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bacteria, viruses, and microbes, oh my! 
21st-Oct-2008 09:38 am
getting sick sucks
I have confirmed that there are at least three varieties of bug going around right now:
  • There is the knock-you-flat cold that stays up in the head and sinus areas — the kind BossLady has.
  • There is the knock-you-flat cold that visits the sinuses briefly and then migrates down to the chest — the kind co-worker B has.
  • There is the knock-you-flat flu-like thing that has little to no head or chest involvement, but which leaves you utterly exhausted with pain in every muscle — the kind Pirate has.

I've been fighting what seems to be co-worker B's variety since last week. Friday I managed to hang on by my fingernails and made it through the whole day at work, but the weekend was a matter of large handfuls of Chinese miracle herbs, Emergen-C, and lots of sleep.

That's on top of the bad case of food poisoning (I think) that hit me the night of Wednesday the 8th and had me out of work that Thursday and Friday.


Take your vitamins. Get enough rest. Wash your hands regularly. And consider whether a flu shot makes sense for you. This may be a bad winter.
21st-Oct-2008 05:15 pm (UTC) - thank you for posting this
hope you stay well.
21st-Oct-2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the reminder. I'm getting a flu shot tomorrow.
22nd-Oct-2008 12:38 am (UTC)
yes, thanks... I rarely get those sickies, but considering that I never get pneumonia.... either (right.), I think I should be prepared and preventative, rather than surprised.
Be well! There are kitties to pet, parks to walk, stuff to do... can't be staying in bed longer than that One Good Book.
23rd-Oct-2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
If you want to not get sick to begin with, you should take Yu Ping Feng San Wan. You're best off taking it before the cold and flu season starts, though.
I have a formula at work that typically helps with food poisoning, but I'm drawing a blank on the name and I'm not at work.
As for what you have, it is possible that Yin Chiao may not be the best formula for you. It's a brilliant formula and I swear by it, but it may not focus on your specific symptoms as much as you want.
23rd-Oct-2008 06:44 pm (UTC) - Where does one acquire such formulas?
Lexi has been recommending the Yin Chiao for a long time, but I fear strange marketplaces. Only recently have I ventured into the local Sun Hop Fat market for the first time, and I've lived within three blocks of it for 15 years.
Can one get thethe Chiao and the Yu Ping there?
23rd-Oct-2008 07:07 pm (UTC) - Re: Where does one acquire such formulas?
Lexi can best address where is the best place to go locally to you, as I'm not in California. Any reputable TCM practioner should be able to help you out, though.
Kahn herbal formulas are some of my favorite. Mayway is pretty good too. I don't really use any other brands in my practice.
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