Bad Chest

Fed up. Started with a cold last week, and now it's gone onto my chest so I'm all phlegmmy - mmmm - nice.

Any idea how long this takes to clear up ? I'm being sensible and not exercising (any excuse) but wanted to run a 10k at the weekend. Now looking a bit dodgy for me. :-(

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  • Doctor doctor - fading fast....

    Anyone else got this horrible chest ? I keep seeing runners going past and I have an urge to trip them all up. Not fair. I wanna play too.

    I'm sulking.....
  • Here I go again.

    If you're sick don't run. Plenty of rest, fluids with some Paracetamol if you have a fever. If the symptoms get worse, or persist for more than a few days go to your GP.

    DO NOT run this weekend, even if you're starting to feel better. In a competitive situation you will try harder and be braver, if oyu are sick you risk doing permanent damage.

    See my previous rants about running with a virus :-))

    get well soon - and don't sulk too much - you'll be back before you know it.

  • Thanks Simon.

    I have been a good patient, and not run so far, but today my chest seems to be better. But my energy levels are low, so weekend does seem a bit silly.

    Thanks again.
  • Cougie - might be worth trying Potter's Vegetable Cough Remover...if you're okay with the taste of liquorice. I always take it when I have a cold or cough and it works a treat. I'm not a big fan of herbal remedies normally, but this is one that does seem to do its stuff.
  • Thanks Meerkat - I'll have a look for it at the weekend. It's not Harry Potters is it ?
  • No, sadly not - although the list of ingredients reads like Hagred's shopping list...should be quite widely available: I got some in a Holland and Barret's in Bridgwater a couple of weekends ago.
  • H & B's it is then ! Ta.
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