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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:47 PM
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This is the strangest flu I've ever had...
It just seems to linger... slight fever... head feels like it's extra heavy due to congested sinuses... I can't take cold medicine. The last time I did that, I got delirious and couldn't type because it didn't interact well with my ongoing medicine.

Maybe that's why this feels different. But, I'm sort of resolved to my condition at the moment. Thank goodness for my laptop or I'd be terribly bored. Maybe there's some cool links on youtube.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:54 PM
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1. Try to find some oscillocosium.
It's a homeopathic flu remedy. It seriously works though. They even use it as a natural flu vaccine in Europe.

It has absolutely no side effects either.
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:56 PM
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2. Where might I find that?
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:59 PM
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4. I buy it at the health food store, but since it's advertised on network tv
You might find it at supermarkets now.
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faithnotgreed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:03 AM
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8. perfect advice for the flu
esp if you get to it early

that and lots of water or tea especially
and i dont want this to get locked for medical advice but i also faithfully use oscillo when i feel a fever etc
and for a basic cold i swear by various combinations/products of echinacea, astragalus, goldenseal, garlic, vitamin c
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:14 AM
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10. I swear by Source Natural's Wellness & New Chapter's Host Defense
as preventatives.

I worked at a health food store for almost four years and those beat pretty much everything. If I'm sick, I'll just load up on that, sweat the fever, and I recover from it within a day or so.
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faithnotgreed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:29 PM
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11. yes - those were among ones i was thinking of and would add 2 more
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 05:30 PM by faithnotgreed
that are also wonderful

anti-v capsules or liquid by natural factors i think and phyto-biotic by enzymatic therapy
wow i love talking about alternative medicine and hadnt found too many others who were as enlightened as you

thanks for such great suggestions
if we can prevent even one cold or flu it would all be worth it ...

ha
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:31 PM
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12. I worked at a natural foods store for almost four years.
I was a grocery buyer/manager, but I also know a fair bit about the supplement end.
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faithnotgreed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 06:05 PM
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13. oh how i would love to work at a place like that
i live in dc and there is this great small coop in takoma park that i belong to
now there is one of my dream jobs though of course i would spend all my paycheck there before i got home

kind of like i hear some people do when they work at a clothing or shoe store (i cant imagine but "some people say"~)

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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:57 PM
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3. Locking
Please do not seek medical advice here.

Aw fuck, I don't have this power!

;)
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sir_captain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:02 PM
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5. How long has this lasted?
If you've had your fever for more than a few days, you should go get it checked out by your doctor.
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:08 PM
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6. It comes and goes...
it's sort of like the tide. And i guess it feels weird because I normally take flu medicine.
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sir_captain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:23 PM
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7. There's definitely something going around
I had a patient who had fluish symptoms on and off for a couple months. Without getting too explicit with any advice (I don't want to get your thread locked--hope this isn't too much), you should probably go see your doc to see if a chest x-ray is in order.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:11 AM
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9. I'm experiencing something similar.
Is insomnia part of it? Also, is the congestion rather thick. I've been so nauseated, more than normal, today because of the type of congestion I have. It's like having a rubber band stuck in your throat. You can't swallow, you can't really cough without gagging. Is that too much information?
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