The dreaded flu!

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  1. River

    River Ready for the new me!

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    The one thing i prayed i wouldnt get on this diet! I stayed away from fluey people (as i have a weak immune system), took extra vitamins and i thought i had snuck under its raydar!! Until yesterday, slight pain in the throat and ive woke today full blown flu :jelous:.

    So guys i need your help.. ive asked my LL councillor and she said nothing but avoid syrupy stuff and only tablets.. but my throat is killing me so what can i have for my throat? I took a look at strepsils but theyre citrus flavour alot of them and lemsips too.
     
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    Oh you poor thing. Take some strong painkillers and that should reduce the swelling in your throat (strepsils and stuff like that are rubbish anyway). Lemsips are just soluble paracetamol and a load of sugar - just regular paracetamol tablets will do the same, or sudafed tabs if you're bunged up too. and keep drinking. Hope you feel brighter soon xx
     
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    Ah thank you loula :) Ill just avoid them then! I sent my partner out for more pills as i was tempted by a strepsil so good job i didnt take one! xx
     
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    Please please avoid those pesky strepsils! They seriously don't do anything - it's all psychological! Dose up on painkillers, drink lots, go back to bed, and the dreaded flu will pass (and you'll still be getting thinner!) xx
     
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    I drank Lots of green tea when I had flu before xmas as i dont like lemsips and such. Night nurse and day nurse are the best pills that I found and should help your throat. Hope you feel better soon
     
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