February 1, 2010, - 9:32 pm
I’ve been violently ill all day long and couldn’t keep anything down, including hot chai tea (maybe the pepper in it is too much?). So what should I do? I’m afraid to even drink water, as that didn’t stay down either, nor did the orange juice (but it was blood red orange juice–my favorite, so it’s a little stronger than the normal kind). But I’m soooooo thirsty. And I have the chills. I tried to watch mindless TV, but even that made me sick. You have no idea how many food commercials there are until the mere sight of any solid food makes you ill. Yuck. Plus my biceps and shoulders kill from an hour of push-ups and pull-ups at the gym, yesterday. I know, whine, whine, whine, but I really feel crappy, and that’s how I cope.
What are your home remedies? I’m almost thinking of drinking some cheap wine (Manischewitz Blackberry–as bad a rap as Manischewitz gets, it’s not bad), so I’ll be able to fall asleep. What do you suggest? The last time I asked readers for suggestions for my world class cold, I tried several of your remedies, and they worked like a charm, helping ease my illness and up my comfort level and energy. I have a bottle of seltzer water in my fridge, but I’m afraid to drink it, given my experiences earlier in the day.
So what should I do? I’ll try anything and everything. Almost.
Tags: home remedies, illness, remedies