I've caught a bug....

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alone&scared
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   Posted 10/14/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
The sore throat started last night when I was on the computer. It is getting gradually worse with sinus drainage. I am taking vitamins like crazy with zicam, alka-seltzer cold, peppermint tea and emergen-c. I really really hope it just goes away right now! I don't want to be sick on top of being sick:(
But, I went ahead and got the flu shot today. I've never had one in my whole life and would be the first to tell you that it is all a big conspiracy and to never get one...but, since I am sick now, I figured I would give it a shot. And since I already had a sore throat I figured I was gonna be sick anyway, so if it gives me the flu..oh well!

CajunGrl
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   Posted 10/14/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey alone,

I'm sorry you are sick. I had the sore throat for two days and my daughter had it for over a week. I took Vitamin C and echinacea and I think that is what helped me.

Did you know that you're not supposed to get the flu shot when you are sick?
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Razzle
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   Posted 10/14/2009 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Elderberry acts to stop the replication of viruses (i.e., like birth control for viruses), so that plus zinc is a good combo for viral infections. I also get good results from Oscillococcinum (homeopathic flu remedy) and SafeCareRx (made by King Bio) Acute ViroReliever (another homeopathic flu/cold remedy).
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
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JennInPA
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   Posted 10/14/2009 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
My son's homeopath gave us a homeopathic remedy called Influderm. You take it as soon as you think you have any flu like symptoms. Much better than a yucky vaccs!

nefferdun
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   Posted 10/14/2009 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you feel better soon. I think a cold is going around - same symptoms as you have. At least it is not H1N1!

alone&scared
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   Posted 10/17/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, super glad its not H1N1.
CG, yeah, I did find out that you can't get flu shot when you are sick. My doctor said that since I didn't have a high fever though and was just starting to get a virus that it would be ok.
I now have a slightly stuffy nose and my glands are swollen. My throat is still driving me crazy, but I think the Emergen-C, airborne, alka-seltzer cold, zicam and oj did help! I was gonna get that osc......flu stuff, but I just couldn't afford any more stuff!
Thanks everyone....here's hoping I kick this soon.
BTW. I saw in the paper today that 11 more kids died from the swine flu this week. This is just so terrible!

Willowrose
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   Posted 10/17/2009 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Razzle,

I'm always impressed with how much knowledge you have about medical stuff. I understand what you say is your opinion.... Are there particular homeopathic reference books that you would recommend? I keep copying your posts onto my Lyme document and it's getting very difficult to organize, so if there is a book or two that could be helpful I could access the information much more easily.

Rose
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+Lyme
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   Posted 10/17/2009 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Alone, I have no idea if this is/was related to Lyme or not, but last Feb, while celebrating my daughter-in-law's Birthday, I suddenly had almost the worst sore throat I had EVER had, since my tonsillectomy in 1972! 
 
This HURT like hell!! I I thought it was just some temporary virus, plus sitting down w/ a sore throat to eat crispy chicken, etc and I was not careful how I swallowed my food.  As severe as my pain was, I never had a fever w/ it.
 
Still, at the time, it hurt so bad that I had to get up from the table and go to a walk in clinic. They tested for strep, which was negative and told me there was a virus going round.  Well, this danged sore throat lasted at least 3 weeks before I got some relief.  Right now, I  tend to believe it was caused/ related to my lyme, or a co-infection, but I don't know what it may have been. 
 
Also, now that I think about it, (and this may not be of any significance), I got a light red, round mark on my neck almost immediately after the sore throat subsided.  EVeryone thought it was a hikie and IT WAS NOT!  It lasted for some time, until my Mom gave me somekind of ointment for it.
 
So this may or may not have anythng to do w/ Lyme, but thought I'd post for Alone -- just in case any of this relates to how you are feeling.  But I never had any sinus drainage or anything like that.  It was just as I said -- a whopping sore throat.
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia,  chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
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What don't these nasty bugs cause? 
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Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 10/18/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Alone, 

Hope you are feeling better soon.  This time of year, even before ever having had Lyme to contend with, I start taking a blend of elderberry and zinc by NOW Foods, also containing extra C, bee propolis, and slippery elm bark.  It's a chewable tablet, and tastes sort of pleasant.  Also Vital Adapt, by Natura.  It comes in tinture or capsule.  I just add the tincture to my tea, but I by the capsules for my family who don't drink tea.  When I start to feel any scratchiness or swelling in my throat, I take grapefruit seed extract.  It tastes awful, but has kicked many germ butts for me, and kept me from getting a full blown cold.

I don't know if any of these have any adverse reactions with other meds, so I'd check that out if you are thinking of trying them.

alone&scared
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   Posted 10/21/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone!
Willowrose...I am assuming your post was not directed at me? Only because I don't know very much!lol. But, if it was, all my knowledge just comes from being on health forums, reading, and from personal experience or experiences of friends/acquaintences. But, I am pretty sure ur post was meant for someone else:)
+Lyme...I had my first appointment with my LLMD yesterday and one of the questions on their little profile was if I get sore throats. So, yours was probably definitely related to Lyme. Mine might have been as well, but it is hard to tell because now I have the stuffy nose, sinus infection, sneezing, fever, etc. Ugh. It is terrible.
TS....Thank you:) I am gonna write down those things you take and check with my dr or pharmacist and see if I can take them. This has already lasted over a week and I just can't stand it. And that emergen-c and zicam is so darn expensive! I "borrowed" a bunch of emergen-c from my sis because it was so expensive!
Thanks everyone. You are the best!

Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 10/22/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
You can get emergen-c at wal-mart. I hope I'm allowed to say that?

alone&scared
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   Posted 10/22/2009 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hehe.lol. I was gonna buy it there. It was like between $5 and $8 (can't remember) for ten packets. And you are supposed to use 3-4 a day. I can't afford that! So, I stole some of my sisters:) She bought a big box at walgreens. I will have to check there...but we don't have one around here.
I now have the cough to go with the rest of it. This is never ending:(

Turquoise Sky
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   Posted 10/23/2009 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope it goes away soon!

alone&scared
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   Posted 10/23/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you! Me 2! I have viral bronchitis now. It sux. Breathing is hard and my chest hurts. I am a whiny baby today:)

Caldonia Sun
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   Posted 10/23/2009 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Alone, are you sure you are not herxing from the new abx? Sometimes a herx has the same symptoms as what you describe. Just a thought ...

alone&scared
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   Posted 10/24/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Really? I didn't know that! I could be. That would be great! Well, painful, but at least we would be getting somewhere:) I really don't know how I would know the difference though...any suggestions?
After only 1 1/2 days of prednisone and inhaler, I can breathe so much better. I still feel pretty bad, but a lot better than yesterday.
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