Has anybody else had the dreaded lurgy

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by johnnyb47, 10 Feb 2019.

  1. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    The sore throat can be seen off by gargling with Corsodyl, which does kill viruses despite what naysayers will tell you.

    I've been taking zinc for 6 months and haven't had so much as a sniffle. There is evidence that zinc strengthens the immune system. Could also be because I wash my hands on entering the house and at work before sitting down at my desk.
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  2. mustang1

    mustang1 Guru

    London, UK
    I don't talk about this stuff just like I don't talk about punctures.
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  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    So far I've avoided the folk with the germs
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  4. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    About nine months ago I was in a meeting at a big company in Cape Town and the technical manager sat down opposite me then sneezed violently in my face, twice, with no attempt to catch or deflect the spray. Sure enough by the next morning I was battling her sore throat. Grrrrr! :cursing:
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  5. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

    52 Festive Road
    Yep, just coming out of the most awful 72 hour virus I've ever encountered. There are upsides, mind. This morning I weigh 10+ lbs less than on Saturday morning - which is more than mildly alarming, especially as I had none of the symptoms you might imagine would be required to induce such a loss :eek:
  6. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    I am on day 3 of it, my wife is just starting the second week. We go on our first family ski trip on Friday and so are really hoping the kids don’t get it and we recover in time.
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  7. Bonefish Blues

    Bonefish Blues Banging donk

    52 Festive Road
    Too soon, shirley?
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  8. Paulus

    Paulus Started young, and still going.

    MrsP has had it quite bad for the last two weeks, it is just showing signs of going. I have had a smaller dose of it, but still have a soreish throat
  9. Aravis

    Aravis No Regret

    I have just one ride so far this year, on January 6th, when ironically I was blaming my lethargy on my flu jab three days earlier. If only I'd known...

    I've been feeling so low I haven't had the enthusiasm to come to the forum at all. And it's not as though there hasn't been enough going on to be depressed about anyway.

    I see there's a great new alphabetic cycling/photgraphic challenge - it didn't exist last time I rode my bike.

    There's a relatively benign forecast for tomorrow, and I'm hoping to ease myself back in with a gentle *** miler. There's still quite a bit to be dislodged from my chest, and I'm very much looking forward to that! I'll wrap up warm and take it steady - as if I ever do anything else. :dry:
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  10. Just about to head to the shops after 10 days off the bent. It started with a headache and then just lack of energy and aching limbs. No appetite but no sweat. Still not 100% but getting there.
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  11. DRM

    DRM Über Member

    West Yorks
    Yes, 5 weeks on now, feel better but still not right, started with sore throat & chesty cough that turned into a chest infection, had a weeks worth of antibiotics only managed one ride before this lot, of 29 km I think, my breathing still isn’t what it was, someone where my wife works had it & their GP called it the 6 week flu, all this even though I had a flu jab
  12. Just a cold, but as usual the Asthma kicked in and I've got a dry cough that'll last a few more weeks. I have to keep telling people I'm not contagious...
  13. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    3 weeks for me and still going. TBF It's never been THAT bad but it just wont shift , lots of snorting trying to shift mucous from the back of my nose (sorry if that's too descriptive)
    One day I had a real big pressure headache from it but generally it's just left me feeling at 70% all the time.
    Up till last night I think I'd only had 2 rides in that time but late yesterday afternoon was clear, bright and modestly warm so I did a 12 miler at no pace, just to enjoy the slightly nicer weather.
  14. Elswick Cotterpin

    Elswick Cotterpin Über Member

    South Wales
    And they say cycling is good for you...:bicycle: hope you all feel better soon!
  15. OP

    johnnyb47 Über Member

    I was hoping that i would start to feel somewhat better this week and dare i say it, even venture out for a bike ride, but this ruddy cold (or whatever it is) is just refusing to shift. Slightly concerning is that I'm coughing up blood in the mornings (sorry for being graphical).
    If it carries on im going to reluctantly book an appointment with the doc to see if they can help.Its been hard going soldering on at work but thankfully I've have, so the bills can be paid on time.. I've kept well away from everyone to avoid spreading my filthy germs at work and once finished im completely knackered and drained of energy . I've realised things you take for granted when your married or living with someone. When you're ill and single there's no one around to help.Whether its just a simple cup of tea or help with a trip down to the chemist but "hay hoo" life goes on. So once again I'm hoping this dirty stinking virus/cold or whatever it is, will make its exit soon and my lovely bike thats gathering dust parked up against the kitchen radiator will be back where it should be. On the road with me on it :bicycle:
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