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I got better!

So, last night, Patti gave me some hyssop oil to put on the shallow of my throat, on my chest, and behind my ears. It's an aromatherapy oil to help keep the breathing passages moist, but decongested. I also took a steaming pot of water up to sit on my nightstand (the humidifier is in storage), took an überdecongestant (which I found has an expectorant in it: phenylephrine/guaifenesin 30/600mg), and two tablets of the cold/allergy tabs (which I found out this afternoon is a 1 tablet dose, whoops). Today, I've been taking the overkill approach to treating myself. When I awoke, I sniffed some Nasal-4 spray decongestant, another 2 tablets of the cold/allergy, and the über. At work, I got 2 filled donuts (to build up the phlegm response really well), and then got more of the Q-Tussin (dextromethorphan HBr 2mg & guaifenesin 20mg/mL) from the pharmacy. I was taking a sip of the Q-Tussin every hour or so to keep my levels up, and I also took 600mg of IB this morning. Also if my nasal cavity got dry, I'd use this nasal spray I keep at work for it (that's not medicated). I had a couple of pieces of cake this afternoon to work up the pleghm response. Drank lots of punch. I took the cold/allergy tablet (1 this time) and the über when I got home. My throat feels tons better, I'm not coughing as much, and I'm not coughing up as much. When I do cough, it's productive. My voice isn't cracking, but it's still sultry/husky (think Kathleen Turner), which is miles better than any day the last week. I'm going to make it!



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Jun. 9th, 2005 01:50 pm (UTC)
Dear lord! That's a lot of medicine. :(

I hope you really are getting better and that all that medication isn't just faking you out.

I'm glad you're feeling so much better!
Jun. 9th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)
Whoa....don't let your medication bring your blood to toxic levels. ;) But I'm glad you're feeling better. Recover soon so you can stop it with the drugs!
Jun. 9th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
My liver's strong. It survived college, and I don't really put it through that much usually.
Jun. 10th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)
Vitamin C, Vitamin C, Vitamin C! Take it until you get diarrhea and then take that much every day...up to 10,000 mgs. It passes out of your system in 24 hours and is non-toxic AND IT WORKS!!
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