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Old 04-24-2016, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Dothan AL
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I have my home set to 78 degrees in the morning. Today, I woke up with a sore throat; from my experience, I know increasing the heat in my house to 80 degrees usually make it go away, and it has. This problem is getting worse and seeing specialists who do not seem to know what causes this problem is very frustrating. My cold intolerance is so extreme! I believe cold weather has always bothered me, yet ten years ago it was more a discomfort. I know my age has as much to do with this problem.
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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The fact that I don't drink or smoke pot (I'm 21) and, despite being a video game design major, I have no interest in 95% of modern video games. Also, to be on-topic with this forum, I value the history and geographical and cultural diversity of the US and deeply resent what the Interstates have done to it, which it increasingly seems to be only old, small-town people who care about.

God, I hate Millennials so much.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:08 AM
 
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I have my home set to 78 degrees in the morning. Today, I woke up with a sore throat; from my experience, I know increasing the heat in my house to 80 degrees usually make it go away, and it has. This problem is getting worse and seeing specialists who do not seem to know what causes this problem is very frustrating. My cold intolerance is so extreme! I believe cold weather has always bothered me, yet ten years ago it was more a discomfort. I know my age has as much to do with this problem.
I switched to the more expensive HEPA filters for my HVAC unit and my sore throat and allergy problems were reduced. Used to wake up with a sore throat every morning.

I put in one of those cheapie blue filters and the problem came back.

The filters I use now run about 15 dollars. You can get them at Wal-Mart.
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Old 04-24-2016, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Not old - but out of shape. Went hiking with dad today and he managed better than I did. I need to lose 30-40 lbs and I've been doing some big eating back home this weekend
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Old 04-24-2016, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I have my home set to 78 degrees in the morning. Today, I woke up with a sore throat; from my experience, I know increasing the heat in my house to 80 degrees usually make it go away, and it has. This problem is getting worse and seeing specialists who do not seem to know what causes this problem is very frustrating. My cold intolerance is so extreme! I believe cold weather has always bothered me, yet ten years ago it was more a discomfort. I know my age has as much to do with this problem.
I can't help with the sore throat but I do know that being cold all the time is no fun. I found that once I got my iron up, I was less uncomfortable in the cold. Also, it helps to do upper body exercise to build up our muscle tone, which help us burn calories efficiently to keep us warmer.

I am still somewhat cold intolerant, but I am doing better than I was doing last year.

I also like the suggestion about changing to HEPA air filters.

Good luck!
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Old 04-24-2016, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Have you tried tart cherry extract (get it from any vitamin department). Seriously, I found it beat the heck out of any otc pain reliever. In fact, four capsules a day absolutely eliminates my knee, lower back, and hip pain.

Actually, I experimented with eating 30-40 black cherries a day and discovered that works as well...but cherries aren't always in season and eating that many cherries is inconvenient.

Try tart cherry extract. Shouldn't take more than two or three days to see whether it works.
I appreciate your advice, and I also appreciate the others who posted their positive experiences with the tart cherry supplements. I found some supplements on Amazon at 800 mg per softgels. They are advertised as being made up of whole cherries, not just the peels. Do you recommend two of these per day? I am a little concerned about getting mouth ulcers from too much acid. But, on the basis of the recs here, and from a little internet research as well, I figure why not try.

So, thanks for the info. I hope it works for me.
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Old 04-24-2016, 05:29 PM
 
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I appreciate your advice, and I also appreciate the others who posted their positive experiences with the tart cherry supplements. I found some supplements on Amazon at 800 mg per softgels. They are advertised as being made up of whole cherries, not just the peels. Do you recommend two of these per day? I am a little concerned about getting mouth ulcers from too much acid. But, on the basis of the recs here, and from a little internet research as well, I figure why not try.

So, thanks for the info. I hope it works for me.
The effects for me were pretty quick--I started with two a day and showed significant improvement about 24 hours after my first dose (IOW, the next morning). I went up to four a day to eliminate the pain.
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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The effects for me were pretty quick--I started with two a day and showed significant improvement about 24 hours after my first dose (IOW, the next morning). I went up to four a day to eliminate the pain.
Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:31 PM
 
Location: In the realm of possiblities
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I realize my age most when I talk to my young neighbor next door, and realize I was him many years ago talking to my elderly neighbor, except now I am the elderly neighbor. Time truly does follow our lives, and completes the circle. But, what we lose in youthful exuberance, and stamina we gain in peace with where we are in life, and a better understanding of the nature of things.
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:02 PM
 
Location: TX
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Well, I just spent days panicking because my clutch wallet (ID, credit cards, etc.) disappeared. Today, I found it in some laundered sheets & stuff I hadn't gotten around to folding and putting away. So, definitely a decrease in mental clarity, losing things, and forgetfulness is extremely hard now. But I'm ADD, so it's not entirely new for me, it's just getting worse. Then there's feeling TIRED! I wake up in the morning feeling tired and it's really so hard to get through the day and get things done. I never can catch up on the housework and chores. DH is ill and disabled and so it's all pretty much on me. I think my last real vacation was in the early 90's.
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