(Closed) What do you do when you start to feel sick?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

When i get sick, I don’t do anything after work (if i go at all) – I put on PJs, curl up on the sofa, and fall asleep by 9. Unforrrtunnately you probably have too much to do this week to do that. Do you have anyone that would help you finish up projects, or to bring you dinner? I’m sorry you’re getting sick at such a bad time!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Sleep

I’d go to the doctor’s office. Ear drops to fend off an ear infection and some antibiotics in case you wake up feeling like ass tomorrow. If it’s a cold, you may just have to tough it out but she may be able to give you a prescription decongestant to dry you up BIG time. I have sudafed which helps but the Rx works insanely good. I got sick a Monday before a friend’s wedding (which was a Saturday) and my dr gave me a Z-pack. She said she normally likes to let it run its course, but with a wedding on a boat coming up, she said this would help kill it all off and buy me a few more days

Get some Afrin–that stuff will clear up your nasal passages BIG time.

Also a neti pot is helpful. Albeit weird and gross.

I hope you feel better soon, spaniel =(. I’d take your cold for you if i could! But, ti’s only Wednesday, chances are you’ll feel MUCH better by Friday

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I drink tea! Lots of it. Makes my throat feel better

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Go to bed an hour or two early, if you can!  I have started doing a netti pot when I feel sick, it flushes your sinuses with salt water and really clears up congestion and prevents infection.  Kind of gross to think about, but it works! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I second the neti pot.  it’s gross, but you’ll feel amazing afterward.  My other suggestion is to drink hot water with lemon and honey in it. Its great for sore throats (I would not add tea, unless its strictly herbal, though you can add/use other teas, because sometimes even the small amount of caffeine in tea can make symptoms worse).  I usually just make it straight lemon and honey water.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would go to the Dr straight away get a Z-PAK and sleep.  Explain that your wedding is this weekend Laughing Once you have the Z-PAK sleep sleep sleep and drink lots of liquids….You will def feel better for Saturday……Good Luck Spaniel!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Afrin is over the counter. Allergy medicine doesn’t do the same as Afrin, which is specifically for colds! My allergy meds don’t do SQUAT when i’m sick. They work with different receptors than when you get sick. I take astelin and nasonex tho. 

If it’s your regular doctor–maybe you can call and plead and they can fax you over a prescription?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Anthony’s Fine Dining

Emergen-C like 4 times a day!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

yikes.  I hope you feel better soon.  keep us updated. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Zicam. I swear by it for colds. The second I feel that little tickle in the back of my throat I start taking them every 4 hours. I’ve rarely had a cold last more than a couple days since I started (and the symptoms never get worse than they were when I started taking the Zicam).

Might not help now that your cold has progressed, but could be worth a shot. 

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