is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

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is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby bartleby » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:20 pm

my immune system is pretty average but i have been careful about not getting sick (washing my hands constantly, eating vitamins). one by one, i saw my section mates fall and thought i was doing okay. i'm 100% sick now - not sure if it is common cold or the flu.

has anyone gone through their 1L fall semester without getting sick at all? just wondering

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:24 pm

Making sure to get enough sleep will go a long way.

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:31 pm

I would not be surprised if moving to a new place and being exposed to a whole new set of people (who are carrying a whole new selection of bacteria and viruses that your immune system might not have seen yet) is almost a guarantee to get sick at least once.

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby crazyblink653 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:45 pm

i didn't get sick at all last year. +1 to the above poster who mentioned adequate sleep. make sure you're getting at least 7 hours of sleep a night. i know it can get difficult, but regularly getting significantly less than that will take a toll on your immune system, as well as your learning ability.

also, try to find time for exercising. it's a good way to reduce stress, which is another thing that affects your immune system.

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby tfer2222 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:53 pm

crazyblink653 wrote:i didn't get sick at all last year. +1 to the above poster who mentioned adequate sleep. make sure you're getting at least 7 hours of sleep a night. i know it can get difficult, but regularly getting significantly less than that will take a toll on your immune system, as well as your learning ability.

also, try to find time for exercising. it's a good way to reduce stress, which is another thing that affects your immune system.


+1. Never got sick. ALWAYS got 7 hours.

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby bartleby » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:58 pm

yep sleeping is the only thing i haven't been doing. stupid 8:30 classes. going to try and catch up on the z's and make sure they are consistent for the home stretch.

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby dood » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:02 pm

sleep and exercise are credited, as others mentioned

1) eat at least 1g of protein per lb of body weight per day, fucking muscle milk is so credited
2) take supplements, like all of them, especially multivitamin, fish oil, and creatine
3) get a flu vaccine
4) when ur friends start getting sick, dose ur self with airborne until ur pee is florescent
5) stop sleeping with sluts and making out with randos at bars on november 1st

ive followed this plan since '02 and havent been sick since, HTH

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby lulzalicious » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:03 pm

OJ, preferably Tropicana or fresh-squeezed. I swear by OJ, it has kept me from getting sick or when I start feeling like I might come down w/ something, I load up on it and boom....fine.

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby MrKappus » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:06 pm

Got news for you: if you can't go 4 months without getting sick, you're immune system's not "average."

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby gobucks101 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:08 pm

dood wrote:

ive followed this plan since '02 and havent been sick since, HTH


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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby bartleby » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:09 pm

MrKappus wrote:Got news for you: if you can't go 4 months without getting sick, you're immune system's not "average."


Winter is coming. people always get sick around now

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby 03121202698008 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:13 pm

Sleep when you can, take vitamins, and drink OJ in the morning. I went all of 1L without getting sick.

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby dood » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:18 pm

bartleby wrote:
MrKappus wrote:Got news for you: if you can't go 4 months without getting sick, you're immune system's not "average."


Winter is coming. people always get sick around now


not me bro

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby Grizz » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:27 pm

dood wrote:
bartleby wrote:
MrKappus wrote:Got news for you: if you can't go 4 months without getting sick, you're immune system's not "average."


Winter is coming. people always get sick around now


not me bro

dood you need to poast more brah

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby dood » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:50 pm

Grizz wrote:
dood wrote:
bartleby wrote:
MrKappus wrote:Got news for you: if you can't go 4 months without getting sick, you're immune system's not "average."


Winter is coming. people always get sick around now


not me bro

dood you need to poast more brah


lol ty friend

to bartleby: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDMUsvQwau0

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby dreakol » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:26 pm

MrKappus wrote:Got news for you: if you can't go 4 months without getting sick, you're immune system's not "average."


titcr

i can't remember the last time i was sick

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby AreJay711 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:56 pm

Sleeping and OJ will keep it mild even if you do get sick. A minor cold is no big deal but I imagine a minor one would really set you back.

Also my super secret sore throat / stuffy nose / cough remedy: Take a swig of rum in that morning and gargle that shit. Breath in and out the fumes. Then spit it out (or swallow if you want to kill 2 birds with one stone). I did that and avoided this bug that was going around. My throat is getting a bit raspy again (like 4 weeks later) so I'm back on my treatment. So for it seems to be working.

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby Extension_Cord » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:15 pm

Spent a year in China; was sick for the first 2 months; havent been sick in 2 years since.

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby random5483 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:36 pm

I did not get sick during my 1L year. I did hurt myself (twisted ankle and even a spiderbite that was not fun) and was often tired, but I was not sick. Doubt I am average though because I rarely get sick, like maybe once every 2-3 years.

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby Lasers » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:15 pm

can't believe i haven't been sick yet considering i'm getting so little sleep throughout the week.

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby Yeshia90 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:16 pm

Shit, I get sick enough during undergrad that there's no way I'll make it through law school.

/chugs the other half of dayquil bottle.

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby 071816 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:19 pm

Only pussies get sick.

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby DreamsInDigital » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:53 pm

I'm halfway through my semester and I've already gotten sick twice. It sucked, but you can get through it. I didn't miss any class and managed to keep up with reading, but only because I slept literally every minute I wasn't doing that. I think the only time it would be absolutely brutal would be during the last 3 weeks before finals or during finals.

and I second what everyone else has said; get your vitamins, eat at least slightly healthy, and make sure to get enough rest.

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby SilverE2 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:00 pm

dood wrote:sleep and exercise are credited, as others mentioned

1) eat at least 1g of protein per lb of body weight per day, fucking muscle milk is so credited
2) take supplements, like all of them, especially multivitamin, fish oil, and creatine
3) get a flu vaccine
4) when ur friends start getting sick, dose ur self with airborne until ur pee is florescent
5) stop sleeping with sluts and making out with randos at bars on november 1st

ive followed this plan since '02 and havent been sick since, HTH


DEADLIFT. SQUAT. BENCH.

REPEAT.

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Re: is it possible to not get sick for an entire semester?

Postby target » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:57 pm

I think warm lemonade is more preferable to OJ. But ditto to what everyone else say about getting more sleep. Hope you feel better soon.




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