Under the weather Monday

Sorry, all you lovely Posse folks, but I’ve been a bit under the weather the last day or two with some tummy issues (something didn’t agree with me, I’m thinking) or perhaps I’m more depressed than I realized about the upsetting Guerlain news from last week. Anyhoo, I”ve been really dragging, so I’m sorry to report that the post I had planned for today is not going to materialize.

Just curious: What is your go-to, remedy-wise, when an upset tummy (and parts lower) strikes or you’re just feeling under the weather in general? What food or meds do you turn to? I considered Pepto Bismol but decided that although I was feeling icky, I wasn’t hurting quite THAT much.

Hope you all are doing well and enjoying your autumn so far. See you next week. Thanks for understanding, and take care.

  • Ann says:

    Feeling much, much better — almost back to normal!! Thank you all for your kind words and suggestions!

  • March says:

    Oh, honey, I’m so sorry! Looks like you got a lot of great suggestions. Feel better soon.

  • HeidiC says:

    I’ve had the same thing for about a week. Mostly subsisting on toast, broth, coconut water, and trying to drink some probiotic stuff and/or eat yogurt to attempt to regrow happy gut bacteria.

    Hope we both feel better soon!

  • Musette says:

    Sweetie! Sorry to hear you’re ickin’! For tummy issues I start with club soda with a dash of bitters and a lemon wedge. I got sick on a diesel ferry from St Thomas to St John, many moons ago – the server at the dockside bar took one look at my nauseated self and said “I have just what you need” – and she was right! It doesn’t ‘fix’ anything (if you have a bug, you’ll still have the bug) but it really calms down the nausea and also seems to settle the GI down a bit. Wishing you a speedy recovery!


  • Kandice says:

    Ann, sorry you are sick. Ginger tea helps me a lot, especially with nausea. Hope you feel better soon.

  • Queen Cupcake says:

    So sorry, Ann! I don’t often have tummy upset but when I do, I sip chamomile tea or maybe something with peppermint in it. Feel better soon!

  • Taxi says:

    Feel better! For me, it’s chicken broth (Better Than Bouillon) with a bit of dill & a teaspoon of creme fraiche to offset dehydration. Ginger ale, cream of wheat cereal, steamed rice, scrambled egg, plain pasta or polenta. Sometimes cold tomato juice with a tiny bit of lemon & salt, or a mild Bloody Mary mix.

  • Koyel says:

    Oh no, feel better soon! I get tummy sicknesses more often than most 🙁 Maybe I’m just not careful enough. I drink homemade bone broths that I store in the freezer for months after making it in an enormous batch. Eventually, I graduate to having starchy noodles in there. The next step up is my mother’s remedy of super-mashed potatoes, rice, and a hardish-boiled egg with some salt, followed by homemade apple sauce (a boiled apple with a teeny bit of salt). Get better!

  • Portia says:

    Poor Ann,
    How bloody dreadful.
    Hope you feel better soon.
    Portia xx

  • Nemo says:

    Sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather! I usually take some Pepto-bismol and drink lots of decaf tea (usually chamomile) and clear soups. Hope you feel better soon!

  • Tamryn says:

    What happened at Guerlain last week?

    I huff alcohol wipes for nausea, and use Imodium for lower GI issues. Bananas will help me if it isn’t too bad of an upset.

    I hope you’re on the mend quickly.