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My head is toxic 
10th-Jan-2008 07:33 am
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I'm nearly out of cold meds and was wondering if anyone has recommendations. Share your favorites with me!

Poll #1118850 Cold Meds

What's your favorite cold med for sinus congestion, dripping nose, and sneezing

What's your favorite cold medicine for a chest cold?

What's your favorite home remedy for a cold?

Is NyQuil as good as it used to be? (1- Not at all, 10-As good as ever

Mean: 4.65 Median: 4 Std. Dev 3.05
1
4(23.5%)
2
1(5.9%)
3
1(5.9%)
4
3(17.6%)
5
3(17.6%)
6
1(5.9%)
7
1(5.9%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
3(17.6%)
Comments 
10th-Jan-2008 01:08 pm (UTC)
I'll toss my comment in here about Dayquil/Nyquil: Ask the pharmacist. The new formulation is utter crap, we need the real pseudoephedrine. It works best. During this last cold, I discover that yes, it's still made, you just have to ask a pharmacist for the good stuff. I managed to get through my cold (for the most part, the laryngitis/hoarseness is still lingering), and I could breathe. It was tolerable.

Edited at 2008-01-10 01:10 pm (UTC)
10th-Jan-2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
Gotta admit, I'm unsure about the new Nyquil, Haven't tried it yet. But I know this hot lady from LJ named takarosa who says the new stuff isn't as good & I'll take her word for it.
10th-Jan-2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
I find I can't take Rx anything anymore. I have to ride out most all ailments. I do take ibuprofen in case of aches, but only as a last resort. Water is my great cure all.
10th-Jan-2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you can still get the good Dayquil/Nyquil, it's just behind the pharmacy counter.

I haven't tried it yet, but my aunt is an Xray technician and she says *all* of the nurses in her hospital swear by those Zicam nasal swabs. I'm not exactly sure if that's a preventative or a remedy, but it's worth looking into if you're not feeling well.
10th-Jan-2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
I echo the suggestions to always get the good stuff from behind the counter. Basically, though, I find I always just have to ride it out. I'm still kicking the last remnants of the weekend's cold and flu; meanwhile, every day at work someone else has just gotten it and is now out for a couple days. It's definitely going around!
10th-Jan-2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
I can't take Sudafed any time near bed (it gives me panic attacks that I wake up from sleep with, which really sucks), but it's the only thing that keeps me going through work, along with Mucinex (Mucinex DM if I have a cough.)

Also remember that in moderation a slug of single malt can be your friend. It will kill off the germs, right? Right.

Of course you know soup, and tea, and garlic, and vitamin C. And rest!
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10th-Jan-2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
The new Nyquil formula causes me to not get deep sleep and I end up having weird rushing dreams. Dunno if it has anything to do with WLS or the forumla change.

I'm addicted to the taste of the Ricola herbal cough drops. They are made with real sugar and not high fructose corn syrup. Mmmm...horehound and pepperminty goodness.

Old school Vick's vapor rub on the upper chest with an old t-shirt and a little dab under the nose works wonders to this day. It's not for little kids growing up in the 70's anymore!
10th-Jan-2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
Yup, you can still get the old style NyQuil at the pharmacy counter...of course you will be in a national database...
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