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Monday, 26 January 2015

On Feeling Rough


I seem to have been fighting off bugs since just after Christmas when Dear Daughter & the Grandchildren very kindly off loaded some on to me :/   Just as I feel the lurgy is beginning to lift I get up next morning and feel worse!  Now I have developed a tickly cough which is embarrassing , to say the least, when in company.  The feeling starts like a feather in the throat  and off I go, coughing and coughing until the tears run down my cheeks and my nose runs.  I seemed to do nothing but cough during the night, despite taking some cough supressing medicine before I went to bed, consequently I feel worse than ever this morning.  I'm still in my PJ's as I type this ( currently 9.53am) What a state to be in....oh, and I haven't mentioned the fact that I need to cross my legs as I cough!!

Is anyone else out there suffering?  Winter bugs are a nightmare, aren't they.  Any tips to help stop this awful cough will be much appreciated....please?

Thanks for visiting.  At least, my keyboard friends, I cannot pass this bug on to you! x

12 comments:

  1. We had it 3 weeks ago and still have the cough,it has to work it's way out of your system. My doctor suggested I drink hot juice rather than tea and coffee, which has helped line my throat. I am old fashioned, each night I rub Vick's vapor rub into my neck, and I sleep on three pillows, it does help me. Hope you are better soon.

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  2. Our daughter in law to be has had a week off work with something nasty that included a cough that kept them both awake all night. Seems it's everywhere. We've been lucky so far, avoiding people helps!

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  3. Bless you Angie, have a good rest in bed, don't try to do anything, just get well soon, sending you hugs :-) xx

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  4. Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. Tickly coughs are a nightmare, I drink hot water with lemon and honey and Take a paracetamol if needed. A good rest helps too, hope you will feel better in a day or two. Big hugs xx

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  5. If you take codeine (e.g. co-codamol) it is supposed to suppress the cough reflex (told to me by my GP). A tablespoon of cider vinegar in water is good to sip every time you start coughing. I quite like the taste but if you don't, I suppose you could dissolve honey in hot water then add the vinegar. I hope it helps you.

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    1. You can buy codeine linctus which acts on the brain ( like the similar opiate morphine) to stop the cough reflex. Suppressing gives some night relief but sometimes if the cough is productive it shouldn't be suppressed - and codeine gives the most awful constipation!!!!!

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    2. Oh crikey, yes, when OH took some after a hernia op he was in a right old state :/ It's ok in the short term if desperate, I think.

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  6. There's nothing worse than a cough that keep you awake at night. When I was a kid my Mum used to feed us hot honey, rum and butter. Maybe this would help to soothe your throat and help you sleep! Jx

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  7. Oh dear, poor you, you have my sympathy. I am in exactly the same situation - sitting up in bed using 5 pillows to prop myself up tonight. The only thing I've found to help with the cough at all is steam inhalation and I have done that tonight before going to bed. Fingers crossed that we all shift it soon.

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  8. I'm sorry you're unwell. Grandchildren do have a way of leaving us the gift of their germs. Have you been to the doctor? That cough sounds nasty.

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    1. Thanks, Kristie, but no, not this time. I only go if I absolutely have to :/

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  9. Thank you all so much for your kind and helpful comments. I have taken them all on board and tried the juice, honey & lemon, and an extra pillow. Dear Blimey, I hope you feel better soon too :( I feel marginally better today so perhaps the bugs have decided I am no longer any fun :)

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