It does get better. I have to down it at room temperature. The salt disperses better that way but I'm sure some think cold tastes better.
Try plugging your nose. I really did do that and it helped. It is not a pleasant thing to do but don't we always endure pain to look and feel better?
Good luck. Don't know how you can do this over Easter. I've done it once for 16 days and I had the most energy ever. The only reason I quit was because I got bored. Would really like to do this again after all the house is cleared up. I could use some extra energy.