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January 7th, 2011, 11:23 PM
MotherFrog's Avatar lost in la la land
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Do you

wait it out?
look up home remedies?
call the Dr immediately?
go to the pharmacist for the old standbys?

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January 7th, 2011, 11:37 PM
hearts.0nfire's Avatar STPR lover
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I always wait it out. I hate taking medicine unless i absolutely have to.

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January 7th, 2011, 11:47 PM
MotherFrog's Avatar lost in la la land
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I used to wait it out. 2009 I thought I just had a bad chest cold, went on vacation 8 hours from home without DH and ended up in the hospital with double pneumonia. I'm no longer a waiter!

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January 8th, 2011, 12:29 AM
*PurpleMidnight*'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Im very medically minded (even my family comes to me for advice before they see a doctor. LOL )

So I can tell. I usually wait it out

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January 8th, 2011, 08:41 AM
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I look it up if it's something I'm not familiar with it, have tons of books on herbs/essential oils/home remedies.

I keep grapefruit seed extract on hand, it works very well when taken at the very first sign of illness - and you want to keep taking it as long as you have symptoms. It will shorten the duration and lessen the symptoms. BUT you want to be careful if you take any prescription meds, especially any heart medication bc it can interfere with that.
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January 14th, 2011, 11:20 PM
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I wait it out but use home remedies in the meantime Like if I feel a cold or flu coming on, I'll start adding lemon juice to my teas and water. And I'll use my eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils and rub that into my chest/neck
- 03/28/10 09/'10 06/'11, D&C July 20 Apr/'12

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January 15th, 2011, 05:34 AM
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I have to say, I'm ultra cautious, the second i think something is up I phone for advice and am not afraid to get medical attention if I need. I do do things like drink hot water honey and lemon to treat colds and take garlic capsuals too to help boost my immune system
Cause I know my weakness, know my voice,
Now I believe in grace and choice,
And I know perhaps my heart is farce,
But Iíll be born without a mask
~ Babel, Mumford & Sons

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