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Old 02-06-2013, 05:30 PM
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Help! I woke-up with a head full of congestion and a low fever. I have gone through two boxes of tissues and my eyes water so much that my lids are swollen over. What are your best remedies for a killer cold or flu? I had to work today, but left early because I was too miserable to function. I have tried a hot shower, hot tea, extra vitamin C, and some chicken soup so far. Any other recommendations?
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:59 PM
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We are just getting over something similar to what you have (it sounds like). We used Mucinex and it helped alleviate some of the sinus pain associated with the mucus (sorry-yuck) build up. We also just used plain ibuprofen. Other than that, we just had to ride out the storm. Hope you feel better soon.
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We are just getting over something similar to what you have (it sounds like). We used Mucinex and it helped alleviate some of the sinus pain associated with the mucus (sorry-yuck) build up. We also just used plain ibuprofen. Other than that, we just had to ride out the storm. Hope you feel better soon.
Thanks! I will see if my husband can pick some up for me. I get colds every year, but this one takes the cake!!
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Mucinex-D is what works best for me for daytime. I also go with a generic NyQuil before bed, so I can get some sleep. Do not operate heavy machinery on that stuff.

If I have just a cold with congestion, I comfort myself with a extra spicy curry chicken noodle soup from a downtown noodle house. If it makes my nose run, it's working!

Don't forget to plenty of water, and this might be the hardest: it's okay to take a couple of days off from working out. You need more rest than you think you do. This is a good time to get caught up on Downton Abbey or The Walking Dead, Lifetime television, or whatever shows you've been too busy to watch

Feel better soon!
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:19 PM
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Also, I did not mention that with this respiratory flu I had to take off 9 days from working out!

My symptoms were:

fever, chills, achy-ness, fatigue, wet cough. My fever persisted for 3-4 days, but it still took some time for me to recover my strength.

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I have found a nasal saline rinse will help clear up some congestion and feel better soon
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You need zinc lozenges. You can buy them at the drugstore or health food store. I hope that you feel better soon.
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I just fought off a sinus cold with immune tea, green juice 'smoothies', Zicam, neti pot, and humidifier - really, I had just started feeling yucky and started with all of the above. It seemed to help, as it did not develop beyond a few days of sniffles and a tiny bit of a scratchy throat.

On the other hand, the next week I got hit with the flu <insert rueful chuckle here> I think my immune system was down from all the other germ-fighting. I honestly haven't had a fever in 6 years, but this got me. It wasn't terrible, but left me with a sinus infection.

So, I started more tea, neti pot, humidifier and zicam again. For comfort, I think the humidifier is the best, with the neti treatment a close second. Mucinex is really great if you have anything that you're coughing up - it's not a cough suppressant, though, so if your cough is keeping you awake, try something else. Sleep, fluids and healthy eating will do a lot of good, too.

Hope you feel better soon, no matter what you take or do!!! Being sick is just no fun at all!!!
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I hope you're over your virus by now but I just wanted to post a link for a thread I started last month for cold/congestion remedies. Lots of great suggestions were posted there as well. My virus lasted for weeks and I still have something going on. Enough already!

Again, I hope you are all better and are feeling great!

Severe nasal congestion relief needed-can't breathe. Recommendations please!

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