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it's got to be the legacy cough hasn't it.
Waking up in the middle of the night because you can't breath because your nose is bunged up with dry, crusty snot. One of the worst things ever.
it's when your sinuses are bunged up and so you have to sleep with your mouth open, which means you wake up feeling like you're hungover
When you wake up at 4.00 am with a really sore throat and can't go back to sleep, just lie there realising you're getting a cold & thinking about how this is going to fuck everything up at work.
It just won't go away!
starting to think i'm bionic
i've had one about every six weeks :/
Because you don't have a tissue / hankerchief, and it's rude not to cover your nose/mouth....
...and then you feel the sensation that your snot has absolutely covered your hands. Covered, and not just spittle, proper full on Slimer from ghostbusters ectoplasm.
You cannot ask for a tissue of your fellow passengers, for shame.
Wipe into pockets on the snide, and wash trousers when home
Wipe onto bus seat / passengers back (disgusting behaviour, and I do not condone either)
Wipe onto the Metro 'newspaper' if you have one.
Lick it off, like some kind of filthy beast.
Keep your hands firmly together for the remainder of the journey.
I choose the latter, and this is the worst part of a cold.
a tube or bus with a hacking, tickling cough everyone hates you. You can be the smartest or coolest looking man or woman on the tube but if you're coughing for a few minutes non-stop you immediately become an outcast.
though if I was near enough to a sink then i'd take this option.
actually - worse than spitting is that thing that (mainly) men do where they hold one nostril down and nose-spit onto the ground. ugh.
Luckily there was noone there to see me run to the toilet to plop it out my mouth
hitting the lemsips hard at the outset (supermarket own brand so it's affordable) during the day and then that Otravine sinus clear (so you can sleep at night) is a good way of dealing with them. Also some sort of bleach strength mouthwash preceded by malt whisky can really help with the sore throats.
but I'm pretty sure there's some sort of issue with continuous paracetamol and decongestant intake...
I think it is a sign. You're ill if its clear.
See I had a full on cold and it was all clear snot just LOADS of it. Then recently, its started to be BRIGHT GREEN and really thick. I don't understand it. I've had it for 2 weeks now.
green/yellow is when you're starting to beat it.
The one when your nose is so bunged up that you cannot sleep, and the one when you're so wheezy that you cannot lie down and sleep.
It's the lack of sleep that gets me.