Hi, having just got over a nasty,nasty, bout of flu I was wondering if anyone knew any old wives tricks to aid recovery ?
I had this chest thing 2 weeks ago and finally managed to see it off only for it to come back 10 times as bad a few days later last week. I had a 40 deg c temperature and a nasty cough that stayed with me day and night with really painful coughs every minute or so. So bad, I genuinely thought I was dying because I couldn't breath as my lungs were so hard with bright green phlegm.
Anyway, my tip is this, my girlfriend helped me out no end with a treatment that her German grandmother used to use. she boiled potatoes, in their skins, and then crushed them whilst still really hot and wrapped them in a tea towel. She put the steaming warm pack on my chest, within the hr i was coughing a little less and more productively, hence I was able to breath again and also sleep a little.
After that one ill be taking it easy for a while, its true, real flu is way, way, worse than anything ive ever had before. I cant even remember the 1st 12 hrs of it.
On the sofa now in a sleeping bag with hot drinks and the laptop to stave away the boredom. Id got 6 seating's planned for this weekend, the last big push on the fallow for the season, I hope I stay like this now so I can still go. I think ill ask the Dr though if she thinks im still contagious, even though I feel alright again, there is no way that id want any of the others to get the flu I just had, it was really hard stuff.
Anyway, best of health, Olaf