Been up since 2 am. Feel energetic but also kinda tired. Can’t really sleep because coughing is keeping me awake. This is the last thing I need- a cold. Not sure if I’m manic or just struggling with insomnia at this point. Hopefully I can get some sleep soon.
Which would you pick, seasonal allergies or the common cold?
Let's start off with some honesty, I'm writing this in an allergy-induced haze so I may be biased on the answer to this question.
So many of us, myself included, are managing chronic conditions or ones that require maintenance often, so when a cold or seasonal allergies kick in it's no big deal, right?
But now on top of normal brain fog and fatigue, I get the 'Special Edition' version that comes with even more of both + the addition of new things like fever, sneezing, coughing, general 'I don't know where I am'-ness. A cold or allergies don't usually knock me out, but they do knock me around the ring for longer than I'd like.
If you had to have one, which would you pick and why?
🌿 Seasonal allergies
🌡 The common cold
P.S. I'm voting for🌡 as I skip off to close my eyes and hoping my allergy-relief meds kick in soon 🤞🏻.
I used to not get sick that much but since I have been at college I have been getting sick a lot with colds and stuff. Since my lungs are not so great though, so I stay sick for longer than the average person when I get a cold. At school it is harder to take days off to just sleep and rest because I would end up falling behind. Does anyone have any natural ways I could boost my immune system?? I know there are a lot of germs at college but I don’t understand why I am getting sick so much more than in high school especially bc we have to wear masks in class. As soon as I get over one cold I feel like I get another and it’s not even like I am going out to parties and such. #CommonCold#Asthma#College#sick
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Us chronically ill folks have enough to deal with, but then we go and catch something and get “sick” on top of our normal sick and quite frankly, it’s not fair. I already had enough extras on my plate with chemo side effects this weekend and then fevers with a sinus/cold thing happened. Don’t think it’s Covid, I’m fully vaccinated and avoid people and peopley places, it started out as my usual sinus crap and then snowballed because chemo lowering my white blood cells. I feel like if you’re chronically ill you should get a free pass from being “sick” sick with all this extra unnecessary yuck.
I find it amusing how I can handle level 10 pain like a champ, go on about my day with zero energy and crippling fatigue and not complain. But the second I get the sniffles, I want my mommy and some soup, lol.
I’m in desperate need of help, please. I’ve been very, very sick for a couple weeks now and my symptoms have me laid up in bed. I take certain medications that make normal cold medicines and painkillers dangerous for me to consume. So I have to stick to “natural” cold medicines and cough syrups. Please, if anyone knows of some natural medicine brands or products to help with this sort of thing, don’t hesitate to tell me. #sick#CommonCold#Medicine#Naturalremedies
Day 5 in self-quarantine: This is day 3 or 4 of having the common cold but I haven't been out for the last 5 days.
Everything has basically been cancelled for me. Study has gone online, as have all my meetings, I'm still going out to the gym and to medical/psych appointments, though, since I've had the cold I haven't been out anywhere. My fatigue has been quite high but I haven't noticed it as much because I'm barely doing anything. Been trying to keep busy but today I'm feeling heavily depressed, my anxiety is through the roof, I'm lethargic and I have no motivation. My cPTSD is acting up as well and I'm overly reactive. Keeping busy and productive while in quarantine is difficult and my demons are a lot more prominent at this time. I'm quickly learning communication and dealing with others is a lot harder when you are cooped up together. I'm going to have to learn to cope with this. #COVID19#CommonCold#Depression#Anxiety#CPTSD#Fatigue#Gym
It always feels so weird when I get a cold or sickness that “normal” people get. Like I don’t know what to do with myself. I spend so much of my life trying not to do all the things that is recommended when “normal” people are sick.
I try not to take afternoon naps. -Naps help the body heal from a cold, but are a sign of stress or depression.
I work hard to get out of bed and go to work. -It’s hard to think with a head cold and none of my coworkers want to get a cold.
I work hard to do all the adult things like go to the bank, cook and eat healthy food, help my step-son with homework, put away my clean clothes. -When you have a cold, it’s acceptable to give yourself a break. It’s a delicate balance with depression I have to do what I can but not exhaust myself and other people don’t usually understand that balance.
I make sure that I’m not isolating myself from friends, family, and my support network. -Nobody wants me to share my cold or hear me cough, sniffle, and blow my nose.
My husband asked me today why I always get a cold when I take a vacation from work (a week, not just a single mental health day). I think it’s because I spend so much time pushing myself away from that when I give myself permission to rest, my whole body rests. #CommonCold