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Take this and call me in the morning...
I'm sick.  In case I haven't mentioned that already.  1100 times.  Per day.  Not including private messages.  Or subtle little references.  Anyway.  So yeah, I'm sick.  I have a gross sinus thing going on that might be a cold, or might be some supervirus that's turning my insides to liquid manure.  I'm not sure which it is yet, but either way, I need some help.

I've been taking some cold/flu stuff, and some pain relievers.  I've also been drinking anywhere from 16-1584 fluid ounces of Airborne everyday, taking some herbal allergy sinus thing (that requires me to put 15 drops under my tongue 3 times a day ... ha, right), and another homeopathic allergy/sinus supplement that's for ... actually, I don't even know what it's for, I just told the dude at the health food store to load me up for battle.

Anyway, to my point ... I want some advice on what I can do (that I'm not already doing, I'm not making a poll to get the same damn answers over and over) to alleviate this beast.  
Herbal remedies?  
Homeopathic cures?  
Old wives' tales?  
Preferred OTC medicines that work for you?  
The number of the high voodoo priestess that licks rat bones and feels the lamb's testicles to help heal your shakra and release your chi?  

I'm not picky, and I'm desperate.  Just how you all like your women.
| Closed on 02/08/12 at 11:00PM
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19 Fans 
32%a. Try this/these...
0%b. Don't try this/these...
21%c. But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!
26%d. Try a doctor, cheap ass.
21%e. Beans ... in your socks at night while you sleep will pull the fever out of you.

 &nbp;
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#45 | 903 days ago

(Edited by sports_schmorts)
Mucinex D.. drink it with a ton of water.

I just kicked that sh*t.  Good luck to you!



**Edited by Mod:  WATCH  YOUR  MOUTH**



***sorry forgot where I was***
Try this/these...  
  
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#1 | 903 days ago

I closed this poll in a week.  If I'm not better by then, you'll know it's the supervirus.  
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#2 | 903 days ago

 Have you tried Jack Daniels yet? 

Whiskey may not cure your cold, but you'll feel a whole hell of a lot better.
Try this/these...  
#3 | 903 days ago

Lobotomy Jones wrote:
 Have you tried Jack Daniels yet? 

Whiskey may not cure your cold, but you'll feel a whole hell of a lot better.
You know, I quit drinking years ago, but my friend left a bottle of whiskey on top of my refrigerator after my birthday party, and I'll be damned if I haven't thought about it.
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#4 | 903 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
You won't drink the alcohol so I got nothing. Man up, sunshine.


Oh, I do enjoy the honey lemon blah blah theraflu (though I put alcohol* in it), it doesn't matter that you don't actually have the flu. It's nice.

*just a shot, it's not a cocktail
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#5 | 903 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
You won't drink the alcohol so I got nothing. Man up, sunshine.


Oh, I do enjoy the honey lemon blah blah theraflu (though I put alcohol* in it), it doesn't matter that you don't actually have the flu. It's nice.

*just a shot, it's not a cocktail
I ordered some Theraflu stuff last night (because I'm not going to the store ... I'd rather wait the extra day and suffer), and I think it was the honey/lemon one.  It was like 3am and I was completely doped up on some PM cold/flu thing.  We'll see what happens.  
And we'll see what else I ordered ... at 3am ... while drugged out on Pseudoephedrine.    
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#6 | 903 days ago

If the snot is anything but clear in color, GET YOUR ASS TO THE DOCTOR!  (hope that was helpful)
Try a doctor, cheap ass.  
#7 | 903 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
If the snot is anything but clear in color, GET YOUR ASS TO THE DOCTOR!  (hope that was helpful)
I've heard that before.  I've also ignored that before, as I will now.
What else you got?  
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#8 | 903 days ago

come on......you know.....take 2 aspirin and see me in the morning............hehe............
#9 | 903 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
I've heard that before.  I've also ignored that before, as I will now.
What else you got?  
You have any eucalyptus? Use it in conjunction with steam.
Try a doctor, cheap ass.  
#10 | 903 days ago
Sharp Square (sid) profile photo



Down here on the Bayou you would make a visit to the local Traiteur or healer of the Cajun people.  They would sit u down and rub their hands in this case over your head and shoulders and say a mixture of prayers which are based some what in the catholic and voodoo religions. Depending on how severe your condition is they may also give u a remedy to wear or take.

It's an old time tradition that some still believe in and some don't but many people still make visits to these faith healers on a regular basis. And if u feel u were healed then u would offer a gift as a gesture of thanks to the healer sometimes people give them animals or a days seafood catch and even money at times (whatever people can afford) but they never ask for anything in return.
Try this/these...  
#11 | 903 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
You have any eucalyptus? Use it in conjunction with steam.
Eucalyptus ... as in the whole plant? Oil? Leaves? Stems? Buds? (hehe, sorry, off track)
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#12 | 903 days ago

Sharp Square wrote:


Down here on the Bayou you would make a visit to the local Traiteur or healer of the Cajun people.  They would sit u down and rub their hands in this case over your head and shoulders and say a mixture of prayers which are based some what in the catholic and voodoo religions. Depending on how severe your condition is they may also give u a remedy to wear or take.

It's an old time tradition that some still believe in and some don't but many people still make visits to these faith healers on a regular basis. And if u feel u were healed then u would offer a gift as a gesture of thanks to the healer sometimes people give them animals or a days seafood catch and even money at times (whatever people can afford) but they never ask for anything in return.
Oh god, I was totally thinking of you when I mentioned the voodoo high priestess, and was hoping beyond hope for an answer like this. Can they heal me via satellite?
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#13 | 903 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
Eucalyptus ... as in the whole plant? Oil? Leaves? Stems? Buds? (hehe, sorry, off track)
If it is bath oil, hot bath with the eucalyptus will help relieve sinus, also a saline nasal spray will help
Try a doctor, cheap ass.  
#14 | 903 days ago

old wive's tale- sleep with onions in your sock-- scientifically onions draw bacteria unto themsleves
#15 | 903 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
If it is bath oil, hot bath with the eucalyptus will help relieve sinus, also a saline nasal spray will help
I have the saline spray and the Neti-Pot thing.  I feel like I'm gonna drown.  Or shoot saline into my brain and die of some horrid bacterial brain infection.

I'll look into the eucalyptus oil, though.  
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#16 | 903 days ago

(Edited by JenX63)
janet011685 wrote:
I have the saline spray and the Neti-Pot thing.  I feel like I'm gonna drown.  Or shoot saline into my brain and die of some horrid bacterial brain infection.

I'll look into the eucalyptus oil, though.  
I'm not a neti-pot supporter.....also if you rub between your eyes in slow motion, I do this for Jack because he won't take medicine, it loosens and helps you drain.
Try a doctor, cheap ass.  
#17 | 903 days ago
Sharp Square (sid) profile photo

janet011685 wrote:
Oh god, I was totally thinking of you when I mentioned the voodoo high priestess, and was hoping beyond hope for an answer like this. Can they heal me via satellite?


I think they have to be able to put their hands over u ,  but hell it doesn't hurt to ask and im sure the remedy can be sent via UPS   
Try this/these...  
#18 | 903 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
old wive's tale- sleep with onions in your sock-- scientifically onions draw bacteria unto themsleves
I have heard of the onion thing before, i hate onions so i have never tried it, but onions in a sock stuffed in your shirt at night before you go to bed is what i've always heard
#19 | 903 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
I'm not a neti-pot supporter.....also if you rub between your eyes in slow motion, I do this for Jack because he won't take medicine, it loosens and helps you drain.
I knew it.  It CAN kill you, can't it?  You can drown on salty water or it'll get in your brain and cause a chain, chemical reaction that will make your brain shrivel up and die.  Like pouring salt on a slug.  Paranoid, my ass!  I knew I was right.


PS - Snot Check, 12:48pm EST.  I've heard if the snot is clear, it's just a cold/allergies ... but what if it's mostly clear, interrupted with the occasional gross yellowish patch?  It's safe to say my nasal cavities are just f**king with me then, right?
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#20 | 903 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
I knew it.  It CAN kill you, can't it?  You can drown on salty water or it'll get in your brain and cause a chain, chemical reaction that will make your brain shrivel up and die.  Like pouring salt on a slug.  Paranoid, my ass!  I knew I was right.


PS - Snot Check, 12:48pm EST.  I've heard if the snot is clear, it's just a cold/allergies ... but what if it's mostly clear, interrupted with the occasional gross yellowish patch?  It's safe to say my nasal cavities are just f**king with me then, right?
Ugh, this made me think of dry drowning... add to that my late night webmd search last night...yes i'm dying due to some numbness, and I'm a having a hypochondriac episode right now.
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#21 | 903 days ago

I recommend morphine.  In 'sickness' I follow the mantra:

The 'mor-phine' the better! 
Beans ... in your socks at night while you sleep will pull the fever out of you.  
#22 | 903 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
I knew it.  It CAN kill you, can't it?  You can drown on salty water or it'll get in your brain and cause a chain, chemical reaction that will make your brain shrivel up and die.  Like pouring salt on a slug.  Paranoid, my ass!  I knew I was right.


PS - Snot Check, 12:48pm EST.  I've heard if the snot is clear, it's just a cold/allergies ... but what if it's mostly clear, interrupted with the occasional gross yellowish patch?  It's safe to say my nasal cavities are just f**king with me then, right?
Calm down hydro....I am just old school and prefer the steamy bath....as for your snot, sounds like you are being f*&*ed with. Usually takes something 5-7 days to work through you, if you had the yellow/green for longer, than a dr should be seen. Most stuff is viral and there are no antibiotics for that.
Try a doctor, cheap ass.  
#23 | 903 days ago

mojo wrote:
I have heard of the onion thing before, i hate onions so i have never tried it, but onions in a sock stuffed in your shirt at night before you go to bed is what i've always heard


My coworker told me garlic in my socks at night.  I'm not quite at that level of commitment yet.  
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#24 | 903 days ago

JenX63 wrote:
Calm down hydro....I am just old school and prefer the steamy bath....as for your snot, sounds like you are being f*&*ed with. Usually takes something 5-7 days to work through you, if you had the yellow/green for longer, than a dr should be seen. Most stuff is viral and there are no antibiotics for that.
I figured, but I'm also super-prone to sinus infections.  My septum looks like the long, windy road up to the House on Haunted Hill.  I'm trying to nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand.



PS - You just HAD to play "germs" in our WWF game right now, didn't you?  Fine, rub it in.  If only they'd accept "netipot" as a word, so help me, I'd find a way.  
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#25 | 903 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
Ugh, this made me think of dry drowning... add to that my late night webmd search last night...yes i'm dying due to some numbness, and I'm a having a hypochondriac episode right now.
Don't worry, I've already attributed this sickness to my brain cancer/aneurysm.  It's only a matter of time before something gets me.  Or I kill myself because my body is riddled with fake diseases that I think I have.
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#26 | 903 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
I figured, but I'm also super-prone to sinus infections.  My septum looks like the long, windy road up to the House on Haunted Hill.  I'm trying to nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand.



PS - You just HAD to play "germs" in our WWF game right now, didn't you?  Fine, rub it in.  If only they'd accept "netipot" as a word, so help me, I'd find a way.  
it was the only word I could make honestly.
Try a doctor, cheap ass.  
#27 | 903 days ago

You know how they treat AIDS patients with a crazy "cocktail" of drugs and medicines? Do that with cold medications. There's no cure, so might as well ride it out Jimi Hendrix style.
Try this/these...  
#28 | 903 days ago
unopescatore (+)

JenX63 wrote:
You have any eucalyptus? Use it in conjunction with steam.
I put it in my daughters humidifier....it don't really do sh-t cept smell good. ;)
#29 | 903 days ago
unopescatore (+)

You're just gonna have to ride it out, I take Dayquil or Nightquil....get some pot....that'll help.
#30 | 903 days ago

unopescatore wrote:
You're just gonna have to ride it out, I take Dayquil or Nightquil....get some pot....that'll help.
I don't DO that (any more).

Food is my drug of choice now.  I feed a cold AND a fever.  
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#31 | 903 days ago
unopescatore (+)

janet011685 wrote:
I don't DO that (any more).

Food is my drug of choice now.  I feed a cold AND a fever.  
well that sucks. lol hopefully it's legal in Jersey before I die....but I doubt it in this communist state. I thought you're spose to starve a fever.
#32 | 903 days ago

unopescatore wrote:
well that sucks. lol hopefully it's legal in Jersey before I die....but I doubt it in this communist state. I thought you're spose to starve a fever.
Probably, but I feed them both, just to be sure.
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#33 | 903 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Darlin, you need anti-biotics!  None of that over the counter thing is going to speed up the course of your sinus infection.

I get those 2x a year and I finally learned that the best and fastest way to get rid of that crap is to go get some anti-biotics!

Otherwise, you just gotta let it run it's course.  
Try a doctor, cheap ass.  
#34 | 903 days ago

janet011685 wrote:


My coworker told me garlic in my socks at night.  I'm not quite at that level of commitment yet.  
Don't bother, that only works to ward off Vampires.
Try this/these...  
#35 | 903 days ago

Lobotomy Jones wrote:
Don't bother, that only works to ward off Vampires.
Hey, an ounce of prevention...

But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#36 | 903 days ago

 Drink a lot until the cold/sinus/cootie thing is gone, then attend AA meetings until you get sick again.
Beans ... in your socks at night while you sleep will pull the fever out of you.  
#37 | 903 days ago

You need to start coughing in other people's faces, and, if you're really desperate, start kissing everyone in sight.  Tongue, no tongue, you decide.

If you don't start giving away the bug, how do you ever expect to get rid of it.
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#38 | 903 days ago

all the cold/flu stuff and pain relievers are whats making your insides feel like you swallowed a rat  that is gnawing his way out. 
if my sinuses get really nasty,    steamy showers, a heating pad under my head and sweat it out.  sometimes alka seltzer cold works.
or just drink heavily and enjoy the drunken stupor till the malady runs its course.
Try a doctor, cheap ass.  
#39 | 903 days ago

Make yourself some chicken soup already.

Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls
(this yield is for 2 gallons, so you might wanna cut it down...I hear doing math while you're sick is helpful too)

Chicken pieces: 8 lbs.
Chicken stock: 10 qt.

Onion: 1/3 lb.
Carrot: 1/3 lb.
Celery: 1/3 lb.
Bay leaf: 1
Thyme: 1 tsp.
Peppercorns (black, whole): 1 tsp.
Parsley stems: 10

1. Simmer the chicken in the stock for 2 hours, skimming as necessary.
2. Add the onion, carrot, celery and herbs. Simmer for another hour.
3. Strain.
4. Bring back to a boil for service.

Matzo Balls

Eggs: 4
Water: 2 fl oz.
Chicken fat or butter: 2 oz.
Matzo meal: 4 oz.
Salt and white pepper to taste

1. Beat the eggs with water. Stir in the fat.
2. Add matzo meal, salt and white pepper. Consistency should be as thick as mashed potatoes.
3. Chill for an hour.
4. Bring 2 quarts of water to gentle boil. Shape batter into balls. Carefully drop each ball into hot water, cover and simmer until fully cooked (about 30 minutes).
#40 | 903 days ago

 I like to drown myself in fruit juices, soup, water, and gatorade-------------then take Mucinex (don't take it at night........it can make you hyper ), take several long hot showers, and blame my students. 

(If it's really bad, go to the doc's............mine got so bad once that my head hurt when I went down steps and I was getting dizzy. )
Beans ... in your socks at night while you sleep will pull the fever out of you.  
#41 | 903 days ago

I like the alka seltzer cold stuff.
#42 | 903 days ago
John_Daly (+)

Get a 20 oz bottle of Tomato Juice, pour in 2 oz of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of oregano, 1 oz of cod liver oil, and a splash of worchestershire sauce.   Let me know what that does for ya.
#43 | 903 days ago

John_Daly wrote:
Get a 20 oz bottle of Tomato Juice, pour in 2 oz of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of oregano, 1 oz of cod liver oil, and a splash of worchestershire sauce.   Let me know what that does for ya.
Probably give me the same reaction I get when I look at your face.  Either that, or give me the trots. 
But if I help, you might survive. F**k that!  
#44 | 903 days ago

A cold is viral...just keep drinking plenty of fluids....will get your kidneys working, cleansing the blood.  Will it shorten the duration?  Maybe or maybe not...also, try the steam/shower thing.  It does help.  I've been stuffy in my nose for the past 2-3 weeks...it feels like August-September-Ictober, when the ragweed pollen is present all over.  I guess this warm weather is screwing up with the plant life.

Alos, NyQuil will help you get your zzzzz's
Try a doctor, cheap ass.  
#45 | 903 days ago

(Edited by sports_schmorts)
Mucinex D.. drink it with a ton of water.

I just kicked that sh*t.  Good luck to you!



**Edited by Mod:  WATCH  YOUR  MOUTH**



***sorry forgot where I was***
Try this/these...  
#46 | 903 days ago
John_Daly (+)

janet011685 wrote:
Probably give me the same reaction I get when I look at your face.  Either that, or give me the trots. 
Thats the last time I try to help you, A****HOOOOLE!
#47 | 903 days ago

Simple fact is that I haven't had a cold in over 10 years, possibly because that I am not a candy a$$ b!t(h that starts taking cold medicine at the on set of sniffles. I have the Chuck Norris of immune systems, I start to not feel well, I drink lots of OJ and let my immune system fight it off. Doing so makes it stronger and ready to handle the next bout of the sniffles. I also wear shorts, t-shirts and flip flops year round, it doesn't matter what the weather we have is.
Try this/these...  
#48 | 903 days ago

I don't get sick very often at all, but my daughter brings it home occasionally from school. When any of us get the ick, we do Airborne, lots of orange juice, brothy soup, pure fruit juice popsicles, lots of rest (that's a big one), and Vick's Vapo-Rub. I know this sounds weird but my mom had me do this a few years ago and it worked wonderfully...every time - rub the Vick's on your feet and put socks on. I hate sleeping in my socks, so it took some getting used to, but it's worth it if you want to give it a try. 

Also, I don't know if you're into energy drinks but stuff like Red Bull, Monster, Rock Star, etc. are pretty packed with vitamins too...if you HAVE to work I would recommend one of those in the morning instead of coffee (I know, right?). 
#49 | 902 days ago

Just say the word...

#50 | 902 days ago

I have suffered with sinsus problems since i was 13.  Mucinex is the best thing i have ever tried.  If you are bad it will take five or more days taking it to clear you up.  Good luck.
Try this/these...  
#51 | 902 days ago

You could try dipping a chicken foot in monkey p*ss, then make the sign of the cross over the affected area and then hang it around your neck along with half a slice of onion. Thats an old faqarwe tribe remedy.

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