View Full Version : instant cold!

02-26-2009, 06:56 PM
The other day I went to work feeling fine & all ready to worky my ass off like I usually do. So as the day went on, my throat started feeling sore, my nose was running & it felt like my get-up-and-go was getting ready to haul ass. The next day I woke up with a full fledged cold! I'm like "WTF!!!!"
I have no idea how I caught this cold so fast. Usually I can feel myself getting sick a few days before & act accordingly BUT not this time! It hit me like a ton of bricks!
I'm in a quandary-sick enough to feel miserable but not sick enough to call off work. Half the store either has a cold or that stomach virus that's been going around. The stomach virus is nastier cause it makes you puke & have diarrhea at the same time! I've had that twice already!
So I'm off today. Just me, a box of tissue, ludens & some nice hot soup.

02-26-2009, 07:56 PM
I have been sick on and off every month since Labor Day. I don't even know where I initially got it from, but something must have happened to me because my immune system took a huge dump and now I catch everything and anything floating around.

There has only been one month where I haven't gotten sick. And I got sick TWICE this month.....I had a very bad flu (complete with vomitting and constant gas and poopies) in early February and last Friday, I got home and took my nap, and woke up with my throat on fire. By Monday, my nose wouldn't quit running. My nose was literally leaking until last night.

02-26-2009, 09:41 PM
I got real sick the other week...I worked a 13 hour shift with only a half hour break, so I don't know if that totally killed my immune system or what. I started coughing during the last couple hours of the shift, and that night i could barely sleep and was very sick the next day, it lasted about a week. I still have a cough bit that's it. I have never gotten sick that quickly, and for that long. Usually it's not that bad except for a few days, but this time I was weak and tired, has body aches and chills/hot flashes, and no appetite. No vomiting, but some nausea. I hate vomiting more than anything. I purposely don't take cold medicine unless I have to (like if I have to work or if it's really bad) because I heard that viruses adapt to it and thus become stronger. It seems that's what's going on now. It seems there is a supervirus that is going around in this area.

02-26-2009, 09:46 PM
I certainly agree with the cold medicine theory. That would probably explain why Nyquil and Dayquil barely work anymore.

02-26-2009, 10:56 PM
I certainly agree with the cold medicine theory. That would probably explain why Nyquil and Dayquil barely work anymore.

So whatcha think? Should I take some Nyquil to help my immune system fight off those sick little bastards in my body?

02-26-2009, 11:03 PM
KorporateKitty - you seem to be in the same neck of the woods that I'm in, and I think you're right.

I've been sick on and off for the past month. Child Rum is in kindergarten, which can explain some of it (Pre-schoolers & kindergarteners seem to be full of germs :lol:).

Bright_Star: I'd recommend either Nyquill or Sudafed PE for your cold.

However, if you have High Blood Pressure (which I do), there is a medication called Corciran(sp?)HB. It's a special OTC med that is made specifically for those with High Blood Pressure. Ask your pharmacist what they would recommend. (I love my pharmacist!)

Lil Bunny
02-27-2009, 12:41 AM
I've been sick since Feb's beginning. I was feeling better (I'm not dead yet!) and then BAM I'm going through roll of toilet paper in a day. Nausea, headache, stuffiness, sore throat, the normal.

And of course I managed to slightly overdose on Sudafed this afternoon. Nasal passages were open but holy crap they hurt like hell.