Wednesday, April 20, 2011

cough, cough, cough...

This is what I have been doing the last couple of days: cough cough, sniff, sniff, sleep, cough, cough, sleep, cough, sniff.....Someone gave me a cold AND I have NOT BEEN THIS SICK since I was a LITTLE GIRL! Whoever gave it to me, I want them to stay FAR FAR AWAY! It's been awful! I had a fever from Saturday night-Monday, then it came back until yesterday. Each night, I've woken up with soaking wet clothes from sweating...I didn't sleep but about 3 hours Monday night because of the coughing so last night my dad made me an old home remedy to help with the coughing: sugar and vinegar. It did the trick! I did cough during the night but not nearly as much! I sound like I have a frog in my throat when I talk....It's been bad! I'm SO READY to get back to normal:)

sugar & vinegar[please excuse this awful camera was dying so I was trying hard to take a picture before it died]

1 comment:

B- said...

I'm an expert on this! I have been sick like that four times since last November. One of them was with the flu that then turned into an upper respiratory infection. I was practically drinking night time cough medicine but then would continue to wake up throughout the night with coughing attacks. Each time I went to the doc they prescribed the same thing and it works! Start taking Mucinex (it is expensive but works- and it is extended release so only twice a day). Then get a prescription for Tessalon Perles. This is the miracle cough medicine. I had never taken it before until I got the flu- but they are AMAZING. I didn't even have to take sleepy medicine for my cough and I slept throughout the night. I now keep a prescription stocked at my house for emergencies and I recommend it to all my friends. Last - it might sound gross- but get a Netti Pot. It will open up your sinuses (because a lot of time most of your stuffiness is related to swelling/irriation instead of mucus build up). I was skeptical at first but it really works! I hope that helps!