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Re: Another OT


Marge -
I had an April Air installed with my new furnce to try to keep the humidity
up during winter.
The last time I was able to get turpenhydrate w/codeine was about 1983.
Long before that it had been removed from the otc shelves and you had to
request and sign for it, although it was not a prescription.  The reason, as
I understand it is that druggies were buying up lots of it to extract the
codeine.  There has never been anything since that works as well IMO.  It
tasted so horrible you'd never get addicted to it, but it knocked you out
cold so you could get some rest and relief from the coughing.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 1:40 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT


> Marge Nightengale...LOL!  Well, my DH is always asking me if I'm a
> doctor and I say "No, I'm a mother and that amounts to about the same
> thing a lot of the time". :-)
>
> Well, re: your other note:  if it's sinusitis, then I can see the eye
> drop business as, oddly enough, tears and eye drops end up in your
> sinuses and then your nose and then go on down (or out if you're
> blowing). I have chronic sinusitis and  find I'll have more problems
> in winter when the heat's on as the house gets so dry - if you have
> your heat on, that may be part of what started the whole thing.
>
> Like Auralie, I dose up on the Vit. C if I think something's coming
> on.  Also have, for the past few years, been taking Echinacea.  Seems
> to help keep off the viri during the winter cold season when every
> other person you encounter has one.
>
> Lordy!  Good old turpenhydrate/codeine !  That was a cough medicine
> guaranteed to stop you coughing.  I've wondered about that as haven't
> seen it for many years.  Used to be a standby.  When did it stop
> being available?  One of those things I totally missed:-)
>
> Glad you're starting to rally - hope you're entirely cured very soon.
>
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> >
> > Dear Marge Nightengale,
> > Bless you, you are a dear.  The allegra I believe was prescribed
> because I
> > told him that on Friday I felt what seemed to be allergy symptoms
> and that
> > usually taking something otc immediately takes care of it, but
> didn't.  So
> > he thinks an allergy triggered the sinusitus and I should take
> preventive
> > measures for future.
> >
> > You mentioned codeine.  Growing up that was my mother's answer for
> our
> > colds - turpen hydrate w/ codeine.  I think most of our colds (read
> > bronchitis) were triggered by a houseful of cigarette smoke.  The
> nice thing
> > about thw/c was that it tasted so bad you didn't want to stay sick
> very long
> > and the codeine let you sleep.  Unfortunately you can;'t get this
> anymore.
> >
> > To be honest here, I haven't filled any of the scrips yet.  I've
> been using
> > cough drops, Tavist-d and contac and am already starting to feel
> better - I
> > think because I got on it right away last Friday.  I'm still a bit
> congested
> > but not too bad.  I do not like to take a lot of medicine and
> fortunately I
> > don't get sick often.
> > Kitty
>
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