I'm Feeling A Bit Poorly Today So I Am Off To Bed Hopefully To Awake Better

@ellie333 (21029)
May 6, 2008 12:35pm CST
What do you guys do to make yourself well again? Do you take perscription medicine? Do you have your own homemade remedy? Or do you just work through it? My systoms are a sore throat, a thumping headache and achy. I am very rarely ill and have work tomorrow so I have eaten some Soothers for my throat and taken a couple of headache tablets and think rest is next on the agenda as being at the computer screen isn't helping my head. Not looking for the sympathy vote but some good suggestions in case I wake feeling the same would be good. Ellie :D
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
6 May 08
Sometimes, that is all it takes, a good sleep to sleep it off, then you just have to wake up and see, maybe have a nice warm bath some hot tea, that might help as well.
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Well I slept from 7pm to 6.15am just waking for drink in the night. I probably overdone it at the weekend and this is my bodies way of saying enough, rest. Thimping head has gone which is great, just hot and achey with sore throat now. Have a nice hot cup of tea in front of me right now and will be off for a relaxing bath and maybe back to bed for an hour or so. Don't start work til 2pm so I'll see how I feel in a few hours. Ellie :D
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
7 May 08
I wish you a quick recovery hon.
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@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
6 May 08
Hi ellie, When I need to report for a job, I always taken medication and drink plenty of water. but, if I just stay inside the house, I will just rest, avoid sweet food when your throat is getting red, and drink plenty of water, plus even if you don't have appetite, you have to eat!I hope you will feel better soon!
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Hi I slept from 7pm to 6.15am waking once during the night for drink so I obviously needed it. Headache seems to have eased but have high temperature and throat still sore. Just having some more drink then I think I will go back to bed for a couple of hours. Don't start work til 2pm so have a while to see if I'm up to it. Thanks for your thoughts. Ellie :D
• United States
7 May 08
you're welcome ellie, get well soon!
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@gemini_rose (16194)
6 May 08
Ooh sounds like you have a bit of a cold starting. I have read a lot of discussions recently about people suffering with this from all over the world of myLot, I wonder if you have caught it through any of them!!! No, I think that staring at a computer screen will definately make your headache worse and I certainly think that getting a good nights sleep is the best solution. I have been lucky, and have not had a cold for about 2 years *touch wood* but when I do get them I always take a strong painkiller and get myself off to bed early. I really hope that you get better fast, take care xx
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• United States
6 May 08
You get headaches sometimes. That is why you should take asprins. Especially people with allergies have migraine or sinus headaches. The best solution is to sleep well and wake up feeling better.
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Wow, I slept from 7pm last night waking up once in the night and have just woken a litle while ago 6.15am. I obviously needed a good sleep. Head isn't thumping as much but throat sore still and all hot. Don't start work til 2pm so I shall see how I feel in a couple of hours. LOL. I didn't catch from myLot probably being tired and also having had some alchohol overweekend weakened immune system eh! Thanks for your thoughts. I hope I feel better soon too. I get annoyed with myself when I don't feel right. Ellie :D
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
6 May 08
you really need to rest... dont pressure yourself too much now. you need to be free from thinking anything.. and i mean anything that is.. :)
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Hi I slept from 7pm til 6.15 am so I have had a good rest. Thumping headache has gone but throat still sore and feel a bit hot and achey. Just having a cuppa now and will see how I feel a bt later as to whether I go to work or not, don't start til 2pm so have a bit of time. I know you said complete rest from thinking of anything, but just thought I'd log in quickly whilst having cuppa, won't be on here long as don't want headache back. Thanks for advice. Ellie :D
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@sisterjinx (1136)
• United States
6 May 08
For me, when I get sick I tend to stay sick for quite a while so I try to alleviate it as quickly as I can. I drink lots of fluids to push it through me. I eat soup, whatever I happen to be in the mood for at the time, with garlic. And I take vitamin c. Usually this helps a great deal. If you have Tea Tree oil you might also try adding a few drops, 10 or 15, to a pot of water and putting it on to boil. It takes the germs out of the air and it will help your lungs as well. I hope you feel better soon.
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• Canada
6 May 08
hi ellie333. sleep. all your body needs to do is sleep to repair itself. so...when i am ill i will take nighttime meds so i can sleep. if i have to be up and around i just take have of the night time medication...snicker..i try my best to stay away from everyone when i am ill because if they are ill i will just end up taking care of them...and why cant kids hit the toilette when they throw up!
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@ellie333 (21029)
6 May 08
I'm still up as my son doesn't go to bed until 7 so will take myself up then. Sleep yes is a very good medicine and I had a really tough day at work yesterday so the rest should help. I know what you mean about sick kids but I am one of these if any one else is sick I start retching too! Thanks for advice. Ellie :D
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
6 May 08
Hope that you feel better in the morning Ellie. XX If you still feel grotty tomorrow - Don't go to work, keep up your fluids and keep warm.
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Hi p1kef1sh, Slept from 7pm to 6.15am just waking for drink. Thumping head gone but still got sore throat and a bit achey. Don't start work til 2pm so I will see how I feel then eh! I probably overdone it a bit at the weekend and this is my body's way of saying enough, rest. I'm having a cuppa now and won't be on here long as more comfy laying donwn at mo. Thanks for your thoughts. Ellie :D
@ellie333 (21029)
10 May 08
Hi P1kef1sh, Much much better thanks, made it into work on the Wednesday but was just on light duties as I said I woulnd't be going in otherwise and as so many off they agreed. I haven't been on here too late either so I have been resting. Thanks for your thoughts. Ellie :D
@p1kef1sh (45647)
10 May 08
Glad that you are feeling a little better now. Try to take it easy over the weekend. No falling down now!!
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
6 May 08
I take Echinacea and it helps the immune system! I drink tea, herbal tea, and take a nap when I need it! There was something similar going around here last month! Some people at school are still sick! Some are taking antibiotic but most are not! I hope you feel better soon!
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Hi Thanks Olivemai, I have heard Echinacea really good too. I slept from 7pm til 6.15am so that has cleared head a bit, still have sore throat and feel a bit hot and achey. Probably overdone it at the weekend and lowered immune system and now it payback time eh! LOL. Don't have to be at work until 2pm so I will see how I feel a bit later. I have some green tea in cupboard but am drinking a normal cup at moment. Thanks for your thoughts and advice. Ellie :D
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
7 May 08
Maybe if you put some honey in your tea you will feel a little bit better!
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
6 May 08
Basically what you have done is what I do....and make sure to get plenty of rest! Hope by now you are feeling better!
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Hi Jill, I probably overdone it at the weekend and now immune system low eh! I slept from 7pm til 6.15am so have rested and thumping head seems to have gone. Throat still sore and achey but I am having planty of fluids for that. Don't start work until 2pm so I will see how I feel later. Thanks for your thougts. Ellie :D
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• United States
6 May 08
He ellie! Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well Usually what I do is take some over the counter medicines and hit the sheets and if I wake up feeling the same way, I would take a sick day from work and just rest, rest, rest. Hopefully you will feel better soon.
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Hi Linda, wow rest I did, I slept from 7pm til 6.15am and thankfully thumping headache has gone but throat still sore and a bit achey. I am not due into work until 2pm so I will see how I feel a bit later. I won't be on here long just while I'm drinking my morning tea as I don't want headache back. Thanks for your advice and thoughts. Ellie :D
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@mikeysmom (2094)
• United States
6 May 08
i felt lousy yesterday. i had a low grade fever with body aches and chills and stomach pains that laste for about 24 hours. i feel much better today but low on energy and still not completely myself. i took ibuprofen for the pains and fever and rested but for what i had there was not much else i could do. i lost my appetite a bit so that could be a good thing as i want to lose weight. hope you feel better soon.
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Hi Mikeysmom, Well I slept from 7pm til 6.15 this morning, the thumping head has gone but still feel a bit yuk with throat and aches. I am pleased to hear you are feeling better other than low energy. I start work at 2pm so I will see how I feel a bit later. Thanks for thoughts and advice. I'm like you Oreo because of stomach ops cannot take Ibuprofen but have some codomol. Ellie :d
@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
6 May 08
Hope you feel better soon Ellie! I usually sleep it off with lots of water,vitamin c, throat drops and vicks(menthol) and that always seems to do the trick. I never go to the DR. since i can figure out whats wrong and save me some bucks. Talk to you later!
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Hi Rosekitty, Slept over 11 hours wow, Headache gone so won't be here long in case it comes back eh! Don't start work til 2pm so see how I feel then. Throat still a bit sore and I'm hot and achey. Probably overdone it at the weekend and my body is now paying me back eh! LOL. Thanks for advice and thoughts. Ellie :D
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@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
7 May 08
Morning Ellie..glad your feeling a bit better..keep the cold cloths on your forhead to keep you from being hot and resting your eyes still..put one on your back of neck and mouthwash your throat..gargle...this should help a little more.. Huggs
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Thanks Rosekitty, Have been drinking plenty of fluids, did make it into work but phoned them early in the day to say I was poorly and could I just do the bare minimum, they were great as short staffed and gave me lots of breaks and let me rest and drink plenty. Don't have to go in tomorrow so will rest as much as poss then. Throat still sore and feel generally weak and groggy. Ellie :D
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
7 May 08
take a full days rest in bed. no mylotting! computers has a lot of free radicals that drains our energy. you need to revitalize your powers! gargle water with rock salt in it to relieve you of your sore throat, if you can, rub a mint ointment on your temple, neck , the frontal base pit of your neck, behind the ears and on your back muscles. drink a lot of water. sleep. it would help to take in some ascorbic acid supplement and some vitamin E. analgesics would help. you will be up and about after a day.
@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Hi Tigerdragon. I actually slept for over eleven hours and woke without the throbbing head. Have ameythest next to computer to help compensate for those energy draining radicals. Throat still sore but have been drinking plenty. Thanks for the advice appreciate it. Ellie :D
• Philippines
8 May 08
oh, here is another remedy for any ailments you might feel. a spoonful of honey with garlic.nice o know that somehow you are getting well.
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@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
7 May 08
Hi ellie, I would do much the same as you have decided, unless things didn't improve in a day or too. I am healthy most of the time and rarely take prescription medicines. Blessings.
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Hi Pose123, Thanks, I in fact selpt for over eleven hours and thats a healer in itself eh! Awoke without the throbbing head, throat still sore but am drinking plenty. Managed it into work and they gave me light duties which was great. Will rest again tomorrow. Ellie :D
• Singapore
7 May 08
Seriously, sleeping cures almost 90% of the body illnesses. I feel that listening to some piano music and being at a relaxed mood helps a lot. I too,stare at the computer almost 10hrs a day. Most of the time I would prefer to relax half an hour before my actual sleeping time, be at a meditation state. Take in deep breaths,relax. Next morning, take a good hearty breakfast. enjoy the rest of the day.Or maybe you want to go for a light jog before going to work and take your breakfast later.
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Hi Thanks for advice. After posting this I did in fact sleep for over eleven hours and certainly awoke without the throbbing headache. My throat still sore but have been drinking plenty. Went to work as they short staffed but they gave me light duties for which I was thankful for. Ellie :D
@subha12 (18463)
• India
7 May 08
i mainly take home remedies. its very annoying, still i do not take medicines till it is needed to. i take rest also. put a light cloth round the throat. drink hot water. gurgle with saline water. soothers are well for you. take also hot chicken soup.
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Hi Thanks I have just had eleven hours sleep and the thumping head seems to have gone. I still have a sore throat and am drinking plenty of fluids. No appetite but I will have some soup a bit later. Thanks for sharing. Ellie :D
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
7 May 08
I take over the counter medicine for sore throats and usually sleep off the headaches. I do take tylenol at times too if sleeping it off doesn't work.
@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Hi I slept over 11 hours last night and the thumping head has gone, still feel a bit rough, sore throat etc, have phoned work, we have so many staff off I have to go in but I said to them if I go don't expect me to do too much as recently I have been put on duty at night with someone who is very slow and doesn't pull their weight so I'm going to let someone else do the bulk tonight. Thanks for advice. I have been drinking plenty too. Ellie :D
@Hatley (157423)
• Garden Grove, California
7 May 08
ellie did you have your flu shot this winter? a bad headache is often one of the first signs of influenza and a sore throat.if it does not get better you will have to take some time off from work and really rest tilit runs its course.plenty of fluids vitamin c and tylenol tablets and gargle with salt water for your throat. rest and some hot chicken noodel soup good for the flu really.
@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Hi Hatley, No I haven't had a flu jab, think I overdone it at the weekend and my immune system has got low. I slept over 11 hours last night and thumping head seems to have gone. Very hot and still have sore throat though but have been drinking plenty. Have no appetite but my mum used to swear by chicken soup so I will try to have some a bit later. Thanks for your advice, appreciated. Ellie :D
@lynettebyc (2416)
• China
7 May 08
I guess you've got a cold, try some medcine. Drink bolied water and make yourself sweat. You symptoms will be much better. Remember to get a good rest, lie in the bed, stoll if you're a little better, try to breath some fresh air~~~ I don't know the name of medicine, as i rarely ill too. You can also try some antiphlogistic
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Hi Thanks Lynette. I have rested well, had over 11 hours sleep last night so headache gone bt still feel very hot and have sore throat. I am very rarely ill also but don't have to be at work til 2pm so see how I feel then eh! Ellie :D
@KrauseHome (33210)
• United States
7 May 08
Well, I am wishing you the best. Since I just went thru this, and actually am having some problems still with a Cold, etc. this is no Fun. Mine started off with a sore throat 2 weeks ago, and then it was Larngitis just a couple of days later, and then a cold. It has not been a Fun deal for me, and I have also ran a fever as well. I will be saying a Prayer for you that yours does not last long. and you start feeling better soon. Just always remember to take care of yourself first, and myLot will still be around when you are feeling better.
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 May 08
Hi I am sorry to hear you have been ill too. It is no fun is it. Larnygitis is not pleasant at all, glad to hear you are on the mend now. I slept over 11 hours last night and the thumping head has gone. Thank you so much for your prayers, I appreciate that and must have worked as so much brighter this morning even though still achey and throat sore. Ellie :D