nasty cold and coughing hard = accidents

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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 2/19/2008 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Like we need another reason to worry about having an accident.  i have had this wicked cold that apparently half the country has.  It always lingers in my chest longer than the average bear.  I have been coughing up a lung for weeks.  Now I have had my third accident in a week.  I feel like a potty training toddler.  one night, I had to wake up my husband so I could change the sheet.  he is so understanding and sweet....he fixed up the bed, while I washed up and offered any help he could while i pouted like an upset toddler.
Hey we are not supposed to revert to toddlerhood until we are really old!  My husband brought each of our cold meds to me....see me shaking my head no and squeezing my mouth shut--nonononono I can't take that (see me stamping my feet in tantrum ) Wow he really is patient.  I found an "old" asthma inhaler that I no longer take.  i don't care...I used it to see if it would break up the congestion! (stamp, stamp, stamp). 
Time to grow up now....at least none of these accidents were outside the house.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 2/19/2008 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Be careful... the asthma inhaler's that contain steriods can make the cold last longer. I did want to tell you are not alone in the coughing accident thing, happens all the time to me when I have a cold.
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chroniemomx2
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   Posted 2/19/2008 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I used vicks vaporub on my chest. I am in the proccess of getting over bronchitis. The vaporub is the only thing that stops me from coughing, and it helped break up the chest congestion.

FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/19/2008 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Delsym worked really well for me and just an albuteral inhaler for bronchitis.
 
I figured I should add a disclaimer.  My doc had me take a double dose of Delsym (1 time b/c I had SUCH a nasty case of bronchitis) and he warned me to stay home because it would make me drugged out.  Well, while laying in bed I hallucinated that a black and white cow was strutting around my room.  I knew it was the meds but called my husband in to make sure.  Yikes.


26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 2/19/2008 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
MMM...thanks. I am not usually a saver of old meds or take them without orders. just desparate for sleep last night

I will think about the Vicks vaporub. Everything else seems to really irritate my gut (like the other posters about Guafenison etc). I'm leery about trying more internal meds

Fitzy!!!! At least it wasn't a pink and purple polks dot cow but a real color. I hope you didn't try to milk the cow after your husband came in the room!!!!
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


broomhilda
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   Posted 2/20/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Habs I hope you're feelin' better. I had that crud and GP put me on albuteral & gave me nebulizer treatments through it all. I think I would have found a fast way to rid myself of the CD with that vicious cough! My favorite is the "sneeze and release" manuver!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 2/20/2008 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Habs and Fitzy I am laughing so hard!...milking the cow...

Habs second broomhilda here hope you are feeling much better...
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Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 2/21/2008 4:45:09 AM (GMT-7)


FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/20/2008 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Great one Habs!! No I just said "Do you see a cow in the room?" Husband, "um, no." Me: "ok, just checking"... right back to bed. I say and do some really strange things in my sleep so he thought I was talking in my sleep but I actually hadn't fallen asleep yet and was not dreaming. They had just built a new coffee shop in town and had a giant black and white cow statue out front. I believe that was the cow in my bedroom lol.

I am allergic to red dye so I only take dye free cough meds which leaves just about green nyquil, delsym, and triamenic dye free for kids. So I was talking to a pharmacist about what I could take and she suggested Delsym. I said, "Oh no, that stuff made me hallucinate." And then I got embarassed and was like, geez you must think I'm crazy. I hope she wasn't just humoring me cause she said "no actually a few people have reported that side effect and called here to make sure they weren't nuts." I felt a little better but am still really glad that my doc had warned me taking the double dose could mess me up.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 2/21/2008 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   

Oh Fitzy I forgot you are my match in the talking in your sleep thing.  Your husband has to meet mine!  They could discuss the whole chatty sleeper thing.  Al would love to tell someone the story of how we had butterflies invading our bed at 3 am followed by his wife looking around the room with a flashlight.  I never knew butterflies could be evil!

 

Thanks for the care everyone.  Still coughing, but it has reduced a lot.  Determined to shake the last of this before I have to travel for work.


Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


karendee
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   Posted 2/21/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   

I know how you feel I am still coughing up stuff since after Christmas. it is not often but it still happens. I guess colds like to hang around in my lungs for a while. They must be comfortable there :-)

I have a visit to the Dr planned to tomorrow and it is yet another thing I will bring up.

I hope you feel better soon!

Karen


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Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...

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