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Old 03-02-2009, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I came down with this wicked cold yesterday (fever, headache, sore throat, ect..) I know, I know big deal, everyone and their mom's been fighting this cold virus lately. However, I bought a hooky pass last week & I've got friends expecting me to ride tomorrow. Here I am sitting in my pj's, utterly miserable and I'm not sure if I'll be 100% or even 50% by tomorrow. I spent all of yesterday in bed, freezing and sweating, 1/2 hallucinating and moaning occasionally, just totally out of it. Today, I've tried to do as little as possible in hopes to shake this virus. Other than vitamin c, and DayQuil, does anyone have any other suggestions??

I'm looking for a concoction/remedy of sorts, (lemon juice, ginger ale, Tabasco sauce, whatever..) really anything you think might help me get top notch for riding tomorrow..
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you take enough medication to fight the symptoms you MIGHT be ok. But be careful. You really do need your rest when you are sick and you could make yourself a lot worse. I went a couple days after I was sick once and I got really lightheaded on the lift. NOT cool. I cut my day short and took a nap in the lodge before driving home. It sucked hard.

Anyways, DayQuil always gets me through a rough day. But I think the ingredient that keeps you awake is LSD cause that stuff is weird. On the other hand, it might be kind of fun, haha.
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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LSD??? im pretty sure that wont cure her lol...infact it will make her hallucination way worse hahaha
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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hmmm this sounds bad. good advice Flick. One day could change a bunch, if you wake up and still can't move around well, I don't think it would be good to participate in physical activities. Hot and Cold conditions are also amplified when your immune system is under attack. Downing meds also is not good. your body can fight most of your issues on its own just takes time.

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I used to work at a Chinese restaurant and when I was sick the owner/chef made me some soup. It was the broth of their wonton soup with a whole bunch of ginger in it. If you were to go to a Chinese restaurant and ask for ginger soup I'm sure they will make you some. It really works well.

If you are stuffed up you can try sniffing salt water. The mix is 1/4 teaspoon of salt with 2 cups of warm water. I mix it in a cup and then pour a little in my hand and sniff it in one nostril at a time repeating until it is all gone. When you do this just let everything drain out of your nose. Don't blow your nose until the end.

Other than that I drink a lot of Gatorade, OJ, water and suck down halls cough drops and vitamin c ones as well. Best of luck getting better!
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Drink a very good amount of water tonight. Don't take too many meds before you board. Could make you misjudge something worse than you already will from being sick. I usually eat a lot of fresh fruit before I go to bed, then wake up and load up on oatmeal and fruit. At the most take maybe a couple Advil or the likes.

Before you leave your house, take a HOT shower with a lot of steam, and breathe the steam in deeply. This will help clear out your lungs a bit if you need it. Lungs work best in 100% humidity. The dry air on the mountain is going to irritate you. Hot green tea is gross, but will probably help too.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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best thing for a sore throat is alot of lemon juice, alot of salt and warm/hot water gargle it and spit it out. Works for me every time, as for your other symptomes there's really nothing you can do.
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Dude!! It was crazy! I kept hearing things... that annoying LOL soundbite from messenger, my cellphone ringing off the hook, and my daughter would not stop yelling, "MOMMA, MOM, MOMMY..." Every time I thought I was about to 'come to' and felt like I could actually get up and face reality, I would doze back off into the strangest dreams. I swear that creepy dude, 'Jigsaw' was riding circles around me FYI: Back in the real world, my kid was perfectly fine, being taken care of by daddy, and my cellphone wasn't even in the room. I haven't seen the Saw movies for quite sometime and I'm not really sure what brought that on.

Last night was definitely the worst I've felt in a loooong ass time! I've been feeling a little better today. We'll see how it goes tomorrow. I'm definitely not one to 'wuss out' on a day of riding. I know that sounds stubborn and maybe even a little stupid, but I'm not afraid to push my body to the limits. I'm young, it'll bounce back, right?!

Thanks for all the tips, I'm gonna go get some hot tea, lemon juice and salt water!!
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Lungs work best in 100% humidity. The dry air on the mountain is going to irritate you. Hot green tea is gross, but will probably help too.
Good call!

Note to self: Pack a thermos full of gross green tea!
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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"MOMMA, MOM, MOMMY..."


LMAO family guy comes to mind
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