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ElectricBlanketFire
Too early for flapjacks?
(11-30-2012, 06:26 PM)
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Welp, I have strep throat. You know when Mankind/Cactus Jack would fall on thumbtacks? That's what my throat feels like right now.

So what do you guys do to feel better while you're sick?

For me, I just get myself a crap-ton of Gatorade and Saltines (though this time it's ice cream), play NES games (Mega Man is an excellent series to play while sick) and watch episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Aguirre
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(11-30-2012, 06:28 PM)
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plenty of hot drinks then this:


:>
Darth Pinche
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(11-30-2012, 06:29 PM)
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in before feed it pizza

Seriously, I recommend a good vietnamese pho. It's like chicken soup on afterburner.
KillGore
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(11-30-2012, 06:30 PM)
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A drink a lot of juice and water, get a lot of sleep and eat a lot of hot soup.

Most importantly, I'm always using this

coldvein
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(11-30-2012, 06:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aguirre

plenty of hot drinks then this:

an asian chick? interesting remedy
shadyspace
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(11-30-2012, 06:32 PM)
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I've been blowing my nose every five minutes the past two days. I hate it so much.
Dragoon En Regalia
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(11-30-2012, 06:33 PM)
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Use spray and pills, drink a lot of water, hope for the best.

óNone of these work that well when you have chronic allergies like me, though. I like to lament the fact that my affliction doesn't take me out of school, simply because the allergies aren't that strong. But they are there, and they suck hard.
Canis lupus
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(11-30-2012, 06:33 PM)
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Dip bread in olive oil mixed with lemon and eat it, oh and drink tea.
ffdgh
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(11-30-2012, 06:34 PM)
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A nice bowl of scalding hot chicken noodle soup.
lethial
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(11-30-2012, 06:34 PM)
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Lay around and do nothing is what I do when I have the "sniffles".
LittleBoots
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(11-30-2012, 06:35 PM)
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I usually use this stinky, stinging Chinese medicine I get from Chinatown. It's a vapor rub, but it's a really good decongestant. I can't think of the name of it off the top of my head. Anyone know the name of it?
ElectricBlanketFire
Too early for flapjacks?
(11-30-2012, 06:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Darth Pinche

in before feed it pizza

Seriously, I recommend a good vietnamese pho. It's like chicken soup on afterburner.

This sounds good. Is it pronounced "Foh?" What should I say when I order it.

Never had Vietnamese food...
DJ_Lae
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(11-30-2012, 06:36 PM)
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Fisherman's Friends and hot tea.

I also make sure to remark how colourful and/or chunky the mucus/booger mixture is to my family when I blow my nose.

edit - also, Coke for sore throats. It's not a permanent fix but then again I've never had anything that's actually worked for a sore throat more than a few minutes, and it's by far my least favourite part of a cold.
Last edited by DJ_Lae; 11-30-2012 at 06:39 PM.
zerotol
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(11-30-2012, 06:37 PM)
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Burn it out with whiskey. It works.
fluffydelusions
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(11-30-2012, 06:38 PM)
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Coughs and colds? Pshhh try dealing with seasonal allergies. NOW those can fuck off. lol
Levyne
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(11-30-2012, 06:38 PM)
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Basically

then sleep it off.
Last edited by Levyne; 11-30-2012 at 06:39 PM. Reason: lol that's huge
ElectricBlanketFire
Too early for flapjacks?
(11-30-2012, 06:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by zerotol

Burn it out with whiskey. It works.

I've considered this as well.
bluehat9
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(11-30-2012, 06:39 PM)
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Hot tea (with a little bit of honey if you have a sore throat) and soup.
shadyspace
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(11-30-2012, 06:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by zerotol

Burn it out with whiskey. It works.

I drank 9 beers last night and it didn't do anything for me
shortyme
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(11-30-2012, 06:40 PM)
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A lot of bitching and complaining, mostly to myself. I'm a treat to be around.
DrBaalzamon
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(11-30-2012, 06:41 PM)
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Theraflu is magically. Even if you're in a State where they sell the weaker, non deliciously drugged up version, it works miracles. That and plenty of sleep/liquids!
ElectricBlanketFire
Too early for flapjacks?
(11-30-2012, 06:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by shadyspace

I drank 9 beers last night and it didn't do anything for me

What kind?
Aguirre
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(11-30-2012, 06:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by ProdicalFlame

A lot of bitching and complaining, mostly to myself. I'm a treat to be around.

aw i bet you are awesome to be around. i'd like to tend to your needs when you're poorly :>
ReBurn
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(11-30-2012, 06:42 PM)
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I whine until my wife tells me to suck it up.
shadyspace
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(11-30-2012, 06:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

What kind?

yuengling. I mean I got drunk but it didn't help my cold.
ElectricBlanketFire
Too early for flapjacks?
(11-30-2012, 06:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by shadyspace

yuengling. I mean I got drunk but it didn't help my cold.

Ah I haven't had a Yuengling in years. Wish they had it around Chicago.

I should probably check Binny's...
Le-mo
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(11-30-2012, 06:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

This sounds good. Is it pronounced "Foh?" What should I say when I order it.

Never had Vietnamese food...

You can just point at the name or pictures. I recommend Pho Thai or Bun bo hue. Both are really good.
george_us
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(11-30-2012, 06:48 PM)
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NyQuil is usually my weapon of choice.
bcl0328
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(11-30-2012, 06:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

This sounds good. Is it pronounced "Foh?" What should I say when I order it.

Never had Vietnamese food...

fuh.
dorkimoe
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(11-30-2012, 06:51 PM)
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Cepacol warming sensations for sore throats, just discovered these...AMAZING. That spray crap does nothing compared to this.

Coughs, you need mucinex + cough drops
Colds you just need ibuprofen or whatever reduces fever and some mucinex or nyquil

source: always sick
Quick
(11-30-2012, 06:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

This sounds good. Is it pronounced "Foh?" What should I say when I order it.

Never had Vietnamese food...

Most restaurants have the different kinds labeled in English.

I stick with the rare beef, then Sriracha it up.
Jipan
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(11-30-2012, 06:51 PM)
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Funny as hell because my voice is hoarse from the same thing (sans the strep throat). My doc gave me a cough suppresant and allergy pills. Been coughing up phlegm too. I feel like crap. Water, soup, and not using my voice helps.

My brother's been coughing up a storm and many people at school are sick.
ElectricBlanketFire
Too early for flapjacks?
(11-30-2012, 06:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Quick

Most restaurants have the different kinds labeled in English.

I stick with the rare beef, then Sriracha it up.

You just reminded me that I'm out of Sriracha.
alphaNoid
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(11-30-2012, 08:18 PM)
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1. I"m stubborn
2. I hate sleeping when I'm sick

thus

1. Take some DayQuil/NyQuil
2. Stay home from work
3. Play video games, alllllll day.

4. Feel better.
ElectricBlanketFire
Too early for flapjacks?
(11-30-2012, 08:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by dorkimoe

Cepacol warming sensations for sore throats, just discovered these...AMAZING.

I bought these at lunch and I hate to say they did nothing for me. Halls works better.
Quick
(11-30-2012, 08:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by alphaNoid

1. I"m stubborn
2. I hate sleeping when I'm sick

thus

1. Take some DayQuil/NyQuil
2. Stay home from work
3. Play video games, alllllll day.

4. Feel better.

This is me, exactly.

I hate sleeping when I'm sick, since I feel like I could be doing something instead. But when I'm fine, I love sleep and wish I could just slack off all day.
Darth Pinche
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(11-30-2012, 08:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

This sounds good. Is it pronounced "Foh?" What should I say when I order it.

Never had Vietnamese food...

As stated before "fuh", but saying "foh" is think is ok too. Most places that carry pho are very laid back. For example, a local restaurant is called "What the Pho?"
Llyranor
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(11-30-2012, 08:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

Never had Vietnamese food...

You're in for a treat! Pho is amazing.
Quick
(11-30-2012, 08:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Llyranor

You're in for a treat! Pho is amazing.

I was skeptical of it, at first, but once it was in my mouth...

lil smoke
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(11-30-2012, 08:42 PM)

Originally Posted by Llyranor

You're in for a treat! Pho is amazing.

It is.

For the onset of a cold, I like Zinc tablets. Soup is good, it helps you sweat. Most of all, I wear a lot of clothes to bed, so that I wake up in the middle of night soaking wet. Have a change of clothes ready, go back to bed. In 2 days. Cold should be gone.

Try it.
shadyspace
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(11-30-2012, 08:43 PM)
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Think that bowl of chicken soup actually helped
ElectricBlanketFire
Too early for flapjacks?
(11-30-2012, 08:45 PM)
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Right now I'm drinking tea for maybe like the third time in my life.

Earl Grey...like this gentleman:

Riggs
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(11-30-2012, 08:46 PM)

Originally Posted by Aguirre

plenty of hot drinks then this:


:>

lolll was Aguirre banned for this gif? Or was it another anime gif in funny pics thread as usual? Dude just got unbanned like a few days ago.
ElectricBlanketFire
Too early for flapjacks?
(11-30-2012, 08:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Riggs

lolll was Aguirre banned for this gif? Or was it another anime gif in funny pics thread as usual? Dude just got unbanned like a few days ago.

Why this gif specifically?
Lucario
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(11-30-2012, 08:48 PM)
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I lie in bed, act pathetic, and hope someone feels bad enough for me to make me chicken soup.
Riggs
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(11-30-2012, 08:50 PM)

Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

Why this gif specifically?

I don't know, he always posting weird anime girl stuff in the funny pics thread and has a rep now, he got banned before for doing it. Because it was ALLLLLLL he was doing lololll, the Aguirre saga continues.

btw I got nothing against her (aka him) , I just think its funny cuz everyone in funny pics thread hates her (him), I am just an observer.
gofreak
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(11-30-2012, 08:51 PM)
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Vicks First Defense nasal spray has successfully reversed two fledgling colds for me so far. You start using it as soon as you feel a cold coming on. Very effective in my experience.
dBOL
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(11-30-2012, 08:56 PM)
If I am going for natural stuff, I like to hit up the Korean place and get some kimchi

If I want some chemicals I go for Cepacol lozengez and anything with psuedoephedrine in it.

Usually a combo of both works for me
Tefleon
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(11-30-2012, 08:58 PM)
This is how I manage colds.

Take one large mug. Add the following:
1x good tablespoon honey
1x good measure whiskey or bourbon
Juice from 1/2 squeezed lemon
2x thin slices of fresh ginger root
Slice of lemon for show
Boiling water

Mix it well so the honey dissolves then take some painkillers, normal dose, and chase this up with the drink.

I repeat the drink every couple of hours and it makes me feel much better although it means I'm also stuck for driving and working.
ptolemy
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(11-30-2012, 09:19 PM)
Any spray with benzamine hydrochloride in it is great stuff to use on a sore throat. keeps the inflammation and pain away from the throat. After that fluids and sleep.

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