A set of Colds and a Review of “Wellness Formula” by Source Naturale
It’s been 8 days since we returned from our honeymoon in Italy. Eight days of sleeping. Eight days of incapacitation.
I said I wanted to carry the lack of busy-ness back into our lives; the universe delivered. I thought about this a good deal, in the few moments a day my brain was organized enough to think, then I’d drift back into being; feeling my body, breathing, not thinking.
We got home from Italy at midnight, after being up for 24 hours. The next 2 days were spent coming back to terms with local time. It was like an extension of our honeymoon, in a way, only without the tourist destinations. We had time to sleep, eat, and be together.
We started our Sunday routine, holding martial arts classes in the afternoon, and David leaving for work. Between martial arts class and the evening, however, the small tickle which had been lurking for days at the back of my throat, emerged and took over. It stayed a tickle, but I was consumed by a general feeling horrible illness.
On the third day, I couldn’t rest because now my head had filled, internally, with mucus which was causing pain. I woke feeling pain on outside my molars. I shifted and like a boat listing under the weight of tonnage, the mucus shifted in my head, causing the pain to shift to that side. Now one molar hurt more than the other! I finally took my temp and some pain/fever meds.
Not a bit of this showed; I had no drainage anywhere, just weight and pain. I rallied on the 4thday, but n the 5thday, I was sneezing and snotting. A new cold, maybe. The next day I started my face started itching. Itchy face is usually a sign of the end of the cold, so as much as I hate it, I often am glad for it. On the 7thday, it worsened again, with a biting sore throat, deeply seated at the bottom of my throat. Now I was coughing. It was like three separate colds, one after another.
I spent a lot of time resting. All the tasks I had dreamt of accomplishing were inaccessible.
On that day, I decided to up my fight back. I don’tknow why I waited so long, except that I didn’t think it would linger so! I had started symptomatic care with the usual OTC meds on day 3, when I noticed the fever, only because I couldn’t rest due to the pain. On day 7, I got out the herbal preparations.
My go to is “Wellness Formula” by Source Naturals. It is the only formula that I have found that seems to do ANYthing in the face of an already present cold! It gave enough relief to fake not being totallyill, for about 3 hours at a time.
I advise the 3 huge tablets, so that you don’t have to take 6 large capsules every 3 hours.
To be honest, I had rarely taken it every 3 hours, only during the worst of an illness. I had only used it to get rid of the worst of the symptoms when I absolutely have to go to work. That would be saying whenever I am ill, because I always have to go to work when I am sick. (It’s stupid, I know. But me cancelling means the loss of a full days’ income – not someone else’s small business, which is not looked on favorably!) I had never used it, as labeled, to fight off an illness. Well, today I was going to try.
It worked. Not stupendously, but it did make me feel better, and helped my avoid declining into bronchitis. I took the supplement 4 or 5 times. I added an anti-histamine for the puffy swollen face feeling, and to stop the itch. I stayed awake, and over the day I got more clear headed. Enough to do a couple hours of writing.
I can’t say I bounced right back, but I felt a lot better during my recovery. I was able to “do things.” That may be good or bad, but it was necessary. Next time, I will follow the label instructions, and see how it goes.
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Tama Cathers – stubborn resister to self-care, warrior of the garden, and currently promoter of Wellness Formula.