OTC Drugs and Other Allergy Remedies

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by rockon, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    Well, of course. How long will you be travelling? Why do you need so much sudafed? Two packages today, 200 packages tomorrow, we can't be too careful.

    What's that you say? How can sudafed take down a plane? Or train? Or interrupt vehicular traffic?

    That's SSI, but if you knew what I know, if you saw the stuff on the secret training videos....well, all I can say is, you're lucky. I mean, sudafed has been known to make people sleepy, right? So imagine a planeload of sleepy pax who don't realize what is about to happen...
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  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    I think she's talking about the procedure that you go through at the pharmacy when you buy "behind the counter" medicine. Our Nanny-State Gubment wants to make sure that you don't take the drugs home and cook up a batch of crack (crystal meth, or whatever it's called). I resent that procedure as much as getting my purse rifled through at concerts and sporting events, and getting the Scope-and/or-Grope at the airport "insecurity" checkpoint! :mad:
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  3. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    Well, Doober might be able to sweet-talk the pharmacy folks into 2 packs of sudafed, but that won't work with our men and women in blue. ;)
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  4. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Or how about getting what you need without having to show any ID at all and getting more then 2 boxes of 20 pills a box, you just have to know how to get around this BS (IE Work for a hospital or healthcare org). The stupid reality is this idiocy hasnt put a dent in amphetimine production at all (its up 300% in my area according to my LE contacts). Only thing its managed to do is treat innocent people like criminals

    Slightly OT before this idiotic ID nonsense went into effect for 2 months prior I systematically went and cleaned out every pharmacy of sudafed and generics to put them away as if Im diving this is the only thing that helps if i have any congestion issues without sedating me. I didnt have any issues or problems until like a couple of days before the ID requirement went into a being when a pharmicist went all Nazi demanding my ID and how it was a federal requirement, for which i told him he wasnt getting :trash: as he was talking out his posterior. He made all sorts of claims of he was going to turn me into the FBI and such. That didnt end well as the store manager over rode him, and I walked out with 15 boxes of sudafed. Then mysteriously the next day the state pharmcy board was out there along with the DEA.... Never saw that pharmacist again :p.
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  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I did the same thing - think I had about 20 boxes of it! :D
  6. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Only 20 boxes... Or you forget a couple of zeros? ;)
  7. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    I somehow never heard about the shift to OTC. I raced in one day to grab a packet. Stupidly grabbed the first thing that said 'Sudafed'. :td: It was 'Sudafed' brand, but of course it wasn't the stuff that works (for me).
  8. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Yeah the fakeaphed is pure crap that doesn't work on anyone I know, and is false advertising IMHO.
  9. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Agreed. However, my allergy drug of choice is Allegra-D which is now non-prescription (thank goodness), but you have to surrender ID and sign their little notice (that no one with even perfect eyesight could possibly read) and get your name put on a secret potential meth-producer list. Sheesh! What does this accomplish? NADA! :mad:
  10. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Ugh, phenylephrine is the work of the devil. I tried that "Sudafed PE" crap once. My eyesight was bordered by a shimmering light for about 3 hours and my heart felt like it was going to explode out of my chest.

    At this point I always keep a stock of hot peppers on hand for autumn when my allergies are at their worst. No onset of nasal congestion has yet been able to overcome a nice capsaicin inundation.
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  11. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Wasabi will work in a pinch if no cayane peppers are available! :D
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  12. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    A natural remedy to help prevent the allergic reaction is to introduce the pollens to your body early in the season so it learns to adjust to them from the inside out and gives your immune system the opportunity to recognize them, so that it doesn't overreact to them.

    How does one do this?

    Honey - the world's miracle drug since the time of the Pharaohs.

    It's probably still early enough in the season that this remedy will work. Take 1 Tablespoon of local raw honey daily. It's easy to find at your local Whole Foods and other specialty grocers. Our farmer's market has a guy who collects honey from our neighborhood, so it might be worth seeking out your closest farmer's market. Just be careful: Mrs. Barbell once bought organic honey thinking it would be better for us, only it came from Brazil, so it didn't have the desired effect.

    Make sure it's local so that it contains pollen from the plants you encounter in your area. Make sure it's raw so that these pollen haven't been pasteurized out. Around this time of year I add it to either my oatmeal in the morning, or to a cup of green tea in the evening. Works wonders.

    Also, cut down on the dairy if you do that sort of thing...
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  13. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Excellent advice, barbell! ^ I have had less trouble with allergies since I started drinking my morning coffee sweetened with a tbsp. of honey every morning. I forego the dairy in allergy season as well (not hard to do since I am lactose-intollerant :oops:).
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  14. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    So glad to hear it, DeafBlonde!

    We've moved around so much, I'm a little worried about this year as we have a collection of honeys from different places. Now we need to go hunt down some from here.
  15. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I've heard other integrated medicine MDs talk about the local honey idea... I haven't tried it yet, but will look to find some. If you use honey or a sweetener, why not that? . For chronic sinuses, what I finally found that worked was magnesium citrate (150mg three time daily), and magnesium ascorbate 500mg plus vitamin E toccopheryl succinate (dry E) twice or three times daily. Russell Blaylock's ideas, basically.
  16. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Excellent remedies. For sinuses you could also try a Neti Pot, which does wonders to clear those suckers out.
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  17. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    yup nothing like flushing the sinuses with saline. on the truck its easy, only need a bag of NS (100/250/500 or 1000 if you want to really go to town) bag spike , and a nasal cannula from there a good in the field remedy

    mike maybe we should have a OT section since were going down a different trail on this one.
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  18. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    LOL! I prefer to do it the old-fashioned way, with warm water and sea salt. To each his own. :D
  19. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    To each is there own :p indeed

    Hey when your in the field you learn a few tricks along the way, like using a nasal canula, 10 drop set and 2 1 liter NS bags to flush a cops eyes out after he inadvertantly got maced in a scuffle with a crackhead . I have a netti pot, neilmed bottle and there powder to make a solution and i have a few bags of NS ill take what evers handy at the time.
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