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    Share your cold remedies/preventions with me please!

    Ok, I've taken a count, and I've managed to have about 4 of the last 14 days without feeling sick. Basically, me, my roommate, and coworkers are all playing a common-cold version of musical chairs. I'm sick and tired running a 3 on 1 off cold symptoms split, and was wondering what you all do to help stave off those nasty little bugs?

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    1. Avoid sick people
    2. 10g fish oil daily; gram vitamin C daily; no excessive cardio
    3. B-12 shot every 3-4 weeks
    4. aquasatanic ritual at dawn, after every full moon.

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    when you start feeling sick take zicam that stuff works wonders, it almost always stops me from getting sick. if you are already sick it usually helps to shorten the symptoms.
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    the key is to make your immune system stronger, built listed some things that'll help do that. also, drink lots of water.

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    echineca,i sometimes boil red wine toss a few cinnamon sticks,orange peels works wonders, knoclks me out.
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    Run 3+ times/week.

    Vitamin C.

    Wash your hands regularly.
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    Almost forgot: make sure you are not overtraining. There was a period where I was deffinetly overtraining and I got sick about once every two weeks.
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    take glutamine after workouts,

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    take a full dose of nyquil. Go to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    1. Avoid sick people
    2. 10g fish oil daily; gram vitamin C daily; no excessive cardio
    3. B-12 shot every 3-4 weeks
    4. aquasatanic ritual at dawn, after every full moon.
    I was with you up until number 4...


    Do you have any idea how many goats I'd have to go through to do a daily ritual? I'd go bankrupt from the stockyard bills alone. Plus, if you get a squirter (And there's always one in every herd), then you've got to pay for dry-cleaning on the robes and headdress. I'll give the fish oil and vitamin C a try. By 'B-12 shot' do you mean a subcutaneous injection?

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    The aquasatanic ritual is only once a month, after the full moon - DUH!

    Meh. What the hell do they teach you kids in school these days <mutter, mutter...>



    B-12 deep sub-cute, correct. Ends up being a shallow IM. I shove it into a delt.

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    I started feeling sick friday after my workout...it's now wednesday and I haven't been to the gym since. It's like my body is healthier now (in general) and all that is causing, is a drawn out process of my body deciding whether or not it's going to let the virus through.

    I wish it would let it through and THEN crush it. I hate being borderline sick for a week =\

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    What's funny is that I do a lot of the things mentioned in here (vitamin C, fish oil, glutamine after workouts) and it took me all of five minutes to catch a cold. Seriously. I have a horrible cold right now, basically dehabilitated me in the gym yesterday, and I haven't slept in two days.
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    1- Vitamin C/ vitamins in general.
    2- Plenty of sleep
    3- Stay away from the sick
    4- Keep hands away from face, especially eyes.
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    Wash your hands after being in contact with sick people, and after working out, and generally a lot. Try as hard as you can NOT to touch your face in these situations until after you have washed your hands. Hands-to-face is the classic transmission route for a cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyno Rhino
    Rest. Rest a little more, then rest again.
    You lazy bum, you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    The aquasatanic ritual is only once a month, after the full moon - DUH!

    Meh. What the hell do they teach you kids in school these days <mutter, mutter...>
    Even that's won't really work for me, as I've got baccanals scheduled every full moon, and I'm in no shape to shave, letalone sacrafice anything the next morning.


    Quote Originally Posted by Built
    B-12 deep sub-cute, correct. Ends up being a shallow IM. I shove it into a delt.
    Is there another method to get a good B-12 dose besides injection? I really don't like needles

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    Once you get a cold you are ****ed. All the remedies and things shoved up your nose, in your ears and down your pants are not going to make a difference.
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    they do help to a certain extent, but a cold usually rides out on it's own.

    Plenty of rest and liquids
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    Nothing I ever did helped me. I was still sick. I was just masking it or fooling my body into thinking it wasn't. I still feel like crap for the most part.
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