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IAMICHABOD

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Posted: 12/31/17 11:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will go along with the others on this and recommend Mucinex,(Guaifenesin)that is what I have used in the past and it worked very well.

A little side note, while I was looking for relief from a cold,and as a Coumadien, (Warfarin) user I am restricted to what OTC and Prescriptions I can use. I Found This ,I thought it may be helpful to others.

Oh and BTW I am just starting to feel better from a bad cold that hit Christmas........With the help of these things.

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Posted: 12/31/17 01:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IAMICHABOD wrote:


A little side note, while I was looking for relief from a cold,and as a Coumadien, (Warfarin) user I am restricted to what OTC and Prescriptions I can use. I Found This ,I thought it may be helpful to others.


Thanks for that- my Dad had a bad cold also, and is on warfarin, and I bought him zinc lozenges- luckily he read the warnings, and the specifically warn against using if you're on the blood thinner.
That cold bug was going around here, and it is hard to shake- the doc said most took several weeks to get over it.


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Posted: 12/31/17 03:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DiskDoctr wrote:

2oldman wrote:

Got flu shot? (previously of course)


Only 7-10% effective this year.

I had a bad reaction to it a few years ago. First one I can remember having. I never got one again.


Understanding the life cycle of the flu virus is important. The virus starts its life in Asia and moves around the globe over the year. What variant the shot is made from (and effective against), may not be the variant going around in your region at a particular time.


The doctor should only prescribe antibiotics if the flu has developed into bronchitis or pneumonia. The best way to prevent either of those is to blow your nose frequently and NEVER suck the phlem back in.


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Posted: 12/31/17 03:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mucinex... no matter if its a cold or the flu.

I have found nyquil gelcaps to work also, but the only downside is, they will keep you in a stupor until you stop taking them... arguably, this may not be a downside, as when one has a severe case of the flu, the best way to suffer thru it is to be "out of it" until it passes... either way, LOTS of liquids and no solid foods.... your body will do best if it gets its nourishment thru bouillon broth and juice's...


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OP here. Well, I went to Walmart yesterday and purchased their equivalent for Theraflu, under WM's brand 'Equate'. The ingredients are similar to the highly advertised Theraflu's. I took one dose about mid afternoon and got really good relief for about 12 hours. My sinuses were virtually clear and I didn't start sneezing until about 4 AM this morning. That being so, I'll take the med this evening, so it should last the entire night. I've had good results with 'Equate' products.





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Well, whatever hit me is just about gone. Only an occasional lingering cough. So, I've stopped all meds. Hopefully, I won't suffer a relapse. The symptoms were nasty!

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Bachelor wrote:

Thanks, Chris. I may give that a try. My doctor won't be available for several days. Besides, doctors sometimes prescribe antibiotics, which are ineffective for a flu-like illness.

Wife just went through this, Musinex worked great, also DR said if cough was unproductive that it was inflammation and that point antibiotic was best course.

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