'Most inconvenient illness' blog discussion



  • fermi
    fermi Forumite Posts: 40,556
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Combo Breaker Intrepid Forum Explorer
    Now given everyone at GMTV the flu then? :p

    Shame about the decision......
    Free/impartial debt advice: National Debtline | StepChange Debt Charity | Find your local CAB

    IVA & fee charging DMP companies: Profits from misery, motivated ONLY by greed
  • Errata
    Errata Forumite Posts: 38,230
    10,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    Not if he followed the instructions for the garlic cure - nobody would have been closer to him than 3 yards !
    .................:)....I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on ...:)
  • superbabe612
    superbabe612 Forumite Posts: 145
    Part of the Furniture 100 Posts Combo Breaker
    nee-naw wrote: »
    ...... and an old Irish cure, rub Vicks on the soles of your feet and then put socks on and stay in bed .....it works (honest!!):A

    I only heard about the Vicks cure yesterday (courtesy of a listener to Radio 2's Sarah Kennedy show) and tried it last night... wow! what a difference! From feeling like death warmed up, I slept for 8 hours solid and woke up feeling almost human! I am now a 'Vicks on your feet' convert!
  • fluffytrollop
    fluffytrollop Forumite Posts: 38 Forumite
    poor !!!!!! - here's an easy to read list.

    drink a yogurt drink to line your gut.

    then take - 300mg ibuprofen
    1000mg paracetamol

    hot lemon with crushed 3" cube of ginger, whole crushed garlic clove,
    and as much honey as needed to get this tasting ok.

    You'll feel half human if you have this as soon as you get up. takes about half an hour to start working.

    Light a oil burner with these very cheap effective oils -

    10 drops tea tree
    10 drops eucalyptus
    bit of whatever smells nice to you
    top up with water and light flame.

    Yup, vicks on the feet works. eucalyptus is a seriously fab way to feel like you can breathe again, it will cool your airways.

    Feel for you chap, hope you feel loads better asap and you have a lovely christmas relaxing and recovering. Perhaps your lovely lady wouldnt mind being florence nightingale for a bit. I'm off for some antibiotics for my wisdom tooth now...:D
  • trying_hard
    trying_hard Forumite Posts: 449
    Debt-free and Proud!
    Hope you feel better soon.

    I had flu this time last year and it's horrible.
    8 years of being on a DMP finished 3/3/14
  • gig444
    gig444 Forumite Posts: 8 Forumite
    Martin sorry to hear you are suffering from unseasonal lurgi but disappointed to note that you aren't wearing your Santa Hat or alternativley Scrooges Night Cap - !
  • Errata
    Errata Forumite Posts: 38,230
    10,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    oh dear - pickled in garlic, feet covered in Vick ! You may not be nice to be near Martin ;) Hope you're improved, you looked pretty chipper on the telly yesterday so I gues Dr Theatre helped you out :xmassign:
    .................:)....I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on ...:)
  • PeoplesChampion
    PeoplesChampion Forumite Posts: 19 Forumite
    Hope your feeling better...
    How do i get in touch with your agent?
    The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
    Winston Churchill
  • Errata
    Errata Forumite Posts: 38,230
    10,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    Martin Lewis' agent is Knight Ayton http://www.knightayton.co.uk/index.php/Contact-Us.html
    .................:)....I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on ...:)
  • barbarajean
    barbarajean Forumite Posts: 17
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    Have only just caught up after Christmas - hope your flu did not affect your Christmas. Have a great 2010
    Debt free and saving since retirement !:j
This discussion has been closed.
Meet your Ambassadors


  • All Categories
  • 338.8K Banking & Borrowing
  • 248.6K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 447.5K Spending & Discounts
  • 230.7K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 600.7K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 171K Life & Family
  • 243.9K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.9K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards