So far I'm unimpressed with 2012
Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:39 PM
I'm with you, Woofwoof. Got something coming on, and my wife and I have a roadtrip planned tomorrow on my day off. Hope I can sleep it off!
We don't have anything at the house to take...wish I had some orange juice or Emergen-C.
Posted 01 January 2012 - 09:44 PM
I've got a nasty cold too. Been taking some Sudafed when I really need it and Advil, but I'm on Gleevec, not Tasigna.
Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:05 PM
I have been on Gleevec since 2005. My husband & I have been fighting the nasty head cold for about a week. We live in Indiana and it seems, the head cold, coughing, sneezing, seems to be in epidemic proportion.
I could go to the docotor and get a script for antibiotics, but then that would also kill my good cells, and I need them. If you take antibiotics be sure and eat some live yogurt or pearls.
Actually we our doing pretty good; with chicken brother, Ha, I mean chicken broth, vicks vapor rub, steamy showers, cough drops, lot of water, and tons of kleenex. Oh don't forget to get some extra rest.
Now if your lymph nodes get swollen or you have a fever, you definitely want to head for the doctor.
Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:03 PM
What is up with head colds to start 2012? I have had one for a couple of days and it's driving me nuts - very nagging. I took 200mg Ibuprofen/Advil and 600mg Mucinex on the first day and a 12hr Allegra-D on the second ... I believe all are fine with TKIs (in moderation, unlike the amount of red wine I had on new years eve, despite dealing with the cold!).
Dan - Atlanta, GA
CML CP Diagnosed March 2011
Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:47 PM
Your doing all the right stuff Pam, and like you said unless it gets worse try to fight it without a antibiotic. It seems like everyone is going through this no matter what State they live in. My daughter just had it real bad at Christmas, but she was running a very high fever. She did go to the doctor, and turned out she had Pneumonia. Once she got the antibiotic and a good cough medicine she started to bounce back.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:16 PM
Kwitchurbellyaching! With low PLT (for the last 2 yrs), I cannot take anything. Docs make me suffer everything out. Luckily, I have rarely caught the flu or colds throughout my lifetime (even after dx). I just catch leukemia. Go figure... Guess I didn't have enough wear and tear to make my immune system strong enough to combat the evil mutations. I'm just kidding. Sorry to hear you are sick. I hope you feel better soon and the new year brings you good health and tons of happiness.
Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:44 PM
what you really need to do is a saline sinus rinse with a netty pot or medi-rinse bottle...you can buy them at the drug store and they come with packets of the saline/baking soda mix (or you can make your own) - after transplant it was found that my sinuses were virtually "full" - the ENT wanted to operate but the transplant Dr. said NO WAY - I have been doing the rinses faithfully at least once a day if not more and they really do work..my local Onc. says that everyone should be doing them...it flushes out the germs and things that can cause head congestion and colds...this would work even for you Tedsey since you can't take meds...
Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:13 PM
CheryLynn, How do you make the saline/baking soda solution? It seems that it would be easy enough if one knew the ratio of saline to baking soda. Thanks for your post. I am going to try that! Skittles
Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:32 PM
the ENT Dr. told me I could make my own mix of 1/2 teaspoon of each salt and baking soda...but I found that too strong so try 1/4 teaspoon of each...it really does work - I however, just broke down and bought the pre-made packets from the drug store...I do at least once a day and it really helps with post nasal drip and even helps with coughing...
Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:35 AM
I read in this board that ther is a moderate interaction between advil and gleevec is this mean that we can not take advil with gleevec never ever ?
Posted 05 January 2012 - 09:23 AM
Thanks Cheryl! I am going to try this and hope to stop using prescription nasal sprays everyday! I will look for the pre-made packets first as that just seems so much easier but either way is do-able. Have a great day and thanks again, Skittles
Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:18 AM
My onc told me I could take Advil. I hardly ever do, but I was told it was ok for me to do it. Check with your doctor to make sure it is alright for you.
Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:34 PM
Thanks for your Recipe Cheryl. My husband and I both have sinus trouble, but he gets it so bad. We both end up with Bronchitis from the drip that eventually goes into the chest. The weather has been so weird so far this winter. We are getting a real cold spell here in N.J., and the heat running all night just makes it worse to the point of getting a bad headache also.
Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:26 AM
I agree with Cheryl. The netty pot is wonderful. Also, stay away from dairy products. They tend to make the mucous thicker. And I take alka seltzer plus cold medicine to help me sleep.
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