I can’t remember the last time I had a cold. I’m almost afraid of saying it out loud, for fear of jinxing myself. Sadly, though, I think it’s already too late. Monday afternoon, when I got home from a meeting, my throat suddenly felt a bit scratchy and sore. Then I sneezed a few times.
Wouldn’t have been surprised if I was catching a cold. The weather has been positively bizarre here. Suddenly we went from winter to summer. And I do mean suddenly. One day I was wearing a down-filled coat. The next I was out with sandals and a T-shirt.
That lasted exactly five days. And then it was back to the winter coat. We even had snow flurries. And in cottage country there was snow. As in, on the ground.
We needed air conditioning during the day; and at night we needed to put the heat back on. Everyone’s sick. I do NOT want to get sick. So …
Immediately I took an oil of oregano capsule. Among other things, it strengthens the immune system. I’m a firm believer in homeopathic remedies whenever possible.
Then I had a hot cup of tea with honey and lemon. Then I sucked on a zinc tablet. It is supposed to be very good at helping to fight colds and flu. About an hour later I began taking Coryzalia once an hour (recommended dose). It’s another homeopathic medicine used for colds, cold symptoms, congestion, runny noses, etc.
You’re absolutely right. If I was getting a cold, I wanted to stop it dead in its tracks.
Of course if it’s allergies, because it is the season, this stuff I’m taking won’t help. I waffled for a bit, truth be told. Cold? Allergies? Cold? Allergies. In the end I opted for the cold.
Can’t say I felt sick, except for the occasional sneezing and runny nose. The sore throat disappeared as quickly as it appeared. Excellent.
Did not cough or sneeze during the night. Or at least, if I did, it didn’t wake me up. So I doubt it. Woke up Tuesday and promptly sneezed six times in a row. This isn’t uncommon. My mother used to do exactly the same thing. Every day. My father used to call it her fit. I have these fits as well, although not often. My nose was running like a tap.
Not so sure it was just innocuous, random sneezing.
Continued my regime of homeopathic medicines. One oil of oregano capsule. One Coryzalia every hour. You bite into them and let them dissolve on your tongue. No bad taste, don’t worry. More zinc (maximum dose of four per day).
Normally my symptoms would have abated a bit. This time they didn’t. By mid-to-late afternoon they were worse. I was sneezing a lot. And I went though two purse-sized packets of Kleenex.
By the time I got home from the hospital (volunteer day), I felt really crummy. Had some soup. And got directly into bed. Where I stayed.
Sneezed my head off as soon as I woke up yesterday. Weird how all those homeopathic meds hadn’t kicked in yet. Which made me second guess myself. Could it be allergies, after all? Why does life have to be so complicated?
Honestly, I felt lousy. Cancelled all my appointments. All I had to do was pick up my passport. That had to be done. Yes, remember I wrote a post recently and said I’d be renewing my passport. Well now it’s done. Again I came home and went straight to bed. My cats were in heaven.
Me, not so much.
My eyes were tearing. No, I wasn’t crying. And my nose was (and still is) red, from all the blowing. Sneezing, sneezing, sneezing. It’s starting to piss me off.
But guess what? I had my last sneezing fit at around 8:00 p.m. last night.
Here’s hoping …