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lizbond36
12-19-2011, 05:00 PM
I feel like I am coming down with a cold, sadly I can't trust a doctor. Is nightQ safe or something any help. Its just a common cold, but I want to kick it before it gets too bad.
Hugs
Liz

steve.b
12-19-2011, 06:13 PM
i have found a good cold cure.

you need vitamin c tablets, garlic tablets and echinasia tablets.

take 3 tablets of each, three times a day for 2 days.

then take 3 tablets of each morning until cold is gone.


this kick starts part of your auto immune system, without affecting the rest of the system.

i do not know why it works...........but it does.

lizbond36
12-19-2011, 07:37 PM
thanks Steve I try that.
Hugs
Liz

magistramarla
12-19-2011, 08:19 PM
I take a vitamin C (esther C) tablet every day with my multi-vitamin. I don't know if that is the reason, or if it's just my strange hyperactive immune system, but I haven't had a cold in many years. Other than the AI issues, I'm disgustingly healthy.
I like Steve's treatment - sounds like it might keep vampires away, too - LOL!
Hugs,
Marla

SleepyInSeattle
12-19-2011, 08:50 PM
This is from the Johns Hopkins Lupus website:

Things to Avoid
If you have lupus or a condition that predisposes you to lupus, such as undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD), there are certain foods and medications that you should avoid. The substances listed below have shown to induce lupus signs and flares and should be avoided by people with lupus or autoimmune diseases suggesting “pre-lupus.”
(6) Echinacea
Echinacea is often used as a dietary supplement to boost the immune system against colds and other illnesses. However, because Echinacea boosts your immune system, it may cause flares in people with autoimmune diseases such as lupus. In fact, Echinacea supplements sold in Europe bear warning labels that advise against use by people with autoimmune diseases. As a result, people with lupus and other autoimmune diseases should avoid these supplements. In general, it is important that you speak with your physician before taking any new medications or supplements.

rob
12-20-2011, 08:14 AM
When I have a cold, I'll sip on a shot or two of Jim Beam Black Label. It doesn't really do
anything for my cold, but having a cold is a good excuse for drinking Bourbon before noon.

After all, it's for "medicinal" purposes...

Rob

magistramarla
12-20-2011, 10:35 AM
Sleepy,
Thanks for that info. I had thought about this too, but my brain didn't register last night whether it was echinacea or some other herbal remedies that was the problem.
Good old vitamin C seems to be a safe bet. I always cook with lots of garlic, so that remedy is easy for me, too.

Rob,
Your idea is great, but I would substitute hot rum toddies.
Hugs,
Marla

rob
12-20-2011, 10:41 AM
Your idea is great, but I would substitute hot rum toddies.

Trader Vic's!

magistramarla
12-20-2011, 10:52 AM
Rob,
I've never lived near a Trader Vic's, but Jeff makes a mean hot rum toddy. He made one for me last night, and I was asleep by 9:30!
Hugs,
Marla

lucky7
12-22-2011, 06:09 PM
OMG Rob!!! YOU just cracked me up!!! LOL Carl says he agrees! LOL I did hear too though that WE SHOULDNT take ANYTHING that BOOSTS our immune system since its in overdrive already. I DO take extra vitamin C as well though. I also get MORE REST than usual and I DRINK DRINK DRINK my decaffeinated WHITE TEA by the cupfuls! I do that anyway but even more so than usual when im sick.

Hunniebun
12-23-2011, 12:08 PM
I will avoid pills as much as I can, so what works for me is lemon Neo Citran (Therma Flu for Americans), chewable vitamin C's, Vicks Vapour rub and Halls cough drops.

ashleybaby715
12-23-2011, 03:28 PM
I usually take DayQuil and NyQuil. Also depending in what's wrong with me, ive been prescribed a z pack antibiotic.