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Austin's been sick for the last week, crashing at Jason and my place to wallow in misery... and as expected, I'm now coming down with it. I think that when you're in a relationship, communicable illnesses only comes in pairs. What sucks is that it's taken him this full week to reach even a moderate recovery... and he claims to never get sick. I'd say that I'm the same way, though I let myself cave to more illnesses than probably necessary under the "if I don't push myself it'll go away faster" mentality... though a virtually endless supply of free sick days from work makes this a bit more tempting.

Timing sucks a bit though... I have a long-lost friend that's visiting the bay area the next couple of days, and I wouldn't mind seeing him for a lunch or something... but the lack of desire to step out into the world is growing with the flu, and at the same time, I'd hate to get him sick. (imagines that one person on the airplane caughing up a lung and dribbling snot that you scowl at for unavoidably passing their illness to you as you share air for 4 hours on a flight).

Vitamin C, Zinc, and Echinicea are going to be my best friends this week. ugh.
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Date:March 8th, 2005 07:50 am (UTC)
huckie and I just got over a nasty bug ourselves. I hope you both feel better soon.
Date:March 11th, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)

Getting over the flu..

Don't overdo the Echinacea - you've already got the bug and are symptomatic. Echinacea works best at "the first signs" of coming down with a cold/flu. It stimulates your immune system (ie. "Get it Gear" already!). After you've got the bug though, it can actually consume some of the resources your body has for fighting the infection (as your system is reacting to it, instead of the bug).

Vitamin C and Zinc may help (don't overdo it tho!). They're both used by your body to help metabolism (make energy, fight bugs, etc.).

I hope you're feeling well soon!
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