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I'm sick - help!#1
Posted: 2/20/08 at 1:49pm
I came down with a cold/upper respiratory virus on Monday, and woke up with a fever this morning. I'm coughing, sneezing, painfully congested, and just feel generally pretty awful.

I have somewhere to be tonight, though, and I really don't want to have to miss it. Does anyone have suggestions for what I can take to mask this for a couple of hours so I can go? I've been taking Tylenol or Motrin for the sinus headaches and fever, along with Sudafed and a cough suppressant. I've been swearing by Cold Eeze lately, but those really just lessen the length of the cold. Frankly, I can deal with going out with the sniffles and cold symptoms, but I'd like to be able to function for just a few hours without the chills and sweating.

I know BWW isn't the ideal place to ask for medical advice, but I know performers are often able to do things that allow them to go on when they're sick, so I was wondering if anybody had suggests for what I can take to just knock it temporarily. Thanks.
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re: I'm sick - help!#2
Posted: 2/20/08 at 1:52pm
Have a few cocktails before you go...
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re: I'm sick - help!#2
Posted: 2/20/08 at 1:57pm
i'm so sorry, Em!
i know this is important to you & i hope it all pulls together for you!
i want to make thngs that count
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re: I'm sick - help!#3
Posted: 2/20/08 at 2:03pm
if youre congested.. take Neo-Synephrine spray.. that should work for like 2-3 hours...
I think you can buy that at the local drug store without prescriptions..

Sorry dont know anything about chills & sweating... I will try to contact my two sisters who are RN's...see what they can advise...

I hope you feel better!

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re: I'm sick - help!#4
Posted: 2/20/08 at 4:18pm
You better stay home - - - going out with this can only make you sicker
and quite possibly go into something much more serious .... also, it isn't nice to
spread these germs around either.......

Take care . . . and speedy recovery.
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re: I'm sick - help!#5
Posted: 2/20/08 at 4:25pm
Take Tylenol for the fever and then 2 hours later take Advil for the pain. I was advised to do this from the hospital.

As for congestion, I always recommend egg drop soup. (Chicken Broth, a little corn starch, lots of green onion and an egg beaten) The heavy onion seems to help with the congestion and it is health for you.

After tonight, lots and lots of sleep. Hope you feel better...
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re: I'm sick - help!#6
Posted: 2/20/08 at 4:37pm
::sends healing thoughts::
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 4:44pm
I haven't missed a day of school in seven years thanks to Dayquil.....if I'm sick it just helps me float through the day.......
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re: I'm sick - help!#8
Posted: 2/20/08 at 4:45pm
If you've got a fever, Em, you're very likely contagious right now.

That's a nice "gift" to bring to your gathering tonight.

I know you don't want to, but... I would stay home if I were you, and you should call your doctor too. They might want to see you.
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re: I'm sick - help!#9
Posted: 2/20/08 at 4:48pm
I'm probably going to stay home. I was hoping I'd be able to fight it, but I just woke up from a nap and I still feel terrible. I thought if I could get my temperature down, I would try to make an appearance, but it's not going down enough for me to feel comfortable doing that.

I saw a doctor yesterday, and he said he's pretty sure it's just viral, but to call him if I get worse. I think this qualifies as "worse," so I'm going to do that.

Thanks to everybody for their well-wishes. My body has poor timing, to say the least.
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 4:53pm
Feel better, Em.

You're doing the right thing, even if it sucks.
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re: I'm sick - help!#11
Posted: 2/20/08 at 4:56pm
but it's such a smokin' hot body, em.
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re: I'm sick - help!#12
Posted: 2/20/08 at 4:56pm
strap a fried onion poultice on your chest before you go anywhere!
i want to make thngs that count
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re: I'm sick - help!#13
Posted: 2/20/08 at 5:11pm
Heh, yeah, it wouldn't really be any fun having to stay at least ten feet away from everyone.

I wouldn't have missed it for the world, but I guess I haven't the best luck.

And thanks, papa. Not today, I'm afraid. re: I'm sick - help!
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 5:19pm
and if you need help strapping the poultice to your chest...i'm only a pm away.
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 8:35pm
I hope you are staying put, sweetie.

Warm up some good broth, pop in your favorite dvd and REST.

Feel better.
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 8:52pm
Get well soon, em. You might not even have had a good time if y ou went-you're better off in bed!

I have a question while we're on the subject. I hope someone can answer this. I've also been sick going on two weeks with a cough and cold. Here's what I'm wondering-please don't be grossed out. What does it mean when the mucus is green/yellow? Is that an infection? Sorry about that.

Does anyone know?
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 8:55pm
"pop in her favorite dvd"?!?!?!
TONIGHT?!?!?!?!?!

honey, her favorite dvd is being BROADCAST!!!!
i want to make thngs that count
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i'm sick - help!#18
Posted: 2/20/08 at 8:57pm
That's one of the signs of a sinus infection, Jane as is a persistent cold. You should probably see a doctor. Hope you feel better, too.

And yes, I am counting down the minutes... i'm sick - help! I've seen it already, but there's something so surreal about being able to flip a channel and find it there.
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Posted: 2/20/08 at 9:01pm
Thanks, em. I'm going to contact my dr.
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i'm sick - help!#20
Posted: 2/21/08 at 2:52am
Aaaand my temperature is steadily rising. Post fever-reducers. Can't sleep.

I just wanted to whine. i'm sick - help!
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i'm sick - help!#21
Posted: 2/21/08 at 3:06am
You poor thing. I totally looked for you tonight, can't believe you werent there.

Feel better!!! (oh, and I swear by mucinex for chest congestion... its been my saving grace before auditions)
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Posted: 2/21/08 at 3:09am
Ah, sorry, I should have told you. I feel like I was supposed to be there for one last hurrah, but what can you do? i'm sick - help!

I need to buy some Mucinex. That stuff is great.
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Posted: 2/21/08 at 3:13am
Ha. I didn't buy it for ages because the talking loogie in the commericals grossed me out.
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Posted: 2/21/08 at 6:00pm
I didn't know that you were/are sick. That sucks, everyone I know is sick right now.

Get better soon!

Mucinex saves the day for me. I even love the name, it's just lovely. And get a Cold Buster Jamba Juice with the immunityboost AND vitaboost. It's awesome and it will make you feel better, I swear. I think it's the crazy amounts of vitamin C that does it.