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   Posted 10/25/2009 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't usually do this but here goes.  Tues. I came down with a sore throat, a sure sign for me of an impeding cold.  So, I did all my usual natural remedies--echinecea drops. lots of liquids and later in the day elderberry syrup.  And whoopee, I woke the next morning with NO sore throat, just a little swelling on the sides of my neck. Wed, Thurs and Fri morningI'm still doing good.  Boom, the other shoe drops, the sore throat is back Friday afternoon.  To make a long story short, I spent last night sitting  in my recliner all night , trying to get some sleep.  Yeah right--NOT!  I finally gave it up about 5am,  sore, achy and not a very happy camper.
I continue with all my remedies, now including chicken soup!  But I can see the handwriting on the wall.  These colds for me usually go on for 10 days or longer.  Rah rah!
Well, enough whinning---I'm going to take a nap---sitting up, of course, lest I start another tickly, coughing jag.

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   Posted 10/25/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry you have gotten sick.  You seem to be doing everything you can so this might  clear up sooner than you think.  Hope you have a better day tomorrow.
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   Posted 10/25/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi YoYo!

Please keep taking care of yourself...OK? This is also how influenza starts. Contrary to the common way the word 'flu' is used when anyone has stomach/gut problems and a fever, true influenza is respiratory. Watch carefully! Three grandsons (brothers) have gotten the true flu in the past week and the one thing he told my daughter was to watch out for them complaining of all over body aches. That's when he want's them brought in. OK, I know...if you have fibro how the devil do you know if you have all over body aches or a fibro flare? I have no idea on that everyone please do take care if you get the congestion and misery that YoYo has!

Warm hugs and keep that chicken soup going,
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
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   Posted 10/25/2009 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been fighting a sore throat off and on for the past 3 months. I almost always get sick when the seasons change from summer to fall.

have you tried gargling with salt water ... just add a tiny bit of salt to a tall glass of warm water and stir to dissolve. Salt kills germs!

I'm trying to think of something cheesy to say to go with your whiine ... but I can't.

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   Posted 10/25/2009 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
Thanks for your kind words.  Chutz, you are  right about body aches, how the heck ARE we suppose to tell when fibro gives us the same thing 24/7!?  Anyway , I will keep a good watch out for flu symptoms.  I was kinda hoping I'd fall into that "over the hill" group that is suppose to be somewhat immune because of previous exposures thruout my life time.  Maybe age is not such a bad thing after all!

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   Posted 10/25/2009 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Good question Chutz and yoyo. When I first came down with the flu, I thought it was a bad flare. If I had known it was the flu and rested, it might not have gotten so bad. There are days when we feel feverish and achy like the flu, but have no actual fever. The whole thing can be really confusing.
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