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who else has the cold from hell?

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southeastastra Wed 15-Oct-08 14:01:26

even the checkout man in tesco felt sorry for me

coochybottom Wed 15-Oct-08 14:24:26

I feel sorry for you too. I am so miserable when I have a cold. In fact I am not very good at being ill at all! The thing is as a Mum you have to keep going which doeant exactly aid recovery, does it! A few months ago I was so ill I rang the docs in desparation I felt so bad. She ordered my Dh to come home so I could go to bed for 24hours. It worked, felt much better. Get well soon!

Twiglett Wed 15-Oct-08 14:25:45

raises hand lethargically

LilRedWG Wed 15-Oct-08 14:26:49

Had it for two weeks now - feel like shite too.

yama Wed 15-Oct-08 14:28:36

I thought I'd escaped the compulsory holiday cold (October holidays in Scotland). However, it was merely delayed as the wee one had a bout of diarrhoea for me to attend to over the last few days.

Nothing for it but feet up and mn. No pressure to do stuff.

chequersandchess Wed 15-Oct-08 14:29:41

Yes, me too sad

southeastastra Wed 15-Oct-08 19:20:17

i feel awful, it's getting worse and worse. i need a large scotch

Aefondkiss Wed 15-Oct-08 20:05:22

I was planning on starting a cold thread yesterday, but I feel a bit pathetic grumping about a cold..wink my dd and ds are off school for the October hols (Scotland), so I feel like I am being made to suffer.

I really want to go to my friend's birthday night out this weekend, I have bought my train ticket(nearly £50), was going to have a child free trip to Edinburgh, now I feel I can't take my snotty cold there... my friend isn't well and going into hospital in just over a week for major surgery.

nickytwoooohtimes Wed 15-Oct-08 20:07:22

DS is suffering, poor soul.
It's only a matter of time till I end up with it, probably when he is feeling better and bouncing off the ceiling. hmm

Poor all of you.
<sympathy and tissues>
Colds are evil.

nickytwoooohtimes Wed 15-Oct-08 20:08:06

Oh, and I am in Scotland too. Definitely the tattie holiday effect.

Aefondkiss Wed 15-Oct-08 20:20:00

does a cold ever only last a week?

I keep thinking of that saying "treat a cold it lasts 7 days, untreated it lasts a week", my colds always seem to linger.

I am trying hard to drink lots, chewing vit C and eating fruit/veg, in the hope that it might help.... I am also taking beechams capsules which help a wee bit.

nickytwoooohtimes Wed 15-Oct-08 20:31:20

For me, it's rare that a cold lasts a week. More like 10-12 days with the dregs lingerign afterwards.

southeastastra Wed 15-Oct-08 20:32:17

ds(15) had the cold first, his only lasted 4 days

FAQ Wed 15-Oct-08 21:48:10

oh thankyou for the link SE.

May I join you all - I was absolutely fine this afternoon, now feel like total shite, my nose is running like a train and my head feels like it's going to explode.

I CAN'T have a cold now, I just can't - I have viewers coming on Saturday lunchtime and the house is no-where near tidied enough for them to look round.......

purplemonkeydishwasher Thu 16-Oct-08 09:27:40


i hate colds.
I just want to BREATHE!!!!!!
and i can't take anything. and DS is driving me nuts.

would i be better off staying in and "resting" (and dealing with a stir-crazy 3yo) or bundling up and getting out in the fresh air (and burning off some of DS's energy)?

southeastastra Thu 16-Oct-08 10:14:43

i'm going to the doc about mine, it's killing me it's so painful

southeastastra Thu 16-Oct-08 10:15:14

you will prob feel better if you go out purplemonkey

Aefondkiss Thu 16-Oct-08 10:26:46

purplemonkey I have been forcing myself out with my dc, they are getting time in the garden and I actually can breathe better outside.... you might feel beyond tired when you get back in, but you will feel more justified.

southeastastra I think you may be suffering from more than a cold? I hope the doc has something to help you.

I need to see if I can get my train ticket for tomorrow refunded sad

I drank hot water, with 2 slices of lemon added, before bed last night, I think it helped a wee bit.... still feel crap and my dc are coughing now.... dvd time.

FAQ Thu 16-Oct-08 10:29:23

I'm still in my PJ's (as is DS3) and feel awful. I have a horrible cold, and don't even know whether to wrap up warm, or wear something light - I'm cold now, but was boiling a few minutes ago. I'm also aching (probably due to not sleeping well last night) and really don't feel up to a trek into town, but I have to go.

I also need to finish tidying the house before the first viewing on Saturday.

Oh and I felt that shit this morning that I let DS2 walk next door to school on his own blush

LilRedWG Thu 16-Oct-08 12:08:09

Two and a half weeks in and I think I may well go to the doctor this afternoon. I think I may have a sinus infection as I have flourescent green gunk coming out of my nose and off my chest. My head may well explode soon too. I was in bed at ten past six last night.

DD (2) has had it for the same length of time but is not as pathetic as me.

TheConfusedGhostoooohw Thu 16-Oct-08 12:15:40

I'm om my 3rd one since the 14th August,


DoubleBluff Thu 16-Oct-08 12:18:34

My htroat is sooo sore and my head is pounding.

nickytwoooohtimes Thu 16-Oct-08 15:37:36

As predicted, I now have the cold too. sad
Bloody horrid.

lou33 Thu 16-Oct-08 15:45:28

me, i only got dressed at 2pm to go to the supermarket, now i feel like i have to lie down again

southeastastra Thu 16-Oct-08 15:57:43

it's so awful isn't it.

mine is like that lilredWG, got some anti biocs now so hopefully they will work!

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