Monday, May 01, 2006

The Dawn of the neti pot era...

A bitch is going to purchase a Neti Pot system-like thing.

C-Money, NuggetMaven and Pandora have recommended this for my continuing sinus drama.

Sigh.

Yes, a bitch is going to keep my appointment with the doctor...who will most likely piss in my CornFlakes and tell me to cease doing all the fun and unhealthy shit my ass adores doing.

Ugh!

This bitch misses the original Sudafed…that fantabulous little red pill that Missouri has made harder to score than crack.

Behold, the dawn of the neti pot era!

Fuck it to hell and back again...

28 comments:

Elle said...

Good luck, ABB!
-L ;-)

Pandora said...

I hope it works for you. Let us know how it goes. Good luck.

Wendryn said...

I don't *like* using the Neti pot, but I've had one for a couple of weeks now and my allergies are much improved.

Good luck!

Ellen said...

Good Luck with it - it works for me!

Michael M. said...

I have one of those things, and it seems to have helped. They have become common in local pharmacies. You can choose among several different versions. The solution packets are convenient, but overpriced. You can get your own baking soda and uniodized salt. This site has directions and more information.

Long term frequent use of oral decongestants, such as pseudoephedrine, probably is bad because they tend to increase blood pressure.

I hope this new thing works for you.

jOoLz said...

umm... is it a federal offense to ship old-school sudafed across state lines?

i'm still not having a hard time "scoring" (*snort*), and i'd have hooked ya up if i'd known where to send em!

also, the whole neti pot thing... you know those bulb things that come with an ear wax cleaning kit? or, variously, there's a nasal irrigator often found on the babies and infants aisle of your local walgreens. my husband uses one of em, and he's avoided plenty of sinus problems.

good luck with whatever course of treatment you select. :)

CanEragon said...

Hey there.

I have sinus trouble too, I have a little bottle of "wash" called "ocean Spray" the pharmicist will know what this is. I use it in conjunction with my meds when they flare up.

I don't remember reading but, have you seen a doctor in the last 6 months?

Ill have another shipment out when we get back from Ottawa.

Cheers
Jeremy

boltgirl said...

My stepfather has used his neti pot religiously since I was about 12 (and thoroughly grossed out by the idea). I don't recall too many sinus attacks in the intervening 26 years, although he did have a major heart attack a couple months ago. I'm sure that has nothing to do with his squeaky-clean sinuses. Enjoy!

JC said...

You might try the NeilMed Sinus Rinse instead. It's more like a nasal spray and very easy to use.

Mister said...

You have my sympathies. If there's a God, someone who's so smart about the national anthem fake controversy (your comments there are right on the money) won't die from sudafed deprivation. You could almost be a regular read in my blogroll.

Almost, but I find all this "a bitch", "my ass", and "shit" talk to be tiresome. If I wanted to hear a lot of banal inflationary cussing, I'd listen to my teenager. When you use coarse language too much you really take all the juice out of smart phrases like "piss in my CornFlakes."

--Brown Bag Blogger

Shark-fu said...

Mister...how very Alice Walker of you, by the way...and that is kind of freaky, given the character that name is connected to.

Freud would have tons of fun with that.

Anyhoo, clearly this needs to be said again...you're not on parole and reading this blog is not listed on your mandatory behavior list.

Go forth and do whatever it is you do...

CanEragon said...

ALL HAIL the "bitchness" and Latter day drunks...

Someone got up on the wrong side of the bed, me thinks!!!

Who says, "Banal inflationary cussing!" Does that make him a "cussing" scholar with those big words???

Me thinks not!

MU ha ha ha ha
Jeremy

I hope you're feeling better today!

Anonymous said...

I am soooo feeling this with you. Here in CA, central valley, we are having unprecedented pollen levels due to the unprecedented level of rain. I have never been so miserable and I can't take anything because I have high blood pressure. Please let us know how this works for you. Maybe I can work up the courage to pour water up my nose too.

NeoCleo

GayProf said...

I am sorry to read about you sinus problems. There is no advice for me to offer, but I hope that you feel better soon!

GayProf said...

I am sorry to read about you sinus problems. There is no advice for me to offer, but I hope that you feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

I use a neti pot too, and it works pretty well.

Following an Ayurvedic diet plan has also worked very well for me in the past . I don't have any current links, but if you Google "Ayurveda" you should be able to find lots of info. Short version - for allergy sufferers, warm, dry, spicy foods are good because they stimulate digestion, which stimulates circulation, which helps clear out the nastiness in the sinuses.

Good luck!

clifton heights kid said...

ohmigod that neti pot thing is the scariest thing I've ever seen! (that means it'll probably work)

clifton heights kid said...

ohmigod that neti pot thing is the scariest thing I've ever seen! (that means it'll probably work)

Hammer said...

Hey ABB!

So, I'll never understand nasal douching. Kind of strange to me. But, then again, I rarely have crazy sinus problems.

However, the last time I swam in the Carribbean I noticed my sinuses dramatically drain, maybe there is something to it? Do you use salt water in the neti-pot? What you should do is get you to the Yukatan or Jamaica or something and let the sea take care of your nonsense.

But anyway.

Another thing I'll never understand...people trying to parent adults who blog...MISTER...WHY ARE YOU CRTICIZING A GROWN ADULT FOR "CUSSING" AND NOT TAKING CARE OF YOUR TEENAGER'S HABIT?

Ick!

Hammer said...

Hey ABB!

So, I'll never understand nasal douching. Kind of strange to me. But, then again, I rarely have crazy sinus problems.

However, the last time I swam in the Carribbean I noticed my sinuses dramatically drain, maybe there is something to it? Do you use salt water in the neti-pot? What you should do is get you to the Yukatan or Jamaica or something and let the sea take care of your nonsense.

But anyway.

Another thing I'll never understand...people trying to parent adults who blog...MISTER...WHY ARE YOU CRTICIZING A GROWN ADULT FOR "CUSSING" AND NOT TAKING CARE OF YOUR TEENAGER'S HABIT?

Ick!

BroncoRose said...

I found that the old neti pot really helped me. Of course, I think you're supposed to do it twice daily for prevention, but I tend to break it out when I have a crisis. Hope it works for you.

Anonymous said...

I have had good luck with the neti pot-and totally agree that you can't get cold/sinus medicine to save your life-I feel like a criminal whenever I go to by it-In Washington State you can'y by more then 3 at a time and I think they put you on a list

Anonymous said...

I have had good luck with the neti pot-and totally agree that you can't get cold/sinus medicine to save your life-I feel like a criminal whenever I go to by it-In Washington State you can'y by more then 3 at a time and I think they put you on a list

badgermama said...

You can just use an infant nose/ear syringe, a squeeze bulb sort of thing from the drugstore... works great.

salt water! yay!

Anonymous said...

I was introduced to Neti and actually never had a pleasant experience until I realized I was doing it wrong. Nobody really could show me what I was doing wrong. But this one really helped especially the video and instructions. I now use it and am (fingers crossed) trouble free.

Anonymous said...

I appreciated Mister's use, or probable misuse of the word "inflationary" - I think he meant inflamatory instead. Unless of course, he meant this blogger swears as much as inflation is going up fast. The normal (less judgmental) criticism of cursing is that it adds nothing to the meaning of a text. However, the same can be said of using 'big words' without verifying the meaning first. I say if you can't take a joke - don't be one.

Anonymous said...

Great, just great, now in my own rant about Mister's rant, I accidentally typed "up and arms" instead of "up in arms" - it seems I've just become the neti pot calling the kettle black.

Dave said...

Nasal Irrigation is something that can often help with all kinds of nasal and sinus problems - even those pesky allergies. Neti Pots have a long history, but sometimes it is easier to use a device to clean the nasal passages with.

I watched a video of folks using a squeeze bottle. I tried it but it wasn't all that pleasant to me.

Let us know what your experience with the Neti Pot is, I'd be curious. Thanks - Dave