31 Dec 2008 18:43
Throughout today i've been feeling the beginnings of flu symptoms coming on. Now im going skiing for a week leaving friday so im gonna be fucked off if i feel shit the whole time.
What can you do to stave off this shitness?
Ive been drinking water all day. Proper leah-bettsing it. Think its made me feel a bit better. What else can you do? vit-c pills any good?
31 Dec 2008 19:11
paracetamol control your body temperature which if high can make you feel cold and shivery. i take two every four to six hours when i feel shit and it can make a lot of difference.
31 Dec 2008 19:14
i'm on day 2 of flu and out tonight, on the baltimore and paracetemol and JD, should be an interesting night
31 Dec 2008 19:56
1g of vit c with a good complex vit B each day with a good intake of water. (don't take that much vit c without a complex B)
Hot cordial & paracetemol for symptom relief, also hot toddys and the likes of cognac or malt whisky will also help.
31 Dec 2008 21:04
Vicks first defence? If it is just 'sniffles' this may stop it becoming something worse. Im not convinced it does anything and it costs £6 or something daft though!
31 Dec 2008 21:09
plenty of hot drinks, soups - hot liquid (no homo).
Good diet - veg, home made stews.
don't bother with anything from the chemists.
1 Jan 2009 13:43
Dr Stuarts Echinacea Plus tea. Tastes dubious but it works for me. Recommend the effervescent vit C highly.
1 Jan 2009 13:46
Drink lots of water as mentioned. Take two paracetamol and two ibuprofen, repeat after 4 - 6 hours untill you feel better.
2 Jan 2009 22:27
i'm so good at keeping out colds i'm thinking i'm immune to them..
if i feel the symptoms coming on, its a couple of aprin/paracetamol/ibuprofen and lots of water and lots of sleep/lying down in bed rest…. and if you do get it pretty bad something called 4 flu from behind the chemist, just so you aren't blowing your nose all the time.
i've not had a proper cold for a few years now though.
2 Jan 2009 23:28
echinacea, vitamin c tabs, zinc tablets. (all three)
3 Jan 2009 00:16
Try not to think about it. Mind over matter and all that. It's not going to cure it miraculously, but worrying about the holiday is going to bring on that flu/cold for sure.
6 Jan 2020 18:53
Rest. Lots of it. Wiped me out for 4 days never knew you could pay a tenner each year for a flu jab always thought it was an old person's game.