I'm pill phobic, only on Vitamin D, Kalms if really desperate & occasional paracetamol or Sudafed.
After my 3rd 'cold' in as many weeks, hubby & work colleagues were fed up of my loud sneezing (can't help it, decibel unknown) the constant snot factory using up all the office tissues to a school-grade nasty izal loo roll... the eye, nose irritation and streaming was just too much and I gave in.
I couldn't see the screen and felt like my head was imploding. (Brother has sinus issues and just found out Piriton works for him). The chemist asked twice if I was on meds (which I'm not) so I took one cetrirzine wed night - no outward effects ALL day at work - yay!
Irritation came back yesterday eve - took another one - slept 12 hours! but absolutely good for nothing today, eventually managed to get up, made liver, onions, mash & broccoli - straight back to bed! - so lucky it's a holiday! Don't know if it's the cold or the effect of antihist - chose the ones not supposed to cause drowsiness - unless your'e already drowsy I suppose! perhaps I shouldn't be operating this keyboard
I haven't had a cold for a year or so, (since supplementing vit D) then 3 come at once - always the same old reaction - perhaps it was an allergy like hayfever since childhood? I even got sent home from school in those days! Was hoping it may bring my sense of smell /taste back - nope! Jane
[not saying it IS a cure for insomnia but it just knocked me out!]