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so, how long do you feel shitty for with a cold?

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nethunsreject Fri 12-Aug-11 19:40:46

out of nosiness.

and to find out if i am a wimp.

PrettyCandles Fri 12-Aug-11 19:46:07

I have heard two 'rules':

The 3:3:3 rule - 3 days to brew it, 3 days to feel it, 3 days till you're over it.

Or the 1:2:3 rule - 1 day to brew it, 2 days to feel it, 3 days till you're over it.

So, 2-3 days.

Funny, isn't it, that you feel at your worst just before you sound at your worst, and by the the you sound bad enough to gain other peoples' sympathy, you've started feeling better!

I'm on the 2nd day of "to feel it", how about you?

nethunsreject Fri 12-Aug-11 19:47:06

3rd of feeling it, candles.

man, i hate boody colds!

PrettyCandles Fri 12-Aug-11 20:19:48

Once the kids are in bed try a cup of tea, sugar/honey and a slosh of brandy or similar. No milk. Very comforting. In fact, if you're anything like me (cheap date!) it might be better to wait until you're ready for bed, because it sends me off to sleep very quickly.

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