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Reibtseb

Anyone know where I could buy Med-lemon? Or something similar. Or exactly the same...:mellow:

Or, if someone could bring a few boxes over when they come to the Lower Mainland...:lol:

It works for me, and I see too many sick people around me, getting scared here. Why the 3 days of sick leave, everyone comes to work sick. :wacko:

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Lizelle
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The ingredients are:

CONTAINS ASPIRIN

Each sachet contains:

Aspirin 800 mg
Caffeine 50 mg
Ascorbic Acid 45 mg
Menthol 2,6 mg
Sucrose 4254,63 mg

http://www.medlemon.co.za/products/products_original.html

It is essentialy aspirin and sugar :)  That amount of Vit C is so little as to be laughable, it is definitely not doing anything for you on that front.

You can just drink lots of Vit C.  Or, if Medlemon works for you, just drink Aspirin (although I would definitely not recommend that).

 

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LidiaS77
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Walmart sells a product from "Equate" that is similar to Med-Lemon, but much stronger. It is quite effective if you're already sick. I cannot find the exact one that is available at our Walmart, but the box looks similar to this except it is sachets like Med-Lemon. I've only ever seen this at Walmart. I've tried Neocitran and Tylenol before, but I don't feel like it has any effect. My family here also recommends taking Cold-FX tablets to prevent you from getting sick.

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hdub07

I used neocitran as a med-lemon replacement when I was unwell in Canada. It's a bit stronger than med-lemon. If I recall, there are night and day variants.

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Lizelle

My dad has used ACC 200 Effervescent tablets for the longest time in SA.  Some doctor as some time told him about it, and he swears by it.  I could not find it here, but this is essentially the same thing (on amazon): https://www.amazon.ca/tablets-BioAdvantex-Pharma-NAC-N-acetylcysteine/dp/B01LQLKJ2U/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1525197045&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=nac+effervescent&psc=1

I have used ACC that my dad left behind, and it works really well.  The active ingredient is N-Acetylcysteine.  It helps to dry up the nose (and have a bunch of other good effects on the body, to boot).  I did not want to pay as much for the little packet on amazon, so I just bought N-Acetylcysteine (NAC, if you are searching for it) tablets that I use.  

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Sparky6

We use ColdFX, Neocitran Total Flu, and Tylenol Flu or Buckleys. Cough meds would be Benelyn or Buckley’s Complete. Only the ones that says FLU! Cold and Sinus anything doesn’t work for us.

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Reibtseb
5 hours ago, Lizelle said:

The ingredients are:

CONTAINS ASPIRIN

Each sachet contains:

Aspirin 800 mg
Caffeine 50 mg
Ascorbic Acid 45 mg
Menthol 2,6 mg
Sucrose 4254,63 mg

http://www.medlemon.co.za/products/products_original.html

It is essentialy aspirin and sugar :)  That amount of Vit C is so little as to be laughable, it is definitely not doing anything for you on that front.

You can just drink lots of Vit C.  Or, if Medlemon works for you, just drink Aspirin (although I would definitely not recommend that).

 

Hmm now I'm wondering which part helps. And here I was trying to reduce my sugar intake haha.

I have one kidney, so generally don't like bombing my body with random things... medlemon was my limit, with the whole do not exceed 3 in a day or something.

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Lizelle
1 minute ago, Reibtseb said:

Hmm now I'm wondering which part helps. And here I was trying to reduce my sugar intake haha.

I have one kidney, so generally don't like bombing my body with random things... medlemon was my limit, with the whole do not exceed 3 in a day or something.

I know, right?!  Once I started looking at what was in things, I was shocked to find out what's in medicines.  I like the NAC things.  Have a bit of a search on google for that.  In general, for us, we do Vit C (ascorbic acid, not the chewy pills, they have just as much crap in them), 500 - 1000 mg every hour or so.   

And then the NAC at night to dry up the nose so you can sleep.  Plus Advil as needed.  Plus as much water as you can stand (it works wonders for fixing you in all sorts of ways, plus your kidney would love you for it :) )(just remember to add a little salt every now and then)

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Reibtseb
17 minutes ago, Lizelle said:

I know, right?!  Once I started looking at what was in things, I was shocked to find out what's in medicines.  I like the NAC things.  Have a bit of a search on google for that.  In general, for us, we do Vit C (ascorbic acid, not the chewy pills, they have just as much crap in them), 500 - 1000 mg every hour or so.   

And then the NAC at night to dry up the nose so you can sleep.  Plus Advil as needed.  Plus as much water as you can stand (it works wonders for fixing you in all sorts of ways, plus your kidney would love you for it :) )(just remember to add a little salt every now and then)

I'll do that! I try drink around 3L of water a day, frequently more. Went to Steve Nash a few days ago, and the trainer tested my hydration level. It was 65%, which is really good apparently, so my water intake must be on par. I eat a lot of salted nuts at work, so hopefully that'll cover my salt intake haha.

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3 hours ago, Reibtseb said:

I'll do that! I try drink around 3L of water a day, frequently more. Went to Steve Nash a few days ago, and the trainer tested my hydration level. It was 65%, which is really good apparently, so my water intake must be on par. I eat a lot of salted nuts at work, so hopefully that'll cover my salt intake haha.

Dear Rebitseb. If you have only one kidney, you need to be very specific with your fluid intake as well as salt intake. I'm sure you already know about this. Personally I would ask for a referral to a dietician or clinician who specializes in this (nephrologist?), so that you can have very strict parameters to work with, with regular follow ups. As far as the topic (med-lemon) goes, it seems what one can take away from that, is fluid and vit c. If you put lemon in water, that would take care of that. Any NSAID (Advil, motrin, ASA etc, is hard on the kidneys......please keep this in mind. I would stay 100% away from those drugs, unless prescribed) I am trying to be helpful and not patronizing here, I hope you take it in such a way. Just like your doctor and pharmacy should know about allergies, it needs to be on your chart that you only have one kidney. All the best. Take care.

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Amy G
17 hours ago, Reibtseb said:

Why the 3 days of sick leave, everyone comes to work sick. :wacko:

3 days of sick leave a year? Jeepers South Africans have it easy :lol: 

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Nettie
50 minutes ago, Amy G said:

3 days of sick leave a year? Jeepers South Africans have it easy :lol: 

The paid time off is shocking compared to SA. But in my experience people come to work sick anyway, because they don't want to use their paid time off. 

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Jules

Overall I think the work culture and environment is harder in Canada. I know I am generalizing (insert disclaimer) but it is likely that you will work longer hours, get less vacation days, less sick days, limited annual salary increases and less job security (they cut staff easy and with no emotion).

 

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Jules

As for cold remedy. I swear by this but you need to tackle the cold early:

Cold FX (3x morning,  noon and night) plus Echinacea plus vitamin C. Then I drink fresh lemon juice with powdered ginger and lots of honey. 

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LidiaS77

You can also try Cold 911 and the Cold Survival Kit from David's Tea. At least it's natural and tastes nice :-) Chamomile tea is also supposed to help if you have a cold.

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Reibtseb
6 hours ago, Jules said:

As for cold remedy. I swear by this but you need to tackle the cold early:

Cold FX (3x morning,  noon and night) plus Echinacea plus vitamin C. Then I drink fresh lemon juice with powdered ginger and lots of honey. 

That's what I like to try, kill the cold before it gets to be one. Thanks.

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15 hours ago, Nettie said:

Dear Rebitseb. If you have only one kidney, you need to be very specific with your fluid intake as well as salt intake. I'm sure you already know about this. Personally I would ask for a referral to a dietician or clinician who specializes in this (nephrologist?), so that you can have very strict parameters to work with, with regular follow ups. As far as the topic (med-lemon) goes, it seems what one can take away from that, is fluid and vit c. If you put lemon in water, that would take care of that. Any NSAID (Advil, motrin, ASA etc, is hard on the kidneys......please keep this in mind. I would stay 100% away from those drugs, unless prescribed) I am trying to be helpful and not patronizing here, I hope you take it in such a way. Just like your doctor and pharmacy should know about allergies, it needs to be on your chart that you only have one kidney. All the best. Take care.

@Nettie Thank you! Got my attention there :o

Good thing I haven't needed any of those in a while. I'll look at a referral. Any idea as to what it may cost? I'm assuming it won't be covered under the BC medical...

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Nettie
5 hours ago, Reibtseb said:

 

@Nettie Thank you! Got my attention there :o

Good thing I haven't needed any of those in a while. I'll look at a referral. Any idea as to what it may cost? I'm assuming it won't be covered under the BC medical...

You're most welcome. :) I love to help. I'm not sure in BC, but in Ontario specialists and their services are covered under the provincial healthcare plan. I believe it would be the same in BC. Perhaps your family doctor can guide you regarding the protocols in BC. The family dr may want to start with running some baseline testing, like, for instance, some standard blood tests. Again, glad to be of service. :)

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22 hours ago, Nettie said:

Dear Rebitseb. If you have only one kidney, you need to be very specific with your fluid intake as well as salt intake. I'm sure you already know about this. Personally I would ask for a referral to a dietician or clinician who specializes in this (nephrologist?), so that you can have very strict parameters to work with, with regular follow ups. As far as the topic (med-lemon) goes, it seems what one can take away from that, is fluid and vit c. If you put lemon in water, that would take care of that. Any NSAID (Advil, motrin, ASA etc, is hard on the kidneys......please keep this in mind. I would stay 100% away from those drugs, unless prescribed) I am trying to be helpful and not patronizing here, I hope you take it in such a way. Just like your doctor and pharmacy should know about allergies, it needs to be on your chart that you only have one kidney. All the best. Take care.

I’ve been on this forum for a while and @Nettie always comes to the rescue. I think you are a very caring and patient person! 👍🏻❤️ It’s admirable.

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Nelline

Your family doctor will refer you to a specialist if asked

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Nettie
9 hours ago, Piper said:

I’ve been on this forum for a while and @Nettie always comes to the rescue. I think you are a very caring and patient person! 👍🏻❤️ It’s admirable.

You are very kind, Piper. Thank you for the encouragement. <3

 

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Zealan
On 5/1/2018 at 5:54 PM, Reibtseb said:

Hmm now I'm wondering which part helps. And here I was trying to reduce my sugar intake haha.

The aspirin and the caffeine. Aspirin is effective against fever, and caffeine is a known catalyst for pain killers. 

If you just take 800mg of aspirin and wash it down with a strong cup of coffee, it is essentially the same thing. Refer to other comments RE specifically taking this on one kidney though. 

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