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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:24 PM
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I have a serious addiction...........to this



I have to have one of these with me all the time. Does anyone else have an addiction to lip balm?
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:27 PM
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1. Oh, God yes.
I have blistex in my purse, in my car, in my desk, and usually in my pocket at all times.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:32 PM
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5. Is it snowing there?
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:32 PM
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6. Yup. Snizzling.
I have to run to Kroger for the 10 for $10 sale.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:34 PM
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8. Good luck -- the lines will be BAD
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:01 PM
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27. It was frickin' unreal.
The sale coupled with the snizzle...dear God. I'm lucky to have escaped with my life.
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:41 PM
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11. Yeah, that's me.
My friend got me hooked about ten years ago.

If I can't find one of those blue tubs, when I need a fix, I go into a frenzy looking for one. Some stores don't carry the "Lip Medex" brand, so when I'm in a store that carries it I buy up large quantities.

I think it's the cooling menthol.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:27 PM
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2. I'm addicted to Listerine Breathe Strips
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:28 PM
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3. Nope. I just smoke and drink and get my money's worth
I don't think lip balm would do anything for me.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:31 PM
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4. I'm using that right now ...
yesterday I went to the pharmacy to see what if anything might be better for this nasty cold sore I have on my lower lip. The pharmacist pointed me in the direction of Abreva gads!! They wanted $15.95 for a tiny tube of it! I decided my blistex would have to do.

I've got a large coldsore and another smaller one just below it :(

aA
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:33 PM
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7. Abreva works, and is worth the $15, but get your doctor to get you some Valtrex
It's also for genital herpes/HS II, but it zaps your cold sore away really quick.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:37 PM
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9. thanks! I think I will be going to see the Dr
this nasty (what I think is a sinus infection) is really kicking the stuffing out of me these days. I'll see if I can get a script for Valtrex!

:hug:
aA
kesha
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:36 PM
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21. You're welcome!
It works in less than a day.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:03 PM
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15. On cold sores, the supplement L-Lysine really does work.

You can get it, and it's not expensive, at any drugstore.

Take 1500 mg twice a day when you notice you have a cold sore coming up. Sometimes it will turn them back altogether, and once in a while if it comes up anyway (a stubborn one), then it will cut it's severity by 75%. Not kidding.

You can get on a maintenance dose of 500 mg per day to keep them at bay altogether if you get them a lot.

:hi:




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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:36 PM
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22. thanks .. I was just about
to place a vitamin and supp order at Vitacost, I've added L-Lysine to my list. It also promotes the absorption of Calcium which I need!

L-Lysine -- 500 mg - 100 Capsules for $4.39 not expensive at all!

thanks

aA
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:39 PM
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10. I wish that I did
The other day, I woke up with blood on my lips. They had cracked as they have done a few other times this winter. I am trying to use lip balm more, but I often forget or think that a couple times per day should be good enough.
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:47 PM
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12. hi my name is wildhorses and
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 12:48 PM by wildhorses
i am an addict...i have all kinds of the stuff in every room in the house, in my car, in my purse, in my locker at work, in my uniform pocket...

constantly applying the stuff...

blistex, chapstick, coca butter anything !!!


glad to see i am not alone in this:hi:


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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:53 PM
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13. Hi Wildhorses!
"Keep coming back"

My problem is no 12 step program will ever get me off this stuff.
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:57 PM
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14. It can be an addiction but not as bad as this....


:scared:

You CANNOT get off that shit. I was on that stuff for about 2 yrs!
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:07 PM
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17. Oh Yes, That Stuff Is Bad
My allergist suggests that I use it if I get a sinus infection but no more than 3 days! Then follow it with steroid spray.

The thing is, that even within 3 days, my nose is getting stuffed up without it and it takes a day or so of being without it to be able to breathe.

The same is true for me of sudafed as well.

I will take it if I'm totally stuffed up, but it's a no win situation if the problem is allergies.

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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:04 PM
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16. This is what I love:


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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:20 PM
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28. Burt's Bees for me too
I use the honey one though.

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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:08 PM
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18. yup, carmex.


in my purse, in my car and in evey room of my house there is a little pot of carmex.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:38 PM
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23. Yes. Carmex.
good stuff.

RL
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:39 PM
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24. and inexpensive as well!
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:58 PM
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26. That's the best part.
I can support my habit at only a buck a tub. :hi:
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:41 PM
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25. This brand is my second choice
If I can't find any of the blue tubs, I will look for the yellow.:hi:
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:27 PM
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19. I have a jar of that at home.
When I am not home, I have to have some sort of chapstick in my pocket. My latest is the Burt's Bees lip balm.

Since high school, I have been addicted to the stuff. If I don't have it, my lips crumple up and fall off.
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Evoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:30 PM
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20. NO! I can't stand putting things on my lips. I would rather deal with dry lips.
Whenever I buy or get one of those lip medecines (blistex, etc), I use it once or twice and then forget about it.
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