Just Sick and Tired

April 18, 2009


I can’t believe I’m feeling those symptoms again. The kids and I have been sick, what, TEN TIMES this winter and spring. I can’t believe it. We are almost never sick! It’s been unbearable. I just hate the fatigue and the fuzzy mind that comes with the colds and flus. Still, thank God that’s all it’s been, just colds and flus, but please let me complain in my woes. 😀

Anyway, I REFUSE to be sick. I’m sick of being sick! NO MORE! I’m trying to remember to take my fish oil pills (*siggh*), and I’m also trying something new: Wal-born. It’s a corny name for the generic brand of Airborne. I’ve heard good things about Airborne– people who work in public areas (like daycare centers or schools) take it when the kids are sick. Supposedly, this helps prevent the germs and viruses from invading you. Well, I’m going to try it and see. Today I feel awful, so maybe I’m too late in taking it, I don’t know.

The directions say to repeat every three hours as needed– holy cow! The stuff is $5 a pop and there are only 10 tablets in the bottle. I would be spending almost $5 a DAY on this stuff, $35 a WEEK. Being the frugal lass that I am, I think I’ll whittle the doses down to one or two tablets a day.


This stuff is supposed to pack a potent nutritional punch. It includes: Vitamins A, C, E, Riboflavin, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Manganese, Potassium, Herbal Extracts, and amino acids. Hmmmm. Sounds fancy, indeed.

So I’ll keep you informed as to how it works. Don’t break out the tuxedos and party hats just yet: I took one of these about an hour ago, and I don’t feel any better yet. You dissolve the orangey tablet in water and it fizzles like an Alka-Selzer. “Great tasting!” it says on the bottle, but don’t you believe it. *gag* I can’t say I have my hopes up with it very much, so it won’t be my faith in this stuff that makes me feel better, haha. I just hope I don’t wind up allergic to it or anything! Stay tuned for my review.

Oh, and if you don’t see any updates here in a day or two, it means that the stuff sent me to the hospital. :-p

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6 Responses to “Just Sick and Tired”

  1. LYnne Says:

    try this.
    Oil of Oregano (1 morn and 1 night)
    Oil of Garlic ( I know, yuck)(1 morn and 1 night)
    Vit C(1 morn and 1 night)
    Echinichia and Golden seal ( take morn and night.

    These taken when you first are getting sick has proven very helpful in our family.

    I hope you all feel better.!

  2. Carole Says:

    I’m so sorry you’re sick! 🙁 I don’t usually believe in stuff like “Walborn”, or herbal stuff or whatever, but I have to say, I’ve been using Airborne for the last two years, and much to my own amazement, I really think it works. But I always start taking it at that first twinge in your throat of a cold or whatever coming on, and I swear, I think it really seems to help head off illnesses, for me anyway. Might be too late for you now, but next time right when you first feel that first little twinge of getting sick, try it. And I don’t take it every three hours either. I just take it 2 or 3 times a day for a day or two, until I feel like I’ve passed the “danger zone”. Anyway, hope it helps you, and hope you’re not sick for long!!

  3. akaGaGa Says:

    Hope you’re feeling better, Rebecca. And I’m using my recipe for illness for you … a little bit of prayer. 🙂

    • Rebecca Says:

      Thank you, Lynne! I have never heard of those oils before. Will have to look them up.

      Carole: I don’t put much faith in those “cures” either. However, this is a dietary supplement, which I know is important (kinda like eating). My immune system went screwy after having my fourth child and after surgery and other things…. I was anemic and my immune system was not working properly. I also know that i don’t get enough nutrients. I’m hoping this will work. I’ve heard that most vitamins are synthetic– altho I was neve rmuch aof a vitamin taker, anyway.

      Jean: Thank you! Like I tell my kids, the best pill is the Gospill! 😀 And I am taking that. 😉

  4. Fida Abbott Says:

    I am so sorry you fell not good. I hope you will get better soon.

  5. Jeanie Says:

    My mom gives me lemon and honey tea sometimes to sooth the symptoms…
    Get well soon!