Monday, January 14, 2013

Suffer Through your Cold in Comfort with Advil Congestion Relief + Giveaway

I should have known better than to agree to do a review on a cold medicine when I was perfectly well.  It was like daring the gods to make me ill, and boy did they ever.  It started with a little "food poisoning" but turned into full blown flu, followed up by bronchitis, and now a fabulous sinus infection.  After completing my 10 day antibiotic the doctor prescribed, I woke up today with the right side of my face swollen because the infection simply moved from my forehead to my maxillary sinus glands under my cheekbone.  So far it's only a lot of pressure rather than severe pain; however, I look like I have gained 10 lbs overnight on my right side.

I have decided that since this infection refuses to budge with antibiotics (likely due to the severe case of MRSA that put me on bed rest and iv's for several months 10 years ago) that I am going to now treat this naturally with colloidal silver, Echinacea, healing foods/herbs, but what will help relieve my discomfort while my body heals?


Home Treatment Ideas for  Cold and Sinus Discomfort

  •  Use a nasal saline spray or Netti Pot to clean out your nose and sinuses several times a day to help loosen and expel mucous
  •    Steam is your friend:  Think vaporizer, shower, even sitting over a pot of boiling hot salt water with a towel over your head will do wonders for helping you breathe better
  •    H2O:   That's right, drink up!  The more water, the merrier, because water will help thin that mucous and get it moving!
  •  Limit or cut out your caffeine and milk intake since both are said to make inflammation symptoms worse.  Drink green tea instead! It is known for helping the body fight off sickness and overall great qualities. 
  •  Eat nourishing foods full of vitamins.  Pump up those fruits and veggies!  Don't feel like eating?  Make a great homemade broth infusing it with lots of goodies like ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander all of which can really strengthen your body. Don't forget to add in Sriracha for heat to get those sinuses moving!
  • This one is the pot calling the kettle black, but get lots of rest!  This is probably my biggest problem on getting well since I run on about 5 hours of sleep a night, and I do so much work.  I am not complaining, just pointing out the obvious of all mother's everywhere:  We take care of others and get run down!

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Lastly, you (or me in this case) are going to need a good over the counter medicine to relieve discomfort.  What to choose, what to choose!  Isn't it overwhelming to run into a pharmacy to grab a medicine to help you breath?  There is at least 30 different medicines, all of which cost an arm and a leg, and you are gambling by picking one because you never know if it will actually do what it claims to do!  So here you sit at midnight, feeling like an elephant is sitting on your chest and face while the local middle school band drummer serenades your head to the beat of your heart. (Have to love those middle school bands, but they are often more dissonant than concordant to listen to; plus, both a cold and the band can cause a pounding headache!)

Well, I can attest that while Advil Congestion Relief won't heal you of whatever virus or bacterial infection plagues you, it  will provide relief while your body heals, and you will be able to breathe a little easier.  I have been sick with one malady after another for about a month now, and after using my review box, I have bought two more boxes of Advil Congestion Relief because it works so well for me, and it doesn't break the bank!

Don't forget to head on over to Facebook now and print your $2.00 off coupon!  I know some of you Mama savers are going to really save with sale + coupon!  Now how would you like to win some coupons to help towards the purchase of Advil Congestion Relief? Three of my lucky readers are going to win 3 coupons a piece.  Happy Entering!


. Disclaimer:  I received one or more of the products listed above for review purposes through Smiley 360.  However, I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions and home treatment suggestions listed are solely the owned by My Wild Crazy Life and honest!

15 comments:

  1. Oh seriously, I feel the same way! I wasn't sick, got my Advil congestion and BOOM; Now i"m really struggling with colds. I am grateful I have this though. It has been amazing for helping my congestion and giving me some relief. It really does work. And I'm thankful for that.

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    1. teaches us to review sick medicine, right :) Whatever this strain is going around, it is kicking my touche!

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  2. My husband needs some of this immediately. He has been fighting some kind of sickness for too long. He could use a little sinus relief.

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    1. I think it does good temporary relief for a decent price!

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  3. we love advil - this sounds like an excellent product!

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    1. I have been pleased! I hate to buy cold medicine, but it's a necessity at some point!

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  4. Nice to know which one to choose from the crazy amount of meds available. thanks for sharing.

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  5. UGH!! Sounds like you've have a HORRIBLE few weeks!! I can't stand throwing up and it sounds like you've done PLENTY of it lately!
    I LOVE Tylenol PM when I am not feeling well. It seems like when we need the most rest, it's the hardest to get! Try to get a few more hours of sleep as you battle this!
    And MAKE SURE you use distilled water in your Neti-Pot!!
    Tiffany

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    1. I take tylenol pm sometimes too. I have a bottle on the entertainment center in my bedroom! I look so bad, I Refuse to post a picture. My face is so swollen!

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  6. Thank you! I just got sick yesterday, so this was very helpful

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  7. Advil is my favorite pain reliever!

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