BlogMarch 13, 2005 2:12 PM ET

cure what ails me

I haven't posted in a while, and for those of you that honor me by checking this blog periodically, I apologize. I had some personal shit going on that precluded me from writing anything. All appears to be well now, so I can resume my inconsistent-at-best entries.

Well, as luck would have it, I once again have a cold of some sort. I've gotten more than usual this winter, and I'm fed up. I've been researching ways to reduce both the duration and intensity of colds. Unfortunately, there seems to be no common solution. Some recommend mass consumption of Vitamin C, while others claim the vitamin will have no effect. There are those that take zinc lozenges, like Cold Eeze, but I've had no luck with them in the past. I'm going to make some strange soup today consisting of onions, garlic, and kale. I'll probably kill myself. But assuming I survive and the soup does nothing for me, I'm interested in your personal solutions. What should I do to get rid of this cold !?!?


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mrwong_ 3/13/2005 11:26:40 AM

First Post.

seethroughhero_ 3/13/2005 11:49:24 AM

i just act like i dont have said cold. if i ignore it, it doesnt piss me off as much, and it goes away quicker.

Brener_ 3/13/2005 12:08:23 PM

Is the reason you started banning people because you were/are sick?

StreetForce_ 3/13/2005 1:10:01 PM

I try to drink a pint of OJ a day. I have no proof that it keeps me from getting sick other than in the 2 years i've been regularly drinking it, it seems like i've been sick less.

endless mike_ 3/13/2005 2:09:01 PM

gargle stuff and vinegar while looking at

what_is_wrong_with_you_ 3/13/2005 3:05:50 PM

try won-ton soup. works pretty well for me.

Jason_ 3/13/2005 3:08:57 PM

there isnt much you can do for a cold. the only sure-fire way to get rid of one immediately is to kill yourself

ihaveaveryexpensivepen_ 3/13/2005 4:34:52 PM

webby i dunno how to help, but i smoke ciggs and i rarely ever get sick or even get colds. maybe you should start smoking

wigram_ 3/13/2005 5:57:00 PM

drown a cold, stuff a flu. or you can just go fck your self jerk

dee_ 3/13/2005 6:26:10 PM

get robitussin pm

jhonn_ 3/13/2005 7:15:48 PM

Go vegan. I rarely get more than one cold a year.

d4n_ 3/13/2005 7:44:14 PM

i don't know... but if you have a stuffy nose or something i recommend eating spicy food to clear your sinuses, if you have a sore throat drinking hot salt water helps, vitamin c never helped me ever... i also drink soup... that's the best i got

bolognapony_ 3/13/2005 8:01:15 PM

Zinc lozenges supposedly only work when you take them at the onset of a cold, so if you already have one they don't help. Kind of a pointless product if you ask me.

DanX_ 3/13/2005 8:34:02 PM

going vegan made it worse for me i always have a psuedo-cold

deez_nutz_ 3/13/2005 9:52:53 PM

if you want to keep from getting sick, eat two tablespoons of honey every night, but it must be raw, natural honey, not refined or processed, and preferrably from a local bee hivery (or whatever the hell they are called)...local bees will produce honey that has specific chemicals geared towards any local pollens your area might have especially i also read some article saying that picking your nose and eating your boogers keeps your immune system strong because of all the impurities in the air

frenetic_amnesic_ 3/14/2005 8:47:19 AM

i spent the majority of the past 2 winters sick. this past winter i have drank a glass or 2 of tropicana double vitamin c orange juce every day and i have yet to get anything.

nick_ 3/14/2005 12:09:14 PM

dude just drink water, thats usually the best solution to anything healh-related. Of course vitamin c and other anti-oxidants will help you, it's a proven fact. Oh yeah and not smoking cigarettes or drinking while youre sick would be a good idea. And sleep, i mean common sense shit

horsecow_ 3/14/2005 3:13:14 PM

when i feel a cold coming on, i pound a quart of OJ and go to bed as early as possible. rest helps alot. medication wise, it's sudafed, nyquil, and dayquil.

emoxfag_ 3/14/2005 9:09:10 PM

are any of you serously trying to help? vegan and cigarettes. thats how you die. you need t watch the gene simmons dvd. that will make you super sick for a day, yyoull puke out yer virus and then you'll be good to go, only with about hour and a half of your life wasted

Ash_ 3/15/2005 12:17:25 PM

Try that Zicam stuff. It's basically a super concentrated dose of Zinc you inhale or swab inside your nose.

xpissangelx_ 3/15/2005 1:11:23 PM

i've been sick a copius amount this winter too, it seems like off and on since november

din_ 3/15/2005 7:47:23 PM

Honey boogers?! YUM!

a_new_religion_ 3/16/2005 12:46:14 AM

quit huffin pole

cobra_commanDER_ 3/18/2005 10:09:02 AM

take Echinacea (sp?), it (even if it's a placebo) helps boost your immune system. I also take a multi-vitamin daily, and also OJ is jesus. It might help you none, but it keeps me feeling pretty good through the winter.

anonymous 3/19/2005 12:51:33 PM

just down a 750 of jack!

ChemicallyImbalancedSloth_ 3/19/2005 9:14:25 PM

vitamin c is the way to go. it strengthens your immune system. just dont take too much or you'll get diarrhea.

d4n_ 3/20/2005 5:44:41 PM

my ass passage aches

society_ 3/21/2005 5:46:11 PM

relax. have a homebrew.