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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

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

How do I stop being irrationally paranoid about getting sick?

I leave for a much much much needed vacation tomorrow that I've been looking forward to for the past two months. As more and more people around me (family, friends, coworkers) have been getting sick during this nasty flu season, I have been super paranoid about getting the flu myself just in time to spoil my vacation. I started feeling really achy and fatigued last night, but maybe it has more to do with other things? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Jan 31, 2013 - 14 answers

Going to work with the flu

Do I really need to stay home with the flu? [more inside]
posted by odawg on Jan 23, 2013 - 32 answers

What can I do about a sick person who insists on coming to work?

My clearly ill coworker refuses to go home. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2013 - 58 answers

I went down to St. James Infirmary...

I'm sick Metafilter. I'm in a bad way and I want your advice. I have a nasty case of the flu. I visited my doctor yesterday morning, and she diagnosed me with the flu, though the nasal swab test she gave me was negative for Flu A and Flu B. At the time I thought I was getting better, but now I think I've taken a turn for the worse. I'm contemplating going to the emergency room, and I'd like your advice on how I should decide whether or not to go, when to go, if I should bring someone with me, and anything else I should ask or do. I know you're not my doctor. I'm going to visit my doctor's sick call hours first thing in the morning if I don't go to the ER. That's in about 11 hours. [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Nov 28, 2012 - 36 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

Heading off the worst of a flu?

My young son probably has the flu, which could strike any day now. Dumb question, but is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Feb 19, 2012 - 10 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

Urgent care? ER?

Urgent care? ER? Where am I supposed to go? I don't have a doctor here (Fairfax County, VA). I'm clueless. I got the flu last weekend but am still experiencing symptoms, including a new one - a burning hot pain in the pit of my stomach. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Sep 23, 2011 - 24 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

My period is making me sick.

Does anyone else here get sick (flu, fever, etc.) when they have their period? [more inside]
posted by shelayna on Oct 16, 2010 - 19 answers

Lowering the bar on the definition of "healthy"

Why haven't I fully recovered from bronchitis, six months later? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 6, 2010 - 17 answers

Can we ask a sick person to leave?

Can we ask a sick person to leave? [more inside]
posted by MorningPerson on Nov 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Can employers tell people when employees are sick?

My employer just asked us to contact HR if any of our employees are diagnosed with H1N1 flu. Is this allowable under HIPAA? [more inside]
posted by um_maverick on Oct 27, 2009 - 10 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

mystery diagnosis

Did the hospital save my blood samples and could they be retested? Would swine flu cause a positive test for regular flu? [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Oct 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Anybody have a stomach flu horror story? How long did it last?

Does any one have stomach flu (gastroenteritis) horror stories? I am going day 5 and I have never heard of anyone having it longer than 2 days.
posted by burlsube on Sep 29, 2009 - 28 answers

flufilter....

With all this flu talk, it got me wondering...I got a really bad case of it back in March. (Doctor confirmed.) Could it possibly have been of the swine variety? [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Sep 9, 2009 - 8 answers

Should I be worried about my mom?

YANMDfilter: Do these swine-flu-like symptoms require a trip to the emergency room? [more inside]
posted by alona on Aug 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Better the flu you know?

At what point should I consider (responsibly) getting myself inoculated with the flu? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2009 - 10 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

Go to work or stay home?

Flufilter: It hit me like a freight train on Friday-went to the doc, and yes, it's the flu. My question for the hivemind is this: Do I try to go back to work tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Mar 1, 2009 - 15 answers

How can I not get the flu?

How can I avoid getting the flu? I have gotten spooked by a couple coworkers who got SICK from the flu, which they caught from their kids, and I am very intent on avoiding the same fate (trouble coming out of both ends). Short of covering myself in saranwrap and lysol, and then hiding in an ICBM silo, what do you suggest? [more inside]
posted by allen8219 on Feb 23, 2009 - 21 answers

How to baby the flu

How to help a baby with the flu? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Dec 24, 2008 - 16 answers

What's causing the yucky taste?

I have a cold, and my mouth tastes yucky. What specifically is happening? [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Jul 4, 2008 - 8 answers

Why is my nose numb after the flu?

I've had the flu for a few days, but woke up with something totally new to me: my nose is numb. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by waxpancake on Mar 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Damn the flu!

I'm sick of the flu. What will speed my recovery? [more inside]
posted by Smalltown Girl on Dec 26, 2007 - 16 answers

Help figure out what this disease is!

My lady friend has been sick for a year, and nobody can figure out what's wrong. Has anyone had any experience with this kind of sickness? [more inside]
posted by omnipotentq on Sep 28, 2007 - 46 answers

What's Up With My Flu/Cold?

Medical Advice/Common Sense Filter: This is my second week of having pretty serious flu symptoms. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on May 13, 2007 - 13 answers

I just want to feel better.

Last Thursday I was diagnosed with the flu. Sunday I was diagnosed with a sinus infection. Today is Monday and I do not feel even the slightest bit better. Help! [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jan 22, 2007 - 14 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

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

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