You are stronger than you think.
- May 29, 2013
For me - Mucinex. It breaks up my congestion all day. The rest of my symptoms I just let nature manage.
Ugh I've been denied for buying too much when my whole household was sick plus my mom had me buying some for her. It's very frustrating.Right? And the funny thing is we are a family of five so if we all get a cold around the same time I have to send my husband or kids to restock because I already bought my share. Ridiculous. It’s probably easier to get drugs off the street than the pharmacy.
Wow, that’s so weird! I have never experienced that or even heard of it before! Thankfully no issues with that.I wish that I could take Mucinex, but the guaifenesin makes me stink. Worse than asparagus pee stink. It comes out of my pores. I can't stand myself.
I take the "good stuff" from behind the pharmacy counter and Delsym for coughs.
On another note, if you haven't heard of Nose Better, it is amazing! It's a clear salve for your nose when you've blown it so much that it's raw. It also has a menthol that makes your nose feel better. Amazon carries it. I've never seen it in a store. Before finding that, I'd put diaper rash cream on my nose when going to sleep, but that's not clear, and I wouldn't use it during the day, but it helps until you blow your nose a few times the next day.
Are we related? My mom loved that stuff and my reaction was the same as yours. If I didn’t manage to vomit it was hours of very wretched belching that nastiness. I feel a little queasy just thinking about it.My mother's "cure-all" for everything was AlkaSelzer -- the old "plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh, what a relief it is" kind. The only thing that stuff made me do was vomit, every time. (Admittedly, sometimes you do feel better afterward, but sometimes I think the "cure" is worse than the original affliction!) I still can't stand that stuff!
That is my go to also. I have problems swallowing pills (they get stuck and I choke) so taking something I can dissolve in water is good. I don’t like the alcohol aftertaste in most of the liquid cold meds.Haven't had one in some time, I believe that last thing I took was Alka-Seltzer Cold Plus.