Take a 30 day dose of Echinacea twice a year. I used to catch colds at the drop of a hat, then started the above regime. I still catch colds, but not as often, and they don't last as long, for what it's worth.
Take a bottle of red wine, (I find 14% to be about right), open it, place on small table near sofa.
Take a second bottle of same, open it, leave in kitchen to chambre.
Find or hire a couple of good videos, or your personal selection of rubbish on TV.
Wrap up warm.
Sit on sofa, watch TV, down first bottle of wine.
Recover second bottle from kitchen, watch more TV, down second bottle.
Turn TV off (to save planet), have one or two glasses of Port.
Crawl upstairs, change into nightwear, rub Vick into chest, and WHITE Tiger Balm into neck, forehead, and exterior of nose.
Zip into high tog sleeping bag covered with light blanket and sleep for as long as your personal circumstances permit.
When you awake you should have a clear(ish) head and feel much better.
Chuck sleeping bag and nightclothes into dhobi, chuck self into shower, chuck bottles into recycling bin.
Or even unconcious!!....Staying out long depends on a number of things, beer intake, chatting up, throwing up, going back to her place, things like that. But i could always take my medicine with me!!
FFS,...it's a cold..as been said all along..throw some pussers down yer throat! :lol:
Go to a health food place like Holland and Barrett, ask for some Pulsatilla. My ex wife introduced me to it and it kills a cold damn quick. What it does is drive the infection out of your system so you feel like death for a day then you are fine afterwards.
Only thing is if you use mint toothpaste wait for an hour, also dont smoke or drink anything with caffeine in it for 20 mins before you take it and 20 mins afterwards. Trust me it works a treat.