AF Association
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First day

This is my first day of my new years resolution to find out more about AF - I was diagnosed during a routine check up in 2014 my blood pressure was so high it was off scale although I had no visible symptoms at all - since then I’ve had acardioversion which lasted for 6 weeks, and I take Bisoporol, Amlodipine and Warfarin one of the tablets makes me very drowsy which I take at night otherwise it makes working very difficult, I also take piriton for a life long condition whereby I break out in small swellings on my hands, legs ans sometimes feet they itch badly until they erupt and are then sore till they disappear. I’ve been told I can no longer take the cold remedies I’ve been using, does anyone know what I can use other than robitussin cough medicine as I’m now on day 4 of no sleep and very little rest from a bad cold any advice will be gratefully received thank you for reading

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I was wondering if you could inhale Vick. If you put it in hot water the steam seems to help a cough. You must be shattered having no sleep. I hope you recover soon.

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Thank you i hadn’t though t of putting vick into water - I’ll give it a try 😊

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I stick to paracetamol,squeezed lemon and manuka honey. Also couple of drops teatree oil in boiling water to inhale as it's anti viral

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Thank you Bagrat will be looking for manuka honey next time we go shopping 😊

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I miss my cold cures too! Am just getting over one and took paracetemol with hot lemon and honey. For the cough, the pharmacist recommended Bronchostop which I found really good.

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Here is some very good info. guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-...

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Hello and welcome. I take exactly the same meds as you and I do get a very thickly throat at night..my saviour is sugar free fishermans friend...it works like magic..I get the ones in the blue packet..opens up you airways and get rid of feeling stuffy...Simple but really works for me..

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Thank you fir getting in touch with me - I will give them a try 😊

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