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Old 03-22-2007, 08:05 PM   #11
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Mish and Alix, I hope you're better soon. It's the same here in the NE. We've had a relatively mild winter and theyr'e saying that that is part of the reason--not enough deep cold to kill off some of the nasties. I totally agree with Sizz's opinion on the over-use on antibiotics, too!

To make matters worse, at least around here, they're calling for one of the worst spring allergy seasons in history, again because it's been pretty mild overall so all of the mold and such has just been growing and growing and growing. Ugh!
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:12 PM   #12
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Sorry your feeling so badly Alix. I havent had a cold all winter, just a dry throat from time to time because of the lack of humidity. The snow is nearly gone here, and so with all the wetness, I tend to get sinus headaches because of the mold spores, as well as asthma attacks. I can live with it though, especially since the weather is finally getting so warm (50 degrees F tomorrow!) Yea I know that seems cold to some of you
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Old 03-23-2007, 12:23 AM   #13
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Thanks for the get well wishes & karma. You guys are the best. (Uncle Bob you're a good sport :-) )
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Old 03-23-2007, 01:19 AM   #14
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Thanks for the get well wishes & karma. You guys are the best. (Uncle Bob you're a good sport :-) )
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keep taking that robatussin and if the cough is really bad and is hanging on like mine will when I'm sick,try some chest congestion relief. I use Sunmark brand. It's an expectorant that helps loosen phlegm and will thin bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of mucus. It's just an OTC and any pharmacy has it. But it really helps.Stay warm, drink lots of water that also help loosen things up, and rest.
Hope you're feeling better in a day or two. This bug is really nasty so take care of yourself.

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Old 03-23-2007, 01:52 AM   #15
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Hello to everyone and sorry there has been so much sickness. I've been ok, but my poor mom has been quite sick for several weeks. I've been going back and forth so many times I've lost count. My sister and I are going Wednesday morning and take mom to a new doctor and see if we can get better results. We will probably be with her for several days. I've missed everyone, but had no puter time lately. Maybe right after allergy season everyone will be well again.
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Old 03-23-2007, 06:55 AM   #16
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Yoou guys take care. Sorry you're sick.
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Old 03-23-2007, 12:00 PM   #17
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Thanks all. Mish, I would LOVE to come sauna with you, that sounds heavenly. And I'm all over the chicken soup thing, but any bourbon will have to wait til I'm done with all my drugs. I really HATE being on drugs, but I understand the reasoning behind it.

Uncle Bob, I'm one of those weird individuals who is allergic to a LOT of antibiotics so there is a limited spectrum to choose from. I am on clindamycin 300mg. I also have codeine for the pain if I need it. I'm trying to avoid pain killers as per YT suggestion that I heat those little bugs up and kill them that way. My Dr concurs with this and is hopeful we can kill all the beasties soon. So, my two pronged approach is the drugs and the heating up my body on the off chance this is viral not bacterial. I'm thinking it IS bacterial though because I am noticing a very slight improvement today over yesterday.

So back to my original question. It seems that the cold/flu/whatever stuff that has been so prevalent here is not really so prevalent elsewhere. That seems to support my early winter, long winter being shut in as being a major cause in all this.

I've just done the wipe down of all the light switches, doorknobs, phones etc around here. Anything I routinely touch is getting wiped down. I can't wait for a warm day so I can open all the windows and air the house out.

Edit: Redkitty was it you that suggested the probiotics? I'm eating yogurt with probiotic culture, is that sufficient or is there something else I should be looking for?
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Old 03-23-2007, 12:32 PM   #18
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Alix, I would think what you are taking is good. I usually try to eat some yogurt daily to keep the good buggers in my system. I would not know when the antibiotics would wear off and the friendly bacteria could take over, so I would keep a steady supply in your gut.
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Old 03-23-2007, 12:34 PM   #19
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Alix, I would think what you are taking is good. I usually try to eat some yogurt daily to keep the good buggers in my system. I would not know when the antibiotics would wear off and the friendly bacteria could take over, so I would keep a steady supply in your gut.
My thoughts exactly bethzaring. Its not like its a hardship to eat yogurt. LOL.
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My thoughts exactly bethzaring. Its not like its a hardship to eat yogurt. LOL.
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DH isn't home or I'd ask but, be careful what you take when on anti-biotics..You don't want to reduce the effectivness of the med nor cause some sort of reaction to them..I'd check with the doctors office before taking or adding anything..It's hard I know to suffer through illness, but you have to make sure the meds can do what they are supposed to do. Also, some stay in your system up to 10 days after the last dose..Be cautious..Get well

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