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Old 07-03-2011, 06:41 PM   #1
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I keep getting sick!!

Hey, all!! Well, I am sick AGAIN!! Now it is a respiratory thing. UGH! Nasty snot, sore and scratchy throat, raspy voice, stuff in lungs. Gross! So, since I had the flu and strep, I have had a sinus infection, 2 stomach viruses and now this. I am in SO much pain. It is way worse when I am sick, too. I seems like a terrible cycle. I am so worn down from fighting the pain on a daily basis that I keep getting sick which increases my pain and so on and so forth. I am really starting to get depressed. Need to BREAK THE CYCLE! I really need to get back on my healthy diet but, first of all, money is a big issue. Why is it more expensive to eat healthy?? We are doing our best with food, but fresh fruits, nuts, and good quality meat (free range, etc) just cost so much. Then there is my appetite. Sometimes nothing tastes good so I eat whatever. Bad, I know. Well, I take my first dose of Lyrica tonight before bed...wish me luck!! Sorry to be a whiny butt! Love ya all, Di

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Old 07-04-2011, 03:53 PM   #2
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Re: I keep getting sick!!

Oh no. You struggling with the yuckies. I send healing thoughts your way.

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Re: I keep getting sick!!

hey girl,
how much vitamin C are you taking? so sorry you keep getting cooties. just a thought, if you eliminate meat your grocery bill will drop almost half. then you can get healthy veggies and rice and pasta. meats are also hard for the body to process. maybe some time away from meat will give your body the energy she needs to fight off the bugs and give you a break on cost. i know since i quit buying it or processed food my grocery bill is around 200 a month for 2 people. not counting household stuff, just food. that's 50 a week. i used to spend 150 a week on food.
i do hope you feel better as summer comes and brings the healing of the sun's light.
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Im sooo sorry!
yes last Sept i got sick and i got one virus after another, colds sinus infection terrible IBS cramps, Pneumonia..i didn't start to get better till late march of this yr...so 6 months straight!!!.... didn't think id ever get better and i just wanted to have my reg fibro pain..lol

isnt that a hoot we just want our Normal fibro pain...wow healthy people dont get it...ok confession..im so bad.. i secretly am kinda happy when people here at home..hub ,kids get sick cause then they get what im going through 24/7...am i the only one ?..anyways girl soon you'll be feeling better,,i promise!

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Hope you start to feel better soon!!!
I went through a phase like that for a few months... If I was around anyone sick a all, I got it... So, one cold & flu bug after another... Lasted like 3 months... Got a few days of a break between each time I was sick...
Robutussin is sooo good for a cold (not the generic). Also Vitamin C & Aloevera juice.
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Re: I keep getting sick!!

Hey, guys!! Let me see... I am taking about 1,000 mg Vit C per day right now. I really do need to improve my diet. I haven't been eating as well as I should be. Cutting out meat would not be the end of the world for me but my hubby just could not do it . I have cut way down, tho. I am looking forward to grocery shopping when I get paid Fri so I can get some salad fixins and fruit. Yummmmm. xoxo thanks for the replies, love yall, Di

 
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Re: I keep getting sick!!

hi di,
you could take up to 4000 mg a day. i take 3000 just to maintain daily. when i am exposed to peoples germs i up it to 3000 in the morning and 3000 at night.
eating salads too! it's that time of year, giggle.
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Re: I keep getting sick!!

I swear by prenatal vitamins, and you can go to Walmart and get the cheap giant bottle. I talked to my NP about them and she thinks it is a grand idea for anyone. Plus up your supplements of Vitamin C, as Blue suggested, and also B12. You all know how much I love magnesium, but don't go too high as it causes diarrhea in larger doses. I do not buy or eat meat, and have found for me, I buy a big 3 pound bag of frozen berries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries unsweetened and frozen whole, to be a huge treat. I will add a bit of the cool whip free and it is a meal in itself. And we all know the nutritional value of your dark berries. I find it hard to keep fresh fruits for any longer than a few days, so it doesn't make a lot of sense for me. I buy bananas but I only like them on that one day when they are a perfect yellow with no brown. But I love the berries and will eat those every day. My diet is not balanced, so I add a protein drink, especially during my colitis flares, which is right now. I find eating better definitely helps the pain level. Peanut butter is also an awesome and cheap food..ok, now I am hungry. Feel better sista, love you tons
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Re: I keep getting sick!!

Shortly before I was diagnosed with Fibro, I kept getting ill like you. I work in a government building so everybody and their brother comes in here, lots of germs!

I also suggest like the others to up your vitamin C and take a good multi. Also, drink lots of water to help flush toxins out of your body. Good diet, sleep and exercise will help also.

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