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cbmare
11-15-2007, 06:08 PM
I'm starting to hear ads for this stuff. Do you use it? Does it taste as bad as the ads state? Does it work better than anything else you've used?

Where can I find it?


fitbyforty
11-15-2007, 07:42 PM
Yes it tastes as bad as you've heard I am not sure how it works as I have never been able to swallow it:)

techwife
11-15-2007, 07:48 PM
No, it doesn't taste as bad as they say....

IT'S MUCH, MUCH WORSE!!

But...your sore throat will be so offended that you dared to pour this vile substance down it that it will behave and you will not cough again for quite some time. In short, if you can stomach it, IT WORKS!! It tastes like pine sol smells. I suggest plugging your nose while drinking it...it seems to make your taste buds not so receptive to the taste.


cbmare
11-15-2007, 08:05 PM
No, it doesn't taste as bad as they say....

IT'S MUCH, MUCH WORSE!!

But...your sore throat will be so offended that you dared to pour this vile substance down it that it will behave and you will not cough again for quite some time. In short, if you can stomach it, IT WORKS!! It tastes like pine sol smells. I suggest plugging your nose while drinking it...it seems to make your taste buds not so receptive to the taste.

:lol:

If it makes your taste buds not so receptive, then perhaps it might be a great diet aid!

I'm listening to a commercial for it right now.

I think I'll try and get some for boobalah. He has the creeping crud and can't seem to shake it.

meowee
11-15-2007, 08:12 PM
YES . . . on both counts. If you can get it down, it definitely works.

tamaralynn
11-16-2007, 10:58 AM
I swear by it. My kids tend to over do the coughing so they can have some sweet yummy cough medicine.

It's strange how Buckleys mysteriously stops their coughing.... MWAHAHAHA

jules1216
11-16-2007, 12:38 PM
Saw the commercials too, but havent tried any yet, I do knowFisherman's Friend cough drops taste TERRIBLE, but work if you can keep them in your mouth....

StillTryin
11-16-2007, 02:08 PM
boobalah I never heard anyone say that except where I live..lol Toooooo funny! No offense, you must be german/norweigan??? I am surrounded by german from russia and norweigans and they use that term all the time..my mother in law loves it so does DH

NightengaleShane
11-16-2007, 03:20 PM
I never heard the term "boobalah" until you, cbmare. Ever. But I think it's REALLLLLY freakin' CUTE!

I've never tried Buckley's, but I haven't had a cold in a long time, either. *Knocks on wood - I'm a MISERABLE patient!*

practiceliving
11-16-2007, 03:41 PM
It tastes disgusting - worse than you would expect. If you can get it past the gag reflex, though, it works wonders.

*shudders at the thought and hopes not to get sick this winter*

valpal23
11-16-2007, 07:06 PM
it's all true. But I get upper resp. infections pretty often and buckley's doesnt stop my cough then (I've taken it several times, suffered through and had it NOT WORK!!!). It makes a cough from a common cold and stuff go away though :) I think all drugstores in Canada have it. My parents used to always have the stuff when I was a kid.

Justwant2Bhealthy
11-17-2007, 01:43 AM
I like HALLS and FISHERMEN'S FRIENDS COUGH DROPS better (both of which come in sugar free and taste great). They are both strong, but they work very well. We also like NEO CITRON (a drink that helps all flu and cold symptoms): our little secret to get thru the flu season. Yes, I have tried Buckleys; hated it, and thru out the bottle ...

Nicoyaangel
11-17-2007, 02:10 AM
CBMARE - Yea I heard the commercials here too. I wonder where we can find some here in the bay area lol. But the commercial was quite interesting

ZedAus
11-17-2007, 07:59 AM
My husband brought some over here from Canada and I could NOT believe that it was as bad as he had warned me. Well, as someone has already said, it was WORSE! It is actually impossible to explain how bad it is. But I would turn to it in a minute if I had a persistent cough. It is the ONLY thing that seems to work for me.

We actually have a lot of trouble getting it over here and had hubby's dad bring a big bottle over with him when he came to visit. I don't know what I'll do when that runs out (or expires, as I haven't had a tickly cough for a long time... touch wood). We may just have to take a trip to Canada to pick some more up. It is definitely worth it!

Zelma

cbmare
11-27-2007, 05:55 PM
He tried it. He agreed that it was probably the worst tasting stuff he'd ever had. However, he did acknowledge that he could feel it in his throat and it was relieving. Unfortunately, he had more than a cold. Poor boobalah has a lung infection. He had to go to the dr and get a couple of scripts.

I am trying to avoid a cold that wants me. If I start coughing, I'll try it.

Thanks again for the input.

mandalinn82
11-27-2007, 05:58 PM
Mare - where did he find it? I couldn't find it ANYWHERE - what store was it in?

I have bronchitis right now and could use a little something, I think, but it is nowhere to be found in these parts.

cbmare
11-27-2007, 06:05 PM
Rite Aid. It has a very small section there. I had to get someone in the pharmacy to help me find it. They also have a chest formula.

Please don't ignore bronchitis. My mom had that for years. She didn't go to the dr and get meds for it. She would cough so hard. She eventually wore the lining to her lungs down. Before she died, she spent years in and out of the hospital because she would cough up so much blood.

Please don't do that to yourself.

mandalinn82
11-27-2007, 06:08 PM
Mare - the doc is on it. He thinks it is viral and that I will turn the corner on it soon. If it isn't better by Friday, we are changing my treatment plan to get me antibiotics, because the slow healing would indicate it is more likely to be a bacterial infection than a viral one. 9/10 times, bronchitis is viral, so all they can do is give you symptom relief (including prescrip strength cough medicine for nighttime) and tell you to get lots of fluids. I am under the care of a wonderful doc, though, and he is well aware of what is going on. It is Acute bronchitis, not chronic, which it sounds like your mom might have had.

I use the prescription strength syrup at night, but it knocks you out, which is why I was considering the Buckley's for daytime. Our Rite-aid didn't have it, though.

cbmare
11-27-2007, 07:33 PM
Ask them if they can order it.

I'm so glad to hear you are seeing your dr about it. I worry about that when people don't do anything.