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Cure for colds and flu: Orange Juice (and Stoli)

Old 02-17-2010, 12:36 PM
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Cure for colds and flu: Orange Juice (and Stoli)

Now that I finally signed up here, I am excited to share some stupid s**t I've been up to lately (well, over a month ago)....

I caught a cold around Chistmastime....and I actually used to kind of like it when I got sick, because I felt so lousy that I would stop drinking. Once a year, I would have a cold or the flu, and it would dry me out for one week. Big whoop.

Anyway, like I was saying I caught this cold around Christmas. My beverage of choice has been white wine. But since I was sick, I figured that Orange Juice would be good for me. So this time around, I stopped the wine for a week, and instead figured it would be really healthy to drink Orange Juice...........with Stoli in it....a Half a quart of Vodka a night. Man oh man....great cure. Sick and hungover. So brilliant.
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:46 PM
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Interesting. Instead of drying out I'd always try to drink through my illnesses, and I actually believed that it worked, like alcohol cured me or killed off the bacteria or virus or whatever. Yeahhhh rightttt!!!

I have a family member who believes that mixing cranberry juice with vodka turns it into a healthy drink that's good for your liver and urinary tract

All just part of the insanity and lie of this disease as far as I'm concerned
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Oh gosh, I did the same thing! I drank cheap white wine but when I had a cold I'd get some brandy! How nuts is that?

Very glad we don't have to do that stuff today!

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I have truthfully done all of the above at some point and used the same reasoning in my head.
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Old 02-17-2010, 01:52 PM
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LOL Houndheart. Been there, done that.

Not that it's really funny, but you know, the things we justify.......Oiy!!!!
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:04 PM
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It's amazing what we do to feed (and justify) our addictions, isn't it?
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:11 PM
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I was feeling kinda tired with a scratchy throat last week...and was over some friend's house...and they offered me Rock N' Rye as a cure for the throat. I reminded them that I quit drinking, and they told me this wasn't drinking..it would make me feel better. Time to spend time with folks that get it and will be supportive.
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:15 PM
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Houndheart,

Try some hot water with lemon and honey. It works for me with the scratchy throat. Or gargle warm salt water.

And do hang with your sober friends!

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Old 02-17-2010, 02:21 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:38 PM
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My ex was convinced that scotch cured everything and for him (he was/is not an alkie) it seemed to work. I don't think I ever drank when I was sick but I was most often sick when I drank
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