The first week of September and I've already got a cold?

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  1. Joy

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    The first week of September and I've already got a cold!

    I've been subbing pretty steady for the past three weeks and I've already got a nasty cold!!! Last year I got one later in September that lasted well into February. Hopefully, this one won't last that long! I have alot of days that I have promised to teachers and can't get down with this. Out comes the Mucinex and cough drops!

    I have been around alot of sick kids and teachers already. I suppose I could be sick with something much worse!

    Are there any other subs out there already sick?
     
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  3. Caesar753

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    I'm not a sub, but I'm sick too. I got it from my hoosband, though, not my students. Ack!

    I've got what feels like a permanent frog in my throat, lots of stuffiness in my head (to the point where my teeth and ears hurt), and a combination stuffy/runny nose. I think I started having a fever today, too. :(

    I've been taking Advil Cold and using my neti pot like crazy for the past few days.
     
  4. kcjo13

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    I'm sick too. Blech.
     
  5. bridgetbordeaux

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    at first I thought mine was allergies, but it did hit me about 4 days after I subbed for the first time this year. Maybe I got it from the kiddos, but I have not felt well for 2 weeks.
    I am better, but not all the way back to normal

    I need to start taking my allergy meds and vitamin C!
     
  6. ku_alum

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    I've got my first cold, too. It usually strikes after Homecoming week (an insan-o busy week for me). But, it struck early this year (after an insan-o busy week).
     
  7. TamiJ

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    I'm not a sub, but I came down with a cold on Friday night. I feel like I am getting much better. My throat didn't hurt at all today, but I started feeling yucky at the end of the day again. I am on my third cup of tea this evening.
     
  8. Enseignante<3

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    Zicam!!!! or just regular old zinc drops...that's what zicam is anyway. I swear they seriously shorten my symptoms. Drink tons of water if you're taking either of those as well. Hope you feel better! Allergies still have me down right now :/
     
  9. Little Monster

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    something went around my class the other day and I was unfortunate enough to pick it up... stuffy, ear/tooth ache... fun, fun, fun!

    I took Zicam once and lost my sense of taste for three days afterwords!

    My best advice... keep your hands away from your face!
     
  10. Julie9789

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    I had already subbed 4 days by the time I came down with my symptoms. I really think mine is allergies though. It's all signs of allergies and not a cold...

    I lose my voice with allergies (isn't that just fun?!) and last year I lost it for 3 weeks...all 3 weeks of the LTS I had. It made for an interesting time. I still taught everyday, until my doctor told me if I didn't take 2 days off for rest, I'd probably damage my vocal cords permanently.

    Thankfully, my voice was only gone this year Saturday-Tuesday. I have a skype interview on Monday...soooo hopefully it's completely back by then!
     

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