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Scottish tonic: whiskey and honey
Had a bad cold since Monday night. Missed work Tues and Wed. Took three different cold/allergy meds Thur night in effort to staunch post Thai food (yum yum, or was it yum pla muk) mucous drainage. Ended up hyper and unable to sleep and having cold worsen after sleepless night.

Today. Very tired. Went to sleep before 9pm only to wake up at 2am from coughing. Bad planning. No cough remedies in the apt. When I was a kid (very young) parents used whiskey, honey, lemon juice mixture. After consulting Pat Willard's book of tonics and restoratives I come up with 1 cup rooibos & camomile tea, 1 shot courvoisier, 1 heaping table spoon honey. I haven't coughed since the second sip. Booze in the proper doses. Yum.

Pat Willard's recommended booze cough tonic is Drambuie and honey. So of course I just checked out drambuie dot com. Interesting, only have had drambuie a couple of times. Seems it is a tonic unto itself being Scotch whiskies, heather honey and "the secret ingredients of the original recipe." Note that Pat Willard's source for her cough tonic was from a Scottish nanny who took care when she was a wee lass. Oops. just coughed. Time for another shot of tonic.

Current Mood: okay getting mellow

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indiefilmpage From: indiefilmpage Date: November 13th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Only thing that has ever worked for me is Zicam. It's best to use it when you first have signs of a cold but still helps even after your cold starts. I haven't had a cold in two years! The swab ones I find easiest to use.

From: wrayb Date: November 13th, 2004 04:36 pm (UTC) (Link)


thanks for the suggestion. heading out to duane reade right now.
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From: wrayb Date: November 13th, 2004 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

ka sneezzz!

Thanks. I had feared that this might be a repeat of The Great Flu of 2003. So far no fever. Just a cold.
zenseer From: zenseer Date: November 13th, 2004 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope that you get well soon, Wray. At least you're self-medicating the smart way by looking it up first :)
From: wrayb Date: November 13th, 2004 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)


Man I hope I get over it soon.

thanks for the good wishes.
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