The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #1697440
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
19-Mar-06 - 01:22 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I can understand that choice.

I have a recliner for times like this. Sleeping propped up is no fun, but if it makes the difference between lying down and coughing or sitting up and sleeping, it's worth it.

I forgot to mention the 12-hour decongestant (Duratuss) and the Allegra that are part of this regimen--it's allergy season now. The Tessalon capsules (called "pearls") are called generically Benzonatate (both are given in 200mg capsules) and they help diminish the power of the tickle. It may be why I can get away with the T-3 instead of the heavier stuff. You're supposed to be careful not to bite or chew these capsules or you're restricted from eating or drinking for several hours because they paralyse some throat muscles. (I get the impression that they disolve in your stomach and the fumes work upward or something. ??

Mom had better put a big pot of chicken soup on. The heavy duty kind that Martha Stewart makes, where she puts two chickens in the pot, takes one out after about 40 minutes and debones it and cuts it up to add to the stock. After a couple of hours all of the solids (including the second chicken) are removed from the stock and thrown away. The first chicken is added back as are some veggies. Mmmmm!

The Google ads at the bottom have to do with sinus infections and coughs. I guess they picked upon the topic of the moment and aren't scanning the entire thread.