Out of the Blue

I appreciate the concern some of you expressed about the possible effects of taking too much Advil. I also share it, and I got myself to the pharmacy yesterday to get a topical spray for my sore throat. This worked fine until reality set in and what I was hoping would remain a simple throat issue blossomed into a full-blown cold, so now I am a snotty, miserable mess. I have regrets that I didn't pick up something with a decongestant to ease some of these symptoms. I thought I would do that later today, but I ended up going already this morning, so today's update is brought to you by OTC drugs. In a bad bit of timing, it was just a couple of weeks ago that we cleared out the medicine cabinet and got rid of some older cold meds. These were expired to some degree or another, but I certainly wouldn't have been picky about best-by dates if we still had them. Oh well, though it's pretty severe, I'm still hopeful I can kick this fairly quickly, as I feel like this may have already peaked. We shall see.

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Apr 19, 2018, 15:58
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 19, 2018, 15:58
Apr 19, 2018, 15:58
 Nimh
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 19, 2018, 15:13:
Slick wrote on Apr 19, 2018, 15:07:
Too much Ibuprophen is bad, but nowhere near as bad as too much Acetaminophen.

The dangers of both of those are they're ototoxic and ibuprofen in particular can really spike your blood pressure dangerously high depending on your genetics. I found that out the hard way. I was prescribed prescription strength ibuprofen once for pain and it was pushing my BP over 200. So I got yanked off that PDQ. If you have to take those or aspirin always do so sparingly and as minimally as possible.

You have high blood pressure all the time. Not even a doctor and I can tell you that.
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