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Fever

DQ

Queen of the Damned
#1
Any tips on breaking a fever? Been unwell since Sunday - nausea, aching limbs, etc. Thought I had picked up a friend's bug so was gonna ride it out. But since last night been having hot and cold sweats, lightheadedness, etc. Spoke to my pharmacist (really difficult to get in to see my dr) and she says the bug has turned into a low grade fever, lots of liquids and rest and I should be fine.

I explained about CD and she saw no issues with me following it (I love my pharmacist :cool: ) but my problem is I am meant to be going to Paul McKenna this Saturday, driving up and staying with Diva Lady on Friday night. If this doesn't break soon, there is no way DH will let me drive to London on Friday night which will mean I miss going! :( :eek:

Any suggestions for breaking it quickly, safely and NOT involving food?!
 
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Ajax

Finally...Life begins
G: 10st0lb
#2
I am not sure there is much you can do, apart from a bit of help from pain killers? I suppose it will just go when its ready to go, but I dont think bugs like these tend to last more than a 4-5 days so fingers crossed youll be feeling top of the world by fri!

Hope you get better soon, I hate being ill!
 

DQ

Queen of the Damned
#3
Thanks Angela - just really wanna be fit for this Paul McKenna thing this weekend.
 

Ajax

Finally...Life begins
G: 10st0lb
#4
Try and get some fresh air too! That always helps me if you can manage it! Along with some positive thinking!!
 

DQ

Queen of the Damned
#5
Did get out and about today doing the school run - will try to sit outside if nothing else tomorrow to help clear my head. Thanks mate ;)
 

DQ

Queen of the Damned
#9
Been necking Nurofen but will give them a go - thanks Snaily ;)
 
#10
paracetamol and nurofen are completely different types of drugs. paracetamol is given in hospital for pyrexia (high temp).


oooo looking at me getting in student nurse mode lol.

p.s. you can take paracetamol and ibuprofen (nurofen) at the same time. x

feel better soon hun. x
 

DQ

Queen of the Damned
#11
Coolio!! Will tell DH - mind you, the way nurofen knocks me out he might have to be on high alert for the girls tonight!! :eek:
 
S: 17st3lb C: 15st10lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 34.5 Loss: 1st7lb(8.71%)
#12
Hi DQ

Paracetamol will bring your fever down, and taking it regularly will keep it down, BUT the bug will still be there until it is out of your system. You need to rest too. Fluids are good but on this diet you are doing that anyway.
If it's the bug doing the rounds 3-5 days is the expected recovery time. Had it on days 2 , 3 and four of CD (blamed CD then brother got same symptoms, had to be the bug). Much better now. Recommend high doses of peppermint tea.

hope you get well soon.

Jackie
 

DQ

Queen of the Damned
#13
If it's the bug doing the rounds 3-5 days is the expected recovery time. Had it on days 2 , 3 and four of CD (blamed CD then brother got same symptoms, had to be the bug). Much better now. Recommend high doses of peppermint tea.
Thanks Jackie. Been wiped out with it since Monday so really hoping to be 'back to life' for the weekend. Would be just my luck to miss Paul McKenna and be find and dandy for work on Monday :rolleyes:
 
#16
Sorry to hear you're poorly, hun! Great timing, hey? Sheesh- isn't that always the way!! Well, it is with me, anyway!

My ex used to suffer from fevers quite frequently and his mum (an old witchy nurse) used to tell him to wrap up really warm and go to bed (plus plenty of fluids) to try to raise his temperature and 'break' the fever. I have no idea if this is a good idea or not, but it did used to work for him and he'd be right as rain the next day. I would be wary of making your temperature even higher, but I suppose old wives' tales must have some element of truth in them sometimes.

Anyhoo - I really hope you're well enough to see your totty-boy on Saturday, hun! I know how much it means to you!

(Are you thinking about doing CD again, then?)
 

DQ

Queen of the Damned
#17
Thanks for that honey - will consider it if today goes badly.

(Are you thinking about doing CD again, then?)
I'm on day 13 - lost 15 lbs in my first week :cool: :D, but being ill means water retention *(for me :( ) so not expecting to have lost this week
 

DQ

Queen of the Damned
#20
Thanks matey - was just saying that I'm probably not gonna weigh in this week - would be too disheartening to see no loss. Feeling much more in control now though :)
 


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