I went to get groceries in Alamosa and unwittingly picked up some virus as well. I went in on Sunday and by Tuesday I was down hard. I spent 3 days miserable, used 5 boxes of tissues, 3 bottles of apple juice, 1 bottle of orange, an entire container of green chile and lost 8 lbs. I’m starting to shake it now, but now my fiance is getting it. We’re both hoping to get rid of it in time for vacation in a couple weeks.
However, while I was sick, I tried some Pinterest remedies (I can’t have pain killers or dextro medicines):
1. Lemon Honey Cough Syrup http://032ad8a.netsolhost.com/madmad/2012/03/12/medicinal-sweets/#.UlGHExCGfWw
This was a nice thing to add to hot tea, but I don’t feel like it helped THAT much.
2. Something called “Natural cold remedy” http://www.pinterest.com/pin/53480314298484109/
This was a punishment that I only got half way through. There is a ton of cayenne and it made me sweat, but it was really unpleasant and I ended up getting hiccups from the spiciness.
3. Detox Bath
This was lovely and I feel like it would have helped if I could have stayed in the whole 40 minutes (our water heater ran out about 12 minutes in).