I tasted terrible

@savypat (20248)
United States
March 23, 2011 1:01pm CST
I agreed to try and herbel remedy for hot flashes, from my Doctor. It's something they mix up and not available over the counter, even in the health food store. The stuff is a liquid and it tasted terrible, true I had my first night without hot flashes in a long time, but that stuff tasted so bad I don't think it's worth it. Have any of you found the remedy worse then the illness? I don't mean side effects I mean the stuff is so bad you can't swallow it?
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@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Mar 11
Not, I but the children would differ...
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@GardenGerty (91221)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Mar 11
Could the yucky things be mixed with some kind of a tasty juice? Would it help?
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@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Mar 11
possibly...
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
26 Mar 11
This stuff was so terrible I can't think of anything that would make it better.
@dragon54u (31339)
• United States
23 Mar 11
I thought you were going to say you were rejected by a cannibal! No, the taste of something can be bad but it's over quickly so I don't mind. I wish I could try that remedy. My hot flashes didn't bother me much for awhile but the last few weeks I've been awakened in a sweat, very hot. I wish it would go away!!
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• Canada
24 Mar 11
Morning, dragon! I do not know what savvypat was given, but like Garden Gerty, I used "Black Cohosh" and increased my use of "salt-free soya"! I am older than you, so Hot Flashes are a thing of the past! But I did suffer for nearly 12..yes, 12 years! Luckily, we had a Naturopath, fill in as our "locum" (part-time Dr., here on the Island, as we have no full-time)and she prescribed those two things as well as a Herbal tablet (can't remember name)and my suffering was really reduced. I did read several articles, regarding menopause, in Asian countries, and they suffer "minisculely" (is there such a word)and research contributed it to the daily use of soya. Course, I was also told to limit caffeine & nitrosamines & nitrosalines (bacon, weiners, processed meats)! I truly do have empathy for anyone currently afflicted...I lost so much sleep during that time..and had so many embarassing moments! I wish you the cessation of this affliction...SOON!!!
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@GardenGerty (91221)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Mar 11
I have some herbs that I take for a few things, and they taste yucky even in capsule form. I just take black cohosh for any menopausal symptoms. What was in the stuff your doctor made up?
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
26 Mar 11
I am going to find out
@wongchoiyee (6586)
• Malaysia
24 Mar 11
Yes, I experienced this before. I was ill last time and dad bought a herbal medicine from a chinese store. And mom made a cup for me. It taste bad and I just could not swallowed all of the liquid. I told mom I could not but she insists I must drink all of it to get off from the illness. So I did drank all of it and later I vomit out. After this incident dad and mom never pushes me to drink unprescribed medical herbs from doctor anymore.
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• United States
23 Mar 11
I'm glad you found something natural that works. Yeah the taste thing.... is there anyway you could add it something else to make it more appetizing? You know like a juice, tea, ice cream, apple sauce? I think as long as there isn't a severe lingering aftertaste and it works I'd find a way to keep taking it.
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@dorannmwin (36696)
• United States
26 Mar 11
I've personally never experienced this. However, my sister-in-law is now pregnant with her third child and she is supposed to be taking phenergan to keep from having nausea. Well, she is at the point now that she is telling her doctor that she can't take the phenergan because it makes her nauseous. So, the solution that the doctor is trying now is a phenergan gel that she has to put on her wrists to control the nausea.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
25 Mar 11
hi pat, i know i am on my way there.. but i havent experienced hot flashes yet. i think i would take the liquid no matter how terrible it tastes as long as the hot flashes disappears. i would try it thick so it stays a spoonful only and then drown it down with a liter of sweet tasting juice and then eat fruits after. i wish i can do it as i say it. have a nice day. ann
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@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
24 Mar 11
I know that I am on the wrong side of the jury here, savypat. BUT, YES..no matter the taste...I would hold my nose and down it, especially if I got some relief! The "hot flashes" part of my life are such a miserable memory...I think I lost years of life due to sleep loss, soaking wet beds, sweating/freezing..and even those embarassing moments..the hot sweats atinappropriate times. "Golden seal" a herbal antibiotic remedy, is so horrible, but I choked it down, as it seemed to cure for re-occuring bladder infection! I'll take it, if it gives me relief! Take care...and Cheers!
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@webearn99 (1744)
• India
24 Mar 11
I am a little confused here! Why are you sacrificing health for taste? If the remedy is working, go ahead with it! You are the better judge, so please analyze and then act!
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@Nadinest1 (2042)
• Canada
14 May 11
lol This made me laugh. Have you heard of the OTC cold medicine Buckley's? their motto is: It tastes bad, but it works. This stuff is make naturally with pine tree oil and other tree stuff. their commercial is simply people swallowing a mouthful of Buckleys and watching them make terrible faces because of the taste...with a funny song playing in the background. My husband swears by this stuff. ...and it works, he says. So, it is sort of like the stuff you got from the doctor....it tastes bad, but it works. that's what counts.