(Closed) When you’re SICK?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you medicate when you have a cold?
    There are no drugs I don't have flowing through my system. It's almost like I'm not sick. : (3 votes)
    10 %
    I'll take an advil and maybe night meds so I can sleep! : (17 votes)
    59 %
    I use natural remedies like hot steam & nose netties and vitamins. : (5 votes)
    17 %
    I just deal! : (4 votes)
    14 %
    Other. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I try not to take lots of medicines.


    I try toughing it out, I try breathing steam and drinking hot tea. And if I really need it then I’ll take medicine.

    As for the nighttime medicines,I try not to take NyQuil for more than 2-3 nights in a row, otherwise I end up to where I can’t fall asleep without it; I guess my body gets accustomed to it pretty quickly.

    Post # 4
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Hott tea.. with LOTSA honey! it just makes me feel better. lol

    And then I totally medicate at night.. can’t do during the day b/c I’d be a useless mommy and that isn’t really an option. lol But come 7 o’clock you better believe I’ll be taking me an Advil Cold and Sinus Nighttime.. and I’d be knocking out. lol

    Post # 7
    1096 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Tylenol Severe Cold Sinus doesn’t knock me out and works really well. You can buy it in a multipack which comes with the daytime one and then one for nighttime that will knock you right out.

    Post # 9
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Whenever I have a head cold, Nyquil/Benylin and Halls Extra Strong are my arsenal. Other than that, I have lots of tea, fresh oranges, and chicken noodle soup with buttered toast. I feel better just thinking about it, and I don’t even have a cold!

    Post # 10
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’m not afraid to medicate when I’m sick (and not pregnant). I’m a huge fan of Advil Cold & Sinus. It usually dries me up and makes my head not feel like it wants to explode! If I need something to work faster though, I do the Tylenol Rapid Release Cold medicine. That stuff works so quickly, but also wears off a lot faster.

    Post # 11
    1096 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @.twist.: I am a fan of meds too because if I don’t use something like mucinex to dry everything up I end up VERY sick. My doctor always used to recommend the advil cold and sinus but since Tylenol came out with the severe cold sinus it’s been great.

    Post # 12
    14657 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I almost never take any meds.  The most I do is cough drops, and the occasional advil if my cramps are paralyzingly bad, but most the time I just deal with that too.

    Post # 13
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I don’t like putting anything into my body, but natural stuff.  (cancer survivor and I’ve enough crazy bs flowing through there already) However, when I have bad cramps I will pop an advil or two to help deal.

    Post # 15
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    For head colds and such like you’re describing, DayQuil and NyQuil are my friends. They work wonders for me (and have never caused me sleep issues).

    Throat stuff, I typically just use cough drops / throat drops.

    Headaches/pains/etc, sometimes I’ll take some ibuprofin, but typically don’t do anything.

    Post # 16
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    If it’s a cold, meds will only help symptoms, not actually make you better. I typically have sinus issues, so I take lots of Mucinex (the only expectorant/decongestant that has ever worked for me) and advil. And lots of water and sleep!

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