Tonight, my husband saved my life. I`ve had the flu. And last night I couldn`t sleep because I couldn`t breathe. But tonight he went to the store and bought breatheright... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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I`m hot then I`m cold

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18 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 1:01:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
Tonight, my husband saved my life.

I've had the flu. And last night I couldn't sleep because I couldn't breathe.

But tonight he went to the store and bought breatheright strips, lozenges, and the really soft tissues. When he delivered them to me in bed, they were accompanied by a cup of hot tea and a cup of cold ice cream.

I don't get sick often but this is the second time this year! First was norovirus. I think I preferred that, even though it was awful it was gone in 24 hours. Today is day 4 of this sh*t.

Do you have any secret remedies or weird treatments when you're sick?

18 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 1:05:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
sleep. orange juice.
18 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 1:10:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
a while ago when i had a cold i started making myself hot lemon juices (i.e. just juice the lemon and add hot water) and i like it so much that i carried on and now i have a cup every evening when i go to bed

sometimes i add honey but weirdly when i have a sore throat honey and other sugary things seem to exacerbate the problem
18 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 1:11:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
are you claiming lemons are superior to oranges?
18 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 1:19:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
yes
18 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 1:19:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
okay done hijacking the journal.
18 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 1:22:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's so lovely to be taken care of by a SO.

I don't think I'm a very good caretaker when my husbands sick. I try. But its just not naturally in me.
18 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 2:05:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
I have been having green tea with lemon and honey. Might try that sky, but with honey I think.

I have been sniffing olbas oil and usually it is such a strong smell that even over my stuffy nose, I can smell it, but this time, I can't smell it at all.

I tried your secret remedy just now, amaq. It was great until my 1 Yr old decided it was time to wake up. Plus my breatheright strip came off.
18 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 2:37:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh the flu is such a sh*t time! It knocks you on your ass and puts you in your place no matter how much you want to tough it out.

I boil lemon wedges and fresh ginger pieces in a nice pot of water and drink from that all day, just keep refilling and reboiling. Sometimes with honey, or cayenne, in college it was with whiskey.
18 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 2:53:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
i could never get into whiskey in my lemonjuice, it never tastes good to me
so what i do is i just drink the whiskey separately

oh that reminds me of another cold remedy i hit upon: palinka
which is a weird hungarian spirit i bought the one time just because i was reading a weird hungarian book where the one guy drank it constantly and it really cuts through a cold
18 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 3:46:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
Warm milk with honey and half a teaspoon of tumeric. Add as the milk heats.
Green tea, cinnamon stick, tumeric, honey and then squeeze lemon at the end once it's made.
Vic's under the feet, and then wear socks on top (great for when kids have the cold/flu as well!)
Lucozade

Hope you feel to feel better soon!
18 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 3:55:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
Just tried skyfish's hot water with lemon and honey. It's good. Why have I been bothering with a tea bag all this time? Might try it without honey next time.

These suggestions are great. Vicks socks and lemon ginger water both sound effective.
17 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 4:44:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
60 millilitres of good quality vodka and a power walk around the block
17 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 4:46:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm torn. On the one hand, that sounds awful. On the other, maybe it's worth a shot.
17 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 5:59:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
My favorite remedy when I'm sick is a good massage. I usually get super achy muscles and a massage feels divine. Get on it, Mr. Spoon.
17 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 6:34:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh the last thing I abt when I’m sick is to be touched.

I’ve been sick a lot too this past 3 months and I rarely get sick. Had to go get antibiotics for the current round of whatever it is I have.

Hydrate well for sure. I often gargle warm salt water to help sooth a sore throat. Makes me want to gag but it kills a ton of nasty cells quickly because osmosis is a thing.
17 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 10:19:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
I’m with LG Lemon and ginger is almost like magic. I add a bit of honey.
17 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 10:28:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
I add a bit of whiskey.
17 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 10:30:56 AM EST (GMT-5)

17 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 1:54:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hope you feel better soon
17 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 3:40:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Thanks. A bit less awful today but my goodness this is a rough one.
17 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 7:35:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's pretty much traditional in family to eat a hot curry when we have cold or flu. It clears it out. A hot bath too helps too.
17 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 7:36:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
I can't even blame predictive for that mess
17 days ago - Thursday 1/31/19 - 9:07:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
We had a hot curry for dinner!

Speaking of rhymes, I had a farm to table box delivery scheduled today so I made a sign,

Roses are red
I've got the flu
Please leave the boxes
So I don't infect you
17 days ago - Friday 2/1/19 - 12:30:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
i love it

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