Thread title says it all really. I've had this since the w/e, it was an appalling sore throat at first which disturbed my sleep despite paracetemol etc, and now I think the lack of sleep has caught up with me and made the virus worse, because now it's an awful cold. Head blocked, streaming nose, I feel awful (not flu-ish at all, just headachey and miserable)
I'm trying to cope by drinking lots of weak tea with manuka honey, the occasional un-medicated throat lozenge, and one of those Vicks stick inhalers. Oh, and lots of kiwi fruit and oranges.
Any other advice? I know I can't take a lot of the usual decongestants which would help me to feel a bit less awful... Or mega-doses of Vit C.
It seems to be taking waaaay longer to shake off than usual as well.
hey, i'll be keeping an eye on this one - DH has an awful cold at the min. He was feeling better last weekend but it has come back with a vengeance so i'm playing the waiting game and hoping like hell i don't come down with it. I've had my flu jab - but don't know how effective it will be against all the various viral buggies going around.
Kafri, yep, I had fu jab too so hoping at least I won't succumb to anything as bad as that... this is pretty miserable though!! Am wondering if anyone knows if eucalyptus oil inhaled as drops on a tissue would be OK? And/or Karvol capsules?