I need your help Sparkers
Sunday, May 27, 2018
I have had the flu since Wednesday and have missed 4 days of work.
My biggest problem is my sore throat - I've never had anything like this, it hurts so bad and the pain is keeping me from getting any sleep.
I've tried : advil, advil cold and sinus and tylenol in quantities that make me uncomfortable but no relief from the pain.
I've gargled with Listerine, and salt water. Drank hot water and lemon and honey and Spoonfuls of straight honey. A few different lozenges and cough syrup to coat my throat. These all work but only last minutes.
I've been using a neti pot to keep my nose clear as to not breathe through my mouth.
I got into a clinic yesterday and the doctor told me it's not strep and I'll just have to ride it out but I'm at my wits end and the lack of sleep is making me crazy.
If anyone out there has any other ideas - please share.
~on the plus side, I've lost 11 pounds since Wednesday - but that's not the right way to do it!