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1. Go to the health center. This is the reason why PLU requires students to get insurance. The people in the health center are really helpful and nice, and it's definitely good to get the right medicine when you get sick.
2. Tell your roommate (or friend) that you're sick. If your roommate hasn't figured it out, they should know. If you're sick, you're really in no condition to walk around outside to get things. During the 3 days that I was really sick, my roommate and friends brought me saltine crackers and gatorade, and that really helped.
3. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids. I know this is common sense, but it's really important. I especially recommend the mint tea found in the UC Commons. Gatorade is really good too, but make sure that you have plenty of water in your dorm room.
4. Communicate with your professors. Since I was really sick, I obviously wasn't able to go to my classes. But it's really important to communicate with your professors that you are sick. Most of the time they are really understanding, and would give you extensions on assignments or meet with you to catch up on work that you missed.