Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday Mentionables: I Need a Cough Remedy!

So I've been getting over a cold recently and dealing with the dreaded night-time cough, which drives me absolutely crazy! It's lasted a little over a week so far, and in my efforts to ease it, I've tried the following:
~sleeping on extra pillows
~sleeping with a humidifier next to me
~drinking tea with honey
~putting Vicks on the soles of my feet
~drinking lots of water
~taking a teaspoon of honey mixed with lemon juice
~sucking on cough drops
~taking doctor-prescribed medicine with codeine
~drinking a glass or two of wine before bed (not with the codeine lol)

Nothing has worked. The tea has come the closest. I know I'm on the mend (it gets a little better each night), I know my lungs are clear, and I know a cough is the body's way of clearing my airways. But I can only survive on 4 hours of sleep for so long! If anyone has other remedies I haven't tried, please please share them!

On the flip side, lying awake at night gives me lots of time to think about my plotline and my next story...


Mom said...

Wow, you've tried about everything! How about ice water?

Marianne Arkins said...

I had the same thing a few weeks back...was AWFUL and the cough lingered for two+ weeks. You know what helped (and I don't know why because I wasn't congested at all)? Mucinex.

I hope you feel better soon!

Allie Boniface said...

You know, Marianne, someone else recommended Mucinex too...maybe that will be my next try!