Got Lungbutter? ...a who's sick thread.

Lungbutter is why I stayed home from work today. My headcold migrated to my chest and I coughed all night. My lungs hurt. :frowning:

I’m still sick.

So many people are sick. Lets see a show of hands if you have a cold or feel one coming on.

raises hand


While I admit to being almost better after a cold, I didn’t really feel SICK until I saw the title of this post.


Poor Whammo…

Me too. I’m sitting in my comfy chair, laptop in lap, waiting for the next dose of Nyquil to kick in. Sore throat, no head crud yet. I’m having a hard time because I’m kinda hungry and everything in my fridge has a high phlegm factor. Sorry, did that belong in the TMI thread?

i am incubating a lovely sore throat right now. the last time i had a sore throat over thanksgiving i lost my voice for a week. good thing i took sign in college.

Yep, I’ve had it for a couple weeks now. Just finally getting over it too. That may change after being out in the cold all day tomorrow…


Right here.

I’ve been sick pretty much since August. It’ll get better, then come back, then get better, then come back…aaaaaaagh. Today I was feeling pretty good, then sometime in the middle of the day, I started to get one of those sick headaches. Yuck. I felt like I was going to hurl. I finally did, after I got home. Didn’t make me feel any better, though. Bleah.

Yeah, me too, Persephone. Except for the part about hurling.

In other words, I’m raising my hand.

::passes out robitussin w/codeine to everyone::

Works wonders for this chick.

Just for the record, if you’re a smoker, the correct term is:

“Your lung monkey is angry.”

I’ve had a bad cold ever since Thursday. Very congested. My sinuses are killing me.

I’ve had a cold for the better part of five weeks now. Actually, I had a week of relief so maybe it’s two different colds. I hardly ever get sick and this is starting to get really annoying. So what am I going to do about it? Well, tomorrow I’m going hiking and mountain biking in the cold November air. To me, double pneumonia is a small price to pay for a few hours of fun.

Lungbutter? Is that anything like the infamous Lung Oysters?

I recommend Hot & Sour Soup, extra hot. As much as you can stand. Might not help the chest, but it tastes way better than anything at the pharmacy.

Since it’s that time of year, here’s my favorite, works-nearly-every-time cold blaster (not for anyone with stomach problems): one-quarter teaspoon cayenne pepper mixed into a tablespoon of molassas or honey, taken every half-hour for three hours at the very first hint of a cold. Do this for three hours, take a long hot bath with some eucalyptus oil in it, then straight to bed. I usually take 500 mg of L-lysine during the cold & flu season for the anti-viral effect. (It seems to work - I’ve had only one or two colds in the last few years and one fairly mild bout of flu with no lingering effects.)

9 out of ten times I wake up with no trace of a cold at all. WAG - maybe it works by artificially raising the body temp and killing off the virus before it is so far advanced that the fever response cuts in. It is certainly more effective the earlier I use it.

Yeah, it’ll raise it so high that you burst in to flames. That’ll kill off those pesky viruses! :wink:

Ha! I can beat all of you! I went to the doctor and he said I have an upper respiratory tract infection. They have me on antibiotics, an inhaler and cough syrup. I hate the stuff but being drugged up isn’t too bad and it’s nicer than coughing up funny colored stuff.


Another sickie checking in here… I am on day 4 myself and actually feeling a little better.

Now, if I could get my nose to stop running I’d be perfect! :slight_smile:

I finally got over a pretty bad cold late last week. Unfortunately I think Son Of Cold is attacking now. My head’s been aching all day and my eyes are feeling funny. Plus it’s 75F in here and I’m still cold.

Not that anybody noticed, but I had a cold for nearly a week. I’m lots better now, though my head is still clearing and I have a bit of a cough (no more nasty green stuff, though). And I have my appetite back, which is the best sign of all. I hate colds.


That is the sickest bloody term I’ve ever heard… I can’t even type it without feeling nauseous.


Y’all just reminded me to take a couple of zinc tablets. Thanks! Lib asked me tonite if I was coming down with a cold. Taking zinc upon first signs of a cold usually heads it off completely. I just returned yesterday from a trip to MN so I may have brought home more than just luggage and Christmas presents.

Very hot apple cider and chicken soup can work wonders. I hope each one of you feel a lot better tomorrow.

Yeah I know mega… I’ve been to your site. I thought of you while I typed it… hehe.
…as for the OP…

I slept through the night last night without coughing. I woke up feeling much better… so much better that I called off work again… I figured if ONE day off made me feel so much better then Today and my regular day off tommorrow might just have me cured by friday when I go in!! That would be an absolute record for me and chest colds… I dont get sick often… but when I do… the chest colds last for months… literaly. If I get better within this week, I will be dancing for joy. :smiley:

I think what might have helped… and I am no purveor of this stuff… but like Edlyn mentioned and suggested… I had taken Cold Ezz at the first sign of sickness (before this thread) along with Echinacia. By God… I think it might have helped!