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post #36406 of 61952
Ok, seriously, just so you don't panic.

On your way home, go to a pharmacy and buy some tea: thyme, elderflower, "Spitzwegerich". Drink as much as you can from elderflower (you'll sweat a lot, but that's good) and "Spitzwegerich" and make a couple cups of steeped thyme tea. Get in your bed, grab something to read or watch TV. Enjoy the rest of the evening. When you still don't feel fit tomorrow, repeat. Was your hands regularly (I do not mean every ten minutes!). Flush used tissues.
Should be better than to be worried all day long.

Do you have temperature?
post #36407 of 61952
As I said earlier, I am feeling perfectly fine/normal.
Since the first time this happened to me, I have been mountainbiking twice, played squash for 1.5h, had a night of heavy drinking and went to a smoke filled pub to watch football, nothing changed my feeling to the worse.
I had a quick look at google after the second time this happened to me, and it suggested that I might suffer from a "Nasennebenhöhlenentzündung" but I can't imagine this to be the case as I guess I would have noticed it at all of the above mentioned activities.
post #36408 of 61952
You would notice if you had a sinusitis...

Once again, you're way overthinking this. If you want it to go away quicker, do what I wrote and/or don't do much/any sports, don't drink (alcohol that is).
post #36409 of 61952
I am not exactly scared of this, it just annoys me to foul my bed sheets every few days.
I'll see if the pharmacy is still open when I leave university.
Would drinking a lot of water help as well?
I was brought up drinking the mixture of apple juice and sparkling water mostly but switched to only non-carbonated water a few monthes ago but noticed that I drink noticebly less of it compared to the mixture.
post #36410 of 61952
Of course, drinking lots of water is great too. (but thyme/elderflower/"Spitzwegerich" -- and a lot of other herbs -- help fight the "cold")

Apple juice + water is "dangerous", as you surely noticed. Depends on the dilution though. I know people who drink 2L apple juice per day. I doubt they would eat 2-4 kg of apples per day. laugh.gif

You could try to drink tea. It doesn't taste "boring" so you may drink more. Just don't drink 2-3L of thyme tea per day, lol. Or try plain hot/warm water. Or just remind yourself to drink a 200ml glass of water per hour. Sounds easier than it is (I know), but that would be sufficient in general.
post #36411 of 61952
oh lawd...this is why i dont drink coffee...Has a medium medium from starbucks at like 10 yesterday while I was driving home from visiting my gf at her school...I was up until 3:30 last night and was wide awake at 7:30 today...I have the day off and wanted to sleep in.

Edit: to the people talking about getting sick. I take these twice a day at any sign of a cold or sickness coming on. I have been taking them for over 5 years and I can honestly say I have only been sick 2-3 times over this span. Once was with H1N1 so that doesnt really count.

http://www.evitamins.com/sambucus-natures-way-349

I have always had a strong immune system though...missed 4 total days of school EVER due to being sick. I am talking kindergarden through college.
post #36412 of 61952

I stayed up late reading for a class last night.

 

I just woke up having slept through my alarm, and the class. 

post #36413 of 61952
I always was small and skinny and a bad eater, so my mother decided to cheat on me with the apple juice + fizz mixture so I would drink something after all.
I decided against it for the sake of the health of my teeth which are already damaged from the acid in the juice.
I hope my new dentist and I will be able to recover and obtain my teeth as good as possible from now on.
You are right that water is kind of "boring" to me due to the habit of drinking juices/soda instead of water for whole my life but I am old enough to know better and care for myself now and I am sure I will get used to it.
I heard that tea also isn't exactly good for your teeth as well, so I don't want to just exchange the juice mixture with tea.
Of course I do drink juice, tea, soda now and again but I try to limit it to special occassions and stay with bottled and tap water for everyday life.
Regarding the amount of water one should drink, 200ml per hour awake would mean 3.4 to 3.6l a day for myself, I am happy if I am able to drink half of it, yet again the 2.5l "rule" which I often hear for a regular German should refer to somebody of regular weight, let's say 80kg, I only weigh 60kg myself, so I think I should be fine with 1.5-2l as well.
post #36414 of 61952
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Originally Posted by OmniscientCause View Post

I have always had a strong immune system though...missed 4 total days of school EVER due to being sick. I am talking kindergarden through college.
Yeah, the other 340 days you just pretended to be sick.
post #36415 of 61952
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I stayed up late reading for a class last night.

I just woke up having slept through my alarm, and the class.
I always put my alarm clock >1m away from me when I get too late to bed nowadays. Else I may just snooze the shit out of it without noticing. And somehow the alarm clock resigns after I've pressed "snooze" about 20 times in 100 minutes. Can't explain why else I wouldn't wake up (happend twice to me, both times without any important appointment fortunately). Don't think that my AC just doesn't work every now and then.
post #36416 of 61952
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

Yeah, the other 340 days you just pretended to be sick.

That comment is so ironic given my last name, but no I never really took advantage of skipping or pretending to be sick. I liked school ha. shog[1].gif
post #36417 of 61952
Also, we have to discuss what being sick means to people.
I have plenty of friends, females mostly, who go see a doctor whenever they have a sore throat or a dripping nose.
Last time I went to see a doctor was when I was in high school and for a period of two month I went home straight from class just to go to bed and sleep till next morning because I was feeling so tired all of the time.
Guess what? I had the pathogen of Mononucleosis infectiosa in myself and my body was fighting it to prevent from becoming "active".

Regarding alarms, I am a lucky man, I don't ever need one, my body clock is working perfectly, no matter how tired I am or how little sleep I got that night, I'll always wake up 0 to 15 minutes in front of the time I would have set the alarm to.
Also I have no problems getting up this way because I am not forced out of sleep but naturally awake at the right sleep period.
Love it!
post #36418 of 61952
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

I always was small and skinny and a bad eater, so my mother decided to cheat on me with the apple juice + fizz mixture so I would drink something after all.
I decided against it for the sake of the health of my teeth which are already damaged from the acid in the juice.
I hope my new dentist and I will be able to recover and obtain my teeth as good as possible from now on.
You are right that water is kind of "boring" to me due to the habit of drinking juices/soda instead of water for whole my life but I am old enough to know better and care for myself now and I am sure I will get used to it.
I heard that tea also isn't exactly good for your teeth as well, so I don't want to just exchange the juice mixture with tea.
Of course I do drink juice, tea, soda now and again but I try to limit it to special occassions and stay with bottled and tap water for everyday life.
Regarding the amount of water one should drink, 200ml per hour awake would mean 3.4 to 3.6l a day for myself, I am happy if I am able to drink half of it, yet again the 2.5l "rule" which I often hear for a regular German should refer to somebody of regular weight, let's say 80kg, I only weigh 60kg myself, so I think I should be fine with 1.5-2l as well.
Tea isn't bad for your teeth. If you drink too much black tea, your teeth may discolor, of course. Same goes with smoking, red wine, coffee , .... If you go to the dentist to "clean your teeth" (Zahnreinigung) every half a year, you shouldn't have a problem. And regular tea like lemongrass shouldn't affect all that much.

The thing is that your body can only "work" with a limited amount of water at a time. So it's not ideal if you drink 2l after getting up and 2l before going to bed (the latter for other reasons as well, but I think you get the idea). And really, you can't tell me that drinking 200ml is difficult, can you? It's done in four seconds. The key is to remember doing it every hour. Like an automatic routine. It could help to use cups, because I for one can drink more/easier out of it -- or let's put it that way: more controlled. At least at home.
post #36419 of 61952
I am going to Zahnreinigung every four months at the moment, my dentist and I agreed to reduce it to twice a year as soon as my gingiva fully recovered.
Might try some teas now, but also am a lazybone, so might still stay with tap water mostly.
Anyways, I'll try to listen to your advice of drinking 200ml each hour as you, as a med student?, obviously know more about health than myself.
post #36420 of 61952
Econometrics. Just lots and lots of math... tongue.gif
I just grew up around people who know quite a bit.
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