I am not usually a debbie downer but I have been super sick for 4 days now. Seems like a cold with sinus infection. I usually pull through a cold when I do get them (which is rare) in just a few days but this is seriously kicking my butt! I have been drinking tea with local honey, eating chicken soup taking lots of vitamin C and using my netti pot but this sucker is relentless. I have work starting back up tomorrow and I am just wondering how the heck I am gonna make it through the week when I feel like I barely made it through the weekend. Wondering if anybody out there has anything they do differently while preggo since a big ol cup of theraflu is outta the question? Sorry to dump but feeling lonely.
Feeling down and out :(
Edited by Linnaea - 11/11/12 at 5:28pm
I am sick, too. (My kids came down with symptoms Thursday and I did yesterday, so I am a few days behind them. They are still sick, though and I hope I don't get it as bad as they do.) Here is what I do for me when sickness is around. Crush a clove of garlic and swallow whole (like a pill) with a whole cup of water (to help with the following heartburn) 2-3 times/day. I also up the vitamin D when I have a cold. (During winter, I take 2,000-3,000 IU/day.) I up this to 6,000 IU/day. (When not pg, I take way more when sick.) I just get soo nervous about megadosing when there is a baby inside. I also take cod liver oil 1x/day. I also take a bath with ecinachea in it. Ecinachea tea is good, too, supposedly. I like Linnaea's tea tree oil and water idea. I have never tried that, but prob will give it a whirl.
I am so sorry you are feeling down and crummy. I hope this sickness passes and you are back to your old self soon.