Sunday, January 02, 2011

Cough, cough, cough

After coughing continuously for the last week and a half (Christmas was a total wash-out), I've given in: I'm taking Pholcodine. Which, of course, is full of sugar and alcohol. Frustrating, especially as I have managed to maintain the Candida diet all through the festive period, with not one slip-up. Not even a tiny piece of Turkish Delight has passed my lips. Still, what can you do in these circumstances? I cough all night, every night, not just keeping myself awake, but everyone else in the house too. I am exhausted and have managed to pull a muscle in my side. Feel like I've been beaten all about with a lump of two-by-four.

Pholcodine it is then. I'm trying my Mum's tip: 5ml dose in a cup of hot water, three times a day. Here's hoping it works. I do not want to end up how I was this time last year: steriods, two courses of antibiotics and a chest x-ray. For four months I coughed. FOUR flipping months - Christmas right through to Easter!

In better news - the anti-fungals (Nizoral) I was prescribed a few weeks ago seem to have done the trick, at least for now. Hallelujah.


Terry said...

I hope by now you are feeling better... I have been worried about getting a cold myself. It would pee me off to no end if I had to go on antibiotics.

I have not tired the Nizoral, I have only used herbs and so far they tell me I am candida free.... But my tongue burns!!! I am so tired of it that I ordered things from Humaworm to try... I am going to let them have a go at it and see what happens.

Take care of that cold and get well soon.

Djinn said...

Thanks Terry! I'm still coughing, but feeling a lot better.

Katie Keen said...

I am new to this blog and your post was the first I read so I have no idea what your history is or what you have tried but oil of oregano is an excellent antiviral as well as antifungal. That is how I treated my nasty cold that arrived during the holidays :)

Djinn said...

I haven't tried oil of oregano before - thanks for the tip!