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I had some goofy things happen today, and I feel the need to let it all out. First, I realized I was catching the wretched cold someone in the office had last week. I'm looking forward to that upcoming fun. Then I requested my old hospital send all my new records to a new rhumatologist I'm seeing this Saturday. Well the old hospital sent the records to our office fax machine instead of to my doctor's office. That meant that the secretaries were there picking up 80 pages of my personal medical records. And page 1 had OBGYN stuff about aspects of intercourse, # of partners, depression diagnosis, and infertilitiy. Really, I didn't need the ladies I work with knowing that information. They were discrete and said they didn't see anything, but seriously, how can you flip over 80 pages without seeing a word here or there. A LOT of it was depression and infertiity stuff. I'm trying to get over being mortified.

Then I headed over to CVS to figure out what cold medicine was gluten, lactose, ibuprofin free and had the old sudafed instead of the new weaker stuff. 1:15 minutes later, I had given up on tylenol's customer service and gotten the ONE item that CVS brand has that was even close. It has ibuprofin, but I'll just torture my tummy for the week.

BLAH.

And cough drops... Are any safe? I remember reading halls was not, so I bought regular life savers and starburst to suck on, but if there is something menthol out there, it would be more soothing.

Afrin??? anyone know if it is gluten free.

At least treating the celiac this well has kept me from getting sick for a year. That is the longest stretch in my life.

Thanks for letting me talk it through.

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Sorry you're having a rought day! I know that this past spring, the Halls Naturals were gluten-free. My dd ate them while she had a nasty cold.

Feel better soon!

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You poor thing! :( I'm so sorry about your day. I can help with the Afrin--it is gluten-free. I'm actually on it now, compliments of a dysfunctional eustacian tube <_<

I've used Robitussin Honey Lemon Cough Drops and their cough syrups before with no problems.

I don't use the multi symptom cold meds--just Extra Strength Tylenol as needed, so I can't help much with those.

Hope the cold turns out to be mild and that tomorrow's a much better day :D

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Ricola Natural Herb Cough Drops and Tussin Diabetic (salt, dye, sugar, etc free) are both Gluten free. (I think) I've been using these for quite some time without any side affects. Both can be found at CVS.

Wenmin

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Just my two cents, but I would complain to the hospital that sent your records to the wrong fax #. That is a major violation of HIPAA policies. I work for a health insurance company and it is constantly drilled into our heads about how careful we have to be w/ private health info. Hospitals/Dr's offices are held to the same standard.

Hang in there - tomorrow is a new day!

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I'm sorry about your day.

I'm stuck having a month of torture. I have caught someone trying to get money from a non-profit that they are NOT entitled to. This woman is now harrassing me. I feel bad because I think she needs some mental help, but I am ready to involve the police if neccessary.

I know, no good deed goes unpunished. I really just didn't need this garbarge right now. I have the sinus infection starting too.

Hang in there kiddo! :)

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Wow, you win for most emotionally draining day! I take Dayquil or Nyquil with no problems. Haven't tried a throat drop but straight honey is very good to soothe the throat and help a cough. When something is trying to get us, we mix up a cup of hot water with a tblspn of honey and one of apple cider vinegar. If you like it sweeter, add more honey. It will shorten a cold and is very soothing on the stomach, the throat and sinus'.

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