Anyone else get a bug this year that knocks you out for 15 hours a day?

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    Feb 06, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    Makes me VERY cranky!
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    Feb 06, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
    You probably have Mono....
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    Feb 06, 2012 10:27 PM GMT
    I've had mono. Does it come back this badly?
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    Feb 06, 2012 10:46 PM GMT
    It could. See a doctor! You should get a monospot test and a strep test.
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    Feb 06, 2012 10:54 PM GMT
    I had a mono test last year that was positive.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Feb 06, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
    once you have had a bad case of mono you always get more tired and sick when you get a cold or flu. My ex had it when she was in college. I haven't had a cold in years. I up my vitamin C intake around cold and flu season 1000-1200 mg a day.
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    Feb 06, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidonce you have had a bad case of mono you always get more tired and sick when you get a cold or flu. My ex had it when she was in college. I haven't had a cold in years. I up my vitamin C intake around cold and flu season 1000-1200 mg a day.


    Interesting. Thanks.
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    Feb 06, 2012 11:38 PM GMT
    Nope, but my pint of oj each morning seems to stave off most things that are "going around". Or maybe it's the daily martini. Who knows, right?
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    Feb 06, 2012 11:40 PM GMT
    FredPDX saidNope, but my pint of oj each morning seems to stave off most things that are "going around". Or maybe it's the daily martini. Who knows, right?


    I like the idea of it being the daily martini much more!
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    Feb 07, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    FredPDX saidNope, but my pint of oj each morning seems to stave off most things that are "going around". Or maybe it's the daily martini. Who knows, right?




    Since I learned to stop touching my face I can't remember the last time I had a cold. It's been years.


    I did read that hospitals now insist that staff disinfect their hands both before entering and after leaving a patient's room.
  • dancedancekj

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    Feb 07, 2012 3:17 AM GMT
    I haven't had a cold since I stopped eating gluten. Being in the medical field, I am pretty sure my hands are the cleanest they've ever been as well icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 07, 2012 3:23 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    FredPDX saidNope, but my pint of oj each morning seems to stave off most things that are "going around". Or maybe it's the daily martini. Who knows, right?


    If I may suggest, you're better off taking a good, reputable source of vitamin C in supplement form. Orange juice is really not much more than fructose sugar. The moment fruits are picked their nutritional value decreases. Once the juice is extracted from the pulp it lowers even more. By the time you break the airtight seal of the juice carton it oxidizes even further to the point that by the time you get to the last serving you're basically drinking nothing but orange colored sugar.

    One thing I have noticed is to wash your hands frequently using the hottest water you can tolerate. And also make it a point to NEVER touch your face unless you literally just washed your hands. I see so many people out in public rubbing their nose and eyes. They're catapulting germs right into mucosal membranes.

    Since I learned to stop touching my face I can't remember the last time I had a cold. It's been years.


    exactly, everytime i see someone rubbing their eyes or nibbling on their fingernails, i cringe, i cant remember the last time i got the flu/cold.
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    Feb 07, 2012 3:29 AM GMT
    I follow these guidelines, but I still seem to catch the cold once a year. I've noticed that since eating healthier, my colds last a mere 48 hours before I'm well and on my feet. I want to know if there's a diet out there could eliminate the common cold altogether. I'm uber jealous of the guys here who comment that they can't remember the last time they've caught a cold. I want to be able to say that.
  • musclmed

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    Feb 07, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    there is a bad Adenovirus going around.

    Some have fatigue for weeks
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    Feb 07, 2012 4:50 AM GMT
    So are any of you doctors? If so, could you let me know? If not, would a doctorplease let me know if the above info is true?
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    Feb 07, 2012 2:54 PM GMT
    Its either " MONO" and FYI once you have had it once its pointless to " test for it" because you never " get rid of it completely"....... I liken it to the HIV virus in that respect OR.....

    Have you had your testosterone checked recently?

    Depression history?

    Check all your water and fat sol vitamins?


    Lastly go see your Primary care Phys and have some labs run.

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    Feb 07, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    I had something that lasted 6 weeks - cold, sinus, flu, bronchitis. sucked. feel better,