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  1. A commenter mentioned Kombucha (a fermented food) helped their nausea and stomach problems. Sauerkraut is also a fermented food that has the same properties as kombucha. If you can eat some fermented foods, it may be helpful. I snack on sauerkraut sometimes thanks to my German mom who always had sauerkraut in the pantry! I would def ask your primary doc to run some bloodwork to see if something else is going on. Hang in there. I hope you feel better very soon!

    1. If one is not keen on saurkraut, or just not in the mood when feeling ill, chop some up, and throw in with the chicken soup…won’t notice the taste or it only tastes better then…and kids and picky folks will not notice it there… I have also in the past had very good success with eating marinated artichokes…read recently that artichokes are some of the healthiest things you can eat for your immune system. I am not in the mood for them usually, unless feeling ill. I had some huge Costco jars of them on hand when Hubby and I ended up catching chikungunya (from a mosquito that bit us on the plane going thru Atlanta years ago-the only thing beside chicken soup that appealed to me for those 3 weeks or so of misery, was those marinated artichokes. I recovered quite a bit sooner than he, picky thing would not eat them and even had to go get antibiotics, and I never did need meds.

  2. Post Covid i had some lingering gastrointestinal issues. I was able to clear them up with kombucha that I ordered from Amazon. That wasn’t the first time, kombucha has helped me. Take care.

  3. Happy🎂Birthday Brenda! Sending love and light for a speedy recovery.

  4. 🥳🎈Happy Birthday Brenda!🎉🎁
    I hope you’ll be feeling better soon! It took me along time to get over covid and I almost died from it! I had all the symptoms except a sore throat! Then I had no energy for a year! I had to force myself to get things done! I hope this covid goes away faster for u than it did me! Take care Brenda!

  5. Happy birthday Brenda! I’m sorry you’re sick on your birthday! ( On any day for that matter, but especially today!). I hope the chicken noodle soup is helping you. At least you’re getting a little nourishment. Sorry about your noisy neighbor. They make head phones to wear to watch tv, so that it’s silent in the house for everyone else. Maybe you need to gift him a pair, lol. It got yourself some noise cancelling ones. Put on some music you like and you won’t have to hear anything else.

      1. I was thinking the same! Buy your neighbor some bluetooth headphones to watch his TV -or better yet – buy yourself some noise cancelling headphones such as Bose!

  6. Hello,
    I am so sorry you have been so sick. Could it be your gall bladder? The t.v. noise would drive me insane! I would ask management into your apartment at its loudest, so they will hear. Hoping for better health and spring soon.


  7. Like it’s not bad enough having to hear your neighbor’s TV when you’re well, but when you’re sick, that just makes it totally intolerable. I wonder if Management can make him use headphones or closed captioning. It’s worth a try, especially when it’s affecting your quality of living AND you’re sick. You could also try banging on the ceiling with a broomstick and maybe he’ll get the hint! (IF he can hear it!)

    Unfortunately, Urgent Care can’t do much unless it’s something like a UTI or strep throat – things that are easily diagnosable. All they can do is prescribe medication for whatever ails you until you can see your PCP. I hope your dr gets back to you ASAP so you can get in.

    Birthday wishes to get well!

  8. Is there any room in your apartment (other than the kitchen or the bathroom) that has the “least” amount of sound from the ignoramus living upstairs? If so, and I know this will take some work but you have family and friends who can move things around and it could be done fairly quickly – I would move your most comfy furniture into that room (move other things out) along with your small electric fireplace and stay in there with your sound machines and TV etc. until you are feeling much better. I’m glad you went to an Urgent Care center to get checked out. I agree with other commenters, you should have a full blood panel ordered. See if your medical care provider can send someone to your apartment to take a blood draw, you are sick, you are weak, you are clearly not safely mobile, it doesn’t hurt to ask. And if I were you, I’d be seriously looking for a new doctor. I read an article just this morning in The New York Times (online subscription) about long COVID and the state of research into potential relief. I can “share” a certain number of articles each month for free. Not sure if this will work, but for what it’s worth, here is the link:

    Possible drugs that might help ease symptoms of long COVID:
    One example that came up in the hearing (referenced in the article) is low-dose naltrexone.

  9. Yes. For sure, closed captioning works great. The best answer to blaring a TV. I use CC daily. So not to disturb others in the house. There’s countless reasons to use CC. It’s very convenient too. Why this neighbor doesn’t have a hearing aid is concerning. Important to wear in case of any emergency.
    Hopefully, this rude fella will show you some respect Brenda.
    Best of ,,,,,, to getting well again. The chicken noodle soup is good for you.
    Happy Birthday 🎂 🥳 🎉 🎈

  10. I’ve been wondering what happened to the man upstairs. Likely, he is experiencing deafness. You really only have two options here: Gift him a pair of earbuds or headphones so he can listen to his TV as loud as he wants without disturbing you, or change apartments, maybe to a less expensive one-bedroom that you originally wanted. There’s nothing worse than having to put up with someone else’s nonstop noise.

  11. Promethazine is another term for Phenergan, which I stayed on for two months. Overall, I went from a size 14 to 10. Now I average between a 10 and 12, but it’s not a great way to lose weight. I think your doctor should order blood tests for you just to make sure you’re not low in anything. The one time I went to ER, they checked my blood and found I was extremely low in magnesium. Anyways, I was wondering if your neighbor upstairs is hard of hearing? He probably doesn’t have a hearing aid, but he should get a hearing test. Happy Birthday!

  12. If you aren’t better get checked again. I haven’t heard many that have had stomach issues with Covid but I did have a cousin that had to be hospitalized for that reason. I have several friends dealing with after effects of Covid. And I’m a little serious about it after being in ICU with it and loosing my son to Covid. Feel better.

  13. I am so sorry you’re feeling unwell for such a prolonged period of time. I am hopeful your doctor may have ideas for other ways to deal with the nausea.

    I wonder if the office might be able to suggest to your neighbor that he use subtitles which might enable him to turn the volume down on his television. Or, possibly, whether his television might have a headset capability. Of course it would depend on the kind of options his model provides.

    Best wishes for some relief on all fronts.

  14. Oh so sorry Brenda…hope you pull through this!! It does take time, and a lot of it…and you may not be the same as you were. But it can get better. Also, you really have my empathy with the jerk upstairs. Actually with our criminal upstairs who is awful loud at times, we sometimes turn up the TV very loud, with music of some sort…at least that becomes the sound we hear (this past week it has been listening to the Beegees…before that it was Karen Carpenter). And I got some very cheap dryer balls (plastic, hard things) to use in the dryer to keep clothes from getting as many wrinkles…and those things are LOUD…so if he bugs me enough, I do laundry…but one could of course, just run the dryer on air dry for awhile with JUST those super loud balls in there. I think sometimes getting a big dose of their own medicine is as helpful as anything. Also, maybe your neighbor would respond better to the police? Ask them to come into your place and listen awhile. Even if they do not have the power to charge the nut, they might be able to influence him. I have not gotten out my little keyboard in some time now but I am sure I could still play it…and could make it heard if need be, even upstairs. Part of peace is being respectful of the neighbors…but some are so selfish…so selfish!! The only reason we have not been noiser is we do not want to bother our good neighbors on the other side of us on the same floor. I hope you can find at least 1 room in the house you can rest in, even if it means reorganizing your furniture!!

  15. So sorry you are still feeling ill…Happy Birthday to both of you. 💕

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