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Tips for powering through work when you are sick?

I think I have the flu. It's kind of mild, but has all the usual stuff like headache, body aches, lots of mucus, exhaustion, mild fever. I am also teaching a 130-student course and we are in week 11 of 13. I have 35 assignments to mark by tomorrow, an exam to finalise by Monday, and an assignment to create today. Fortunately I don't have any face-to-face time today, so I have stayed at home, but if I don't get this stuff done, not only do I miss university imposed deadlines, but I just pile up extra work for myself next week, that will make it impossible for me to prepare my lectures on time. All I want to do is curl up in bed and sleep, or watch trashy TV. Does anyone have some physical or psychological tricks for making yourself work in these circumstances?
posted by lollusc on May 8, 2014 - 14 answers

Can't ... Get ... Sick ...

Help me stay as healthy as I can as my life gets even crazier! [more inside]
posted by bookgirl18 on Mar 11, 2014 - 20 answers

Simple scientific guide for identifying and treating common illnesses?

When I start to feel a cold coming on, the last thing I want to do is spend time and energy trying to figure out the best treatment approach. I am seeking a guide that will help me identify and self-treat common/mild illnesses (both attacking the root cause and alleviating symptoms) as well as indicate when it would be wise to see a doctor. I would prefer a printout rather than an interactive tool like WebMD.
posted by gray17 on Feb 14, 2014 - 6 answers

Ow My Ear

I have an earache for the first time since I was, what, 6? It sucks. Help. [more inside]
posted by bq on Dec 23, 2013 - 23 answers

Recent nicknames: Sickie, Boogernose

This cold is making me crazy. Help me feel better! [more inside]
posted by sucre on Oct 17, 2012 - 23 answers

In sickness and in health

What are your expectations for your boyfriend/girlfriend caring for you when you get sick with a cold? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Oct 2, 2012 - 49 answers

I heard that you were feeling ill ...

I have a cold/flu thing. What can I do to speed my recovery as much as possible? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Sep 28, 2012 - 13 answers

How to feel better when I can't see a doctor yet?

I have some sort of cold or other infection and cannot afford to miss classes or assignments this week. How can I alleviate the symptoms (or feel less miserable, at least) until I'm able to see a doctor? [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Apr 29, 2012 - 16 answers

Not My Doctor Filter

Do I just have a lingering cold or could there be something else wrong with me? Also why are my tonsils gray? [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Dec 30, 2011 - 8 answers

I've been sick forever

I'm sick. I'm not getting better. It is ruining my life and relationships. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Oct 23, 2011 - 36 answers

which spa room fixtures help a cold

I'm feeling sick with a typical cold. Slight fever, sore throat, stuffed up nose. I have access to a private sauna, steam shower and hot tub. Given that I don't need to worry about exposing anyone else, would any of or combination of these help alleviate the symptoms?
posted by ShootTheMoon on Aug 23, 2011 - 7 answers

How can I change my cooking to compensate for having a cold?

When I have a cold and therefore have a diminished sense of smell, what foods can I eat that still have flavor - and how could I adjust my cooking to make my meals taste less bland?
posted by * on Jan 11, 2011 - 14 answers

The lowdown on Emergen-c

Alright, so it's cold/flu/etc season and my roommate brought home a package of Emergen-c. He welcomed me to it, so I figured what the heck, I'll take a look at it. Then I noticed it says you can take it post-workout, which spiked my interest because I'm a self-described 'gym bum.' [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Dec 14, 2010 - 21 answers

Please rip out my esophagus.

What, if anything, is wrong with my throat and how, if at all, can I treat it? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Sep 28, 2010 - 15 answers

How can I stop this recurring cold?

I get a cold every 3-4 months. Runny then stuffy nose, dry throat, maybe a little coughing, low energy, mild headache. Just a run-of-the-mill cold, but it keeps recurring, and it's driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Mar 11, 2010 - 21 answers

I don't think you're ready for this neti

How much is too much, with regards to neti potting? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Feb 20, 2010 - 15 answers

How can I kill a cough that lingers for a month?

Why do I always have a cough that lingers for about a month after I've had a cold, and how can I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Oct 30, 2009 - 25 answers

Should I attempt a long bike ride even though I'm sick?

I had plans to ride my bike from Chicago to Milwaukee tomorrow with my husband and two friends (about 100 miles). Now I've come down with a pretty bad cold. Should I cancel or try to power through? Have you ever done a lot of physical activity while recovering from a cold, and how did you fare? [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Oct 23, 2009 - 20 answers

Most comforting things in the world

What are the best ways to comfort someone with a bad cold/flu? [more inside]
posted by mthomps00 on Oct 20, 2009 - 21 answers

Comfort foods for the sick around the world?

What are different cultures' versions of comfort foods that are prepared for people who are sick and feeling under the weather? [more inside]
posted by illenion on Oct 15, 2009 - 67 answers

Ddifferences between colds in adults and children

Are there differences in the symptoms of a common cold with age? Are cold symptoms worse in adults than children? [more inside]
posted by graventy on Aug 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Heal me, Hivemind!

I'm unbelievably sick, probably from running around in the freezing rain. What can I do to get better by tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Mar 13, 2009 - 36 answers

Hard to Swallow

Dearest Non-Doctors; Is there any chance of my incredibly painful sore throat and swollen lymph nodes going away on it's own? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Feb 6, 2009 - 36 answers

Be gone virus!

How can I get rid of this cold/virus/URI for good? I had the same thing at the end of September into October and it has returned on 11/14 with a vengeance. [more inside]
posted by nougat on Nov 20, 2008 - 19 answers

Sick: GRE as AskMefi: ???

I'm getting sick and taking the GRE on Monday. Anything I should be doing between now and then and best medicines for the day of? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Nov 8, 2008 - 14 answers

Tequila as cold remedy?

My girlfriend has a cold. Multiple people today have told her to take a shot of tequila before bed as a remedy. [more inside]
posted by buriednexttoyou on Oct 22, 2008 - 24 answers

Staying healthy?

Something is going around, how do I avoid it? [more inside]
posted by Funky Claude on Sep 25, 2008 - 23 answers

My stupid nose won't let me doze.

How do you get to sleep with a raging head cold?? [more inside]
posted by InfinateJane on Sep 9, 2008 - 39 answers

What do you do when you first start to feel a cold or other sickness?

What do you do when you first start to feel a cold or other sickness? Are there any remedies that work best at the first sign of a cold [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon on Aug 27, 2008 - 63 answers

The Visine, it does nothing!

I'm sick as heck, need to do a metric buttload of work involving typing and reading, my eyes are burning so badly that doing the work is painful, and I can't fix it. Help? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jan 31, 2008 - 16 answers

Ol' Snothead

Is it rude to attend a party when you have a cold? [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Nov 10, 2007 - 18 answers

Why is this cold taking so long?

I have been trying to get rid of what I think is a case of the common cold for 13 days now and I am wondering why it is taking so long... [more inside]
posted by dinkyday on Oct 14, 2007 - 10 answers

I started a new job yesterday (yay!). I got sick on Sunday (boo!). I need to get better fast, but how?

I started a new job yesterday (yay!). I got sick on Sunday (boo!). I need to get better fast, but how? [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah on Oct 9, 2007 - 22 answers

1 ear still stuffy after flight. Is this bad?

Tell-me-I'm-not-going-deaf-filter: I was flying home from Chicago one night ago, happily listening to the new Cornelius album - drifting off into the soft relief that benedryl supplies when you have been rocking a head cold for 2 days (sore throat, leaky nose, watery eyes, headache) - when suddenly I'm wide awake with a severe pain in both my ears from the plane starting its decent. And it lasts. I swallow and swallow, but I'm reeling in pain, saying terribly mean things to my very confused and sleepy girlfriend - and it doesn't stop until well after I'm off the plane. [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling on Oct 3, 2007 - 45 answers

My lungs are like katamair damacy rolling up all the ick it passes.

What is your action plan for staying well? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jun 22, 2007 - 21 answers

Can I suffer through a fever and expect to get better sooner?

If a fever is the human body's response to pathogens, does taking medicine to bring down one's fever increase recovery time? If this is true, is it true of all medicines that treat cold/flu symptoms?
posted by Mayor Curley on Mar 21, 2006 - 11 answers

How do you and your significant other deal with one of you being/getting the cold or flu?

How do you and your significant other deal with one of you being/getting sick (cold/flu/etc)? Does the sick one make any attempt to avoid getting the other sick? If so, how?
posted by sdis on Feb 7, 2006 - 22 answers

Your best sickness prevention methods:

Let's hear your method for preventing colds and other sicknesses! [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Dec 5, 2005 - 66 answers

In sickness, there is no health.

Ugh. I just came down with a cold yesterday. Now I have a sore throat and, curiously, a rash on my throat... [more inside]
posted by state fxn on Aug 21, 2005 - 11 answers

Tips for working while sick?

Any tips for getting through a day at work while feeling flu-ish? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jul 6, 2005 - 14 answers

How can I prevent bronchitis?

SickFilter:
If you caught a cold this week
and hacked and sneezed and lacked some sleep
And when you talk you simply squeak —
How do you ward off bronchitis? [more inside]
posted by Happydaz on Oct 22, 2004 - 9 answers

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