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Knocked out by virus

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fizzers Tue 17-Sep-19 20:02:42

Am fortunate enough not to get that many colds or flu, maybe something every 18 months or so, doesn't usually last long but always knocks me sideways and I usually develop a chest or bad sinus infection afterwards.

Had a virus this weekend, spent most of Saturday in bed dosing myself with hot drinks and parcetemol, got up Sunday, still felt rather rough, ventured out yesterday and again today, however I feel worn out and exhausted , somewhat nauseous, just wondering if there are any pick me ups/supplements etc that I should be taking?

notentirelyallhere Tue 17-Sep-19 22:21:10

Sorry to hear you sounding so ill. I've always taken high dose vitamin C and on the recommendation of a nurse, made sure it included zinc. Lately, with a sluggish immune system, I also take elderberry cordial either as my own brew or as Sambucca. Echinacea has fans amongst some, I'm not sure about it. Some people swear by a nasal medication which I think is called First Defence. Lastly, despite being veggie most of my life, I do think the old remedy of chicken soup helps - I think there is some sound, scientific reason why this might be so.
Hope that helps.

CanadianGran Tue 17-Sep-19 23:30:26

Liquids and rest is the best medicine! Hope you feel better soon. I take Echinacea when I feel a bug coming on and usually crave orange juice perhaps for the extra vitamin c.

BrentFoust Fri 20-Sep-19 11:53:49

You must find ways to strengthen your immune system. Look for supplements that contain omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.

MawB Fri 20-Sep-19 12:03:37

Yousound as if you have made an excellent and rapid recovery fizzers 🤒
It is an idea not to do too much after a viral infection though to let your system get back to normal.
If you have shaken this off in under a week, I think your immune system sounds just fine - quite enviable in fact.