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Rhysling Award Discrimination
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ajodasso From: ajodasso Date: January 19th, 2017 01:38 am (UTC) (Link)

RE: Thank you!

I do not have tuberculosis! Freakish amounts of lung inflammation after coughing for three weeks (it started as viral bronchitis), yes, which means weapons-grade steroids and Tessalon pearls. Had to share the good news given the X-ray result just came through.

I have yet to update my own post, so I had better do that now that I'm home.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 19th, 2017 01:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

Yay for it being a more fixable problem.

Are you one of the folks who gets any good out of echinacea? For me, it puts my immune system on turbo, but it doesn't seem to work for everyone.
ajodasso From: ajodasso Date: January 19th, 2017 03:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

You know, I tried echinacea once and didn't see much effect from it? One of my co-workers swears by oregano capsules in combination with garlic. Maybe it's time to experiment.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 19th, 2017 03:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

Echinacea seems to be one of those things that either works for you or it doesn't. For me, it often stops an illness if I catch it quick enough; if not, it cuts the duration and intensity about in half. This was inadvertently control-tested once when I got caught without it while traveling. I wound up sending my partner out to search for some.

Garlic seems to do excellently against parasites (some people take garlic caspules as mosquito repellent) and pretty well against bacteria.

Experimentation is a great idea. People like to think that drugs and herbs are consistent, but the belief is a lot wider than the reality. All you ever really get is "X solved problem Y for a bunch of people."
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