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Old 12-11-07, 07:55 PM   #1
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Doc ordered to stop biking :(

I was sick a while ago..got better...started biking again... got sick ..AGAIN..this time i went to the doc as it was more serious...and he ordered rest, relaxation, warm liquids and no physical exertion at all....as I have Bronchitis...

ARGH....

If anyone knows of good Bronchitis remedies, please do share!!!!
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Old 12-11-07, 08:03 PM   #2
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Yes! don't exert yourself and take it easy. Time heals all.

Read the forums/watch movies/play games, you'll be back in the saddle in no time.
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Yep, rest, fluids, and more rest are the only way to go. I used to get bronchitis with seemingly every cold when I was in H.S. The only way to clear it up was to take good care of myself and rest far more than usual. If you actually take it easy, you'll be better in no time at all.
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Bronchitis can turn into pneumonia if you don't take care of yourself!!
Rest up. You'll be out of commission longer if you don't.
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I was sick a while ago..got better...started biking again... got sick ..AGAIN..this time i went to the doc as it was more serious...and he ordered rest, relaxation, warm liquids and no physical exertion at all....as I have Bronchitis...

ARGH....

If anyone knows of good Bronchitis remedies, please do share!!!!
I got sick in Oct/07 a couple months ago and kept on riding and never got better till I took a month and a bit off to heal up and now I'm feeling way better with a little acting up cough when something triggers the throat.

Warm liquids, rest, and repeat again is how I healed up. I still think back that it was my fauly for wearing cotton on top of cotton with a fleece and shell which just kept the soaked up water on the body while the temp was ~5C and the chill set in but I did not realize it then and kept on riding and my condition worsened. Time can only heal my friend. Obey the doctors orders or you'll only be injuring yourself more without really healing. In the mean time it's a good time to look into building a DIY bike light so when you're healthier you can take your DIY and blast the night away.

Snow came early this year. Many weeks early so I lost out on the end of the year riding being ill.
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Old 12-11-07, 09:50 PM   #6
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I was sick a while ago..got better...started biking again... got sick ..AGAIN..this time i went to the doc as it was more serious...and he ordered rest, relaxation, warm liquids and no physical exertion at all....as I have Bronchitis...

ARGH....

If anyone knows of good Bronchitis remedies, please do share!!!!
I hate to say "I told you so", but... I did tell you so.

As a general rule, if you're feeling sickness rolling in, do your body, your peers, and your bike a favor. Take a rest and use some sick leave or vacation time if you have it.

Bronchitis? Lots of warm soup. I like chicken noodle and home-made egg drop soup. Also, lots of water, rest and vitamin C.
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how did u get it???
'This last september/october I got bronchitis for the first time ever... its bad... now I know how poor asmathic people feel... well the Dr gave me an antibiotic and a cough medicine that worked wonders... actually mine was due to some type of tropical virus...
REST REST REST
the only way to make it go away....
hope you are better soon...
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Move to Florida, its 61F (16C) here


Get some rest and get well soon!!
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Old 12-12-07, 03:57 AM   #9
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How did I get it? Well, I am a highschool teacher. I imagine I picked it up from a student.
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I had a bad cough a few winters ago and kept riding. My cough got so bad I finally went to the doctor, who said I had bronchitis and possibly pneumonia. Had to quit riding for a few other weeks. Sometimes you have to just listen to your body (and doctor) and take some time off.
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Old 12-12-07, 07:23 AM   #11
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It takes a few weeks to clear it all out..... even with medication. Years ago I had to be hospitalized for it.... get some rest and drink lots of fluid.
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Get some rest and get well soon!!
I like the Florida idea.......but that means I would be closer to my in-laws
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I've been hacking up a lung a regular intervals for the last several days. Methinks I've got bronchitis again. Dammit.
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I've been hacking up a lung a regular intervals for the last several days. Methinks I've got bronchitis again. Dammit.
So do I actually...Since the fires a few weeks ago. Been coughing/wheezing for weeks now.

Of course, I rode in to work today.
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Anybody know of any quick cures?
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Anybody know of any quick cures?
Well it was in google search so it must be true
"Yolanda Jones has been in the medical field for over 25 years. If you are desperate to cure your bronchitis, then you need The Relieve Your Bronchitis Natural Remedy. I guarantee within 7 days your bronchitis symptoms will disappear for good, with this remedy in your medicine cabinet. Learn how to cure your bronchitis here!
http://bevsgirl-online.com/bronchitis.html
" Hm it comes with "30 Days to lower cholesterol." as a bonus. Too late for me since my cholesterol followup is tuesday
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lol...a cure, without money involved

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"Yolanda Jones has been in the medical field for over 25 years. If you are desperate to cure your bronchitis, then you need The Relieve Your Bronchitis Natural Remedy. I guarantee within 7 days your bronchitis symptoms will disappear for good, with this remedy in your medicine cabinet. Learn how to cure your bronchitis here!
http://bevsgirl-online.com/bronchitis.html
" Hm it comes with "30 Days to lower cholesterol." as a bonus. Too late for me since my cholesterol followup is tuesday
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If there were a quick and easy cure for bronchitis, your doctor would have told you about it.
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Rest, lots of fluids....if you have it or want to invest in it....a COOL mist humidifier....no smoking or being around people who do....just suggestions....! Get well soon, and take care of yourself!
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I've got it too, haven't had it in 6 or 7 years. There's a nasty virus going around this year, everywhere I turn there are people hacking. I haven't been on the bike in 3 weeks, and it'll probably be at least a couple of more before I try.

The thing with bronchitis is that it can cause pneumonia if you're not careful. Pneumonia can land you in the hospital. Don't be in a rush to get back in the saddle until your condition totally clears up.
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Avoid breathing cold air and smokers at all costs. I used to commute with a smoker and had brochitis all winter.
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here in Miami Florida no hill just non stop pedaling,,,,,,,,weather is great and roads are perfect
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I was sick a while ago..got better...started biking again... got sick ..AGAIN..this time i went to the doc as it was more serious...and he ordered rest, relaxation, warm liquids and no physical exertion at all....as I have Bronchitis...

ARGH....

If anyone knows of good Bronchitis remedies, please do share!!!!
Take the meds the doc prescribes. Sleep as much as possible. Moist air can help, if the doc agrees. Time heals.

Sleep...
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Avoid breathing cold air and smokers at all costs. I used to commute with a smoker and had brochitis all winter.

Smokers yes, cold air........ehh.

I find I stay much healthier if I get out and stay active in the cold weather.

I came down with bronchitis which quickly became pneumonia in the period of maybe a three day time period. During the middle of summer in Charleston SC. I remember driving around with the heater blasting I was so cold.

Ugh.
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