Few things can pry us away from Instagram—and that includes staying home when we’re sick.

Just because you’re coughing and sneezing up a storm doesn’t mean that your followers have to suffer, right? If you’re someone who needs to keep posting even when your sick, we have just the captions for you.

For the photo of you recuperating on the first sick day you’ve taken in forever:

“‘Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.”

-Henry David Thoreau


Also read about: 30 Instagram Captions About Confidence for Every Time You Need to Psych Yourself Up


For when you’re more than ready to just feel well again:

“The most poetical thing in the world is not being sick.”

-G.K. Chesterton.


Also read about: Here’s Why It’s Okay to Take a Day Off From School When You’re Sick


For when you’re recovering, slowly but surely:

“I’ve got to admit it’s getting better, a little better all the time (it can’t get no worse).”

-“Getting Better,” The Beatles


For the shot of you sick in bed, preparing to do absolutely nothing all day:

“Out of order.”

Kim Possible: Kim sneezing at work

(Kim Possible via Disney Channel)


For when you really start to appreciate how good you usually have it:

“Health is not valued ’til sickness comes.”

-Thomas Fuller.


For the pic of you in your PJs at 2 in the afternoon:

“Pajamas all day.”


For the pic of you sipping tea and staying optimistic despite being super sick:

“Even when I’m sick and depressed, I love life.”

-Arthur Rubenstein


For that sick pic of you not looking at all like yourself:

“Being sick feels like you’re wearing someone else’s glasses.”

-Megan Boyle


Also read about: 7 Things to Do ASAP If You Think You’re Catching a Cold


For the thermometer selfie showing off your high temp:


-Travis Scott


For when you’re totally over being sick after three days of stuffy noses and sore throats:

“I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

-Fannie Lou Hamer


For explaining your absence from all of social media while you recover:

“Just gonna sleep until I don’t feel like hot garbage anymore.”


For when you’re home sick, but not too sick to show off a new dance:

“Sick moves, dude.”


For the pic of you and your most loyal friend when they stop by to drop off the homework:

“A faithful friend is the medicine of life.”

-Ecclesiasticus 6:16

Frozen Fever: Anna feeds Elsa soup

(Frozen Fever via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)


For when your cold makes it feel like you’re barely alive, but you still need to post on Insta:

“What doesn’t destroy me makes me stronger.”


Also read about: What to Do If the Pandemic Has Made You a Hypochondriac


For the pic of you recuperating with your favorite rom-com on in the background:

“Laughter is the best medicine.”


For the pic that shows you’re actually taking good care of yourself on your sick day:

“If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.”



For when you hope a little joy will help you heal:

“What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.”

-Haruki Murakami


For those times when you just have to selfie, even if you don’t look or feel 100%:

“Too sick to function… but not too sick to selfie.”

SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob gets the suds

(SpongeBob SquarePants via Nickelodeon)


For when your medicine’s gross and now you’re treating yourself to something sweet:

“A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.”

-Mary Poppins, “A Spoonful of Sugar”


For when you can’t risk getting anyone sick, but you’re still looking like a snack:

“Contagious, but still cute.”


If you’re here to use each and every one of these captions, be sure to also click HERE to find out how you act when you’re sick, based on your zodiac sign.