Medicated Cold Treatments
Friday, August 14, 2009
So, if anyone has been reading my status over the last few days, it would be no surprise that I am suffering from a cold. This has been going on since Sunday night, when I started to feel a tingle at the back of my throat. I thought I would give one of the supposed natural immune boosters a try, so I picked up a bottle of Extra Strength Cold-FX on Monday morning and started the pill regiment. The regiment involves taking three pills twice a day for the first day, two pills twice a day for the second, and one pill twice a day on the third day. For those three days I still suffered from a sore throat, but no other symptoms. So, it is unclear if it actually did anything.
However, by Thursday, after completing the regiment, my symptoms started to increase to sinus pressure and a slightly stuffy nose. By the time I went to bed Thursday night I had a full blown cold. My throat was still sore and I was having difficulty breathing through my nose. Needless to say, I didn't have a very good sleep, waking up due to the pain and dryness in my throat.
So, knowing that I had a rough night of it last night I decided to be preemptive and take some cold medication to help me sleep. Normally, I don't like to take it unless absolutely necessary, but I need to get over this cold and all the extra sleep I can get would help that along. My nieces are visiting from Victoria, BC and I want to be able to run around with them instead of feeling tired, cranky, and miserable. Earlier in the day I found some packs of Neo-Citran and I decided to take one before bed. Neo-Citran has helped me sleep in the past and I thought it just might be just what I need now to get a good night's sleep.
I prepared the mug, set it by my bed to cool, but when I took my first sip, I wanted to spit it out. It tasted absolutely awful!!!! Not a medication taste, but a fake citrus taste. Just in case it was me, I decided to give it another taste. Nope, it wasn't me, it was completely undrinkable. Way too sweet and so fake that I almost wanted to throw it up. After two mouthfuls I poured the rest down the sink and went to find some Advil Cold and Sinus. The taste of Neo-Citran never used to bother me, so I wonder if they have changed their formula or if all this healthy eating has completely changed my taste buds. So, does anyone have any healthy remedies to suppress my cold symptoms until my body can fight off this virus???