and blowing my nose but it just wasn’t on my mind on the day of the wedding.  I took as much antihistimine and decongestant as I could and apparently that helped!

    Post # 9
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    2289 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Ah the cold sore. Also known as my nightmare.

    Okay, as a fellow cold sore sufferer (and terrified I’ll have one on my wedding day), I’ve got two words for you: lysine and Acyclovir. Seriously. I’ve got a cold sore right now, and you’d never know it. I take a Lysine supplement every day and try to eat lysine rich foods. Also, you may have a “trigger food” (foods that are high in arginine…mine is almonds) that you may want to stay away from if you can.
    When I feel a cold sore coming on, I pop some extra lysine and start myself on prescribed acyclovir (doctor’s orders. It’s an anti-viral med), though just using lysine works very well on its own. I can’t stop the cold sore completely, but it *will not* be noticeable and will heal much more quickly. Also, stay out of the sun since sunburns can trigger them. I had a double whammy this weekend which triggered mine, and that was stress and a sunburn.
    I also use a topical called Lysine (very descriptive). It really helps and it’s only about $6 at the drugstore compared to the $13 or so for Abreva (though I have that, too). Also, to keep stress at bay try Yoga.
    Hope this helps!

    Post # 11
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    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Hiya – stesse here – remember that post a week ago, when I was worried about getting a cold sore?  Well, here I am, 5 days out, and guess what I woke up with!!!  ARGH.  I thought I was calm, cool, collected – no stress here!  I’ve been religiously avoiding sun, wearing sunscreen, balm, etc, and I even started lysine supplements, after seeing @MissHelen’s post. And yet… I’ve got a beginning cold sore on my lower lip.  This sucks. I’ve got the Abbreva out and my fingers crossed… Any other advice is welcome!

    Post # 12
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    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I did actually get streph throat on our honeymoon and had to get on antibiotics. It went away the second I took the first pill though, so it really didn’t put a damper on our honeymoon at all.

    Post # 14
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    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @Baileyh: thanks! will give it a try!

    Post # 15
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    3668 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I’ve heard that Valtrex works for cold sores but I haven’t tried this.

    I get them occasionally (usually stress-induced… boo) and usually go the ice + Abreva route.

    Post # 16
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    117 posts
    Blushing bee

    I had food piosening the day of my wedding.  I was up allnight with it coming out both ends and until 3 pm the day of the wedding (wedding was at 5:30). I rallied and made it through hair andmakeup. I felt better for the ceremony and it was beautiful…. I had to sit out dinner as sitting at the table sent me running to the bathroom to puke . But after dinner I had a great time, danced, laughed and lounged 🙂 perfect? Maybe not. But i had a great time and it made the evening more spontaneous and meaningful. 

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