I have all the classic signs of da floo. And boy did it hit me fast and hard. One minute I was working at my desk and then *cough*–*cough cough*. Within 30 minutes, and that is not an exaggeration, my eyes were burning and I was coughing with a wet undertone. Within 5 hours I ached all over, had a horrible headache and coughed so much that I needed a nebulizer to breathe, and I don’t have asthma! (Thank God my hubby and children all do, so I got a free ride on theirs!) I seriously thought I needed urgent care.
Then My Husband brought out all His Stuff. He is an alternative medicine guy, but after the results I have had with it all I am beginning to think that I shouldn’t make fun of him anymore. Within 4 hours of taking the Elderberry Samboco extract (see post HERE), lysozomal vitamin C, zinc, and oregano oil, my breathing stopped being wet and raspy and my cough went to sporadic.
They are all horrible. The Samboco extract needs to be diluted as it is so sour and strong my taste buds feel razed. The zinc and oregano oil are huge pills and I don’t do big pills well. The lysosomal vitamin C is like drinking down a wet lugger. It is vitamin C wrapped in a phospholipid (fat) in a liquid form. Wow, talk about disgusting. But after the results I am manfully swigging and gulping with nary a grump.
Today I have fever and horrible aches but my cough is almost gone. A cough almost gone after less than 24 hours? Impossible! Web MD says that the Elderberry extract can cut flu symptoms to as little as 2 days. I am hoping that my case is the two day variety.
I have chilled for the last 24 hours, and am nicely dressed in what I term The Sack. The Sack has holes for hands and feet and one walks around like a drunken Oompa Loompa in it. But it does wonders to keep the chills in control. Except when I have to strip to go to the bathroom. I wish I could video me trying to get out of it and shaking like a leaf while doing my business. The image I am sure will be burned into your brain. My family have been wonderful, waiting on me and getting me whatever I need. Wish I could capitalize a little on this….anyone up for cleaning the house? NO?