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05-06-2010, 14:06   #1
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Drinking 7-Up When You're Sick

I was just wondering whether or not anyone else does this. I remember being sick when I was younger and my mam saying the first thing she'd get me around in the shop was a 2 litre bottle of 7-Up. Is this purely an Irish thing? Been feeling like crap the past few days and I've had a bottle of it next to the bed.
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05-06-2010, 14:08   #2
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Tonic water and Coca-Cola too. Both work wonders. Best to have them not too cold and best to let them go a little less fizzy too.

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I've heard it many times in hospitals that flat 7-up is just as good for you any any other Lucazade type drink out there.
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Yes, flat 7-Up and dry toast. I kind of miss it in a funny way...
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I can't do it anymore because it reminds me of being sick
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Yeah but you're supposed to boil it first to flatten it. Otherwise the gas could make you hurl again
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It has to be boiled to get rid of the fizz. Nothing better for an upset stomach.
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I thought it was just my mother made me do that!!!
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defizzed 7up ... That's how you knew it was serious... Out came the 7up... and it's been stirred up to get rid of most of the fizz...
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Yes, flat 7-Up and dry toast. I kind of miss it in a funny way...
Yeah, always what my mam gave me, easier on the stomach I suppose

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I was just wondering whether or not anyone else does this. I remember being sick when I was younger and my mam saying the first thing she'd get me around in the shop was a 2 litre bottle of 7-Up. Is this purely an Irish thing? Been feeling like crap the past few days and I've had a bottle of it next to the bed.
Get back to studying, waster.
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I was always told 7up was good for you when you were sick, thought it was just an Irish thing but then I saw it on South Park (though they mentioned Sprite, same thing!)
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I was always told 7up was good for you when you were sick, thought it was just an Irish thing but then I saw it on South Park (though they mentioned Sprite, same thing!)
7-Up > Sprite
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My mammy used to always get me Lucozade
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Let me just fix that for ya

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7-Up < Sprite
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It has to be boiled to get rid of the fizz. Nothing better for an upset stomach.
Yup nothing better than a drink full of sugar causing osmotic diarrhoea, to exacerbate an already existing stomach problem. I would use rehydration sachets, but of course mammy knows best.

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