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November 2, 2010

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Filed under: drugs,personal — danylmc @ 9:21 am

Posting has been even lighter than usual due to (a) a terrible cold that’s knocked me on my ass, and (b) the unavailability of pseudoephedrine based cold medication. That phenylephrine shit does nothing.


  1. Try a combo of Cetirizine (an antihistamine marketed under the brand name Razene) and paracetamol.


    Comment by JJW — November 2, 2010 @ 9:27 am

  2. That phenylephrine shit does nothing.

    In clinical tests phenylephrine performs no differently from a placebo. It has no chemical effects whatsoever.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of marketing!

    Comment by SHG — November 2, 2010 @ 9:30 am

  3. it’s a Greater Good thing. you suffer for others.

    Comment by NeilM — November 2, 2010 @ 9:35 am

  4. Otrivin or any other xylometazoline based nasal spray. It will dissolve away the stuffed up sinus feeling within minutes. The shit actually works. But only for a few days, then it starts working in reverse…


    Comment by Fooman — November 2, 2010 @ 9:38 am

  5. Blogger mocks Ian Wishart and his conspiracy theories. Blogger disappears.

    Join those dots, people.

    Comment by sammy — November 2, 2010 @ 9:44 am

  6. Yep, its Mr Wishart’s God doing a bit of smiting – Zing! as they say. Get well

    Comment by Leopold — November 2, 2010 @ 9:51 am

  7. Danyl, my pharmacist friends tell me Sudafed is readily available but not on display. They won’t sell it to some prick who looks like a junkie though.

    Perhaps you mobbed up friends can let you have some.

    Comment by Adolf Fiinkensein — November 2, 2010 @ 10:03 am

  8. Adolf, not all Sudafed has the good stuff in it.

    Comment by JJW — November 2, 2010 @ 10:04 am

  9. Technically, people talking about drugs should refer to the good shit, not the good stuff. It’s a shame to let traditions fall by the wayside.

    Comment by Psycho Milt — November 2, 2010 @ 10:42 am

  10. Maybe you could bypass the ‘over the counter’ option and go straight to P?

    Clears the nose and fills you to the brim with vim I understand.

    Comment by Gregor W — November 2, 2010 @ 10:46 am

  11. Stone’s Ginger Wine and Whiskey, (you can stick a bit of lemon in it and pretend it might help the cold if you like)

    Comment by Pascal's bookie — November 2, 2010 @ 10:56 am

  12. Hot whiskey – take the juice of two quarts of whiskey…No, really – large schlurp of the crathur in a glass, spoonful of honey, large slice of lemon studded with whole cloves (one for each segment of lemon), top up with hot water. Put your hat on your bedpost and continue drinking hot wans until the hat talks back to you. You’re cured.

    Comment by Bearhunter — November 2, 2010 @ 11:23 am

  13. A second vote for nasal sprays – Vicks has one that will kill any bugs in its path.

    An alternative for clearing your sinuses is to eat some blue Stilton – especially one imported from the UK. A good one will blow the roof of your mouth off.

    Comment by Ataahua — November 2, 2010 @ 12:29 pm

  14. Thank you Danyl for your contribution to fighting the P epidemic!

    Comment by David Farrar — November 2, 2010 @ 12:42 pm

  15. I just got Monaco Consul in the office Melbourne Cup sweepstakes.

    The obvious link is Owen Glen + Labour Party Donations = blogger missing possibly on Kauwau Island with Heidi Parkkonen and being sold into slavery.

    BTW, where are the bloddy Dim Post staff reporters? All down the pub betting on the Cup? Get what you pay for I suppose.

    Comment by andy (the other one) — November 2, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

  16. JJW, the packet I’ve got does.

    Comment by Adolf Fiinkensein — November 2, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

  17. last time in was in the market, I ended up with “Codral Original”. As the name suggests, it has all the working bits in it. Previously, I had been sold Codral with the phenylephrine stuff in it.
    I buy Codral for the codeine rather than the pseu, though: if you only have it occassionally, it really perks you up.

    Comment by Clunking Fist — November 2, 2010 @ 1:33 pm

  18. You’ve always got the US Mid-term election results to cheer you up. “Sanity” is about to be restored to the US.

    Comment by OECD rank 22 kiwi — November 2, 2010 @ 2:01 pm

  19. Congested? Use a sinus rinse. It feels much like I imagine waterboarding to feel but it does the trick.

    Comment by TidgeH — November 2, 2010 @ 2:07 pm

  20. Monaco Consul in the office Melbourne Cup sweepstakes

    I got Linton. Does Owen Glenn also own property around Ohakea? Or maybe Heidi Parkkonen is working in the mess-hall at Burnham…

    the US Mid-term election results to cheer you up. “Sanity” is about to be restored

    “Sanity” might be restored. There’s still a lot of undecided voters in some key races, and polling has been so volatile that nailing down a GOP gain is impossible. Nate Silver has an excellent post with pretty graphs here.

    Comment by Phil — November 2, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

  21. “Sanity” Its funny ’cause its so freakin wrong

    Comment by max — November 2, 2010 @ 3:37 pm

  22. 642 Lung Elixir is great stuff. Contains Cedarwood, manuka, Barkwood & berry oil, Honeysuckle, licorice,Ginger, Cayenne, Peppermint, clove, rosemary, Eucalyptus, pine, lemon & lime oils,Menthol, Celtic seasalt, Himalayan crystal sea salt,Iodine, vitamin E Jojoba oil UV treated rainwater.

    I was a total disbeliever till I tried it.

    Comment by Keith Hawke — November 2, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

  23. TidgeH is right, the sinus rinsing bottles (saline/baking soda) solution works very well.

    Comment by leon — November 2, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

  24. How the eff does Celtic (North Sea, Irish Sea, North Atlantic?) sea salt differ from Himalayan sea salt (Ah how I remember that sparkling ocean with Everest poking up a like a tall island)? And UV treated rainwater?

    Comment by leopold — November 2, 2010 @ 7:46 pm

  25. I am enjoying how many people are posting their remedies on here. I have only one. Go to sleep, go to work when better.

    Comment by Rob — November 2, 2010 @ 8:17 pm

  26. Dan, you shouldn’t be blogging with an infection like that. Hell knows what mutations we might catch!

    Comment by pmofnz — November 3, 2010 @ 11:22 am

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