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08-31-2012, 08:14 PM #1
Athenagoddess Member
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4th chest infection in 12 months. They have given me antibiotics again. Don't want to take them. I have never smoked. I am feeling really down. I am going away to the country with my dogs a week today, I feel so ill, headache, chest ache. i don't want to do anything.
I am sick of this, I am not a good patient. I take now, 2000 mg vit c, strong b, vit liver caps. Skate liver caps. I should not be ill.
Anything i have missed??
08-31-2012, 09:53 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh I'm sorry you feel bad Athena. patpat.gif That sucks big time. gaah.gif My guess is you pick up infections at work as you do hang around sick people. Of course a good immune system is vital in your line of work which I'm sure you know. It's claimed 80% of the immune system resides in the gut and antibiotics kill the good bacteria too. Catch 22. gaah.gif


Hope you feel better soon. I don't think I know anything you don't already know, but if I find some clues I'll post them here.

Take care. hug.gif
09-01-2012, 03:01 AM #3
yankees skier
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Sorry to hear that. Also, you might want to add the word "like" in the title too. chuckle.gif

Biere.
09-01-2012, 04:47 AM #4
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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VITAMIN "C" CRYSTALS
mix 1/2 teaspoon in 8 oz glass of water

coats that esophagus thingy

you'll breath better.


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09-01-2012, 09:29 AM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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That sucks Athena, get well now! chuckle.gif

Great stuff Rog'! I'm thinking double Drop b# tuning on an acoustic with a slide... hmm.gif

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09-01-2012, 12:26 PM #6
Athenagoddess Member
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(09-01-2012, 03:01 AM)yankees Wrote:  Sorry to hear that. Also, you might want to add the word "like" in the title too. chuckle.gif
chuckle.gifchuckle.gif rofl.gif rofl.gif The thought, yuk
09-01-2012, 12:30 PM #7
Athenagoddess Member
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Thank you everyone for your kind words, it true what they say. Nurses do make the worst patients. I have no patience with being ill. hug.gif
09-01-2012, 12:35 PM #8
Accidental Stoner Member
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Sorry to hear that, Ahenagoddess.

Hope you get better soon!


Don't know if you can get hold of any, where you live,
but my personal experience says these little buggers:

İmage

'tyrnimarja' in Finnish, 'havtornsbär' in Swedish - can't for
the life of me remember the English word for'em - are
waaaay more effective than anything that comes in pill form.
A raw handful a day keeps trouble away for sure.
Finland's secret anti-viral/bacterial weapon ;)

Very high in C-vit, + other vital stuff.
Recommended warmly.

09-01-2012, 01:00 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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Sea-buckthorn. thumbsup.gif
09-01-2012, 01:54 PM #10
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Sorry to hear that Athena. Wow, 4x a year that's horrible. I know because I get bronchitis now and again, but (knockonwood) my immune system always wins the battle (knockonwoodagain).

Four hundred years ago Mr. William Turner, who wrote "Herbal" emphasized wild Thyme as a remedial agent and had healing properties in brochitits, whooping cough, etc. He declared that it "hath the power to drive forth flegme." This therapeutic feature was indeed corroborated by the conservative "Dispensatory".

It is composed of "Saccharate extract of Thyme" - Taeschner Method. The alcoholic extract (Thyme leaves steeped in grain alcohol) is mixed with sugar and water to form a syrup.

A facsimile can be made in your kitchen merely by steeping or simmering wild Thyme herb in warm water, the standard remedy for centuries.

As per Professor Heber W. Youngken, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy he teaches that the properties of garden Thyme (T. vulgaris) are antispasmodic in the treatment of whooping cough, dry nervous asthma, severe spasms where there is little sputum, and other respiratory inflammation.

For a more complex adult cough syrup here's a recipe I found in one of my old herbal books:

Mix together equal parts of wild Thyme, Boneset, Hoarhound, Irish Moss, Chestnut leaves. Simmer 2 teaspoonsful of the mixture in a pint of hot water for 10 minutes. Allow to cool for half an hour and strain. Add 1/2 cup of brown sugar or honey to each cupful of liquid.

Dose: One or two teaspoonsful every 1/2 to 1 hour as required. Sip slowly.

Now, I have not made the above complex cough syrup, but when I have a chest infection I make a tea of wild Thyme, Rosemary with lemon and honey and it seems to speed recovery for me. I also make an inhalant of wild Thyme, Rosemary, Eucaplytus and Lemon Balm which seems to alleviate the symptoms somewhat.

Take care.
09-01-2012, 02:29 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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I had to consult my Phytomedicine handbook and found a whole bunch of plants that would be potent against bronchitis. There's more info on all on these such as active substances, pharmacology, toxicology, medical use and preparation and dosage. If you want to know more about any of those just ask, it was just too much to translate all of them.

Anise
Wild Thyme
Eucalyptus
Fennel
Primrose
Iceland lichen
Cajeput
Cardamom *
Carrageen (Irish moss)
White horehound
Mullein
Licorice *
Violet
Marshmallow
Red or Yellow onion
Arusha
English Ivy
Sundew
Star Anise
Lance-leaf Plantain
Soapwort
Garden Thyme
Knotgrass
Garlic
White Deadnettle

* also potent medicine against Candida Albicans



09-01-2012, 02:32 PM #12
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Hi Octo. I noticed a lot of the herbs from my book are repeated in yours, that's promising. I also knew someone who only used Mullein for chest inflammations and he swore by it.
09-01-2012, 02:40 PM #13
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Athena, you need to include D3 and Astaxanthin to your regime. Also consider this super/master tonic. I am just getting settled into our new place and to a point where I will soon start making probiotics again. I also plan on starting a batch of the tonic very soon. You can get non-pasteurized, bottled kimchi and sauerkraut in most health food stores for your probiotics. It can be a bit expensive, but you don't need to eat much.

The directions on that tonic page differ a little from other pages. That page says to strain the liquid and take it straight up. The other pages say don't strain it and that you can mix it into other things. For instance:

Add 2-4 tablespoons to jar, followed by 1-4 tablespoons honey or maple syrup. Add a cup or more of real juice (orange, apple, etc). Shake and sip often until desired effect is achieved.

1 - 2 Tablespoons SuperTonic in one cup hot water. Add honey to taste. Makes a zingy delicious tea!

It seems the only difference is that it is more potent if taken straight.


Also, it is VERY hot.

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09-01-2012, 02:47 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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(09-01-2012, 02:32 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Hi Octo. I noticed a lot of the herbs from my book are repeated in yours, that's promising. I also knew someone who only used Mullein for chest inflammations and he swore by it.


Hi US wave.gif Yes that is promising. Imagine making an extract cocktail out of all those plant... damned.gif
09-01-2012, 02:51 PM #15
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Marshmallow is a great expectorant.


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Why should they go out to fight?
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