Hi all, I haven't posted in this category before so bear with me, as its not a chest infection, the closest category I could find, but rathermore constant congestion thats been bothering me for nearly five years and has got progressively worse over time.
Some mornings, and indeed afternoons and also at night, I have been finding that my airwaves were blocked with seeming gallons of phlegm that was so hard to shift my cought sounded far worse than the old geezer in "Steptoe and Son"!! It was appalling and I had had chest x ray and seen throat specialist, to no avail, nothing showing up but I knew something was wrong, no idea what to do about it.
So a few days ago, having googled again for information, I came up with it said a combination of anti histamine and decongestant is said to help, well I already take an anti histamine for an eye condition known as blepharitis, for which its really helpful but didnt appear to be helping the congestion much on its own, so I thought I'll top up with a decongestant, Sudafed, and then soon as can see my doctor see if he thinks I need to be on a repeat course of them, well I was amazed as after just the first two tablets, there seemed to be a radical improvement, hardly any phlegm or congestion and the airwaves at long last free, feeling I could breathe again and even contemplate doing some yoga, an impossibility while I was suffering so with my chest and throat condition.
I did also as back up, quite by chance, found a pot of Vic's vapour rub at the back of my dressing table and applied some of that both night and morning which also helped.
I should point out, if you are anytihng like me, you prefer strong chemicals to make you well and are cynical about "health remedies" of the natural kind as I'm sorry but I just don't feel they work at all with me, but the Sudafed, really did hit the spot and I have to report I am just so relieved to find my airwaves clear for gosh, what must be the first time in over five years, my quality of life has returned, I'm delighted, verdict, sudafed are worth a try, despite any medical cynicism surrounding them. Best wishes, Fiona