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Old 02-06-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired

Been battling a sinus bug for a while now. On the advice of a friend I bought some Zicam spray, hoping it will do the trick. What does the TBH braintrust use for sinus colds?
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:07 PM   #2
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Nyquil and Afrin!
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:07 PM   #3
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I know exactly how your feeling, I go through this every fall/winter. I'm starting to think I'm allergic to the cold.

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Old 02-06-2010, 05:11 PM   #4
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I feel your pain, I am finishing my 2nd round of antibiotics on mine. This time I got a sinus infection.
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:13 PM   #5
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neilmed (netipot) & zyrtec allergy meds. They have the generic Zyrtec out now, save y ou some coin. Take it EVERY day. I was "blessed" with chronic sinus infections and had to have surgery. I havne't had any problems since my surgery the beginning of November. I use the Neilmed twice a day and Zyrtec every morning. Good Luck!
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:27 PM   #6
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Nyquil and Afrin!
X2. I've been battling the same kind thing. Get ya some Nyquil D. Works wonders!
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:44 PM   #7
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Exercise, get up and move, work, walk in the woods anything but laying down. I know it feels better, but it ain't.
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:48 PM   #8
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I've had it for a week and a half. I usually get it every year around this time. Doc told me to take Sudafed, Zyrtec, Afrin and gave me a prescription for Tussionex cough syrup. You'd better be at home and not driving while taking this stuff. It makes you feel drunk but you still have control of your senses. The negative is it's $58/bottle and that's with insurance paying their part.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:04 PM   #9
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Everyone at my house has been fighting a cold! I have had mine about 2 weeks! I am sick of it myself, my wife has had a cold for about a week and started taking the advil cold and sinus. She said it works big time, I'm gonna try it myself tonight! It's just that time of year.....
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:13 PM   #10
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If I'm not on penicillin then it's hot toddies. Doesn't cure anything but after a couple I just don't care.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:14 PM   #11
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I have had a sore throat and been stopped up for a week now. Been trying multiple doses of Vodka and orange juice tonight I am trying about 3 doses of double Segrams 7 and sprite it seems to be working.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:31 PM   #12
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Nyquil, Dayquil and a Neti Pot.

The neti pot actually washes your sinus cavity with a mild saline solution. I don't know if it's doctor endorsed, but it worked great for me and you can get it at CVS or Walgreens.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:35 PM   #13
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Wife and kids are out of town so I'm watchin the Bud Shootout drinkin some Sierra Nevada's. Can't taste a thing
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:38 PM   #14
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I have sinus everyday but when it gets bad, Mucinex D which is behind the counter. Get the maximum strength -1200mg. Drink lots of water. After about the 2nd or 3rd you will start feel a lot better. Even on the first for most.
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:13 PM   #15
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you can only use zicam for 3days total, if it is used more it cause other infections. Have you been to the doctor? is it a sinus infection or allerygies? if it is a sinus infection cause by bacteria ask for a Z-pack.
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:23 PM   #16
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Z-pac has been my friend when it gets unberable as of late. A day and a half and I can breathe.

I have tried all the meds to keep it at bay but when it comes theres no quick fix.

All of the behind the counter Claritin and the likes just make me sweat for hours and hardly clear up my sinuses.

I overmedicate with margaritas when I haven't been able to sleep for a day or two.
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:47 PM   #17
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As the doctor would call it a "saline douche"! Since I have trouble with that terminology, salt water up the nose.

Since having a kid I have discovered a couple on neat contraptions, one of which is the Little Ones nose mister/sprayer thingys. It has a long spout on it (helps to get the spray where it is going) and it has a heavier mist and a continuos flow. Bought on for myself.

Otherwise, some of the over the counter medications. Read the ingredients, some of these are the same thing. Vicks Vapor Rub, on the feet, as well as the usual places. Mucinex and Nyquil.

Plenty of vitamins and other natural supplements. My wife has a cabinet full of bottles. I know Zinc, Echinacea and Vitamin C are some of the ones she tells me to take.

Lots of Water and OJ.
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:49 PM   #18
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Z-pac has been my friend when it gets unberable as of late. A day and a half and I can breathe.
How often do you take those?
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:51 PM   #19
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Snort warm salt water up your nose. Nothing breaks up sinus congestion faster! You better be tough though! I learned this from my old boxing coach years ago. It works better than any medicine Ive ever tried.
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:59 PM   #20
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How often do you take those?


First time I ever took it was in October. 5 pills. Bad sinus infection. Doc prescribed it and a nasal spray. Last time was in mid Janurary.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:01 PM   #21
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My doctors endorse the Neilmeds. . . I use the squeeze bottle though. One dr. told me to use it 4 times a day. . . It helps tremendously. . .
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:48 PM   #22
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Ha! I thought this was going to be a Dave Ramsey thread.

Sorry, I got no advise for your sinus issues except Vitamin C.
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Old 02-07-2010, 02:07 PM   #23
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2 alegra per day 4 sprays astlin and nasonex per day on third set of antibotics for infections been thru 2 surgeries for sinus in past .....alll doctors say my smoking made it worse but been off cig. since sept 10 and things have been worse this year than any other in the past years.....I have take shots in past and they didn.t help me any.....So next oxygen bottle and mask to wear all the time ......Andy.........wonder if I can get it in camo
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:28 PM   #24
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My sinuses got bad enough last spring I went to see the doc. He gave me a steroid shot and some scrips. I didn't take the scrips but the steroids cleared up my sinuses in less than a day. He said I didn't want to get dependent on the steroids (first time I had gotten the shot) but they sure cleared it up fast. I don't like going to the doc and I don't like shots but in that case it was worth it. I was miserable for over a week before I went.
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Old 02-07-2010, 05:32 PM   #25
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your not going to believe it but radishes help clear the sinus up. I eat about four a day, give it a try you will see.
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:29 PM   #26
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I started this year with really bad sinus issues. The sinus problems kicked in just about the same time Cedar flared up - coincidence? I was absolutely miserable and positive that I had developed another sinus infection. I went to the doctor and she said she didn't want to put me on antibotics this time. She put me on Flownase (Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray) after a couple days on it I cleared up. Now if I go a few days with out it, I start getting the sinus issues again. I also use Neil Med sinus rinse. I recommend everyone use the Neil Med, even if you don't have sinus issues. I hope this helps.
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:57 AM   #27
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I've been fighting it for two weeks now unsuccesfully.

I am almost never sick, this is the longest stretch I can remember. It won't get worse and it won't get better.

The biggest problem is feeling weak and having no energy. I haven't missed a day of work yet, 7am until 6pm 5 or 6 days a week so I am moving all day but I feel like I could lay down and sleep anytime.

Slept 3 hours yesterday afternoon and felt better for a while, but still tired and weak this morning.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:31 AM   #28
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try a neti pot. Walgreens has em under 20 bucks. if you use it, it'll heal ya brother!!! I used to get sinus infections so bad I'd get virtigo. been usin the neti pot for a couple of yrs now and no colds or sinus.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:38 AM   #29
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Take one of everything everyone is suggesting with 2 shots of Jack...all will be good!!!
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:58 AM   #30
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I finally got on the musinex yesterday, it seems to be working
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:50 AM   #31
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Makers Mark, honey, and a lil bit of lemon juice


It'll cure what ails ya!
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:09 AM   #32
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neilmed (netipot) & zyrtec allergy meds. They have the generic Zyrtec out now, save y ou some coin. Take it EVERY day. I was "blessed" with chronic sinus infections and had to have surgery. I havne't had any problems since my surgery the beginning of November. I use the Neilmed twice a day and Zyrtec every morning. Good Luck!
NEILMED for sure! But get the bottle becuz it's easier to use. Best thing since g-strings.....
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