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I've had colds, I've had flus

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posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 01:46 PM
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But I've never had nothing that hung on for two weeks plus. Northeast Ohia, anyone else experiencing anything similar? This thing has got me praying. Actually considering going to hospital.




posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 01:49 PM
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I'm in NW Ohio...

A couple of weeks ago, my Father in law was sick for over two weeks, the Dr said it's just a new flu bug thats out.

Same ole advice, rest, fluids, etc.



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 01:51 PM
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Thanks Mod, that's all I want to seem to do now, sleep. You know we were 3 yards from taking your Stillers out right? LOL! Great rivalry. Ravens and Browinies are beating the tar out each other now. Never saw an nfl player just lose it and take a swing at a player on the ground. Saw it today.

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posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 02:05 PM
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Like what my friend (a family physician) says to his patients: "come to me when you have a serious problem."

Bed rest and fluids, yadda yadda yadda, they're right, just rest and don't jump to conclusion when you remain a little sick for a few days. If you remain sick then end up spitting blood or something to that odd manner, then yes, go to your doctor or the hospital.



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 02:14 PM
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It just gets frustrating when there is no improvement after two weeks. I wake up feeling worser then the day before. No blood letting yet tho. Thankfully.



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 02:17 PM
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Are you doing anything to make it better?

Do you smoke or drink while in this condition?
Are you resting or going out?
Granted we all drink fluids but have you increased you in take to better your condition.

And it's happened to many of us. We're not really sick yet we have runny noses or a cough and sometimes just feel like #.



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 02:18 PM
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Should you have the start of bronchitis, look out.... it could last a month or more, pending on being a smoker or not... in that case, try to cut smokes out until you heal... otherwise, HYDRATE -- eight glasses of water/hydrating fluids a day. (that's a gallon!) Garlic is an anti-biotic and will work as capsules or cloves.

A 'secret' herbal remedy: natural licorice, black licorice has cortisone and will act as a natural steroid to do in the infection. This, and 'slippery elm' for the throat, those two are the old herbal remedies for smoker's colds/bronchitis and those who don't.

Also, higher doses of zinc/VC will beat it slowly too but not as quickly as hydration/herbal remedies -- these are still lacking vitamins/minerals during a cold but the cortisone levels are pretty important.

Seep some teas, the only 'common' one is Yogi's 'detox' which also come in peach flavor -- those have some ingredients (licorice, dandelion, ginger, many more) will healing properties... otherwise, there's 'loose' tea available from herbal mail/order and specialty shoppes that sell: burdock, mugwort, red clover and stronger herbs of the sort that attack this sort of virus.

Should you just want to go for the Yogi, get the detox, the ginger is good for stomachaches, but it's best property is warming. Should you get ginger root, cut it up and bathe in it, you can sweat the sickness out, be careful though, I've almost blacked-out from a hot ginger bath -- a great detox usually sold w/ the produce in any grocer!

Fruits are also very detoxing, also, try to eat a lot of soups during, vegetable, lentils and split pea -- you can beat it quickly!

Some say, the very start of a cold/sickness -- take a nice, big shot of whiskey to kill what's trying to get you prior. I don't disagree w/ this, it's worked for me before... also, echinacea and silver are sort of antimicrobial as well. The former, has been known (tested) to prevent winter colds, so, for those around a loved-one/roommate w/ a sickness, that helps YOU not get it, and the latter is vaguely controversial, but antimicrobial no less.


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posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 02:24 PM
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I plead the fifth amendment. I do 'things' that make this plight tolerable. Likely to my detriment. Case in point, you nailed me. 104 yard runback by Coles, go Brownies. Woohoo. I need to change my lifestyle, no doubt.

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posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 02:35 PM
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JPM -- this remedies work for smokers too! My old man praises me to this day for some of these little tips. I've had bronchitis as well, it's not pretty, got it from a co-worker -- the colored phlegm is the worst but can be beaten!

Smoking along the way is going to make it tough, but believe me, it's still beatable, my pops smokes, A LOT and the raw garlic and licorice has worked wonders -- he usually wants a cig to get the garlic taste out but he knows what's best. (garlic capsules take longer to process obviously)

Bottom line -- you need something anti-bacterial since it's IN you and something that'll get your bodies healthy stuff leveled out, try to cut smokes a little and UP the medicine(s).

Suffice to say, silver/echinacea DO have antimicrobial but aren't 'overnight killers' as me and the old man say of these other remedies....



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 02:40 PM
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Thank you so much anhigna, I due indeed smoke the red Marlboros from Sir Phillips hell, I will heed your advise. And I most appreciate it. Thank you kind sir/worman.



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 02:46 PM
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My pleasure -- nothing more important then people's health JPM!


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posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 02:46 PM
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If you have a high fever or have difficulty breathing you should go to the hospital, 'kay?

STM



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 02:53 PM
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Agreed. Especially w/ these 'severe cold' cases happening, it could be worse then you know.... any fever around 99+ for days -- goto the hospital.



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 02:58 PM
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Thank you seen, some fevers, no difficulty breathing, yet. I appreciated the input. I will go to hospital if required. I appreciate all your input. Thank you. Chowing on 3 cloves of raw garlic now. Won't be kissable for 3 days LOL, but if it makes me better, it's all good. Thanks again forum. What a hoot, Browns eliminated by a kick that hit both crossbars, the bottom beam, and actually looked to go thru, just our luck. Unfriggan believable. It's considered good. This will go into NFL highlight history. Most incredible. It's OT. 30/30. Unbelievable. They made them 'come back out of the lockeroom' to finish the game! Absolutely unprecedented. Unreal. Oh yeah, And "screw you Modell!".








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posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 03:08 PM
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You're welcome, JPM. Take care and follow Anhinga's advice, especially sipping on soups and taking or eating garlic. Be sure and rest up now,

STM



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 03:15 PM
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Wow -- that's the ticket, I was going to suggest 3-4 cloves a day! Should you *need* a smoke/end of the day -- try to get some licorice, etc. in you afterwards, shouldn't have the toxic stuff "last" for healing...



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 03:57 PM
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Can too much garlic be bad? Aside from the BO that results... there was a phase I became obsessed with eating garlic -- garlic bread with garlic omelettes or scrambled eggs for breakfast, garlic fried noodles for lunch, garlic fish fillet for dinner.. oh.



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 04:03 PM
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You know what! I don't care if I kick over tomorrow. We beat them nasty Ravens and Modell in the turf. Take me Jesus. Right now!



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 04:04 PM
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I made my second trip to the hospital within 3 weeks- first it was pneumonia, now its bronchitis.:shk:
I got more powerful stuff this time and i'm already feeling sicker now that the sun is setting (why does that happen?)
I'm going to brake open the cough syryp with codeine pretty soon here.

My work doesnt want me back until i recuperate and i'm losing money for the holidays! I feel terribly sick and it does not go away. Even other places have requested that i dont go there till i feel better (cough cough)
I feel like Typhoid Mary :shk:


definitly go to the doctors or a hospital and have them check out your lungs and get some meds. Good luck.

BTW, i'm in the North East.



posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 04:12 PM
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Oh crap, where are my manners.

jpm, get well soon. Having the flu really makes everything sucky. I've been having minor sniffles for close to 3 weeks now, so I can sort of relate. Sort of. It's a minor thing.

Rest a lot is all I can say -- the body is wonderful in it's ability to heal.



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