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Do Cough Syrups Work?

Friday, January 17, 2014


Short answer: No

In 2006, the nation's chest physicians agreed that the majority of over-the-counter cough medicines don't actually work. These colorful syrups typically contain doses of codeine and dextromethorphan that are too small to be effective.
Only cough suppressants that contain older antihistamines seem to relieve coughs. That includes brompheniramine, an active ingredient in Dimetapp

  
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GIVEUP30 3/2/2014 11:12AM

    emoticon emoticon I cough a lot

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LADYRH 1/17/2014 5:36PM

    I think it depends on what is causing the cough

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VINGRAM 1/17/2014 10:23AM

    Only prescription Tussionex works for me.

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FISHINGLADY66 1/17/2014 9:16AM

    Interesting and good to know. Thanks for sharing this information. emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 1/17/2014 8:33AM

    Good to know - thanks for sharing!

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THINFITKINDVGAN 1/17/2014 8:06AM

    Well since I'm not a supporter of OTC's or RX's I don't think any of them work. But sometimes even I take them. Very rarely and I have to be on death's doorstep.

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SHERYLP461 1/17/2014 7:36AM

    I put Vics on the bottom of my feet, helps more than anything else I have tried

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GABY1948 1/17/2014 6:45AM

    Delsym is the only cough syrup my doctor recommends and it works everytime for dh...but thank you for sharing this...I don't trust many medications, either otc or prescription anyway!

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KAYYVAUGHN 1/17/2014 6:20AM

    Sometimes Halls cough drops do help some.

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MINILOVER1 1/17/2014 6:16AM

    Thanks for sharing. I have had a scratchy throat and cough and nothing seems to help.

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Watch Out!

Sunday, January 05, 2014

When everything coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

This is real life. Not everything that we encounter is always what we desire. We may need to deal with reality.

  
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LADYRH 1/12/2014 5:50AM

    emoticon great quote

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CAT-IN-CJ 1/7/2014 5:39PM

    And how we deal with those on-coming in-your-face encounters directly impacts our health . . . for the better or worse. Choose wisely.

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GABY1948 1/6/2014 6:10PM

    This is SO true, Kay! Thank you!

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JUDY1676 1/5/2014 8:54PM

    This is so true! And sometimes those things we don't desire, turn out to be really good forus!

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EDWARDS1411 1/5/2014 2:56PM

    Oh so true!

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FISHINGLADY66 1/5/2014 12:20PM

    So true. emoticon Everything we do in life is a lesson learned.

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GINNAR 1/5/2014 11:06AM

    I have never understood how we can so easily think that we should have everything happen easily! This is a good thing to remember. Thank you for the pertinent reminder, Kay.

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GAILANN48 1/5/2014 10:48AM

    Interesting visual. :) This is almost an extension of that "other shoe" feeling. Yes we do need to deal with what is, and not all of that is rosy. Courage. Perseverance. Steadfastness. Faith. And a drop of acceptance, as we wait for the difficult reality to give way to the wonderful.

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JAROL7 1/5/2014 8:34AM

    Ah, but real life can be good. Congratulations on your plan. I hope it works for you. I use the SP Plan of measuring every morsel of food that goes into my mouth, calculate the calories, and journal the result in the SP Nutrition Tracker. It works. Estimating calories does NOT work for me. The SP plan works. I am on Day #150 of my journey.

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THINFITKINDVGAN 1/5/2014 8:00AM

    And "real life" is a projection of your thoughts, even latent "negative" ones. Your mind is operating 24/7 and never rests.

LOOK
SMILE
and continue on your path.

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Best Day is Each Day

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

That will sometimes take effort, but it's certainly worth a try.

  
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CAT-IN-CJ 1/4/2014 8:45PM

    Today, this moment is all we really have.
Let's make the most of it!


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FISHINGLADY66 1/1/2014 9:30AM

    emoticon and May you have a Happy and HEALTHY New Year! emoticon

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GABY1948 1/1/2014 8:56AM

    It certainly IS worth a try! Happy New Year, Kay! God Bless!

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NELLJONES 1/1/2014 7:57AM

    My husband used to start every day by saying "Another day in which to succeed!"

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LADYRH 1/1/2014 7:35AM

    emoticon quote Kay

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DARJR50 1/1/2014 7:09AM

  I like that quote. Its a keeper.

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EDWARDS1411 1/1/2014 6:19AM

    emoticon

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THINFITKINDVGAN 1/1/2014 6:14AM

    You can do it. Happy New Year my friend.

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JSTETSER 1/1/2014 6:12AM

    I love that quote!

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Life

Friday, December 20, 2013

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.
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No matter what happens to us daily; life just goes from day to day. Some days are good, and some are not what we desire.

  
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GAILANN48 12/21/2013 11:17AM

    This was a short one, but left me with lots to think about. Yes, whatever happens, life goes on. We can choose to participate, or we can choose to stand on the sidelines. Yup, lots to think about.

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LADYRH 12/21/2013 7:56AM

    emoticon

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GABY1948 12/20/2013 6:11PM

    What a GREAT statement! emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 12/20/2013 4:27PM

    "Tis the way of it!!!

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BELTONWALKER67 12/20/2013 11:50AM

    So very true and lately I cannot keep up with it all as the days go by so fast!

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/20/2013 11:24AM

    So true. So true.

Some moments could last forever. . . . others should just go away.

Just remember to keep your feet on the ground and your eyes facing forward.
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JEANNE229 12/20/2013 10:35AM

    Even when we want it to slow down! So true.

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FISHINGLADY66 12/20/2013 9:50AM

    emoticon Kay, and I hope your day is Happy and Blessed.

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THINFITKINDVGAN 12/20/2013 8:04AM

    And all of it is a view screen of our mind. And, we can do something about that.

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ELRIDDICK 12/20/2013 7:53AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Integrity

Sunday, December 01, 2013

"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not."

Oprah Winfrey


It makes us feel better when we do the right thing, and no one knows.

  
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GAILANN48 12/8/2013 10:36AM

    In fact, sometimes it makes it better. Not letting the right hand know what the left is doing (or vice versa) certainly has application in many settings.

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ZEEDRA 12/3/2013 6:22PM

    Like

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GABY1948 12/2/2013 9:40AM

    I love this one, Kay. Wish the world could read it...that is one of my "biggies" that there are FAR too few with integrity in it! emoticon

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LADYRH 12/2/2013 5:13AM

    emoticon great quote

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FISHINGLADY66 12/1/2013 8:27PM

    emoticon Just doing the right thing is the right way to live in peace and harmony.

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WOMANWITHGRIT 12/1/2013 7:49PM

    Thanks for this. And we need to do the right thing for ourselves -- even if its something different than what the person next to us does or considers right.

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EDWARDS1411 12/1/2013 7:10PM

    emoticon

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THINFITKINDVGAN 12/1/2013 4:18PM

    I agree!

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