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Posted: 2/17/2006 3:01:27 PM EDT
I have been battling this crap since I got home Sunday night. A week of fun in the sun, drinking to excess, and that sick bastage next to me on the plane home got my butt but good.



SinceI work outdooors, and this week was the coldest week in years (naturally) I have been battling it with various methods.

Alka Seltzer Cold Plus, Aleve, Cold Pills from work "Relief S-F", Tylenol Cold and Flu and just came home to some TheraFlu.

I have been sneakin up on it with various schedules of the above, take one, wait 4 or 5 hours then take something else. I felt rather good all week considering.


What works for you to battle the flu bug??

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:02:02 PM EDT
Crown Royal
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:03:34 PM EDT
Rest and lots of fluids.

This actually works.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:04:06 PM EDT
I used to get my ass kicked by the flu. I'd take all sorts of medicine and other shit and I'd still have it for a week or more.

I no longer take much of any medicines and the flu won't even last me four days.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:04:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:05:54 PM EDT
NyQuil
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:06:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 3:11:45 PM EDT by bastiat]
gatorade
ester-c
echinicea
garlic pills
eat healthier (more fruits and vegetables with my meals)

and rest. When I have it I take it easy and don't work out. Let me body use its energy to fight off the flu instead of dealing with other things.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:07:39 PM EDT
beer and cigarettes
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:08:21 PM EDT
One will get rid of it permanantly
the Glock fo-tay.
Not the best of options, but will get rid of it

Time is the ONLY thing.
Or expensive Doctor
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:10:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NorthernBornRebel:
NyQuil





With a shot of JACK as a chaser.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:12:41 PM EDT
Repeatedly say:

"Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu"

It works every time!
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:17:55 PM EDT
Rest, Fluids and Time.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:19:01 PM EDT
I agree with Northern born Bebel. Nyquil Knocks me out and I sleep all night. There is also a Dayquil. I think Walmart has a knock off thats probably just as good. Good luck.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:21:58 PM EDT
Drink 4 bottles of NyQuil and when you wake up on Wednesday, your flu will be gone- Trust me
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:58:45 PM EDT
drink plenty of fluids like chicken noodle soup and orange juice

also wear several layers of clothing and go running, make your body sweat until your soaking with sweat
that helps get rid of the Flu virus more quickly than just resting

also try sitting in a hot sauna after exersizing

raising your body temperature via vigorous cardio workouts seems to help
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:00:39 PM EDT
Good luck bro. Get well soon.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:19:07 PM EDT
Actually.. I have the answer to this...

I got the flu really bad in January & had to go to the emergency room... i seriously thought I was going to die.

The Dr recommended the following drug routine...

Take 2 Max strength Tylenol. Then four hours later.... take 2 Max strength Motrin. Then four hours later Take 2 Max strength Tylenol. Then four hours later... take to Max strength Mortin.

Keep repeating this until you feel better... You will be taking medication every 4 hours. it is easiest to do on a 12, 4, 8, routine.

hope you feel better.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:24:01 PM EDT
fwiw, you probably don't actually have the flu
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:27:28 PM EDT
Too late for Tamiflu, bruddah. Symptomatic treatment only. I've heard some folks say that getting good and drunk helps!
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:29:49 PM EDT
Bourbon, water, and sleep! Maybe some Pedialyte when you drink too much of the Bourbon!
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:32:26 PM EDT
Treat the symptoms with analgesics and decongestants if you need to, and get lots of fluid.

There's not really much of anything you can do. Once the virus has found a good place to live and replicate, your immune system needs time to identify it and create antibodies (or whatever).

Of all the various wives tales and general advice, the only really reliable one is to make sure you've got lots of fluids, as far as I can tell.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:32:32 PM EDT
Whissey....ehhhh.....whishkrey....ehhhhhh....whishkey!

Worshks lide ah shamp!
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:34:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 5:39:00 PM EDT by CARFan]

Originally Posted By CARFan:
Repeatedly say:

"Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu"

It works every time!




Try it, it works.

http://members.tripod.com/~koolaidgirl/main.html

Its macromedia, give it a try!! Hilarious!

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:37:33 PM EDT
A Flu shot in November always works for me.

Danny
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:44:36 PM EDT
I'm kind of amazed you are able to go to work. I'm usually need to rest and not work for a week.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:46:14 PM EDT
i stay warm and watch lots of porn, better in a day
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:46:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWS:
Rest and lots of fluids.

This actually works.


+1
Bar none, the best way is lots of water and sleep. Maybe a little ibuprofen to control your fever.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 5:58:02 PM EDT
Nyquil.

I just drink it from the bottle, I don't even bother measuring it. I'll wake up 15 hrs later feeling much better.

Drink LOTS of water too. Keep a pitcher of ice water next to where you sleep.

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 6:01:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CavVet:
I have been battling this crap since I got home Sunday night. A week of fun in the sun, drinking to excess, and that sick bastage next to me on the plane home got my butt but good.



SinceI work outdooors, and this week was the coldest week in years (naturally) I have been battling it with various methods.

Alka Seltzer Cold Plus, Aleve, Cold Pills from work "Relief S-F", Tylenol Cold and Flu and just came home to some TheraFlu.

I have been sneakin up on it with various schedules of the above, take one, wait 4 or 5 hours then take something else. I felt rather good all week considering.


What works for you to battle the flu bug??




I'm afriad you have the bird flu. The green parrot in my avatar is an expert on the subject, and he concurs...there is no cure. You will soon die. Send us all your guns and I promise they'll be given a good home.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 6:22:11 PM EDT
Jack Daniels
drink untill you sleep
repeat as neccessary
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:07:32 PM EDT
vitamin c tablets by the handfuls
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 5:28:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Treat the symptoms with analgesics and decongestants if you need to, and get lots of fluid.

There's not really much of anything you can do. Once the virus has found a good place to live and replicate, your immune system needs time to identify it and create antibodies (or whatever).

Of all the various wives tales and general advice, the only really reliable one is to make sure you've got lots of fluids, as far as I can tell.



And avoid sugars. I recall there was a study done that said that ingesting more than 100g a day of sugar really depresses one's immune system. So, loading up on orange juice/booze while you're sick isn't really helping matters...
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:42:28 AM EDT
Day 6

This nasty crap decided to go from achy with swollen tonsils to that dry hacking cough with upper congestion.

Im still ont he cocktail of different meds, attacking from all sides, but I had to go all out and pull out Grandma's secret, that wicked heated Camphorated Oil.

Since the .fed decided this dangerous product can no longer be sold, I try and use what few prescious ounces of it I have for the worst offenders. I think this is the time to use just a little.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:43:50 AM EDT
nothing, I got the shot
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:46:09 AM EDT
Hot water enema with a twist of lemon.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:52:00 AM EDT
I rely on my immune system. To avoid getting sick I eat right, get plenty of rest, avoid stress and drink plenty of water.

It works for me. YMMV
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 10:53:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/18/2006 10:54:13 AM EDT by Da_Bunny]
dayquil, nyquil, benadryl, water, tea, rest, sleep.

ETA: and chicken soup
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:04:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Hot water enema with a twist of lemon.



No thanks. Leave it to the Navy to twist homoerotic pleasures with illness treatments.




Link Posted: 2/18/2006 11:09:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CavVet:

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Hot water enema with a twist of lemon.



No thanks. Leave it to the Navy to twist homoerotic pleasures with illness treatments.



Sorry, you're Army, a cold water enema without the lemon twist.

If you have a URI then you should get antibiotics.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 12:13:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
If you have a URI then you should get antibiotics.





Do people really get URI in the States?




Link Posted: 2/18/2006 4:41:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Hot water enema with a twist of lemon.



you giving it to him??

Link Posted: 2/18/2006 5:02:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LargeMarge:

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Hot water enema with a twist of lemon.



you giving it to him??






Link Posted: 2/18/2006 5:47:42 PM EDT
Drink a bunch of water, turn up the heat and cover yourself with a bunch of blankets.

Start laughing in an evil maniacal manner and say, " If you can't stand the heat, then get the hell
out of my body"

The flu gets scared shitless when you do this and seeks out some other chump.

True story

GM

Link Posted: 2/18/2006 5:51:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NorthernBornRebel:
Drink 4 bottles of NyQuil and when you wake up on Wednesday, your flu will be gone- Trust me



Link Posted: 2/18/2006 5:55:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Maggot:
i stay warm and watch lots of porn, better in a day



NEVER, underestimate the power of porn
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 5:55:58 PM EDT
Elderberry Extract
Collins Mix
Gatorade
Vodka

Mix in equal parts and take with 30mg Psuedoephidrine 4 times a day.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 6:01:22 PM EDT

Lots of liquor - remember, alcohol kills bacteria and virii which is what you need to happen.
Lots of water in between shots.

lots of hot steaming showers to cough all the crap up
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 2:14:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/19/2006 2:37:49 AM EDT by 91stsps]

Originally Posted By thirsty:

Originally Posted By SWS:
Rest and lots of fluids.

This actually works.


+1
Bar none, the best way is lots of water and sleep. Maybe a little ibuprofen to control your fever.



Actually, if you can avoid taking any pain meds do so, the fever is your body fighting off the infection. If you have the flu and have to work, take enough to take the edge off the aches. Also, take as much Vit. C as you can until you get the trots, then cut back by one or two pills. Too much C will give you trots.
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 2:50:22 AM EDT
acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, pseudoepedrine, chlorpheniramine, water, spray your face with OC
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 3:52:33 AM EDT
Here's a vote for the 4 bottles of Nyquil (wake up Wednesday) approach. Might as well be OUT until you're feeling better.
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