I cannot stop coughing...the back of my head hurts...and my eyes are kind of watery.
I camped, but I didn't spend a ton of time at the campsite. I was in as soon as I could be each day.
I definitely caught something. Nothing terrible, but the back of my throat hurts a lot and feels sort of thick, if that makes sense.
Feel like shit, more or less a mix of the heat, the camping, and the craziness at the actual festival...needless to say I will be at a hotel next year. The people I met were great but that was about it, my body just could not stand the heat, the allergies, and the lack of sleep.
Wow, I'm sick as a dog. Started yesterday morning. I camped onsite.
I thought it was the water they sprayed on us in the audience, I was drenched, and then it got chilly in my tent.
Then I had to wash my car the other day and I did the cheaper hose-it-down-yourself coin-op, and got wet again. But I think I would have to blame the dust there.
I'm going the homeopathic route:
Allium cepa 6C (for runny nose & frequent sneezing)
Belladonna 6C (for fever)
Kali bichromicum 6C (for thick nasal discharge)
(got it at Whole Foods market)
Seems to be doing its job quickly!
One thing: I once did research on bottled water. The one served at Coachella is Crystal Geyser. I remember reading a published comparative analysis on bottled waters and it rated low with a higher cyanide content. But I just did some followup research and surprisingly, there is a different source for Crystal Geyser on the East Coast than the West Coast. Apparently, the West Coast version is actually from a spring in Switzerland somewhere. Interesting. Anyway, I drank a helluva lot of Crystal Geyser over the weekend. Maybe they should mix it up with other brands? (I would pay a little more for Fiji water.) CG is probably the best deal cuz I see it served a lot in big events like this.
I'm just sad that it's 51 more weeks until next time. It might be clinical.
Does anyone think that maybe the government has had a hand in this?
Well, if anyone gets more seriously ill, then please ask someone to post it for you so we can keep a tally...
I still have some flu effects. But after sunday I had nasal congestion, runny nose and heavy sore throat. SO IS A FACT!!!!
I got sick too! Well my allergies would always kick in later in the evening at the polo field. And finally I got a cold on the drive back to Los Angeles. That didn't stop me from from seeing The Ed Banger crew on mon & tues in Los Angeles and then I got bronchitis. I missed 2 days of works so far...
its the drugs, the drinking, the dirty touching , the people in camping not cleaning . haha
[QUOTE (I would pay a little more for Fiji water.) CG is probably the best deal cuz I see it served a lot in big events like this.[/QUOTE]
a LITTLE more? if Crystal Geyser is going for 2 bucks a pop, Fiji would have to be 10-15. good water though
Then I will hold you down and spit her percolations all over you until you're as greasy as the day she regrets pushing your big fat ass out her big fat cunt.
I had a mad cough starting Monday while driving back to Nevada...
All this week I've been absolutely depleted of energy and w/really bad headaches every morning... I though It was just allergies.. But Fuck, Coachella flu it is!!
Finally getting better for the weekend though...
Disclosure - October 12 - Reno, NV.
Treasure Island Music Festival - October 19 - San Francisco, CA.
Portugal, The Man - October 22 - Reno, NV.
Cut Copy - October 31 - Reno, NV.
Phoenix w/ Alt-J - December 5 - Reno, NV.
COACHELLA '07, '08, '09, '11, '13
The one symptom I can say I've experienced is the total exhaustion...falling asleep at like 8pm or earlier every night...barely able to get up & turn off the alarm in the morning...no sickness symptoms though...unless you count the cold sore that decided to pop up and say hello on Sunday..
Oh I know...that's old shit though...I think I was like 8 when I got mono...fuck it. I just take lysine every day, and it's usually years between them showin' up...this time though I think it was the extreme jump in sun exposure (known to trigger 'em). It's usually either too much sun or too much stress...
Lysine works best taken with B6 (50mg) and Vit. C (at least 500mg) and an aspirin! Try it!
Wow. This is insane. I was just talking to my boyfriend (who went with me) about how strange it was that my entire group was sick all weekend (and never was sick at Coachella before).
This year I felt horrible! I had full scale LARYNGITIS all weekend, woke up Sat morning with a swollen throat and couldn't speak a word. I also had this horrible cough and my voice still isn't back to normal. That is so weird!
you only need 1-1.5 g lysine daily, and chances are you get that in your food.
although sources suggest lysine may help with herpes. so if lysine is making you feel better, i'm judging you. also you may want to get tested, you dirty fucks.
Count me among the sick. Got a sore throat, runny nose and persistent cough. now it hurts to cough. I think it was all the dust out there and then the change in climate coming back home to a much cooler area. or peaches. that bitch.
God, I'm feeling worse today. Still coughing, still got that green, disgusting drainage, but I cannot swallow. The back of my throat is in excruciating pain, and whenever I swallow it takes a lot of effort and I make the most agonized face. Kill me now.
Never again. Nothing is worth this kind of suffering.
So is anybody actually over it yet?? Every day I wake up hoping it will be gone, but nooooo ... Sore throat was gone by Wed., but since then has just been tons of congestion and nose blowing, despite taking all kinds of airborne, saline, zinc, decongestants, etc. THIS SUCKS. (And I have to fly back to CA tomorrow - I'm sure being in a plane for 6 hours will help a lot ...) Very mysterious that so many people are sick though ...
Damn I feel for you all. Sucks big time. I got sick after 05 really bad and I only went one day. I had the stomach flu a couple days earlier in the week but I attribute that to eating at Del Taco. I was forced to really because it was the only place open by my hotel 24 hours. That crap tastes 100 times better at 3am after a day at Coachella.
The rash! wtf... I noticed it on my stomach/back/upper arms about a day after getting home. My forearms/legs which were actually on the grass have no sign of it, and mine was never itchy unlike what others have said.
I initially attributed this to stress since I was staying awake all night when I returned and scrambling to complete the projects I blew off for Coachella.
Other than that I had no flu/cold or other symptoms.