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I've been sick with bad congestion. What over the counter medications are we allowed to take and do we take the normal dose? I have like 6 bottles of children's acetaminophen I was given as a prescription when I came home from surgery. I don't really need a fever reducer more of a congestion reliever. I am sniffling and coughing up phlegm ugh its not a pretty sight! 😷

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You should be able to take normal doses of cold medicine as long as it doesn't have NSAIDs in it

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i have been sick the last two weeks. I was prescribed a nasal spray and prednisone.. other than that i havent taken anything else. It seems to be on the last days.. so hopefully it goes away soon.

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Let me tell you a story- it at least marginally fits. I am asthmatic, seems like almost all colds move down to my lungs & there they seem to take up residence. So often my PCP writes me a "script" for Capmist, has dextomorphin and other goodies in it. Problem is also I am very arthritic, have been since 25, yep You Read it right- I am one of the minority who had Early Onset, not so much from obesity but my mild Ehlers-Danlos gives my collagen nothing" to write home about" At the time I mention PCP was giving me Capmist, it helps thin mucus so I can breath better. Sound Okay?, well it wasn't!
At the same time my Arthritis was flaring, my orthopaedic surgeon advised Ibuprofen, an NSAID, Dr Ortho says " You're a BIG GIRL- Take 4 every 4-6 hours" so Frustr8 is compliant to the INTH Degree. What nobody considered, let alone ME, is while CapmisT was cheerfully stripping the mucus from my lungs, it ALSO was destroying my gastric mucus layer. So down goes the Advil ( ibuprofen) , and it starts chomping on my stomach lining. And I didn't realize that WAS A DANGER, the next thing I knew , I was in Epigastric misery, so I took ME off to the gastroenterologist who confirmed after his diagnostic EGD that I was the UNWILLING OWNER of Hector, my baby but still valid Ulcer.
So if you are visiting more than one doctor in a short,period of time that they know what each other are prescribing, don't emulate Me and end up in a Miserable state. I went into Bariatrics already diagnosed with Hector and gastritis from This Little Adventure. And My Lovelies, I had the Pain I wished my Enemies had instead of ME! Forwarned/ Forarmed, Okay?

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33 minutes ago, Frustr8 said:

Let me tell you a story- it at least marginally fits. I am asthmatic, seems like almost all colds move down to my lungs & there they seem to take up residence. So often my PCP writes me a "script" for Capmist, has dextomorphin and other goodies in it. Problem is also I am very arthritic, have been since 25, yep You Read it right- I am one of the minority who had Early Onset, not so much from obesity but my mild Ehlers-Danlos gives my collagen nothing" to write home about" At the time I mention PCP was giving me Capmist, it helps thin mucus so I can breath better. Sound Okay?, well it wasn't!
At the same time my Arthritis was flaring, my orthopaedic surgeon advised Ibuprofen, an NSAID, Dr Ortho says " You're a BIG GIRL- Take 4 every 4-6 hours" so Frustr8 is compliant to the INTH Degree. What nobody considered, let alone ME, is while CapmisT was cheerfully stripping the mucus from my lungs, it ALSO was destroying my gastric mucus layer. So down goes the Advil ( ibuprofen) , and it starts chomping on my stomach lining. And I didn't realize that WAS A DANGER, the next thing I knew , I was in Epigastric misery, so I took ME off to the gastroenterologist who confirmed after his diagnostic EGD that I was the UNWILLING OWNER of Hector, my baby but still valid Ulcer.
So if you are visiting more than one doctor in a short,period of time that they know what each other are prescribing, don't emulate Me and end up in a Miserable state. I went into Bariatrics already diagnosed with Hector and gastritis from This Little Adventure. And My Lovelies, I had the Pain I wished my Enemies had instead of ME! Forwarned/ Forarmed, Okay?

I was diagnosed at 19 with arthritis. I have had both my thumbs replaced, and the normal injections here and there. No fun at all!

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I'll know I have made it to Heaven. when there are No Cortisone Shots and No More Surgeries. And there I will have gotten rid of my 👣limp, pain and sorrowful 💦times.🌈😝

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wow I thought It was just me......I am coming on 4 weeks post op and the doc put me on prednisone and flonase. It hit about week two and has just now eased up. My Dr suggested Zycam. I do not know if it helped, but it didn't hurt.

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