Darn It, I Think I'm Getting My First Cold Of The Year!

@Janey1966 (24126)
Carlisle, England
August 23, 2010 7:18pm CST
It started with my ears kinda popping when I swallow. Then I thought, "why do I suddenly feel like sh*te?" Out came the cardigan that I've not worn for ages. I realise now that it looks like I've got a cold coming on as I sneezed earlier and my nose feels - well, not right. Dammit! I was hoping to go the whole year without a cold. I wouldn't mind but I don't go out much. I blame the footy supporters on Saturday, gotta be one of those that's responsible! How have you been with colds this year? Have they stayed away or is it one cold after another (hope it's not the latter)
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@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
25 Aug 10
A cold? What is that? Just kidding! Just wanted to rub it in that I do not suffer from colds at all anymore! Sorry! I guess it is hard not to get colds when you are living in a cool climate. I used to get colds regularly when I lived down south in Melbourne, but they slowed down to just a minor one each year once we moved to the warmer climate in Queensland. I have not had a sore throat, runny or blocked nose for about 4 years though since I changed my lifestyle by working from home and eating healthier. Having a strong immune system is the key I believe. Even my kids do not get sick as much as they used to and they are still exposed to all the germs at school. I hope that you feel better soon. Sending you some sunshine to warm you up!
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
25 Aug 10
Grrrr! LOL. The sun has made an appearance today (well, sort of) but it's cooler. Not exactly Oz weather but that's my fault for living here and not there. Haha!
@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
25 Aug 10
Well, you will have to move here then!
• Canada
24 Aug 10
Im sorry you feel that way. I hate having a cold.....I dont just get a cold, I get a "man's cold" I whine and moan when I get one. Im really bad.......yes Im a woman but I cant help it lol. Im lucky to have access to "airborne" whenever you feel the onset of a cold, you take one and buhbye!! I get mine on the internet. http://airbornehealth.com/
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
24 Aug 10
"Airborne" I just love that name lol. Don't you have Lemsip where you are? It's been going for years and years over here. Doesn't work but it's everybody's comfort blanket, do you know what I mean?
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• Canada
25 Aug 10
Never heard of Lemsip but why take it if it doesnt work lol. I assure you airborn DOES work. I couldnt live without it!! BTW...I get absolutely nothing by telling you about airborne!!!
• United States
4 Sep 10
eh..i had a sore throat a few months ago-complete with blisters. some kind of god awful superflu was going around.it took me a month to get rid of it. i'd never had something with that much hangtime before.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
4 Sep 10
A couple of Christmases ago I had something similar to what you describe but without the blisters (and I'm sorry you had to go through that, must've been awful for you) and it was the worsed cold/flu I had ever had. The pain in my head and throat was terrible and, like your illness, took an age to get over..and my hearing is worse as a consequence. I never, ever want to catch anything like that again.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
29 Aug 10
well, about the only place we run into a lot of people is the store, and we don't have close contact then, I've managed to dodge a cold since the winter of 08/09. since the roomie works from home and I only go to my client's and my mom's - neither one of them need a cold either - I've been very fortunate to not have one - if I do get sick, I need to consider not going to either work or my mom's I skipped my mom's one day because I had a headache, but the only time I've missed work since returning after my gall bladder surgery in Sept of 08 was when my car broke down...
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
29 Aug 10
That's interesting because the only reason I got this cold was being in contact with a load of people at the football match least week (the first one I'd been to since last season) so I don't know who I caught it from but once you're outside with lots of people it could be anybody. Feeling OK now..I suppose lol.
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
28 Aug 10
Hi, Janey1966. I have not had any colds this year like I did last year. But I will not speak to soon. I had a cold last year in September and October. I was sick then. I was not so happy either. I had the Flu in October and December. This year, the colds did not affect me as it used to. When the seasons change every year, I always have a cold. It is not very fun to have a cold. I hope that you will feel better very soon too.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
28 Aug 10
Thanks cream97! This cold of mine doesn't want to come out properly. Do you know what I mean? My throat hurts and I've sneezed a few times but my head is still woozy, and it's been like this all week! I hope you don't get any colds this year. I know what you mean about the change of seasons which is probably why I've got one now. Thanks for your concern, it's much appreciated.
• India
27 Aug 10
Hello Hear it is almost end of our rainy season but there has not been adequate rain, last evening i was out to a frienfs home, i did not carry, raincoat or umbrella, suddenly there was rain and i got totally wet, today i am having running nose and headache, i think i am having cold, Lol we have swine flu in my city, i am so worried.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Professor
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
27 Aug 10
Hello Professor! Sorry to hear you have a cold. I don't like this time of year in our country because it's coming up to Autumn..one day it can be quite cool and damp, the next sunny and warm. Figuring out what to wear is a nightmare. I'm sure you'll be spared the swine flu, it turns out it wasn't as bad over here as the so-called "experts" had predicted. I remain confident that you will be OK.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Aug 10
Don't jinx me, it's all good so far this year! PS feel better....
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
25 Aug 10
I'm feeling woozy but the sore throat hasn't materialised yet. So tired though and my head feels a bit er, sensitive. Back to the docs tomorrow as I'm after some more iron tablets. Bet he says "gotta have a blood test first" and I'm already having one of those at the hospital next week. I don't want two, in fact I don't really want one!
@GardenGerty (104421)
• United States
24 Aug 10
Could it be allergies? I get more problems with those than with actual colds. I know, all those people who blocked you way with the umbrella also breathed on you so you would get their germs and nasty colds.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
24 Aug 10
I don't think it's allergies..definitely a cold I reckon. On Saturday I was in a fairly large crowd of people (first time in a while) for the footy game so I'm bound to have caught something off one of them.