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Alwaystired0704

769d

anyone have any tips on how to get through an acute illness (cold/flu) with a chronic illness? i have a cold rn on top of an ongoing pain flare and i feel like death :(

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    • BenevolentErudite

      767d

      NSAIDs, lots of hydration, water, herbal tea with honey, LOTS of rest, put on your favorite movie or a funny show to help ease/distract your mind. Heating pads, ice packs if need be it, popsicles, warm baths with essential oils...etc... I use a netipot for nasal congestion/ pressure in my sinuses.

    • BenevolentErudite

      767d

      NSAIDs, lots of hydration, water, herbal tea with honey, LOTS of rest, put on your favorite movie or a funny show to help ease/distract your mind. Heating pads, ice packs if need be it, popsicles, warm baths with essential oils...etc... I use a netipot for nasal congestion/ pressure in my sinuses.

    • Andii

      767d

      EmergenC helps me. Hot tea, lots of water, plenty of rest, and talk to your primary doctor

    • moonstone

      768d

      @pretzel20 thx for this validation and reminder for all of us! 🤗

    • Pretzel20

      769d

      Don’t be afraid to get additional help (urgent care or ER). Normal people sick makes me really sick and I’ve had to go to the ER a few times but I drag my feet because it’s not “serious” illness

    • Jess1980

      769d

      Bone broth. Look into Leefy Organics tinctures. Feel better soon!!! ♥️

    • Lady_RJM

      769d

      @SnowRose I use stuffed animals too. In fact, my grown daughter has bought them for me. They drive my husband crazy.😆

    • SnowRose

      769d

      Naps, baths/showers, heating pad, ice (if you can stand it. I can't), soup, comfort foods & drinks for basics. I also use fuzzy blankets and stuffed animals (yes, a mother of a grown child still uses stuffed animals and it's ok). As for the cold, vitamin C, juice, steam, a few essential oils in a diffuser (list after this), sleep, bland foods if your stomach is upset, pain meds as recommended by your care team, good calm activities (I do cross stitch, embroidery and binge on tv shows). Essential oils (and herbs) list and what they do: Eucalyptus: helps clear sinuses Citrus scents: help you cool off Mint: helps you cool off, settles the stomach (if ingested, suggested through hot chocolate/coffee/tea), can also help clear sinuses (aka menthol) Cinnamon: helps warm you, has been known to help clear up blood vessels (haven't really researched this effect); best used sparingly Apples: usually paired with cinnamon, energizes you (one apple has more caffeine than a cup of coffee) More can be found here: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=1&contentid=1169

    • Tiara

      769d

      Hope you feel better❤️

    • Tiara

      769d

      Try taking B complex and Zinc vitamins daily

    • Wordartist

      769d

      Nice hot bubble baths and comfort food always help me when I dont feel well

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