Under the weather

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Brian SD, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    Hey any health nuts out there... As the topic might suggest, I've been feeling pretty scheissty recently, and I am just looking for a general way to reduce symptoms or get rid of it all together.. I think I have your typical cold, and it's normally not too much of an inhibitor but the lack of energy is really hurting my sex life the past few days [​IMG] This is mainly why I ask... I would like to know if there are specific vitamins or food types that would help lower the length of sickness or just reduce symptoms in general (stuffy/runny nose, shivers, sensitive skin, always tired). Does echinacea help this at all? If anyone has some advice, I would really appreciate it.
     


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    A couple years ago, I started taking Centrum Performance vitamins every day. Its got gingko and some other stuff to help with added energy. It's definitely been working, I find sometimes even on not enough sleep, I can still keep chugging along.

    I also got a recommendation recently to take extra vitamin C, above and beyond whats in the vitamins. So I take an additional 1000mg per day. As one who majored in biology, I know that extra vitamins just get peed out, but since I started 3 months ago, I have not felt ill at all. I am usually good for a couple colds/allergy attacks/flu bouts a year, and since I've been on extra Vitamin C, I've felt great.
     


  3. Brian SD

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    Appreciated. I heard Vitamin C helps. I'm gonna go Overdose [​IMG]
     


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    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Move to California. Seriously. I've been sick here in Cambridge more times in 9 months than I had been in California for 6 years. Yes, the East Coast sucks.
     


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    really, just lots of rest and drink lots of fluids
     


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    No kidding. I've thought I've been through a lot of crappy Cambridge winters/springs, but this years takes the cake. When its not snowing, its raining, etc. I know of atleast half a dozen people who've been seriously sick this winter (week long bout of the flu/strep/etc.). When I graduate in June, I'm leaving cambridge and never coming back...

    Hmm.. on second thought, maybe illness is related to stress induced by school...
     


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    Echinacea can be very helpful, but its main use is to curb the intensity of a cold. Therefore it is very helpful to take when the symptoms start, but is not much use when the cold really starts to kick in. If I catch it early and start taking it, I have had pretty good results.

    Kevin
     


  8. Brian SD

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    Already there [​IMG]
    Thanks for the input. I started taking Echinacea on monday, and the symptoms have been very mild compared to what I usually end up with. Perhaps the intensity of the virus isn't as bad as usual, but it's definitely worth trying again [​IMG]
     


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