Being sick...


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May 15, 2005
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I'm sick right now (I know, it's summer, how could I possbily be sick, hahaha, it must be b/c of stress), but I was just wondering, does coffee help in any way when you're sick or should it be something you stay away from?


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Aug 18, 2004
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coffe is always good when you are sick esp if you are congested hold the warm mug up to your face right under the eyes and ohhh what a feeling. also coffee calms my stomach some if i am under stress. so yea coffee when your sick and especially when your not



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Feb 8, 2005
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a while ago my mother thaught it good to make me a cup of tea...

firstly, i cant remember the last time i had tea, so i wasnt very keen on it.

i finished the whole cup, didnt realy enjoy it and also, "mother is a bit sensitive" and i felt sooo sick to my stomach not too long after!

coffee is the drug that keeps me going and im pretty sure my digestive system goes on strike when i give it anything different from what its use to.

Just to upset the scales I will add my few cents worth. I guess because I drink so much coffee when healthy, when I am feeling sick (like just now with the flu) I cant drink coffee at all. If I do I normally end up with feeling worse for my efforts. However as soon as able, back to my healthy dose of doppios! :grin:


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Jun 21, 2006
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i think black coffee is ok, but ofcourse it depends on the illness
For example, I'm sick right now too! I think for sore, itchy throats anything with milk usually isnt too good...i think!


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Apr 4, 2006
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yeah milky stuff will just make you pflegmy.

Coffee is a stimulant so you have to look at it that way. If you are
running a fever I would think it would be good for you since it will raise your body temp slightly w/o your body having to do any work.

Always makes me feel better but I think its more mental than anything else.