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Aeval went to the Bahamas and all she got for me was a fever der=0

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by DrunkCajun, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. DrunkCajun

    DrunkCajun Banned

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    Aeval went to the Bahamas and all she got for me was a fever

    So Aeval's company sent her on a weekend cruise with her team to the Bahamas. She arrived back Monday night, came over, and Tuesday morning we both woke up with clogged sinuses and sore throats. Whatever, no big deal.

    Then by last night, she's running 101.5 degree fever (she normally runs 96 degrees when healthy, so that's extraordinarily high for her), sore throat, aches, chills, and other fun phlegm-related symptoms. I myself feel feverish, have super-swollen lymph nodes (I feel like I swallowed golf balls), have a very painful sore throat, watery/scratchy eyes and my sinuses are misbehaving. That said, yesterday was my first day of work at a new job (!!) so staying home and resting is not really an option for me.

    Moreover, my mother, father, aunt, uncle and 3 cousins are in town this week, so when I get off work at 6:30 I'm basically expected to spend the next several hours being social. Sooo much fun.

    Any suggestions on how to keep this from getting worse so I don't have to miss my first week of work? So far I'm making an effort to eat healthy (dinner last night was broccoli, roast beef, and fresh spinach), drink lots of OJ/Gatorade/other juices/water, and make sure I'm keeping up in my vitamins.

    Any other home cures out there? Necrolestes, a diagnosis? One of Aeval's coworkers who has similar symptoms and went to a doctor (about half of her team contracted whatever this is...sounds like incest to me...) was given codeine cough syrup and told to stay home, diagnosed with some sort of viral infection.
     
  2. itsPizzarific

    itsPizzarific Banned

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    get as much sleep as possible i guess, along with your nice diet, you should be feeling great in ~1 or 2 days

    gl .. and with your job also
     
  3. Raistlin Majere

    Raistlin Majere Diabloii.Net Member

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    I second, Sleep does wonders.
     
  4. DrunkCajun

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    Is 7 hours a night enough? I have to get up around 6:30 or 7am to make it in to the office in time, and I'm just incapable of sleep before midnight.
     
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    ouch -_- aim for at least 8+ if possible =f
     
  6. Raistlin Majere

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    Whenever i am sick, I try to get at least 12 hours of sleep. It is amazing how much of a dent that can put in a sickness. Ibeprophen or mortrin is good at both easing the pressure and knocking you out if you cannot sleep.
     
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    Incase yourself in plastic bubbble, that do should do the trick.





    yeah, just ignore anything i say as it is usually useless dribble.


    edit: try working your first aid past 200 or something =p
     
  8. Aeval

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    awesome.

    if i find the energy, i'll get myself a plastic bubble.

    meanwhile, thanks Drunk :p at least i'm getting the sleep (too bad i don't have an appetite).

    thanks for the advice guys, and stay away from stupid cruises.
     
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    or a plastic lobster.
     
  10. g00tch

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    Yes, get plenty of sleep. And it might not be a bad idea to go to the doctor now rather than wait it out. I've had a horrible chesty cough for about 5-6 weeks and I finally went to the doctor last week. She gets done examining me and tells me that I have an ear infection, tonsilitis (I had that same "golf ball" feeling), and bronchitis. Get the antibiotics early and squash it before it gets unbearable.
     
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    Problem with that is I haven't had a chance to set up my medical insurance, and I certainly can't afford a doctor visit out of pocket given that I've been coasting off of my very meager savings since January 1. I'm just gonna cross my fingers and hope, and if things haven't started to calm down by next week I'll make sure my insurance is good to go and visit a doc.
     
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    Yeah, I had that same problem. My insurance didn't take effect until I had been with this company for 60 days. So I had to wait it out until the beginning of March. Not fun.
     
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    My friend said he took like 30 vitamin C pills once when he was sick, and he was bouncing off the walls the next day.

    I wouldn't recommend it though.
     
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    Strange, I thought vitamin C was water-soluble. AFAIK that means his body would have retained what it could use and the rest would have gone through his system as quickly as his next trip to the bathroom.
     
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    You're right, that is why its silly to take those 2000mg pills everyday. You only need somewhere around 75mg a day so I doubt you could absorb much more than 100mg.
     
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    Haha, so no WoW for joo tonite!!!!
     
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    What? WoW is considered resting, isn't it?

    Yeah, we'll have to see. If anything I may just log in for a half hour or so to sate the craving.
     
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    Nice way to start out DC! I feel more sorry for Aeval as she had to come home to you! ;)

    My cures:

    Chicken Soup baby!
    Lots of Liquids!

    And then....... Nyquil Bomb It! You will have sleep it off.

    I was wondering where you were.

    Good luck at the New Job!

    R++
     
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    Green Tea is supposed to help, read it in some manual at the docs office, seems to work for me
     
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    i drank some of that cheap arizona green tea (its cold) with honey you get at the grocery store when i got a sick a while back .. lol i guess it kinda helped and soothed my throat very well at least
     

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