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    Sick....on my weekend

    So, I got a nasty cough last weekend and ended up using a sick day on Monday. Over the past couple of days, it's developed into runny nose, sneezing, and sinus pressure. I am rarely sick, so this is a pain in the ass for me. I've been downing DayQuil and NyQuil, with minimal results. I've also drank about a half-gallon of orange juice a day. I should probably head to the pharmacy and get a backup box of kleenex...I doubt the current one is never-ending.

    It really sucks being sick on my weekend I go back to work Friday night.

    The upside....I haven't had a cigarette in 3 days because I'm too tired to walk my ass outside
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    There's been good reports that echinacea helps colds and the like. There is medical evidence it reduces the length of time that you suffer from this lurggy. You can get it at supermarkerts or health stores.

    One of the most popular herbs in America today is the Native American medicinal plant called echinacea. Named for the prickly scales in its large conical seed head, the herb resembles the spines of an angry hedgehog (echinos is Greek for hedgehog). Results of archeological digs indicate that Native Americans may have used echinacea for more than 400 years to treat infections and wounds and as a general "cure-all." Throughout history people have used echinacea to treat scarlet fever, syphilis, malaria, blood poisoning, and diphtheria. Today, people use echinacea to shorten the common cold and flu and reduce symptoms, such as sore throat (pharyngitis), cough, and fever. Many herbalists also recommend echinacea to help boost the immune system and help the body fight infections.
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    Studies have shown that the herb can make you feel better faster & several trials have shown that people who take echinacea as soon as they feel sick reduce the severity of their cold and have fewer symptoms than those who do not take the herb. One study of 95 people with early symptoms of cold and flu (such as runny nose, scratchy throat, and fever), found that those who drank several cups of echinacea tea every day for 5 days felt better sooner than those who drank tea without echinacea.

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    I just had that shit...it sucked
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    Hope you feel better soon!

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    Everybody i know has that! Took my husband 3 weeks to kick it. Hang in there!
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    I've been dealing with that crap for the last two weeks. I think mine might be alergy related? (never had em before so dunno?) I tried everything with no results. Finally shelled out the $$$ for Claritin D (sp?)......that stuff is the shizzle!!!

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    I hope that you're feeling better soon.




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    Here is my advice: Take a shot of honey and bourbon. It will clear that cold right up. I think it's one of the best home remedies out there!

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    When I have that crud, the doctor tells me to take Claritin and Mucinex.

    Get as much rest as you can. I hope you feel better soon.

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    Thanks for the well-wishes. I feel slightly better today, but would still call in sick if I was working.
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    Hot toddy.
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    Claritin, Mucinex, and the honey bourbon toddy are the best. Thats what works for me when I have one of those ailments.


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    That sucks man!

    I HATE HATE HATE being sick. When I'm really down I'm a big baby
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    Two shots of Tequila, or possibly three, or more even. It may not cure the cold but if ya get enough you'll forget you have the darn thing.

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    I've heard that when it comes to Tequila, clothing usually comes off. One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, Floor. Some people love that special agave juice.


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    I went into work today, but still felt like shit. I was getting changed in the locker room when the sgt came by. He says, "You still sick?". I tell him "yeah". He told me to go home cause we have enough people working and doesn't need me for the day. I say, "Yes, sir" and head home.
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    Good deal. You push yourself when you're sick, and you only make yourself sicker. Take care of yourself.
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    Sorry to hear that you are feeling a bit under the weather, hope you get to feeling better soon......
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