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  1. AnitaT
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    by AnitaT » Jan 11, 2009
    I have been sick with a terrible cold since Friday evening and it has been a bummer. I have been awake maybe a total of 10 hours over the last two days and feeling somewhate miserable.

    However, after a trip to the pharmacy, I couldn''t help but think of PS. Why? Because I bought something that tasted as bad as it smelled and I had to share it with PS! [​IMG] I saw a product labeled "Immune Defense" and "Ruby Honey Lemon" and thought it sounded good. Boy, was I wrong, wrong, wrong. Ack! [​IMG] So, thumbs down.

    My favorite so far: Alka Seltzer Cold! No nasty taste, the fizzy tablets reassure me somehow and no gross smell. Thumbs up.

    This experience made me curious though. What are your favorite or not so favorite cold meds?
     
    


    


  2. princesss
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    by princesss » Jan 11, 2009
    AFRIN!!!

    Oh my goodness. I finally used that for the first time, and I felt normal in the middle of a terrible sinus-y cold. I just had to blow my nose a little more often, and deal with occasional weird feelings in my sinus. It is my miracle treatment.
     
  3. redfaerythinker
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    by redfaerythinker » Jan 11, 2009
    Tylenol Sore Throat!

    This stuff is AMAZING! I had strep throat and it wasn''t diagnosed by the instant test at the doctors. I used this stuff until the long test came through and it made me feel normal again. I have a friend that thought she was better, stopped taking it, and found out that no she was not better at all, the medicine was that good at masking the soreness.
     
  4. Hera
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    by Hera » Jan 11, 2009
    For me, the only thing that works for nasal congestion is Afrin. I love it, but you can only use it for 3 days and you have to discontinue it or your symptoms get worse.
     
    


    


  5. ladypirate
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    by ladypirate » Jan 11, 2009
    Hot Toddy! Seriously--Irish whiskey, hot water, lemon juice, and honey with a cinnamon stick and cloves. Works every time.
     
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    by oobiecoo » Jan 11, 2009
    The worst thing IMO are the Coldeeze cough drops. They taste horrible! ... or at least they did last time I had one. I''m really sick right now and I''m taking a nighttime and daytime sinus pill... they''re offbrand but I think compare to a Tylenol product. I really haven''t seen much of a difference though. Actually, I''m taking a bit of a cocktail...
    2 ibuprofen
    1 multivitamin
    1 antibiotic from a previous ear infection
    2 daytime/nighttime sinus
    vicks inhaler

    I do all that twice a day or more and so far NO improvement! If anyone knows of a miracle drug then let me know! I just wish I could sleep comfortably.
     
  7. museikchik
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    by museikchik » Jan 11, 2009
    I think the worst thing ever made is Thera-flu. That stuff tastes terrible. If you can afford to sleep in I would take Nyquil. If not then I would take Tylenol Cold and Sore Throat
     
  8. Hera
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    by Hera » Jan 11, 2009
    I just saw you liked it too! I thought I was their number one fan!
     
  9. Porridge
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    by Porridge » Jan 12, 2009
    Ditto! Works every time.
     
  10. Circe
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    by Circe » Jan 12, 2009
    Dayquil and Tylenol Cold are my saviors: between the two of them, they knock out 90% of my colds/cold symptoms. As for worst ... I can''t take Sudafed, Benadryl, or any of the nighttime medications. They knock me on my ass for 48 hours at a time!
     
    


    


  11. fieryred33143
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    by fieryred33143 » Jan 12, 2009
    Oh how I miss my Nyquil. I''ve been sick now for 2 weeks and can''t take anything. But my fav for sure is Nyquil.

    I also love drinking water with honey and lemon to make me feel better.
     
  12. tlh
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    by tlh » Jan 12, 2009
    Omg, this is going to sound way bad... but I love the stuff the meth-heads use. [​IMG]

    It works so much better than the other stuff... so I just bust out my driver''s license go to the pharmacist, let them take ALL my personal information ... and this is for an OTC product mind you... UGH, I digress...
    but man- just 2 days on this stuff and I am all cleared out! LOVE IT!!!
     
  13. AnitaT
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    by AnitaT » Jan 12, 2009
    Museikchik--I agree! Theraflu tastes like chemicals and it doesn''t seem to do very much.

    Tlh--I saw your post, chuckled and reached for Mucinex D (fingers crossed).
     
  14. Miranda
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    by Miranda » Jan 12, 2009
    I''m a bit of an Advil junkie even though it does a number on my stomach. Besides that, the meds I take depend on the kind of virus I have. Mucinex for a cough and Sudafed (or any other plain PE product). I also like Vicks and cough drops to clear up congestion. Tea with honey and cream is also a quick fix for me.
     
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    by got2goldens » Jan 12, 2009
    Dayquil and Nyquil, at the appropriate times

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    by chiapet » Jan 12, 2009
    I drink lots of Airborne or Emergen-C and then use the Neti pot 2-3 times a day. I only take meds if the coughing gets really bad. When will they find a cure for the cold???? [​IMG]
     
  17. :)
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    by :) » Jan 12, 2009
    Chicken soup! [​IMG]
     
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