The Worse Cold in the World and being diabetic does not help

@suspenseful (40316)
Canada
December 11, 2008 3:53pm CST
I have been getting over a cold. It used to be that I would drink hot lemon and honey, take Contact C, drink chicken soup, but now with having borderline diabetes, I get these warnings on the packages that the medicines are not good for me. It will make my pancreas go crazy. And since I cannot take that much sugar, have to be careful of the honey and even the sugar in the lemon. Not only, that the tylenol cold day and night, I have to take them every four hours to a limit of. Yet when it came to Contac C, it was only one tablet every twelve hours. So how are you able to take a tablet every four hours at night when you are trying to go asleep? Why does not the Tylenol cold tablet be the same as Contac C and be every twelve hours instead of every four? Can us diabetics not be allowed to sleep through the night when we have a cold?
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
I am so so sorry that you are ill suspenseful. I know all about diabetes,My husband had it and it was so difficult to decide what meds to take and when.What I can suggest is that you ask your doctor what you can take too build up your immune system to cope with colds and flu. My friend gives her husband a large whiskey to help him sleep and he has diabetes. she says that the doctor says it is okay as there is not so much sugar in it. \Is this true? I didn't dare question her about this. Blessings
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
12 Dec 08
I do hope that you got some sleep last night and are feeling a bit better today. Take care of yourself and get plenty of rest. Blessings
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
18 Jan 09
I did get a little, but not much. I did nap in the afternoon.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
11 Dec 08
Alot of medications say every 4-6 hours and not just for diabetics,My mom and grandparents were all diabetics and colds seemed to hit them worse then others who didn't have it. But you have to listen to the doctor or pay for it later. I would ask a pharmacist if they are any out there that is for twelve hours they might be, just have to look harder to find them. Be careful though. My grandpa drunk Lemon and honey and also vinegar and honey..doctor said it is natural and that taken in moderation wouldn't hurt.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
12 Dec 08
That was what I was worried about, how much I should take.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
13 Dec 08
That is another thing..I have high blood pressure and have thyroid problems which most medications state not to take if you do have these problems just like being diabetic their are things we aren't supposed to take. I would actually consult my doctor to get their opinion on the matter better safe then sorry.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
I can take tylenol or its generic equivalent and now there is a new tylenol cold medicine coming out, but I do not know if it is available in Canada, and my husband because of his high blood pressure medicine cannot take aspirin either, so both of us are stuck.
@Zorrogirl (1481)
• South Africa
18 Dec 08
I just take echinacea drops. If i get a cold, i double the dosage and i am fine in 2 days. I have been giving echinacea to my daughter since birth, and she has never had anything worse than a runny nose or mild tonsilitis. The only thing is that its a long term thing. I hope this help. Ps. I heard lemons have more vit c that oranges.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
18 Dec 08
I TAKE echinacea, but it depends on whether I have enough money to get it. I used to take the tea, but I ran out.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
12 Dec 08
If I was sleeping good I wouldnt get up through the night o take the med. sleep is better for you!
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
11 Dec 08
As the doctor says, take it before bed and when you get up -and if you wake up, take one then...
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