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Good Morning everyone!! I have a cold and this is the first one I have had since being sleeved in August! I am not sure what I should take for it I know that your typical cold medicine has a TON of sugar in it. Any suggestions would be appreciated I sprayed some of the Zicam spray in my throat this morning and had the sudden urge to puke everywhere which I haven't had that feeling since 2 weeks after my surgery!!!

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Good Morning everyone!! I have a cold and this is the first one I have had since being sleeved in August! I am not sure what I should take for it I know that your typical cold medicine has a TON of sugar in it. Any suggestions would be appreciated I sprayed some of the Zicam spray in my throat this morning and had the sudden urge to puke everywhere which I haven't had that feeling since 2 weeks after my surgery!!!

Seems you are months out so you should be fine to take some type of Cold Remedy pills like Day or NyQuil... Avoid NyQuil in liquid. I made that mistake and my stomach felt like it was on fire!! LOL Get well soon!!! Xoxo

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I'm not sure how you are taking pills so am going to suggest some liquid options- chicken Soup is tried and trusted- sipping and keeping hydrated as much as possible is key.Colds are usually viral so you just have to help your body to do the work and wait out the storm so to speak. If you put some effervescent Vitamin C tabs (1000 mg- and there are sugar-free options) along with some echinacea drops in a glass of Water, and obviously stir and wait for the bubbles to completely subside, that is a great daily immune booster. I have actually found some soluble echinacea and zinc ones which are awesome.If you feel REALLY grotty I also swear by Lemsip (dissolve in hot water), which is also good as it contains paracetamol for fever and a decongestant- it does tend to dry your nose out though. A friend I know throws a tot of whisky into that too but I'm a bit less gung-ho. Gargling 3 times a day with salt Water for a sore throat is also a great remedy as is irrigating the sinuses with a neti pot (google it- these are amazing for sinus congestion- weird but they WORK!). Also, keep your hands clean and away from your face or you will spread those germs EVERYWHERE.lol

Hope you get better!

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I had the same thing happen to me just a few days after being sleeved - I had taken a dose of liquid Nyquil (which ALWAYS works great for me) before realizing it has alcohol in it and that it probably wasn't a good idea... but on my one week post op visit with my surgeon I asked him about it, and he said it's totally fine to still take it.

Hope you start feeling better soon!

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