Originally Posted by NoRachelHere
Due to my lupus i have a never ending congested throat, and they tried to put me on decongestant but the insurance would not cover it and they wanted to charge me 150.00 for 30 days supply. I told them to shove it, and have to live with it. . .
I've been on decongestants with past colds. Truly amazing to be able to breath through both sides of my nose, at the same time!
But I found myself getting very dependent on them. When it would be getting close to the time to take another I would stuff up horribly, worse then I usually was before I had them.
Who knows though, maybe you'll eventually get put on some medication with the lovely side effect of halfway drying everything out, dry eyes, nose, throat, and mouth. That's what flexeril does to me.
(and as my one thread indicated, I can't get back in to change that for a while)
Still, you may be able to find another cheaper decongestant. There has to be older ones you can get generics of.
Originally Posted by Ellen13
Yes, you would think people would be more mature in an office setting. I'm the switchboard operator and I just can't get up and go into another room everytime I need to clear my throat.
I'm not sure if it would help you much or not, but could you keep a thermos of hot coffee/tea/coco at your desk? Sometimes a hot drink helps a little. Also I've learn over the years that drinking more water really does help thin stuff out and make it easier to get rid of. (I probably grossed everyone out with that.