I've been drinking cherry cold syrup, dissolving Airborne tablets, swallowing decongestants day and night. I don't know if it's just an Oregon thing or not, but the GOOD decongestants have been banned from over-the-counter sale because meth lab people steal them and use them to make illegal drugs with. The new stuff just doesn't work as well. I found a few of the old ones in my bathroom drawers tonight, so they will last for a couple of days. I called the pharmacist and found out I now need a prescription in order to get the old "Sudafed" with pseudoephedrine.
I took one day off from work this week and but went in for the other four. All winter I have successfully avoided all colds and flu. I work with college students and they bring everything into our office, cough all over, touch things with their germy hands. My husband also works in a college and he has been sick with the same thing. We each have our own stash of syrups, cough drops, and pills.
sniff and hack,