Down and Out

bowl with chicken noodle soup and parsley
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I woke up Friday morning at 3 a.m. with a horrific sore throat. I blamed it on the cold weather and sleeping with the heater on.

I’ve had three days of living on Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup. Talk about comfort food. It takes me back to my childhood when I ate it every day for several years.

I use my Neil Med sinus rinse, breathe steam from a pot of boiling water with a towel over my head — and take a handful of vitamins including C, D, zinc, oregano oil, a multi-vitamin for women over 50 and others. I thought I had allergies with post nasal drip, but now it’s spawned into chills, fatigue, cough and sore throat.

What I hadn’t been doing was staying in bed. As of Sunday morning I’m in bed. I’m writing this from the comfort of fluffy pillows and my favorite quilt. I have several friends who said they’ve been sick and it took a few days rest and sleep to get better.

I haven’t been sick for years like this. It’s not fun!

What are your home remedies when you get sick? What vitamins do you think help?

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