Ehh, Cold Season :(

SamIchi

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I feel it comin'. I thought I wouldn't get sick this season, but I feel it. I get this irritation in the back of my nose. It's the same thing everytime. I've been takin my vitamins, and takin' green tea pills. Hopefully I'll get over it quick. Anyone else gettin sick? Any tips? I think i need to get a humidifier...
 

Deepdale

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SamIchi said:
Anyone else gettin sick?
Not at the moment, but it is only 11-27. Using past trends, I generally have to wait until the latter part of December before some farm animal riding the NYC subway starts sneezing without covering their mouth ... and that is when my misery begins.
 

SamIchi

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Deepdale said:
Not at the moment, but it is only 11-27. Using past trends, I generally have to wait until the latter part of December before some farm animal riding the NYC subway starts sneezing without covering their mouth ... and that is when my misery begins.
I've been goin' out at night (TG weekend) a lot, and it's been damn cold. I don't think Black Friday helped either. I'm just gunna sleep and rest all I can tomorrow.
 

katie ta achoo

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Fruit and sleep

and then when you're tired of Fruit and Sleep,
switch it up
and have
sleep and fruit

Mmmm... Fruit and sleep.
It makes colds go by MUCH faster.

also, stay hydrated!!!
 

Deepdale

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SamIchi said:
I've been goin' out at night (TG weekend) a lot, and it's been damn cold. I don't think Black Friday helped either. I'm just gunna sleep and rest all I can tomorrow.
A lot of the activity around the TG weekend leaves many people a bit rundown and somewhat more susceptible to colds, etc. You are right in that BF did not help ... one of the more helpful things to do is to be as well-rested as possible. Feel better in the days ahead.
 

Deepdale

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Jaffa Cake said:
I went in for my flu/ pneumonia jabs yesterday, so hopefully that's me protected for the winter! My upper arms are feeling quite sore today, though...
You should be okay. I received my flu shot in the office two weeks ago and for several days after it felt as if a brick was inside my upper arm. I don't ever recall that type of soreness ... the odd part is that I barely felt the injection going in.
 

Chundles

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I've got me a cold, problem is it's the start of summer. I hate being sick when it's hot, good thing we've just had a mother of a cold front come through and knock temps in half within an hour and now it feels like winter so my nose is relatively clear but I can't taste anything or smell anything.

I set up my christmas tree today, a little tiny 45cm number with some fiber optic lights and I added some red balls and some mini candy canes. It's my first christmas tree on my own and it's sitting on my breakfast bar looking very cool indeed - if a little small and "here's a lonely bloke with a tiny tree"ish. I still like it though, don't like this code in by dose though, makes me all stuvvy.
 

mad jew

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Keep up the vitamins. I'm nearly over mine, I've just gotta stop staying out late, drinking and exercising (not necessarily in that order, if at all). :eek:
 

devilot

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Deepdale said:
You should be okay. I received my flu shot in the office two weeks ago and for several days after it felt as if a brick was inside my upper arm.
I never get flu shots but my boyfriend does every year. Same story w/ him; he complained about his sore arm for a few days and was surprised by it, as well.

I feel a little sick but I'm actually excited in a way. I haven't been sick in about five years. It's time my body's immune system had a challenging fight. :D And this is really really unhealthy, but I also tend to drop pounds like they're nothing when I get sick (part of the reason why I'm hoping I'll get more sick). :eek:
 

Chundles

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I guess sitting here at 3am in shorts and a T shirt with the windows open a bit isn't doing much for me. Might go get some sleep.

Damned summer cold change making us all sick. It's the end of November and the Bureau of Meteorology is giving good odds on snow in the Snowy Mountains tonight. It's nuts, I mean, yes, it can snow anywhere here on any day of the year but gee, late November? That's pushing it a bit.

I got a cold once from playing cricket in driving snow in January once!!! It snowed, at my place (low, not far from the coast), in January. Could not believe I'd ever see snow in January here.

Sniffle sniffle, shuffle shuffle, snuggle snuggle (no one to snuggle with though :( ), ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz.....
 

eva01

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Gah! Plymouth
bwahah I never get sick, i just get the unknown illness of the century ><!

kinda contradictory with my signature....But sick in my sig means basically well yeah Ungodly ill for 13 months now, not sick as in the flu
 

joepunk

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I, thankfully, have not been sick this Fall. Especially since I have been only getting 5 or 6hrs sleep and working my butt off with projects at Uni. Got my first flu shot last year and might get one this year.

Everett, WA just got it's first snow fall. Not much of a coverage, just a few patches and some ice on the porch. Won't last long.
 

PlaceofDis

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i got a sick last year for the first time in i dont know when, but that was mainly due to emotional strain and my body thus being rather ineffective. i think i should be fine this year though. i'm not worried, a lot of it is your mental perception too.
 

PickledSquirrel

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The best remedy for a cold is a huge mug of scolding hot dark rum, with a dash of hot chocolate (the real mccoy, from full-fat milk and actual chocolate).
Its not likely to make the cold disapear, but just you get down under a ton of blankets and inhale this stuff; and all of a sudden, being down with a cold isn't that bad at all:D

-squirrel
 

Oryan

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I haven't had a cold in a long time but I took an airplane this Thanksgiving and now I've got the sniffles and a sore throat.
 

applegirl

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I find that taking echinecea helps shorten the lengths of my cold/flu. I prefer the liquid drops (usually you can find it in a natural food/health food store) over pill form, even though the taste is disgusting.

Definitely up your intake of vitamin c--eat more fruit as Katie suggested, and also drink plenty of water.

Also, take it easy, and try to keep the temperature in your bedroom at a moderate temperature when you sleep, not too cold. Hot showers with lots of steam helps clear up congestion. Wash your hands before you eat and keep your hands away from your face (jeez, I sound like a germ-phobe, but being sick really sucks).
 

doucy2

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eww ive been sick twice already and had to see the doc once (i hadnt gone to the doc in 3 year before that)
that tells you how often i get sick
 

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