A diet of Sudafed and Emergen-C?
May 29, 2012 8:52 AM Subscribe
I really, really can't get sick right now.
posted by quadrilaterals to Health & Fitness (25 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm feeling some increasing sinus pressure and nausea, but I can't afford to get sick for...the next three weeks.
This week, I cannot miss work at all, and will be working 12+ hour days. I am leaving for two weeks (and change) of international business travel starting Saturday. The events this week at work and during travel are incredibly important to me and will be great, and I don't want to miss them. I absolutely cannot miss work this week, though I can possibly pull some days down to 10-hours (but need to be at full capacity). I'm used to working 10-hour days minimum.
I eat pretty healthy, mostly vegetarian. I just had a relaxing three-day weekend, but am under a fair amount of work stress. I work out 3-5x a week (10k training and weightlifting). I wash my hands a lot. I'm allergic to dust and anything with leaves/pollen; I take Claritin every day.
I've taken some Sudafed and am drinking tons of water, but I really feel poorly. I'm in DC, and the heat is really not great for me, either. I have no time to see a doctor before I leave.
What can I do to keep myself from getting sick these next few weeks? Additionally, I'll be traveling internationally to Italy on Saturday/Sunday, so need to not get ill on the flight or while in Italy.