For a while now I have been a Vitamin C, garlic and ecchinaecia fiend - and not had problems with things like the common cold. In the last month I ran out of tablets and sort of made it a low priority to get another container. Then eventually stopped thinking about taking my daily dose.
Now I have a stupid fully blown cold. It has been harassing me this week - sneezing, coughing, bright red ruddy scraped nose, exhaustion, red rimmed eyes and lots of tears (of the cold kind, not the sobbing kind).
There are clumps of grotty tissues scattered, I lay collapsed on the couch with pillows under my head, a big blanket on top and a scarf wrapped madly around my neck (remember it is the Mountains here so its cold... though I do look mad). I have a honking nasal twang and can't seem to pull myself together.
I hate it!
Today we went to my dear friend Karie's wedding at Balmain. I could hardly drag myself out of the house, and the 1.5 hour drive there was a killer. Once we got there I could only sit there and honk into tissues so at least it looked like I was crying for the bride! I only lasted a couple of hours and wanted to get back into bed.
I keep thinking about the Vitamin C pills and how quickly can I get them. But I know it doesn't work that way once you are sick. You have to take them BEFORE you get sick and stick to them.
I can't even take drugs (of the chemist kind) with this baby inside me. So it's hot lemon, ginger and honey drinks, peppermint tea and hot lavender baths.
Time to watch 'Sabrina' on ABC. Good ole Audrey is perfect for a Saturday night in with a cold!
Any good home remedies that you know work?