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Old 08-20-2011, 05:44 PM   #21
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Alix, I hate to sound like a "mother" but be sure you get to your doctor on Monday if you're not a whole lot better. You could easily have something as serious as an upper respiratory infection, or worse. A few months back I got sick like you on a cruise in the Baltic and had it not been for the "hospital" on board they would have transferred me to a hospital in St. Petersberg Russia!! Not someplace I'd want to be sick! Anyway, $2,500 later, I ended up getting respiratory therapy and intravenous antibiotics on the ship. End of lecture.
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Old 08-20-2011, 05:51 PM   #22
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Trust me Kayelle, I'll be going in on Monday. I just need to survive til then! I've just learned that good medical care is more important that just any medical care. My lungs are my weak spot and I'm pretty sure I do have an infection of some kind. I just need to keep it all moving until I can get in. My timing on this really sucked. We arrived back in town just as my Dr's office was closing for the weekend. Argh!

And you can lecture me anytime my friend! I don't take offense, rather I feel cared for. Thank you.
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Old 08-20-2011, 06:57 PM   #23
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Back in the day before all the pills, syrups and inhalers, one of the tricks for lung congestion was to induce vomiting. The act of vomiting releases the body's natural theophylline and opens up the lungs. Docs would advise ipecac and it would really help. I detest vomiting myself but have noticed that when I'm congested and coughing, I'll sometimes gag on the mucus and vomit and always feel so much better afterward. That is something you may or may not want to try.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:14 PM   #24
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You're kidding me. Barfing helps my LUNGS? OK, going to go do a little googling on this one. Thanks jabbur, I love learning something new.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:42 PM   #25
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Unless you already know what is wrong with you, if you are "trying to survive until Monday" I would go to the ER.

There are things that seem like you can maintain and the longer you wait the worse it gets, until you are just dead.

Lemon, ginger, chocolate, whatever, they don't stop infections. Lung infections are serious. Go to the hospital.

Sheesh.
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There are things that seem like you can maintain and the longer you wait the worse it gets, until you are just dead.
I had that happen to me once

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Old 08-20-2011, 09:55 PM   #27
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You're kidding me. Barfing helps my LUNGS? OK, going to go do a little googling on this one. Thanks jabbur, I love learning something new.
I worked in a pediatrician's office and one of the "old" docs who used to make house calls told us that.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:13 PM   #28
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Thanks for caring Frank. I'm not stupid, and I have a lovely protective husband looking after me as well. I can wait til Monday. I'd just like to do it with as little discomfort as possible.

jabbur, I can't find a reference to throwing up to relieve congestion. Got any links I can read?

pacanis, I'm so glad you recovered!
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:53 AM   #29
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jim henson wasn't stupid either, just mistaken. are you any better today, alix?
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:48 PM   #30
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Feeling a wee bit better today. The congestion is clearing a bit. I'm still coughing hard enough to see stars though. Blech. I ache from coughing so much. Still no nasal or sinus involvement, thank heavens for small mercies!

Got my chicken soup on the stove with lots of garlic in it. Smells yummy, lets hope it does some good.
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