My other symptoms were also quite severe, I had sever aches everywhere, chills and fever, fatuge and shortness of breath at times, mental clarity was gone, I could not read or write well, my eyes tired very quickly, and I kidney pain. This was the second round of this bugger - it hit us earlier in the week, but had diarrhea with it. Others in the family also had mixed and variations of these symptoms plus vomiting, runny and stuffy noses and chest congestion for some. I thought I had concurred it..but I did not take it seriously enough! It came back and bit me again after having been "normal" for 3-4 days! This is what I did to finally get rid of it once and for all. In the first 12 hours I took lots of Epsom salt soaks and took some goldenseal and oregan grape root caps. I also used a homemade deep tissue salve, this gave me temporary relief, but it was really more of a distraction than a cure. I could tell, none of these things were getting to the source quick enough for my liking. :-) (What can I say? I fail in the "long suffering department"!) My throat was getting worse as well.
So it was time to bring out the big guns in little bottles - essential oils. DH did a modified Raindrop Technique on me with essential oils which was VERY helpful in turning things around. On the first day, I took some acetaminophen to manage the pain to allow me to sleep. (You KNOW I'm hurting if I take Tylenol!) DH also filled a veggie gel cap with a mix of Warrior and Lymphatic Cleanse and I took that internally three times a day for 3 days. The second day, I added lots of vitamin C, about 6-8000 mg (after I was able to get some sleep in - because it keeps me awake). I ate very little, some eggs, spinach and a couple sips of broth for those two days. But as soon as my throat cleared up, I started drinking lots of water. (I like to use a quart jar with a straw. This helps me measure my intake easily and motivates me to keep drinking.) I tried herbal teas, which are usually my 'go-to', but for some reason that wasn't happening this time. They are effective. So simple and so "plug and play"!
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