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poor_toms_acold is just a wee bit tipsy and ill...
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nightchild01 wrote in metaquotes
Being tipsy is distracting me from the flu, which is dancing around the edge of my immune system with its underwear on its head.

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One of the more fantastic turns of phrase I've heard in ... a while.

lol. this genuinely made me chuckle.

Well...I heard somewhere that getting drunk can help you get rid of a fever. Someone once told me a story about an author who survived the Great Flu Pandemic of 1919 by getting drunk. He was getting sick and thought that he might die so he figured that he might as well go out with a bang. If I remember the story right, he sat in his armchair with a big bottle of whiskey and got himself blitzed. He must have passed out at some point, and when he woke up the next morning, he discovered that he was hung over, but fine. All of that alcohol helped him sweat off the fever he had.

A friend of mine makes some obscene concoction of Nyquil, whiskey, vodka, tylenol and advil when she has the flu or something she can't shake. I don't know what combination she uses, other than the fact that it made me wonder why she was still alive without any brain damage.

I'm surprised she doesn't have liver damage. Tylenol and alcohol together is a big no-no.

Not in those quantities, anyway. I read my dosing and warnings carefully last time I took Tylenol, and it said, "If you drink an average of 3 or more alcoholic drinks a day, consult your doctor before taking Tylenol." I wouldn't advise drinking any alcohol with Tylenol, but I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. :)

In other news, I love this quote.

Except it doesn't work like that. "Sweating it out" raises a fever. Getting drunk and essentially poisoning yourself is the last thing you want to do. Most likely said author had a cold and got over it anyway.

So that's what's going on...

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