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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:57 AM

I'm really, really, really sick of the taste of Robitussin!

This thing just keeps hanging on ...





Bake

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Reply I'm really, really, really sick of the taste of Robitussin! (Original post)
Bake Jan 2012 OP
Denninmi Jan 2012 #1
Scuba Jan 2012 #2
HappyMe Jan 2012 #3
Lasher Jan 2012 #16
HopeHoops Jan 2012 #4
csziggy Jan 2012 #12
siligut Jan 2012 #5
siligut Jan 2012 #6
denbot Jan 2012 #7
grasswire Jan 2012 #10
Wait Wut Jan 2012 #8
geardaddy Jan 2012 #9
grasswire Jan 2012 #11
nolabear Jan 2012 #13
Bake Jan 2012 #14
Major Nikon Jan 2012 #15
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2012 #17
Bake Jan 2012 #18
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2012 #19

Response to Bake (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:10 AM

1. Yup, nasty stuff.

I can't stand any of the foul tasting liquid meds. I always just swallow the horse-sized "liquicaps". Hard to get down, especially with a sore throat, but better than tasting the "blech".

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Response to Bake (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:10 AM

2. Take two nurses and go to bed for 24 hours.

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Response to Bake (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:27 AM

3. Yeah, I think I am finally getting rid

of whatever plague this was.

Robitussin, Nyquil, Dayquil..... I wonder how long to recover from the meds.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:34 AM

16. That's what I thought.

Now it's back. I have so much sinus drainage I don't know where it all could possibly be coming from. Doesn't a head need to have space for a brain, teeth, a tongue and a few bones?

The only thing I could manage to do all day was feed the birds and I didn't really feel like doing that.

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Response to Bake (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:10 AM

4. Use the pills. They're cheaper anyway. Liquid medicine is MEANT to taste like warmed over dog shit

 

That's mostly to keep young kids from drinking it. It never tastes good. Bleah.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:49 PM

12. Yeah, those gel cap things are great - all the drugs with none of the nasty taste

Every liquid medicine makes me physically shudder and I nearly toss the stuff every time. The gel caps have saved me untold misery.

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Response to Bake (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:13 AM

5. Hot tea with honey and lemon, Zinc with Vit C tabs, Nyquil and Dayquil when needed.

SO also uses Ricola cough drops. Plus, blow your nose in the shower, or just after, when the snot is soft and more fluid, clear that mucus out. Wash your pillow case or all the sheets if you have the energy. This stuff is miserable. I am in the NW and it seems to be fairly prevalent in my area.

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Response to Bake (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:18 AM

6. Oh, and hot/spicey noodle soup

Also helps clear the sinuses.

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Response to Bake (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:00 PM

7. The whole denbot household has it

Wife was out with it last week, and still trying to get better. Kids are getting over it as well. I'm still in the middle of a pretty bad chest cold. It is definitely making the rounds here in L.A.

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Response to denbot (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:45 PM

10. remember that a productive cough is okay

and gets the gunk out. A steaming teakettle will hydrate the house, so will a hot shower.

Above all, don't let things go too long if you are not improving. Remember Jim Henson.

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Response to Bake (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:02 PM

8. Gin and Tonic.

Whenever I get sick, I go out and have a few. It kills everything.

Be sure to include the lime for extra vitamin C.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:07 PM

9. ...

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Response to Bake (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:46 PM

11. warm salt water gargle?

Have you done that?

Don't let things go too long. Ask your pharmacist for advice, maybe?

Get well!

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Response to Bake (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:53 PM

13. You and me both, Baby.

Cogh cough hackety cough cough koffkoff hackety...two and a half weeks now. Yeesh.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:56 PM

14. Over a month here!!

Since before Christmas!



Bake

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Response to Bake (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:20 AM

15. Most or all of the ingredients in Robitussin have no proven benefit

The expectorant in Robitussin is a bark extract and was at one time a treatment for syphilis. The scientific evidence for it's efficacy as an expectorant is dubious. The cough suppressant in Robitussin was found to be no better than a placebo in a study done on children.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/07/08/MNGNF7I1G31.DTL

Personally I just mix a shot of whisky with a tablespoon of honey and repeat as necessary. It may or may not work, but it tastes better and at least the side effects are pleasant.

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Response to Bake (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:41 AM

17. Coricidin D

 

Nothing works better.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:32 AM

18. And the bottle makes a great guitar slide.

So there's that, of course, thanks to Duane Allman!



Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 09:41 AM

19. That it does.

 

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