posted on Aug, 1 2015 @ 12:04 PM
Just throwing out my experience...
We left for Florida on 7/11 early morning (3am).
The morning of the 12th I woke up with a terrible sore throat and choking on nasal drainage (yuck!)
It felt like I was drowning!
We drove down the eastern half of TN, into GA briefly, and down through the center of Alabama, straight through into FL.
A couple of points...I never get sick. I mean rarely...I can't remember the last time I had a cold or anything. I had a stomach bug a year or so ago
but, that very easily could have been food poisoning. We are very germaphobic. We make a point to not touch "public" doorknobs, things like that.
When we got to the place we stay I clean with disinfectant wipes (as usual). It is usually very clean but, there is still turnover of guests. I've
always heard that germs and such run rampant in FL as there is no winter to speak of to "kill things off". I lived there a while and never really got
sick then either.
I am still battling this thing! I don't like going to the Doctor and I figured it was just a URI and it would run it's course but, today is day 21.
UGH!!!! Drowning remains. The tiredness and fever only lasted a day or two...
I did go to the pharmacy when we came home on the 19th and described my symptoms and told her I would not be going to the Doctor...
She recommended All Day Allergy-D It is Cetirizine Hydrochloride and Pseudoephedrine. My Sister and I have a joke about that. She was diagnosed once
with Pseudo something or another and we were like "so it's not real?"
I'm taking this stuff every once in a while and it sort of seems to help although I am not good with taking pills. Prolly why I don't take my
depression meds regularly either...
It seems the medication is just holding back "the flow" so to speak and I remember something my Mom used to say when I was growing up.
Blow your nose! You have to get that stuff out of you if you want to get better! So....
Her in TN you have to show your ID to get that Allergy stuff. I wonder what I should do with the unused pills?...just kidding really...
I have to go to Nashville next week so, I suppose I'll go infect the western half of the State.
Just my two cents...hope everyone has a fantastic day and feels better!