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    My husband has been sick with a sore throat and stuff. WHen my throat started feeling a little scratchy, I decided to take one of those zinc lozenges yesterday. We have a long weekend vacation planned and I don't want to get sick.

    Anyway, I noticed a slight flare last night and partially into this morning. I'm wondering if the lozenges are behind it. ANyone else tried them?
    ~ Stacey

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    i have strep throat (ewwwwwwwww) and broke down and tried one of my zinc/honey lozenges. didn't seem to bother me-so i used 2 more. today it's bothering me...so i THINK i have an issue w/them (although i also have my period, so that could be a factor too).
    (Added by ICNMgrJill on 5/19/08. I am sad to share that Verdicries (aka Tracy) lost her life in a tragic accident just a few days ago. We will miss her support, her encouragement, her sense of humor and, of course, the joy that she found as a mother and wife).

    Tracy ~ 29 years old with Toxoplasmosis (from birth), Fibro/CFS (since age 13...ouch), severe IC, IBS-D, severe PFD (surgery made it even worse), vulvodynia, hiatal hernia, GERD, ulcers, severe gastritis, numbness/tingling in extremeties, pelvic nerve damage--mainly urethral, urinary retention, pelvic reconstruction 7.10.07 (fixed rectocele, rectal prolapse, lifted bladder, urethra, uterus, and repaired vaginal walls), Raynaud's, 2 severely herniated discs in neck and one in low back, anemia, PCOS, anxiety/depression/panic attacks (since forever). Still having major bowel problems (inability to empty rectum...any ideas?? ).

    I'd like to be on House, MD as a medical mystery.

    Married to Craig, a saint amongst men...who puts up with me and my eccentricities...

    Connor & Mommy by the tree:


    Connor with Santa...so happy!


    I take: LIQUID Atarax, Flomax, Soma (yet again), acidophilus, Glucosamine/Chondroitin with MSM & collagen, d-mannose. MAJOR flare from Cystoprotek! Re-trying freeze dried aloe vera w/some decent results!

    Tried and failed: Elavil, Ultram, Prosed DS, Benadryl, Bentyl, Valium, Ativan, Zanaflex, Librax, Sanctura (all caused retention among other things), bladder instills (owwwwww!), Elmiron (allergic-throat tightening). Failed Interstim-no feeling in sacral nerves...

    I'm allergic to penicillan, sulfa, reglan, quinolones, clindamycin, and now LATEX!

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      I'm sorry to hear you have strep throat. That is so miserable. My hubby has been feeling worse, so I called the doctor back today and they are calling in an antibiotic. Hopefully he'll start feeling well enough that we can still leave for our trip tomorrow afternoon. They did a rapid strep test for him that was negative, so I think it's more a sinus infection type of thing.

      I'm thinking I may not take another zinc. I tried one a few weeks ago when I was fighting a cold and again had a slight flare. I have a little extra stress right now, which usually makes my bladder more sensative anyway. The tricky thing is wanting to prevent getting sick, but also not wanting to hurt my bladder at the same time. Quite the balance to try and maintain!
      ~ Stacey

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