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    I gots a cold

    So, on thursday I came down with a cold. Nothing serious, slightly sore throat, stuffy/itchy/runny nose.

    But whenever I get a cold, I turn into a big, barely functioning baby. I worked thursday night with no problems. And Friday night wasn't much worse, but I could tell it was getting to me.

    Saturday was my first of 3 nights off. So when I got home saturday morning, I called up momma and asked her to watch my dogs, so I could sleep all day (one of my dogs is still a puppy, needs to be taken outside frequently). So while I was sleeping, she came and picked up my dogs.

    I went to bed shortly after 9 am. I woke up at...........


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    Josh, I know exactly where you are coming from. I hate colds. Ain't there some kind of new cold stuff out? Starts with a Z?
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    Hope you feel better soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conalabu View Post
    Josh, I know exactly where you are coming from. I hate colds. Ain't there some kind of new cold stuff out? Starts with a Z?
    I assume you're talking about Zicam.


    I've been using the nasal spray, hasn't been too effective.

    I normally stick with juices with lots of vitamin C, and cold medicine that loosens snot so I can blow it out.

    The Zicam nasal spray is supposed to do that, but it's not working for me. I used to use this nasal spray that was like shooting chlorinated water up my nose. As unpleasant as that sounds, it was AWESOME. You know how you get a runny nose when your in a pool? This stuff did the same thing, cleared my nose right out.

    The worst part of it all, I've had 4 broken noses. So my nasal passages are all fugged up, making it difficult to blow my nose.


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    Colds are very annoying, I hope that you're feeling better soon.




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    A bartender I know used to make this for me when I had a cold. It was very soothing, seemed to help. To me, the honey and lemon are not optional and with no root available, she used about a teaspoon of ground ginger in hers. She strained it through a coffee filter.

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    Note: Keep in mind that if you are making ginger tea as a home remedy during cold and flu season, sweeteners are not recommended.
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    Being sick sucks. I'm kind of a big baby too when I'm sick, so I can't make fun of you this time. When I'm sick, I can sleep forever. I picked 18 hours.

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    Ah the differences between men and women. Men get to act like babies when they get sick but we don't. So unfair. I say you got a regular 8 hours of sleep like the rest of us and went about your day from there. :P

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    I've come close to sleeping around the clock when I get sick, so I picked 18. Zicam now has something you mix with juice or whatever, if you decide to try it, let me know how it works.
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    I picked 18 hours as well. It seems to follow from the logic of the buildup. Sleep is beneficial for your immune system, so I hope you are sleeping a lot.

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    I'm the same way man, I could sleep for a week straight when I'm sick. Went with 18 hours
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    J that crap has and is going around here. There isnt anything Drs give that is too effective they just say drink plenty of orange juice. I have been waking up for the past few days with a sore throat and a cough.


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    I'm recovering from something myself. I thought I had a cold for about a week but the night before it would have been a week I was up all night coughing really hard, hard enough to cause tears. So the next day, I went to the doctor. He told me I had allergies (which I've never had in my life)? and gave me some allegra, Nasonex (works like a charm) and then an antibiotic. I'm not sure really why I got an antibiotic for allergies but either way, I'm still coughing, just not as much. But I think last night was the first night I got a good sleep for weeks so who knows, maybe that will help
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1*girl View Post
    Ah the differences between men and women. Men get to act like babies when they get sick but we don't. So unfair. I say you got a regular 8 hours of sleep like the rest of us and went about your day from there. :P
    but most females act like babies all the time.. so it evens out! jk 1*

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    wow..what a bunch of cry babies

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    The answer is 11 pm. I slept for about 14 hours straight.

    I would have slept longer, but my mom brought my dogs back over around 8 pm, and when I woke up at 11 I figured my pup would need to go out, so I got up and let him out.


    I've been sleeping on and off throughout the day still.

    I would have to say one of the worst parts about getting a cold is when your nose gets all chapped up. The best feeling is blowing a load of snot out of your nose, and clearing up the nasal passages. But when your nose gets chapped, even that's annoying!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    I would have to say one of the worst parts about getting a cold is when your nose gets all chapped up. But when your nose gets chapped, even that's annoying!!!
    You should consider buying Puffs with lotion. Use a little vaseline on the chapped area. Make yourself some home made chicken soup. Take a long warm hot shower to help clear your nose. Gargle with warm salt water to ease the soreness in your throat.
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