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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:34 AM
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Great. I feel like I am getting a cold
just got over a throat infection. Now my nose is stuffed. Why? What did I do to deserve that? :cry:
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:37 AM
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1. Sorry to hear that,
Ever try Zicam? Stuff works great, I always keep a spare bottle at home. It stops a cold dead in its' tracks if you take it early enough...
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:38 AM
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3. don't get that in Germany
but I take something called Angocin. It helps also to stop the cold when taken at the first signs.
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:41 AM
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4. Where you at in Germany?
I was stationed there from 88-92'. One of the best times of my life.
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:42 AM
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6. I'm in Frankfurt
where were you stationed?
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:44 AM
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7. Well, let's see...
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 03:49 AM by LRSU_Ghost
Fulda, Bad Hersfeld, Wildflecken and Frankfurt at Gibbs Kaserne.

I was in Berlin when the wall came down; we of course were on full alert, waiting for WWIII. Exciting and scarey...
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:53 AM
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12. I was in Leipzig when the wall came down
grew up in East Germany. it ws a exciting time back then.

So you've been to Hessen the whole time.
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:01 AM
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16. Stationed only in Hessen,
Traveled a lot, all over Germany, Europe, North Africa and Southwest Asia at the time.

How long have you been in Frankfurt? The nite the wall came down, I remember a guy cross our check-point, he went to Mc D's and then went home. He brought me a Mc Royal mit kassa and a beer... what a nite that was.
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:03 AM
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18. I am in Frankfurt since almost 3 years
after the wall came down we moved to South Germany (Lake Constance) where I finished my school.

We went to the demonstrations in Leipzig. It was amazing how peaceful everything went in the end. There was one night when it could have turned nasty. Police and Army drove up but in the end there were too many people for them to do anything.
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:11 AM
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19. It was scary for us,
The week prior a couple of our Tac-sites got hit pretty hard by Spetznatz and Stazi, lost a couple friends. Everyone swore the USSR would fight rather than let East Germany go. Seemed like all that was unfolding.

You guys changed everything. Thank you for all that you and your friends did. Taking to the streets like that changed everything.

Needs to happen here...
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:19 AM
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20. it also became possible because of Gorbatschov
without him as number one of the USSR they would have fought. His politic of Perestroika made it possible for the East Germans to stand up.
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:34 AM
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22. I sometimes wonder if he was a plant by the CIA...

Goodnight again, sleep well... I'm outa here...
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:23 AM
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21. Well, I think I am going to turn in...
I hope your cold goes away fast. Sleep well. You brought back a lot of interesting memories for me. I hope we get a chance to talk about those times again sometime. I really admire what you did back then...

Thanks for helping to make me feel welcome here... I think I have found a new home. Thanks..
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:38 AM
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2. Ugh
Sorry about that..
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:41 AM
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5. aw thanks
can you make it better?
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:44 AM
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8. How bout this?
:hug:
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:50 AM
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10. that helps a lot
thanks enigmatic :hug:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:49 AM
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9. Take your echinacea, MissHoneyChurch!
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 03:50 AM by Heidi
That's not medical advice (because echinacea is an herb, not a commercial pharmaceutical). It's just what I do when I'm getting a cold. :hug:

http://www.echinaforce.ch/english/loesung.html
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:52 AM
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11. I would but it tastes nasty
I take Angocin (made of horseradish root). Nothing chemical.

But thanks for the tip. I heard that taking echinacea daily helps prevent too and it helps to strengthens the immune system
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:20 AM
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25. I have to put honey in mine
It seems to kill the bad taste, most of the time.

Also, I don't know if you can find it in Europe, but there's a plant called Golden Seal that helps shorten the length of colds. It's a yellow flower that prairie-dwelling Native Americans used for centuries to combat illness. Unfortunately, it too tastes horrible, but it really works.

Zinc is also good, too, so be sure to get plenty of that! :hi:
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:53 AM
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13. My condolences
I had a cold a few weeks ago, but I assure you I didn't give it to you.
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:54 AM
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14. ya sure?
we talked a lot lately here. :)
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:56 AM
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15. I'm pretty sure
I've heard of computer viruses, but not cold viruses transmitted via computer. However there's a first time for everything :shrug:
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 04:01 AM
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17. ok, I trust you on that one
... for the time being ... :hug:
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:11 AM
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23. grapefruit seed extract
15 drops in orange juice all better ~ so there!
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:10 AM
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24. Thanks Joani
I went home and slept the last three hours. Helped also. But that magic stick trick would be even faster I think :pals:
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:05 PM
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29. never underestimate the power of the wand
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grace0418 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:22 AM
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26. Take some Airborne or Emergen-C.
They really, really work. I take one of the two (or both) whenever I feel a cold coming on and the number of colds I get per year went from 3 or 4 to zero or 1.
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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:23 AM
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27. never heard of that
but then I am in Germany .... what do I know :)
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neweurope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:00 AM
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28. Zinc, Vit C, Echinacin (I think there are pills too, not only drops),
And prepare something with Chilli - hot. Chillies are what Indians use when they have a cold. Works wonders on the sinuses. Very good remedy is home made chicken soup. Prepare it with chilli :) Ah yes, and a homeopatic nose spray. I'm an expert when it comes to colds.
Hope you get well real quick! :hug:

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