LaLa
Devoted October 2019

My wedding is 22 days away and everyone at my work is sick!

LaLa, on September 19, 2019 at 10:56 AM Posted in Planning 0 18
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What do you do to prevent a cold, or make it go away fast after you catch it? Everyone is coughing all day in their cubicles, there's no chance those germs aren't heading my way.

I always catch every office cold. I'm literally sitting here doing the math if I catch the cold in the next few days I might make it in time lol, but if I don't catch it until next week I'm screwed. Noooooooooo!

Was anyone here sick on their wedding day?

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Latest activity by Nicole, on September 19, 2019 at 10:06 PM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    Drink tons of water and orange juice and take Emergen-C!

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  • Jessica
    VIP June 2020
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    Drink a lot of water. Once cold and flu season starts I take emergen-c almost every morning. I also take those zicam thing as soon as I start to feel crappy and it shortens the cold.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    Water, wash your hands often , some people even wear a face mask
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  • Kayla
    Devoted November 2020
    Kayla ·
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    I second the Emergen-C. That always seems to work the best for me.

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  • Lauren
    VIP September 2019
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    Cold-eze zinc lozenges the second you feel a tickle in your throat. I caught the office cold 2 weeks ago. My wedding is in 9 days and I'm 100% fine now. I also took mucinex during the cold so that I wouldn't have the lingering cough for weeks later.

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  • Littlebride
    Dedicated January 2020
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    Yes face mask !! If you feel comfortable wearing one to work.

    I was my wash constantly and wear a face mask. Plus drink vitamin c and lots of other immune system supplements in order to make sure I stay healthy.
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
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    I was sick on my wedding day and I was running purely on adrenaline and didn’t even notice. The next day I was in urgent care on a nebulizer because there was so much fluid in my lungs!
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    I was SUPER concerned with getting sick the month of my wedding. I actually got my husband sick two months before, the weekend of his bachelor party, from a sickness going around in my office! I have those disinfectant wipes, I use them once a week on my computer, keyboard, work phone, cell phone, pens, tape, etc. and all around my desk. I wash my hands several times a day & use hand sanitizer. I took an emergenC packet several times a week the month of our wedding, and made an effort to wash our sheets & towels at least once a week, and vacuum & clean our house at least once a week. It worked for us! We also had a plan to go to urgent care the minute we felt sick just in case. I also drank a TON of water everyday.

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  • Jeanie
    Super February 2020
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    Lysol everything. Bring some wipes to work and wipe your work station down each morning. Wash your hands religiously and use hand sanitizer throughout the day, especially after touching door handles or any shared equipment (like copy machines). If you keep a drink or eat lunch at your desk, keep it covered as much as possible and wash/sanitize your hands before eating or drinking. You can take the stuff they sell to prevent sickness, but honestly this is the best thing to do.
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  • Julie
    VIP February 2020
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    Here's the thing,

    The symptoms of a cold can be caused by a bacterial infection (prevent with copious hand washing, wipes, not touching your face) or a virus. Hand washing will also work with a virus, but that's spread through the air, mostly. A mask *might * help but that's better for the people who ARE sick than for people who want to stay healthy. Unless the mask is rated for a certain size of microbe, the ones you can buy won't do much.

    Get plenty of sleep, wash your hands, drink a metric ton of water, and eat healthy veggies (a bell pepper can have up to 4x the vitamin C as an orange), and take vitamin c. If you DO get sick, see if you can see your doctor within the first 24 hours of symptom onset. There's an antiviral that you can only get via prescription called Tamiflu. BUT it will only work if 1) you start taking it within the first 24 hours and 2) if it's caused by a virus, and not bacteria.

    Good luck.
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  • Julie
    VIP February 2020
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    You're a true bridal soldier 😊
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  • Julie
    VIP February 2020
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    Oh! One more thing. If you DO get Tamiflu or any antiviral, nausea is extremely common. So if you're starting to feel sick the day before, I'd just take vitamin c and ride the wave. I'd rather have a cold than be nauseous on my wedding day.
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  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
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    I’m an elementary school music teacher so my immune system is basically in the military lol. I drink emergen-C every week and take vitamin D and a multivitamin daily. Helps a lot and if I do get sick it goes away much faster.
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
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    Lol thanks! I was also on my period during my wedding and crying everyday from dealing with a lot of family drama. I didn’t notice any of it on the day of the wedding and it was still one of the best days!
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  • Cristy
    Master May 2021
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    Tons of water, vitamin C (I take mine in the form of lots of orange juice), and Emergen-C!!

    Now, if you start to notice any symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, cough, etc.), start taking Zicam (it comes in lots of forms--chewables, gummies, quick melt strips), and keep taking it every 3-4 hours until the symptoms go away. It can stop a cold in its tracks before it takes hold!

    It really works, but you have to start it as soon as you notice symptoms, and keep taking it until the symptoms go away.

    I'm so sorry this is happening. This is the kind of thing that happens to me before an important event. So, I'll have all that stuff on hand at least a month before my wedding. Good luck! Feel better!!


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  • Cristina
    Expert April 2021
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    Zicam can work wonders especially if you start feeling sick. That will nip it in the butt real quick. Good luck!

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  • NextChapterReady
    Super October 2019
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    Oh no! Sending prayers that you (and us all) don't get anything for the wedding!!!

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  • Nicole
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    Nicole ·
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    Yes exactly this. Get enough sleep. and wash your hands often

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