When I was younger, I used to get frequent tension headaches. The food that helped sooth those, aside from Tylenol, was carrots. Don’t know what it was, my body must’ve been craving something from that particular veggie. Although it didn’t get rid of the headache by eating them, it helped treat the nausea I’d have with the headaches sometimes.
If I get sick nowadays, I go for the peanut butter sandwich and chicken noodle soup combo. That has been a comfort food for as long as I can remember. That and a cup of tea or a glass of ginger ale. One time though and after I had been living on my own, I got the flu. My mom felt my pain from across the phone lines, so she came over with the ice cream/sherbet push-ups that I used to eat as a kid. She also brought over a box of tissues and some other essentials for her flu-inflicted daughter. It was awesome.Thanks ma!
As for movies to watch while feeling sick, I usually go for a stupid comedy. I’ll watch one of those when I’m feeling sad and moody too. It usually does the trick. Some examples include; “Scary Movie 2 and 3” and “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”. There was also a time after my mom and I had moved back into our condo after it had been repaired after a fire. I woke up at night with my stomach churning from worrying about whatever it was that was running through my head. I took some Tums and watched “This Year’s Love”. My stomach churning stopped and I was eventually able to go peacefully to sleep after the movie was over.
What are your comfort foods and movies?